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Enigma persists due to the disappearance of an American in Heredia for 18 days

QCOSTARICA - An employee saw him leave San Isidro de Heredia in his car on the morning of Sunday, September 27, without imagining that from that day his boss, Albert George Lusk, 67, would disappear. This Thursday, the Organismo de Investigación Judicial (OIJ) redistributed his...

CONAVI analyzes tolls between Santa Ana and Belén

(QCOSTARICA) Tolls are typically on highways such as the San Jose - Caldera (Ruta 27), Ruta 32 to Limon and the Interamerican (Ruta 1 & 2). But, according to an analysis carried out by CONAVI, the Santa Ana - Belén area would be one...

Authorities are investigating how foreigners in Heredia immigratnion detention center were infected withCOVID-19

Authorities are investigating how the 14 foreigners being held at the Immigration Holding Center in Heredia became infected with COVID-19. Last Sunday it was announced that two of these foreigners were infected with the coronavirus, however, on Tuesday it was announced that 12 more were...

Nursing assistant arrested for trying to rape young woman in restaurant bathroom in Heredia

A nursing assistant, identified by his last names Villarreal Jirón, was arrested on suspicion of trying to rape a 24-year-old woman in the bathroom of a fast-food restaurant located in Carmen de Heredia. According to the authorities,  the 35-year-old man followed the woman into the...

Heredia Bus Terminal Planned

Terminal Ciudad de Las Flores presented to the National Environmental Technical Secretariat the Environmental Impact Study (EIA) to develop the project called "Terminal Ciudad de Las Flores." The project consists of the construction of a bus terminal for the city of Heredia, with its bus...

7 Very Cool “Miradores” in Costa Rica

They say that everything looks better from above, maybe that's why many love "miradores" (lookout points), where the beauty of the cities and nature seems to be even more unique from above. Here is a list of seven cool miradores prepared by Maricela Campos over...

San Jose Metro Area Traffic Lights Go Green

The work of the placement of solar panels at traffic lights at different intersections of the Gran Area Metropolitana (GAM) or San Jose metro area - continues, with some 80 of the 132 clean energy systems already installed. The General Directorate of Traffic Engineering (DGIT),...

Andrea Obaldia

Si tienes un gran sueño, debes estar dispuesto a un gran esfuerzo para concretarlo porque solo lo grande alcanza lo grande, Facundo Cabral. Andrea Obaldia From Heredia, Costa Rica Single DOB: May 21, 1987  

Impressive photo of the lightning strike on the San Rafael de Heredia church

Circulating in social networks is this photo of the lightning strike that fell on the San Rafael de Heredia chuch Wednesday affternoon. The electric discharge struck the temple, that has lightning rods. According to a person who witnessed and confirmed the event, the lightning "even blew...

Real Estate Investments: Where are the Most Profitable?

In Costa Rica, it is estimated that rental housing with the best rates of return can be found in Escazú, Santa Ana, Sabana, Rohrmoser and the North of Heredia. Estimates from Colliers International Costa Rica detail that in the case of commercial warehouses, the areas...

Suprise Downpour Tuesday Afternoon (Photos & Video)

There is still some weeks to go before the rainy season, yet a freak storm Tuesday morning, with heavy rains and strong winds, caused damage in several areas of the greater metropolitan area of San Jose, causing more than usual afternoon traffic chaos. One of...

Police chief: Driver who ran over motorcyclist reacted ‘as if he had run over a plastic bag”

In his 25 years as a police officer, the police chief of Santa Bárbara de Heredia, Douglas Sandí, told La Nacion in an interview he had never noticed a person so calm after being arresting something so serious. "I have had to arrest countless people...

Road Rage In Heredia: Driver Rams and Kills Motorcyclist

It was late Monday afternoon, in the area of San Pedro de Santa Barbara de Heredia, in front of the old hardware store, when a driver ran into a motorcyclist following an argument on wheels. According to witnesses, the motorcyclist had verbally abused the driver...

Man Decides To Manually Operate The Train Level Crossing in Heredia Center (Video)

From the corner of ONLY IN COSTA RICA, Accidendes de Costa Rica posted on their Facebook page his video that, according to version they received, a driver gets off the car and operated manually... without anyone's authorization, the train level crossing at the intersection...

The Incofer Will Not Increase Rates Until It Improves Train Service

With good sense, the Instituto Costarricense de Ferrocarriles (Incofer) Costa Rican Railway - admitted it will not request a fare increase in train services until it improves quality for the benefit of users. The first step planned by the railway is the contracting of an...

Cold and strong winds caused damage, blamed for the death of young tourist in Varablanca

A high-pressure system is responsible for the cold and strong winds in most of Costa Rica since the beginning of the new year. The phenomenon caused winds that reach up to 90 kilometers per hour in Guanacaste and gusts of up to 70 kilometers in...

