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Mobs in violent attacks in Quepos; police injured with stones and Molotov cocktails

QCOSTARICA - A group of Fuerza Publica (National Police) officers were injured after a mob attacked them with stones and Molotov-style firebombs this Wednesday morning, in the Paquita sector near Quepos, in Puntarenas. The attackers even beat one of the officers on the ground and...

Case of María Luisa Cedeño: Autopsy reveals rape and fatal injury to the neck

(QCOSTARICA) The autopsy performed on the murdered anesthesiologist María Luisa Cedeño in Quepos, on July 20, revealed that she had been raped and that her cause of death was a serious injury to the neck. In addition, the victim presented signs of suffocation, blows to...

María Luisa Cedeño case: Bites on cheek and forearm link hotel owner to murder

A bite on the cheek and another on the victim's forearm link the owner of the Mansion Inn hotel, in Quepos, Puntarenas, with the murder of the anesthesiologist María Luisa Cedeño Quesada, which occurred on July 20 in room 21 of the hotel. The...

Quepos and Parrita under water; heavy rains affected many areas Monday

(QCOSTARICA) The cantons of Parrita and Quepos are two of the most affected after the heavy downpours during the Monday afternoon and evening. Residents assure that more than 300 houses have been affected, as the tide and rivers came together in these sectors, so the...

Father sentenced to 31 Years For Sexual Abuse of Minor Daughter

(QCOSTARICA) The expertise of a doctor of the Costa Rican Social Security Fund (CCSS) revealed that a girl was raped by her own father for seven years, in Quepos, Puntarenas. The man, identified as Alcides Castillo Vásquez, was sentenced to 31 years in prison, the...

Manuel Antonio Beach on Thursday, March 19

By Thursday many heeded to the scolding by the Minister of Health, that this is not the time to be on the beaches. As you can see from the above photos I took Thursday morning, around 9 am, only a few people took in the...

Costa Rican Model Karina Ramos Shows Off Her Incredible Abs, Sizzles In An Animal-Print Bikini

Costa Rican model Karina Ramos, who represented the country at the 2014 Miss Universe, recently took to her Instagram page and shared a very hot bikini picture with her fans. Posted on Saturday, February 22, the Karina was sporting a tiny, animal-print bikini that allowed...

OIJ confirms Body Exhumed In Quepos Cemetery Is of American ‘Sportsbook’ Owner

The Organismo de Investigación Judicial (OIJ) confirmed that an exhumed body from an unnamed grave, in the Quepos, Puntarenas, cemetery is that of William Sean Creighton, the American owner of the 5Dimes sportsbook, missing since September 24, 2018. The finding of Creighton, 43, originally from...

Two Quakes – 5.5 and 5.2 – Shake Costa Rica In Less That 12 Hours Apart

The Red Sismológica Nacional (RSN) reported a 5.2 magnitude quake this Wednesday morning, at 5:23 am, the epicenter located 21 km south of Quepos, on the Central Pacific coast. The Observatorio Vulcanológico y Sismológico de Costa Rica (Ovsicori) instruments registered the quake a 4.8 magnitude. The...

Costa Rica Announces US$158 Million Dollar Investment in Airports

The Costa Rican government announced that in the remainder of 2019 and next year, it plans to invest about À90 billion colones (US$158 million dollars) in the modernization of international and regional airports. The Consejo Técnico de Aviación Civil (CETAC) and the Dirección General de...

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...

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...

treehouse-style hotel in Costa Rica has been voted the best in the world by TripAdvisor

Every year at this time TripAdvisor announced the winners of its Travellers’ Choice Awards in which it picks out the crème de la crème of hotels and B&Bs around the world. The winning accommodation is based on the millions of reviews it gathered from real...

Parents of victims of a deadly rafting accident In Costa Rica to ask for explanations

The parents of the victims of the rafting accident in Quepos last month are (again) in Costa Rica, wanting explanations from the Government. Three of the parents, Ernesto Sierra and his wife Margarita Estrada (parents of Ernesto Sierra) and Javier Caso (father of Jose Caso)...

Men from deadly Costa Rica rafting disaster speak out (Video)

In an exclusive interview with ABC News, Luis Beltran, whose brother and three friends died rafting on his Costa Rica bachelor party trip last month has spoken out about their deaths for the first time. Ernesto Sierra, Jorge Caso, Sergio Lorenzo and Andres Denis, all...

Survivors Tell Us What Happened Saturday When Their Rafts Capsized, Killing Five

What happened on that fateful day, Saturday, October 20, 2018, when five people died  - four tourists and a guide - while white water rafting accident during a bachelor party. The accident occurred near Quepos, on Costa Rica's Central Pacific coast. In the accident four...

