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Costa Rica’s tallest building in Costa Rica towers over the National Stadium

At 140 meters height, the tallest building in Costa Rica, the new Leumi Business Center building (under construction), towers over the Estadio Nacional (National Stadium) in La Sabana. Photo: Rafael Pacheco

Police take almost 30 minutes to respond to a call

QCOSTARICA - The response of the police to a call from La Sabana or some other nearby town in the Mata Redonda district lasts 27 minutes and 57 seconds. If the emergency call is issued from Santa Cruz, Guanacaste, the response takes more than...

When The La Sabana Was Green

Not long ago the area of La Sabana and Rohrmoser, that today includes the public park, the national stadium, and sprouting highrise tower, was green, surrounded by coffee plantations. Though the photo above is black and white, the dark areas are the green that today...

Not Even Funerals Are Safe Any More In Costa Rica

In what was to have been a quiet and solemn event, a drive-by shooting in the early hours of Friday morning at mourners inside a La Sabana funeraria (funeral home), leaving 8 people injured. The shooting occurred at the Funeraria Vida, across the La Sabana...

OIJ Investigate Scene Of Multiple Vehicle Crash On The 27 Wednesday Night

What happened, what was the cause of the accident involving eight vehicles on the Ruta 27 in La Sabana on Wednesday night, are questions agents of the Organismo de Investigacion Judicial (OIJ) tried to find answers to on the site inspection on Thursday. According to...

President Carlos Orders Hands Off La Sabana Park

Costa Rica President Carlos Alvarado on Friday afternoon ordered the suspension of any initiative that involves fencing La Sabana following the report in the morning by the Instituto Costarricense del Deporte (Icoder) to erect a perimeter fence on the four sides of the 72...

Fencing In La Sabana Park. Could It Come To This?

A proposal from the ICODER - Instituto Costarricense del Deporte y la Recreación - aims to enclose the entire La Sabana Metropolitan Park so that the entrance of pedestrians and vehicles is controlled. The fencing surrounding the four sides of the park would be similar...

Road Changes in San Jose In Effect Monday June 24

Driving from downtown San Jose westbound towards La Sabana on Avenidas 2 and 4, be aware of the changes starting on Monday, June 24, on the turns at the Soda Tapia and  Colegio de Periodistas: Only right turn at the Soda Tapia from Avenida...

Costa Rica’s New Model in Housing

Horizontal development will mark the residential trend this year in Alajuela and Cartago, while Heredia and San José will maintain a combinan of horizontal and vertical living, according to Colliers International. At least five projects will begin construction in Alajuela and Cartago, where most of...

Woman Run Over By Train Trying To Save Her Dog

Doña Yolanda Brenes Pérez, 67, every day took her daughter's 'perrita' (puppy) for a walk. She would take Jendry's poodle for walk around her house, in the neighborhood of Corazón de Jesús in Sabana Sur. But, Wednesday afternoon Doña Yolanda decided to walk a little...

Three minors suspected of murdering Italian in La Sabana

Three minors are suspected of killing the Italian businessman, Gianfranco Pescosolido, 56, on Wednesday night, while exercising inside the La Sabana park, shortly after 8:00 pm, attacked during a failed assault. The Organismo de Investigación Judicial (OIJ) said Thursday afternoon that Pescosolido lived in the...

Italian is killed in La Sabana park

A man of Italian nationality died Wednesday night after being wounded with a knife, while he was in the Parque Metropolitano La Sabana. According to the police report, officers found the man with stab wounds to his chest and abdomen. The man was taken to...

Suspects In Double Homicide In La Sabana Detained

A woman and three men were arrested Sunday morning as suspects in the killing of a father and his son in La Sabana. As confirmed by the Judicial Investigation Organization (OIJ), the woman, 21 years of age, was identified by her last name Baez Rodríguez,...

MAC Invites You To A Tour Of Costa Rican Erotic Art

In November 2017, the Museo de Arte Costarricense (MAC) - Costa Rican Art Museum - inaugurated the exhibition Detrás del Portón Rojo: una visión de la erótica en el arte costarricense (Behind the Red Door: a vision of erotica in Costa Rican art). Many have...

