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Foreign vessels will be able to profit in Costa Rican waters thanks to new law

QCOSTARICA - Promoting the nautical industry is the objective of the recently signed "Ley de Impulso a las Marinas Turísticas y el Desarrollo Costero” (Law for the Promotion of Tourist Marinas and Coastal Development), which will also allow foreign vessels to hire Costa Rican...

Moderate quake shakes southern region

QCOSTARICA - An earthquake (also known as a quake, tremor or temblor) that had a moderate magnitude occurred this Monday at 4:16 pm confirmed both the Red Sismológica Nacional (RSN) and the Observatorio Vulcanológico y Sismológico de Costa Rica (Ovsicori) According to the RSN (National...

More than 40 tremors near Golfito could generate more moderate earthquakes

HQ - Experts do not rule out that the sequence of tremors recorded in Golfito and its surroundings since Sunday will bring more moderate earthquakes in the coming days. According to Esteban Chaves, a seismologist at the Costa Rica Volcanological and Seismological Observatory (Ovsicori), more...

Incop revamp the Golfito pier pending the reactivation of the cruise industry

QCOSTARICA - The Golfito port terminal was renovated pending the reactivation of cruise activity in the Pacific, after almost 10 months of impact on the industry due to the coronavirus pandemic. These works, planned before the health emergency by the Costa Rican Institute of Pacific...

Costa Rica will allow the entry of tourists on yachts and sailboats as of September

(QCOSTARICA) Costa Rica will allow the entry of tourists arriving by yachts or sailboats as of September 1. The Government issued on Saturday an executive decree that enables the entry by sea of ​​visitors from the list of authorized countries. The country has open air...

97 Haitian migrants in Golfito were transferred to La Cruz in Guanacaste

This Saturday, August 29, immigration transferred the 97 Haitian migrants in a shelter in Golfito to the Temporary Attention Center for Migrants (CATEM NORTE)  located in Santa Cecilia de la Cruz in Guanacaste. Last week the migrants decided to leave that shelter due to...

USS Cincinnati Makes Port In Costa Rica

The USS Cincinnati will be in the port of Golfito from today (Wednesday, November 7) until Sunday, November 10, as part of its trip from Alabama to its new base port in California. The visit of the Naval Force vessel is for logistical purposes only,...

Costa Rica Announces US$158 Million Dollar Investment in Airports

The Costa Rican government announced that in the remainder of 2019 and next year, it plans to invest about À90 billion colones (US$158 million dollars) in the modernization of international and regional airports. The Consejo Técnico de Aviación Civil (CETAC) and the Dirección General de...

Costa Rica Tourist Arrivals Grew 4% up to June 2019

During the first half of the year, 1.73 million visitors arrived in Costa Rica, a figure 3.9% higher than that reported in the same period in 2018, behavior that is explained by the rise in the arrival of tourists from North America.   Figures from the...

Another Senseless Tragedy: Mother And Son Die in Crash

In yet another tragedy a 28-year-old woman and her 7-year-old son died senselessly in a crash to avoid a traffic police checkpoint, on Saturday night in Golfito, in the southern zone. Four others were injured in the head-on crash. One of theme, a 13-year-old boy...

Thursday Rains Cause Floods In Quepos, Golfito, Osa and Perez

While in the Central Valley, for the most part, there was sun and clear skies, it was different in communities such as Pérez Zeledón, Quepos, Golfito and the Osa Peninsula, Thursday afternoon reporting heavy rains and flooding. Photos from the Comision Nacional...

6.1 Quake Shakes Costa Rica

A 6.2 earthquake shook Costa Rica on Friday afternoon at 5:22 pm, in the southern zone. The quake was felt throughout most of the country. According to the Observatorio Vulcanológico y Sismológico de Costa Rica (Ovsicori), the epicenter was located some 5 kilometers southeast of...

Q&A with Larry Crowder: Costa Rican Initiative Refocuses On Marine Issues

Costa Rica’s Osa and Golfito region, isolated on a peninsula in the country’s southwest corner, is home to colorful wildlife such as jaguars and toucans and to equally vibrant human communities with unique traditional customs. Like many biodiverse areas of the world, it faces...

Second Plane Down In Ten Days In Costa Rica

  A small plane left the runway and crashed on Wednesday morning at Punta Banco beach, in Pavón de Golfito, Puntarenas, in the southern zone. The crash occurred at 10:24 am. The four passengers and pilot of the small plane were shaken up, but are in...

A Moving Monday Morning: Two Quakes Shake The Pacific Coast

A 4.1 magnitude earthquake shook up the Central Pacific early this Monday morning, at 7.49 am, at 23.7 kilometers southwest of the beach town of Jaco, at a depth of 10 kilometers, according to Volcanological and Seismological Observatory of Costa Rica (Ovsicori) The National Seismological Network...

Landslide Causes Problems On The Ruta 2, Inter American Highway South

The Interamerican Sur (Ruta 2) - Inter American highway south - between Palmar and Rio Claro is down to only one lane, at kilometer 32, after a landslide on Sunday took out a good part of the road. On Sunday, all traffic was closed. But...

Black Friday Postponed in Costa Rica

Q COSTA RICA NEWS - Due to the severe climate affecting the country, a number of local businesses announced that they will suspend the Black Friday promotions. Large retailers like Walmart, La Curacao and Gollo announced they are reprogramming their Black Friday to Friday December...

Possible Imminent Closure of Golfito Duty Free Will End The Savings

QCOSTARICA - Those heading south to Golfito for the savings may be surprised to find the Depósito Libre Comercial de Golfito (Golfito Commercial Duty Free Zone) closed starting October 1. Carlos Murillo, executive director of the Regional Development Board of the Southern Zone (JUDESUR), administrator...

Four Drown In Sunday’s Shipwreck in Golfito

QCOSTARICA  - Four of the nine people, including three children, belonging to the same family died when their small boat shipwrecked in Golfito, in the southern zone,  Sunday afternoon. According to Martina Arias, director of the Coast Guard, the body of the fourth victim, five...

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