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The 12 national parks that will reopen from May 18

Starting Monday, May 18, twelve national parks will reopen, but limited to operating at 50% capacity, and under new dynamics to prevent the spread of covid-19, and as part of the gradual reactivation of economic activities. The reopening of parks will be done simultaneously with...

UFOs Have A Kind of Route Through The Mountainous Areas of Costa Rica (photos and Videos)

This is no joke. Unidentified flying objects (UFOs) - objetos voladores no identificados (ovnis) in Spanish - apparently have a flight route established in Costa Rica and use it often, this according to Alejandro Sáenz, an amateur ufologist who has often seen objects in...

Costa Rica’s Turrialba Volcano (Video)

The Turrialba is an active 'Stratovolcano' located on the east side of the Central Valley (10.03°N / -83.77°W), with a complex of three summit craters. New phreatic activity began on January 4, 2010, after signs of unrest beginning in 2006. Its previous eruption was...

Did Snow Really Fall On Costa Rica’s Chirripó?

The social networks are abuzz with a photo published first on Whatsapp, supposedly of a hill full of frost that, in theory, would be the El Chirripo, leading everyone to think that snow fell on Costa Rica's highest peak at 3,820 meters (12,532 feet). However,...

Costa Rica’s Volcanos Not On The List Of 10 Most Active Around The World

How do Costa Rica's volcanos rate among the most active in the world? Pretty down the list. Though locally the Poas and Turrialba continue to spew out gas and ash, even forced the closuse the San Jose airport on several occassions, they are tame in...

Something is wrong here…the con job is over!

Rico's TICO BULL - Last Saturday, I had the occasion to visit the Irazu volcano. Didn't get to see much, it was late in the afternoon and clouded over. Besides it was a cool 11 Celsius (52 Fahrenheit) at 3,432 meters (11,259 feet) above sea...

Poas Eruptions Triggered GAM Air Pollution

Q COSTA RICA -The Poas volcano eruptions are triggering air pollution in the Greater Metropolitan Area (GAM) of San Jose at levels that exceed the maximum values ​​allowed by the World Health Organization (WHO). This means that the residents of GAM that includes the capital...

Vulcanologist Erupts At Gag Order

QCOSTARICA - The Oct. 30 awakening of Turrialba Volcano is not the only thing that is under pressure and is ready to erupt. A young vulcanologist, Gino Gonzalez. 27, is resentful that his boss, University of Costa Rica's geology department Rolando Mora, named only six...

Parque Nacional Volcán Irazú (Photos)

QCOSTARICA- Photos sent to us by a reader from their most recent visit to the Irazú volcano, an active volcano close to the city of Cartago. The volcano's summit has several craters, one of which contains Diego de la Haya, a green crater lake of...

Magma Can Take ‘Highway From Hell’ to Fuel Volcanic Eruptions

Reprinted from the Los Angeles Times article by By Melissa Pandika, August 1, 2013. Magma from deep within the Earth's mantle can surge through a volcano in a matter of months rather than thousands of years or more, as previously thought, according to a...

Falling Ash? Costa Rica Has Lived Through It Before: The 1963-65 Eruption of Irazú Volcano

QCOSTARICA - On March 13, 1963, the Irazú volcano gave Costa Ricans a big surprise. The ash fall out lasted up to two years: the period of March 1963 to October 1964.  Interestingly, Thursday was March 12, when Turrialba, close to the Irazú, spewed...

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