Festival of Lights Saturday, Dec. 16 At 6:00 pm

The annual "Festival de la Luz" (Festival of Lights) takes place Saturday, December 16, 2018, starting at 8:00 pm in La Sabana Park, San Jose. The holiday tradition is the biggest of all festivals for the year-end celebrations. Preparations for the end of the year annual...

Police In Early Morning Gunfight In La Sabana

Right out of the page of an action movie, police find two bodies, gagged and shot, inside a minivan after a gunfight with three individuals who ran from the vehicle, in their attempt to get away from the police. But, unlike a movie script, this...

You Too Can Help Those Affected By Nate

You can help all the people affected by tropical storm Nate by visiting the Televisora de Costa Rica (Teletica channel 7) central office in La Sabana, to make your donation. From 7:00 am to 6:00 pm, in this second day, Wednesday, the parking lot in...

Shooting On The 27 In La Sabana Leaves Three Injured

Three people traveling in an SUV were shot at on Tuesday afternoon by several gunmen riding in another vehicle, the Ministerio de Seguridad Publica (MSP) confirmed. The shooting occurred around 5:40 pm, on the Ruta 27, 150 meters west of the General Comptroller's Office, in...

The Reforestation of La Sabana Park

TODAY in COSTA RICA - If you've visited the Parque Metropolitano La Sabana (La Sabana park) recently and noticed many trees missing, not to worry, they are not being stolen by thieves known in Costa Rica to take anything that isn't nailed down. Trees...

Bicycle Racks Are The Main Target Of “Tachadores”

Computers, leather handbags, and bicycle racks are the main targets for theft by "tachadores" (criminals), explained the Organismo de Investigación Judicial (OIJ) during a press conference on Thursday on car break-ins. Valuable items are what criminals are after. In the case of bicycle racks, they...

Sting In Costa Rica Tonight!

COSTA RICA EXTRA - In a few minutes, at 4:00pm, the doors to the National Stadium in La Sabana, will open for fans of Sting, who will, for the fourth time, take stage in Costa Rica for what is described a show "with a...

Mechanical Malfunction Blame For Eearly Morning Train Derailment In San Jose

Q COSTA RICA - Hey, watch out there's a train on the road! A mechanical malfunction is being blamed for the last car of the four car urban train from San Jose to Pavas leaving the tracks, rolling on the asphalt pavement for more...

What The F**k Happened To The Sabana Lake?

An aerial view of the La Sabana lakeTICO BULL by Rico – Any who has spent any time in San Jose will have visited La Sabana metropolitan park and the Sabana lake (Lago La Sabana in Spanish), the once beautiful lake that is no...

Drivers Fail To Respect La Sabana Level Crossing

(QCOSTARICA) No surprise here, drivers continue to turn left at the La Sabana intersection despite the erection of a level crossing this week. The left turn for eastbound traffic has been prohibited since 2013, when changes were made to the intersection in front of the...

Stylish New Hotel In The Heart of San Jose

QCOSTARICA BUSINESS - Part of the Sabana Business Center, a 20-story mixed-use complex in the city’s vibrant business and entertainment district, the new Hilton Garden Inn San Jose Sabana hotel is perfect for all travellers, whether for business or vacation. Near lots of embassies, local...

COSI Opens Fifth Restaurant in Costa Rica

QCOSTARICA - Cosi, the fast casual restaurant, has opened its fifth restaurant location in Costa Rica located in the Sabana Business Center, across from national stadium. The La Sabana location is part of an expansion plan the chain has, looking to open the sixth Cosi...

La Sabana Intersection Changes Effective May 18

QCOSTARICA - Just when you thought it would never happen again, drivers will soon be able to cross the La Sabana Sur intersection, in front of the McDonalds (or across from the Gimnasio Nacional). The Ministerio de Obras Públicas y Transportes (MOPT) announced it will,...

MOPT Shows Us How Some Prefer The Mad Dash Across Busy Streets Instead of An Overpass

QCOSTARICA - The Ministerio de Obras Públicas y Transporte (Ministry of Public Works and Transport- MOPT) shared through social networks, some photographs showing how "some people insist on risking their life and that of drivers so as not to walk a little further, using...

Traffic Congestion Began An Hour Earlier Today!

Today,  some 55.000 public sector employees started their day with their new hours, showing up at work at 7am instead of 8am.  Local television news Telenoticias gave us this morning a sneak preview of what will be for sometime, rather than diminishing, traffic congestion...

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