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Paquera Residents Block Tourists From Arriving By Ferry; Pay For Their Return

For the second day, the residents of Paquera are blocking the passage of vehicles that arrive by ferry and that they consider to be visitors to the area, tourists if you will. The measure was takenSaturday and repeated on Sunday. Greivin Vindas, a resident of...

Costa Rica indigenous town closes accesses to its territory

The indigenous of the territory known as Bajo Los Indios, in the South Pacific, decided to close all accesses to their territory to prevent the new coronavirus from arriving in the community located in the canton of Corredores, in Puntarenas. All three routes of access...

Toursim Board Announces Closure Of Miradores and Tourist Stops In Response to Coronavirus

The Instituto Costarricense de Turismo (ICT)  - Costa Rican Tourism Board - announced the temporary closure of the miradores (viewpoints) of Ujarrás and Orosi, the ruins of Ujarrás and the tourist location of Playas de Doña Ana, near Puntarenas, sites of free or low-cost...

Touristic bet would be to receive cruises all year round

Betting on extending the cruise season annually and investing in infrastructure should be the next steps of the tourist cruise industry in Costa Rica, several experts agree. This would allow the country to improve its tourism revenues and not be left behind by its competitors...

With a new plant, Parrita producers will again export papaya to Spain and Canada

What was a dream a few years ago, today became a reality, Costa Rica will again re-export papaya to Spain and Canada. With the opening of the new fruit packing plant in El Jicote de Parrita, Víctor Carvajal, general manager of the Cooperativa de Productores...

Costa Rica celebrates National Surf Day and Declares It Of Public Interest

Today is Día Nacional del Surf (National Surf Day) in Costa Rica, a day considered by law as of public interest for its tourist, economic and sports importance, to be celebrated, starting this year, every third Saturday in October. President Carlos Alvarado, met with surfers...

Authorities seize a ton of cocaine in a boat in Puntarenas

On Wednesday, authorities in Costa Rica seized just over a ton of cocaine in a vessel 54 nautical miles off the coast of Puntarenas. The seizure occurred thanks to a joint operation of the Ministerio de Seguridad Pública, Servicio Nacional de Guardacostas, Servicio de Vigilancia...

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...

Student demonstrations generate traffic problems in Puntarenas and Ruta 32

The student demonstrations announced for today, Monday, have begun to generate traffic problems in different parts of the country. In Guácimo de Limón, on the Ruta 32, a group of students keeps the passage through that sector blocked, while in El Roble de Puntarenas students...

Alvarado canceled visit to Puntarenas after mess with fishermen

Costa Rica President Carlos Alvarado decided to cancel the visit to Puntarenas that he had planned for this Saturday, Casa Presidencial confirmed the morning on Friday. The President had assured all week that he would be Puntarenas this weekend, despite the issue with fishermen who...

Costa Rica Formalized US$111 million dollar loan for water projects

The Instituto Costarricense de Acueductos y Alcantarillados (AyA) - Costa Rica's water and sewerage utility and the Central American Bank for Economic Integration (Cabei) closed a US$111.3 million dollar loan agreement to partially finance an aqueduct and sewerage program for Atlantic and Pacific coastal...

2 Tons of Cocaines Seized in Semi-Submersible In Osa

In a joint operation involving the Fuerza Publica (National Police), Policía de Fronteras (Border Police), Servicio Nacional de Guardacostas (Coast Gaurd), Servicio de Vigilancia Aérea (Air Surveillance, Policía Control de Drogas (Drug Enforcement Police) and the Guardaparques del Sistema Nacional (Park Rangers), they were...

A “Moving” Sunday!*!!!*

Several quakes shook Costa Rica on Sunday, the latest felt was at 7:01 pm, a 5.2 magnitude with the epicenter was located 11 kilometers north of Parrita, according to the Volcanological and Seismological Observatory of Costa Rica (Ovsicori). Its depth was 35 kilometers. Mag: 4.9, 10.0...

Man Convicted in 2003 in Florida Crash That Killed Couple Captured in Costa Rica

For 11 years an American was on the run from U.S. authorities after causing a tragic accident in Flroida, in which a couple of grandparents died. But his "holiday" ended when he was arrested in Costa Rica, a country that had become his second...

Despite warning of crocodiles, bathers dive in!

What's wrong with this picture? The sign says it clearly: "Crocodiles. No swimming. No feeding". However, some vacationers ignore the warning. Either they do not read, can not read. they do not understand ... of just plain ..." The photo was taken this past Friday...

Vacation Traffic Collapses Major Routes

Headed for the beach this long weekend? Better arm yourself with patience for the ride to and then the ride back. Globalvia has been cautioning drivers for the last couple of days on Twitter and their website of the tremendous congestion on the Ruta 27...

