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Another nostalgic farewell: Air Canada says see you soon, eh! to Costa Rica

On Tuesday, March 28,  at 10:20 pm, Air Canada said see you soon to Costa Rica, in yet another nostalgic farewell at the Juan Santamaría International (SJO) or San Jose airport. That day was the last flight, for now, by the airline, as it also...

Two children in serious condition for parents delaying hospital visit for fear of Covid-19

Not going to the hospital on time, for fear of the coronavirus, caused complications in the health of two children, who are now in serious condition, reported the National Children's Hospital.   "People, out of fear, are not consulting in a timely manner in those patients...

Mobile sinks installed in downtown San José to combat Covid-19

The Municipality of San José, in coordination with the “Chepe se baña” organization, installed mobile sinks in the center of San José with the objective that passers-by and inhabitants of the street have where to wash their hands and thus combat Covid-19. "The mobile lavatories...

Coronavirus: What of San José’s Homeless?

The Municipality of San José said it will take measures so that the indigent are protected against the coronavirus. But the indigent of the capital city have another story, telling La Teja, on Friday, March 13, that neither the Ministry of Health nor the Muni...

“They did not stay home” despite the warnings and the risks due to Covid-19 (Photos)

Despite warnings from the Ministry of Health and call from the President Carlos Alvarado, that people stay at home as a measure to avoid Covid-19, the photos by Crhoy.com taken this Sunday demonstrates many are not taking the warnings seriously. On Saturday, President Alvarado demonstrated...

Costa Rica’s largest mall looks like a “ghost town” (Photos)

"Avenida Central" or "El Bulevar" (Central Avenue) in the heart of San Jose, ceased to be "the largest mall in Costa Rica". Now you walk that boulevard and you realize more that the situation, economically speaking, is truly ugly. In each block, you can see...

#8m #diainternacionaldelamujer in #costarica🇨🇷 (Photos)

This is how the International Woman's Day march was lived in Costa Rica

San Juan de Dios hopital staffer leaked fake news about the first case of a new coronavirus in Costa Rica

It was last Saturday, February 29. A staffer at the San Juan de Dios Hospital in the heart of San Jose circulated in a social network a test performed on a woman in that medical center, assuring that the result confirmed positive of the...

Lufthansa announced new direct Frankfurt – San José flight

Starting in October 2020, Lufthansa will increase from two to three direct weekly flights between Germany and Costa Rica, confirmed on Monday, the Costa Rican Tourism Institute (ICT). The new direct flight between Frankfurt and San Jose will start on Tuesday, October 27, 2020, that...

Pavas Fire Station Has Become The Drop Point For Victims of Area Shootings

The firefighters of the Pavas station have more than battling fires on their hands, they have to deal, on average two times a week, gunshot victims left at their doorstep that for the most part die in their hands while being treated. The director of...

Work to build intersection in La Uruca exchange starts Wednesday, March 4

Beginning on Wednesday, March 4, traffic conditions in La Uruca are expected to get even worse than they currently are, with the expected start of the work of the construction of the three-level intersection of the Circunvalacion north. People traveling on the main road of...

Bye Bye To Gas Cylinders In The Mercado Central of San Jose

The Mercado Central de San Jose has become a little safer thanks to the elimination of gas cylinders used in the kitchens of the market's sodas, thanks to the gas piping work by the municipality of San Jose. The investment of ¢31.1 million colones connects...

Man who raped a dog pleads “Don’t take it away from me, it’s my girlfriend”

A 55-year-old homeless man, identified by his last names Rojas Araya, could become the first person to be convicted for mistreating, or rather raping, a dog whom he considered his girlfriend, as one of the witnesses narrated. Rojas, who has been in pretrial detention since...

If you carry 3 people in your car, you can drive during San Jose restriction without being sanctioned

A driver will not be sanctioned during the vehicular restriction day for the vehicle if carrying at least 4 people (including the driver). Construction and back to classes next week are expected to add to San Jose’s nightmare traffic conditions Facing growing congestion in the San...

Government studies options to subsidize electric train rates

Payments from the State to a company that obtains a service concession would ensure profitability and access for users is one of three subsidy models for the intercity electric train fares being studied by the Instituto Costarricense de Ferrocarriles (Incofer) - Costa Rican Railroad...