Guide Victim In Rafting Accident Was Not Registered With The Tourism Board

Kevin Thompson Reid, the guide who died in a raft accident on Saturday in Quepos, was not registered with the Costa Rican Institute of Tourism (ICT), according to the ICT director of Tourism Management, Gustavo Alvarado. Thompson Reid, 45, worked for the company Quepoa Expeditions,...

Four U.S. Tourists And Guide Dead In Rafting Accident in Quepos

Four U.S. tourists and a tour guide died on Saturday afternoon, after a rafting accident on the Naranjo River, in the town of Naranjito, in Quepos. Initially, authorities reported the rescue of the 13 people and search and rescue efforts for five missing persons, whose...

Thursday Rains Cause Floods In Quepos, Golfito, Osa and Perez

While in the Central Valley, for the most part, there was sun and clear skies, it was different in communities such as Pérez Zeledón, Quepos, Golfito and the Osa Peninsula, Thursday afternoon reporting heavy rains and flooding. Photos from the Comision Nacional...

5.4 Early Morning Quake Jolts Central Pacific

A 5.4 magnitude quake hit Costa Rica at 1:37 am Friday. According to the report by the Ovsicori, the epicenter was located 9 km northeast of Quepos, at a depth of 46 km. The Red Sismologica Nacional (RSN) reported the quake as a 5.3, with...

TripAdvisor Rates Costa Rica Resort #2 Hotel in the World

Tulemar Bungalows & Villas, located in Manuel Antonio, in Costa Rica's Central Pacific coast, has been recognized as the #2 hotel in the world by TripAdvisor in its 2018 Travelers' Choice Top Hotels in the World List, announced in January. “We were humbled and thrilled...

The Game of the Little Devils

The Brunka are an indigenous people living in the Province of Puntarenas in the south-pacific zone of Costa Rica. Most of the tribe live in the indigenous reserves of Boruca, Térraba, and Curré Rey. The Brunka are a Talamancan tribe whose ancestors ruled most of...

Quepos La Managua Airport

Quepos La Managua Airport is an airport within Costa Rica and is nearby to Pascua, Manuel Antonio and Quepos. The airport is located approximately 5 km (3.1 mi) east of Quepos, Costa Rica, serving this city as well as the Manuel Antonio National Park and...

Costa Rica Living In… The World’s Most Welcoming Countries

Q TRAVEL (By Lindsey Galloway, BBC.com) Costa Rica is among five spots, according to BBC.com, expats will likely be greeted with a warm welcome, a helping hand and a friendly smile. The BBC.com reports says that for many expats, finding new friends can ease the...

Beach Crowd Detains Suspects In Attempted Robbery Of Foreigner

Q COSTA RICA NEWS - New Year's Day in Manuel Antonio, Quepos was not your usual day at the beach, the crowd immediately reacting to the attempted robbery of a foreigner by three men The crowds at the Central Pacific beach, realizing what had just...

5.1 Quake Rocks Costa Rica Saturday Afternoon

(QCOSTARICA) A 5.1 magnitude earthquake rocked Costa Rica Saturday at 4:06pm that was felt throughout most of the country, with the exception of Guanacaste. The epicentre was located 13 kilometres and a depth of 29.6 kilometers, northeast of Savegre, in Quepos, according to the National...

The Scientific Reason You Should Take a Beach Vacation

QTRAVEL - You really don't need a scientific study to tell you a beach vacation is relaxing, but just in case you do, a new study by Michigan State University revealed that living in a location where you have the chance to see a...

What’s An Udis?

(QCOSTARICA) The small community in the Pacific coastal town of Quepos, El Silencio, has its own currency. No joke, in El Silencio, the Udis (Unidades de Intercambio Solidario) is common, even preferred over the Colon. Why? The Udis was created in 2007 by the Coopesilencio R.L....

Waves “Like Never Before Seen” in Playa Jaco

QCOSTARICA - Strong waves sweeping the Pacific coast have created a scenario rarely seen in Playa Jaco (Beach), surprising locals and tourists alike, lasting for hours on Monday. "It's shocking what is happening, never seen before", Marvin Perez, Municipality of Garabito road official, told Telenoticias. Perez...

Manuel Antonio National Park

Near the Pacific town of Quepos, Manuel Antonio draws lots of visitors for its mix of pristine jungle and palm-bordered beaches. Punta Catedral, the point you see in the distance above, is accessed via hiking trails. Photo: Costa Rica Tourism Board

Team Papua New Guinea Takes Lead In Offshore World Championship 2015

QCOSTARICA - The Offshore World Championship is off to an amazing start at Marina Pez Vela, with some of the highest results in tournament history. Over 800 Sailfish were caught and released today off the waters of Quepos. 67 teams, comprised of 320 anglers from...

[FOTOS] Quepos – Matina

It wasn't too many years back when traveling to one of Costa Rica's most visited tourist destination of Quepos/Manuel Antonio was an adventure. The bridges between Matina and Quepos would leave many foreigners shaking their heads. The photos here were taken on  in 2005.    

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