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Ruta 27 To Be Expanded: Six Lanes From La Sabana To Cuiadad Colon and Four Lanes To Caldera

Q COSTA RICA NEWS / There was a time in the not so long distant past the new Ruta 27 between La Sabana (San Jose) and Caldera (Puntarenas) was a welcome relief for drivers. Today, circulating the Ruta 27 means an almost sure bet of...

OIJ Nab Cold Blooded Killers Of Dutch Couple In Puntarenas

Q COSTA RICA NEWS - The alleged responsible for the murder of a Dutch couple and a farm handler, in Puntarenas, their bodies discovered after the new year , are part of a group dedicated to robbery with extreme violence. The Organismo de Investigación Judicial...

Shaming The Bosses? Probably Not. Just In A Day’s Work.

From Telenoticias. Click here for the video.TICO BULL by Rico – This has certainly to be shameful for the bosses, a group of Transitos (traffic police officials) taking matters in their own hands, filling a pothole on a road to Puntarenas. The group of officials,...

Red Bull Challenged 158 Athletes To Escape San Lucas Island

Under the hot Puntarenas sun, 158 athletes took part in the second edition of the Red Bull San Lucas Escape challenge. The competition challenged the intrepid athletes to run 10 kilometres through the rugged terrain of San Lucas island (off the coast of the town...

(Video) Daily Mail Publishes Video Of The 2015 Catamaran Sinking In Puntarenas

QCOSTARICA - The Daily Mail has published a video showing the terrifying moment the EcoQuest catamaran capsized and sank in the sea of Puntarenas, Costa Rica on January 8, 2015, causing the deaths of three elderly passengers. The catamaran, owned by tour operator Pura Vida...

Clandestine Airstrips In Costa Rica’s National Parks Will Be Destroyed

QCOSTARICA - More than a dozen clandestine airstrips used by illegal drug traffickers are believed to be operating in the southern zone of the country, part of some 33 clandestine airstrips along the Pacific coast in the provinces of Guanacaste and Puntarenas identified by...

Buzzard Crashes Into Helicopter Nearly Causing Tragedy

QCOSTARICA - In an incredible accident, a buzzard (zopilote in Spanish) crashed into the front of helicopter in flight to Puntarenas for a medical transport, nearly causing a tragedy. The helicopter was en route to Santa Teresa de Cobano, in Puntarenas, to pick up a...

Work On Paquera Road To Start Next Wednesday

(QCOSTARICA) Following days of violent protests that included a confrontation with police, road blocks and burning of tires, the Minister of Public Works and Transportation (MOPT), Carlos Segnini, on Friday said work on the 24 kilometre road between Paquera and Naranjo will start on...

Violent Protests in Paquera, Puntarenas

(QCOSTARICA) Burning tires, throwing bottles and placing tree trunks and debris to block the road, a group of hostile protestors confronted riot police on Wednesday in Paquera de Puntarenas. Some 300 people completely blocked passage in the area of the La Gallada bridge, impeding transit...

More Tourist Projects In The Central Pacific

(QCOSTARICA) Punta Leona, a well established 300 hectate (750 acre) beach community in the Tarcoles tourist district of the Central Pacific, between Puntarenas and Playa Jaco, will be getting new projects that includes commercial and residential buildings and aparetment towers. Grupo Leumi and Nisa del...

Puntarenas Emergency Downgraded to “Yellow”

QCOSTARICA - The Comision Nacional de Emergencias (CNE) - National Emergency Commission, lifted the "red" alert status of Puntarenas beach, changing to "yellow" under pressure from local merchants. The government says that bathers can enter the sea, because the 'risk is not so much' while...

180 Tons of Ammonium Nitrate Spilled in Waters of Puntarenas and Gulf of Nicoya

QCOSTARICA - In the early hours of Sunday morning the National Commission of Risk Prevention and Emergency Response (Comisión Nacional de Prevención de Riesgos y Atención de Emergencias - CNE) declared a red alert for the waters in Puntarenas because of the possible effect...

Early Morning Earthquake Rocks Costa Rica

QCOSTARICA - An earthquake shook the Pacific coast and Central Valley at 1:33 am Tuesday, with the epicentre located  in Puntarenas. The National Seismological Network (Red Sismológica Nacional - RSN) reported on it's Twitter account, the tremor was a 5.2 magnitude, while the Volcanological and...

Puntarenas Vigorón Vendors Fear New Market Will Hurt Sales

QCOSTARICA - The sellers of vigorón in Puntarenas fear the new market in the Paseo de los Turistas will harm their sales. The president of the Asociación de Vendedores de Vigorones y Cajetas, Vanesa Galán, said there is no vantage point of grouping all...

Government Says Playa Naranjo Ferry Service Will Be Restored Next Week

UPDATE: March 27, 2015 - The ferry service will resume on Sunday, March 29, says Coonatamar and with additional trips throughout Semana Santa, leaving th Puntarenas dock at 6:30am, 10:00am, 2:30pm and 7:30pm and from Playa Naranjo at: 8:00am, 12:30pm, 5:30pm and 9:00pm. On Saturday,...

Former President Oscar Arias Blasted Over Comments Of The Ruta 27

- A post on Facebook in which former President Oscar Arias said he was "happy" to have built the Ruta 27 between San José and Puntarenas, sparked controversy on the social networks this Sunday. "Yesterday after lunch in Turrucares with a group of ex-legislators, Suzanne...

Caldera Dock Finally Opens For Business

COSTA RICA NEWS - Ready, but unable to operate due to political red tape, the new dock at the Caldera port, in Puntarenas, was inaugurated Thursday, the first port in the country with the ability to handle Panamax ships. At a depth of 13 metres...

Ministry of Health Shuts Down Puntarenas Festival

COSTA RICA NEWS - The Ministerio de Salud (Ministry of Health) On Wednesday shut down the Puntarenas festival, saying it would take legal action against the organizers for failing to meet health and safety requirements. The Fiestas de Puntarenas that started on February 6 was...

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