Zapote turns 50 and continues to attract the love of families

Over the years, Zapote remains unmissable for families. Each year new and old head for the Zapote fairground, una "vueltica" (a look and see) for the new and traditional. Few families in Costa Rica end the year with a visit to Zapote. The main attraction...

Girls and Their Horses Of The Tope Nacional 2019

Given as the weather was cold in San José during the Tope Nacional this year, there were fewer scantily models on horses compared to previous years. Despite that, not everyone stayed home, more than one beauty weathered the cold temperature, due to the sun hiding...

Circus Without A Tent: The Tope Nacional 2019

A buffalo that participated in the Tope Nacional (Horse Day in San Jose) caused tremendous chaos when it went out of control and stormed into people The animal, passing in the vicinity of the Puchos bar in San José (Calle ), when for unknown reasons...

Why Kerosene Is Called “Canfin” in Costa Rica

With the discovery of the fire, man learned to use it to defend from predators, cook food, keep in the cold and light up the dark. At first trunks and dry branches were used and when he discovered the oil, he managed to take advantage...

Debi Nova In Concert On Feb 14, 2020 At Teatro Nacional

Don't miss the opportunity to spend this Valentine's Day (February 14) with DEBI NOVA in Costa Rica and her amazing talent at Teatro Nacional! Deborah Nowalski Kader, better known by her stage name Debi Nova, is a Costa Rican singer-songwriter and dancer who currently resides...

After the Festival de la Luz…

As millions, either in person or at home on tv, watched the miracle of the Festival de la Luz Saturday night, I bet no one took a second to think post-event. This is Paseo Colón after the Festival de la Luz as posted on Facebook...

Costa Rica’s Intercity Electric Train Could Derail

The concession of an efficient and modern intercity electric train that connects to the four provinces of the Greater Metropolitan Area (GAM), promoted by Costa Rica's First Lady, Claudia Dobles, could be derailed because of dilly-dallying by legislators. Some 40 legislators who together form a...

Retail Chain Expands, Doubles Stores In Costa Rica

ETAfashion, dedicated to the sale of clothing, shoes, and accessories, opened its second store in Costa Rica, in the Avenida Central, in the heart of San Jose, in the old building Lehmann bookstore. Camila Camacho, head of Marketing at ETAfashion, told Elfinancierocr.com that with "......

Festival de la Luz Goes “Dry”: Municipality Bans Alcohol

The Festival de la Luz (Festival of Lights) this year will be "dry" (alcohol-free). The Municipality of San José announced Monday the prohibition for the December 14 event. That restriction applies to the parade route and surrounding areas, said Jorge Villalobos, general coordinator of the...

Lose A 20MIL? The San Jose Police Have It And Want To Return It To You!

Did you drop a 20MIL in the area of the Mercado la Coca Cola earlier this month? Yes. Good news, the Policial Municipal de San Jose has it and wants to give it back to you. No joke. Not even a social experiment. Really true...

Antigua Botica Solera

The Antigua Botica Solera - the old Solera apothecary -  is a San Jose landmark. It's not a high building if we compare it next to the Flatiron building. For many years the building sat abandoned, becoming a shelter for the homeless in San Jose,...

Avenida Central In The 1950s

Avenida Central (Central Avenue), today known as the "Bulevar" (boulevard), in downtown San Jose in 1950s.  

San Jose Among the Top 10 ‘Ungraceful’ Destinations That Should be Avoided

Mastodonistic buildings, chaotic traffic, overpopulation, absence of historical heritage ... San Jose, Costa Rica, is among the ten destinations with little (or no) charm that will not trigger travelers' alarms in search of sublime places. More than 2 million visit Costa Rica every year, but...

Intermodality in public transport begins to take shape

Can you imagine taking the train in Cartago, getting off in San Jose center and traveling the last kilometers to work on a rented bicycle, or use a bus and transfer in a mega terminal where you will have several options to end the...

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...

Only In Costa Rica … For Now

Costa Rica is the first country for Uber's launch of its carbon footprint reduction product now available to its customers. UberEco is an ecological modality that will help reduce the carbon footprint, as part of the profits will be invested in the Orosí wind project,...

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