Oxígeno postpones its opening to the end of November

Cuestamoras had planned to open the doors of its mega project Oxígeno, in Heredia, on November 12. However, the company postponed the opening to the end of the month. The company assured EF that the works are 98% complete, but did not disclose the reasons...

Baby 5 Million Born in Heredia!

Costa Rica reached baby 5 million this Saturday, September 1st, as president by the Instituto Nacional de Estadísticas y Censos (INEC). Eithan Jesus was one three babies born between 9:20 pm and 9:30 pm in the maternities of the San Carlos hospital, in Alajuela, in...

Immerse yourself in the experience of a flight with the Space Drone Simulator SDS-1 at the Paseo de las Flores

For the first time in Costa Rica, the Space Drone Simulator SDS-1, arriving from Europe, is on display in the Paseo de las Flores mall in Heredia. This simulator is used for gamers or to train professional or military pilots. It has a P3D program...

OIJ looking for two missing teens in Heredia

The Organismo de Investigacion Judicial (OIJ) - Judicial Police - is asking for help to find two quinceañeras (15-year-olds) reported missing in Heredia. One of the girls is called Yuris Anielka Rojas Marchena, who has been missing since July 28. The other is Karla Patricia...

Businesses And Residents Of The Poas Volcano Desperate To Have Park Reopened

Some 410,000 people visited the Poas Volcano, the closest to the Greater Metropolitan Area (GAM). An eruption in April 2017 closed the park to visitors. One year later, the Poas volcano park is still closed, despite the relative calm of the Colossus. In the year...

Drivers In Heredia Stuck In Traffic Threatened by Supposed Do-Gooders

In Heredia, several people have taken to directing traffic due to daily massive congestion. And help themselves out in the process, threatening drivers to give them money. Local police have identified them from the cameras in the vicinity of the Paseo de la Flores mall,...

OIJ raids 40 houses to dsimantle drug distribution network in Heredia (Photos)

In the early hours of Tuesday morning, the Organismo de Investigación Judicial (OIJ) raided a total of 40 homes in the province of Heredia in an attempt to dismantle a gang dedicated to the distribution of illegal drugs. In total 5 groups were targeted...

Car Loses Control, Slams Into House, Driver and Passenger Get Into Scuffle, Shots Fired (Video)

Just like the movies, a crash, fight, and gunfire. But this was not on a film set, rather in the streets of Santo Domingo de Heredia early Sunday morning, in the area of the Masxmenos supermarket. From the video from a street cam shows us...

Changes In The Airport Intersection Will Reduce Travel Time By Up To 30 Minutes, Says The MOPT

The changes to the intersection east of the San Jose international airport were completed on Friday, reducing congestion in the area and travel times up to 30 minutes, according to the  outgoing Minister of Transport, German Valverde. The completion of the work that began in...

Heredia Police Take Cue From Resident To Help Feed Stray Dogs

Ever thought of helping out street dogs? Taking a cue from a Heredia resident, the San Pablo de Heredia the municipal are taking action to feed the street dogs of their community. Using PVC piping, the officials of this Heredia community are creating refillable feeders. "These...

Firefighters Prevent Barrio From Burning To Ashes

A fire that broke out in the center of the barrio in Villa Paola de San Francisco de Heredia, had firefighters (bomberos) scrambling to prevent the flames from burning the entire low-income neighborhood to ashes. The bomberos combatted the fire from all sides using two...

Real Estate Developers Aim To Dodge San Jose Traffic Nightmare

Real-estate developers in Costa Rica are adjusting their offers in response to the growing traffic problems in the greater metropolitan area of San Jose (GAM), where commuters in the face hours each morning and afternoon moving to and from work. The aim to is cut...

OIJ Working Around The Clock To Solve Murder of Prosecutor

A 'very large' team of investigators and prosecutors are working around the clock to solve the murder of Heredia prosecutor, Hans De la O Solís, gunned down in front of his home in the early hours of Thursday. Mauricio Boraschi, deputy prosecutor of Territorial Prosecutors,...

Costa Rica’s First International Ice Hockey Tournament Has Canadian PM Excited

It's no Stanely Cup playoffs, but on November 18 & 19, Costa Rica's first ever international ice hockey tournament will take place in the hills of Heredia, where it is much cooler than in the Central Valley, at the Castillo Country Club, home of...

Two Trains With 400 People Collide Head-On in Heredia

Two seriously injured and more than 100 with cuts and bruises among other injuries is the preliminary count of the frontal collision between two commuter trains with 400 people, on Monday afternoon, in Santa Rosa de Santo Domingo, Heredia. The crash occurred minutes before 6:00...

Britt To Invest US$4M in New Building For Its Morpho Travel Retail

Grupo Britt has announced it will invest US$4 million dollars for the construction of an office building for one of its new companies Morpho Travel Retail. The new building will be in Mercedes Norte de Heredia, where the company currently headquarters the Café & Chocolates...

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