Sun, Sand and Sea: Uber At The Beach

Uber Costa Rica this week announced it now offers services now in the Pacific coastal areas of Liberia, Nicoya, Manuel Antonio, and Jaco. Users can now get an Uber outside the Central Valley, where ride app has more than 25,000 drivers serving over 700,000 users. In...

CABUYA: A laid-back Pacific beach town and a curious island of the dead

Cabuya is a small town (and an island — Isla Cabuya) on the beach just a few miles south of Playa Montezuma on the lower tip of the Nicoya Peninsula in the Province of Puntarenas. Most tourists pass through Cabuya only because it is located...

Legislator: “Quepos Airport Is A Time Bomb”

Legislator Melvin Núñez, of the Partido Restauración Nacional (PRN), denounced on Saturday (April 6), that the La Managua Airport airport in Quepos, Puntarenas "is a time bomb" due to the bad condition of the airstrip. The legislator from Puntarenas shared a video he recorded at...

The family of four who work, travel and live out of backpacks visit Costa Rica

Quepos, Costa Rica (CNN) — For Astrid Vinje and Clint Bush, a vacation to Costa Rica was as much a chance for redemption as it was a family getaway. The couple, who wed in 2009, spent their honeymoon in the Pacific beachside town of Quepos. On...

Couple Carrying More Than US$43,000 In Cash Arrest, Money Confiscated

The Policía de Fronteras (Border Police) arrested a couple on Thursday, during a road spot check in Osa de Puntarenas, for carrying more than US$43,000 in cash, according to the Press Department of the Ministerio de Seguridad Pública (Ministry of Public Security). Police say they...

American family with four children suspected of having measles

The office of the Patronato Nacional de la Infancia (PANI) - Costa Rica's child welfare service - in Cóbano, Puntarenas, says it will intervene in the case of the American couple with four children suspected of having measles - sarampión in Spanish. The parents of...

Sunsets in Costa Rica are unforgettable no matter where you go (Photos)

When you're visiting Costa Rica, you should take advantage of one of the most magnificent times to head outdoors when the sun is about to set, turning the sky beautiful hues of orange, red and yellow. There are a few spots around Costa Rica that...

Health Officials Looking For Passengers On Monday’s Air France Flight

Specialists of Costa Rica's Ministerio de Salud (Ministry of Health) are looking for passengers of the Air France flight AF 430 arriving at the Juan Santamaria (San Jose) airport on Monday, February 18, 2019, after a couple and their child on the flight has...

Driver of Vehicle That Slammed Into Ambulance Did Not Have A License

The driver of the vehicle that slammed into an ambulance Wednesday morning, in which two people died, in Caldera, Puntarenas did not have a driver's license. The Consejo de Seguridad Vial (Cosevi) confirmed they have no record of the driver. The lack of a license...

Health Rules Out Hepatitis A Outbreak in Puntarenas

A possible outbreak of hepatitis A, in at least 28 cases in Puntarenas, was ruled out after a field study conducted jointly by the Ministry of Health, the Caja Costarricense de Seguro Social (CCSS) and the Instituto Costarricense de Acueductos y Alcantarillados (AyA). Health and...

4 Costa Rica Beaches In To 50 Beaches In Central America and Caribbean

Often touted as the Mecca of lust-worthy beaches, Central America and the Caribbean beaches provide ample reasons to pack your bagas and book a flight. To ensure your vacation doesn’t disappoint, Flight Network has developed one of the most extensive lists of Central American and...

Puntarenas Ferry to Paquera will be suspended starting Friday

Ferry service to Paquera - on the Nicoya Peninsula - will be suspended for 10 days starting Friday (November 23), for maintenance work to replace the ramp at the Paquera dock. The ferry service will resume on Monday, December 3. For those needing to get to...

Yellow Alert For South Pacific; Intense Rains Expected

The Comisión Nacional de Emergencias (CNE) - national emergency comission -  raised the from green to yellow the alert status in the Central Pacific and South Pacific because there are about 130 reports of flooding. To a lesser extent, the warning includes th Central Pacific...

512 People Still In Shelters; More Heavy Rain Starting This Afternoon

A total of 512 people are still in shelters following the flooding and damage caused by the tropical storm that hit area of the Pacific coast in Guanacaste and Puntarenas. While residents of those areas, in particular, Jicaral and Paquera, the hardest hit, work to...

Puntarenas Ferry Services Resumed

The Ministerio de Obras Públicas y Transportes (MOPT) announced Monday, October 8, 2018, the resumption of ferry service between Puntarenas and Playa Naranjo (and back) will be normalize starting Tuesday, with the first sail at 6:30 am, as usual. On Saturday, ferry service to Paquera...

Paquera and Playa Naranjo ferry service suspended due to weather conditions

The Paquera and Playa Naranjo ferry services between Puntarenas and the Nicoya Peninsula has been temporarily suspended due to inclement weather and flooding in the Peninsula due to the heavy rains in the last 24 hours The Maritime Division of the Ministerio de Obras Públicas...

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