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Ready For The Long Weekend?

Getting a “copo” on the beach. (QCostarica) Monday, July 25,  is a holiday in Costa Rica, the commemoration of the annexation More...

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Things I’ve Learned As A Latina In The U.S.

Mom’s love is different from Mamá’s. (Matadornetwork) And so it begins… I’m a Latina. Four years ago I filled my bags with More...

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Popular Things Do Do in Costa Rica

Costa Rica is a very popular vacation destination, whether you are looking for complete relaxation or an action packed trip, and visitors More...

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Would You Travel Without Your Smartphone? Or Camera? You Are In Need Of A Digital Detox!

(Qtravel) Are you glancing at your phone every five to 10 minutes (if not more frequently) or maybe (like me) staring at a computer More...

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How many U.S. Presidents have visited Costa Rica?

  John F. Kennedy’s visit to Costa Rica in March 1963 According to Travels Abroad of the President, Office of the Historian, since More...

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“Pokémon Go”, Guanacaste Level

Couldn’t resist this meme about Pokemon and the Guancaste level. Unless you’ve away from Earth this past week, Pokémon Go has More...

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Jaco Beach World Surfing Games 2016 From August 6 to 14

It’s Jacó’s time to shine.  The reigning ISA World Surfing Games champions will defend their title on home turf from August More...

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GUNS N´ROSES Coming To Costa Rica!

Guns N´Roses in Cincinnati, July 6, 2016 COSTA RICA EXTRA On its official website Guns N´Roses announced that they are extending More...

Surfer Suffers Brutal Attack By Crocodile in Tamarindo

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Surfer victim paddling to shore on his surfboard. Photo Rafael Laurent, Surfingnationmag.com An american surfer had to have his leg amputated after being attacked by a crocodile More...

How to Filter Google Search Results By Date, Relevance

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Has this ever happened to you? You are searching Google, let’s say you’re looking for Pinterest tips, but the articles you see are from 2013. Not so helpful when they’re More...

New Cases of Zika, Chikungunya and Dengue Detected

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New Cases of Zika, Chikungunya and Dengue detected, with Garabito continues to be the most affected canton by the Zika virus (QCostarica) The weekly newsletter from the Vector More...

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Ready For The Long Weekend?

Getting a “copo” on the beach. (QCostarica) Monday, July 25,  is a holiday in Costa Rica, the commemoration of the annexation of the province of Guanacaste to Costa Rica, More...

Once Again, Costa Rica Named Happiest Country In The World

(QCostarica) Once again Costa Rica has been named the most sustainably happy country in the world. Published by the New Economics Foundation, the 2016 Happy Planet Index (HPI) More...

Insult, Provoke, Repeat: How Donald Trump Became America’s Hugo Chávez

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Both Donald Trump and Venezuelan leader Hugo Chávez broke all the rules of presidential conduct. Composite: Rex Features (The More...

Things I’ve Learned As A Latina In The U.S.

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Mom’s love is different from Mamá’s. (Matadornetwork) And so it begins… I’m a Latina. Four years ago More...

What Are The Consideraions For Costa Rica Being Your Best Latin American Offshore Retirement Destination?

I’ve lived in Costa Rica for the past eighteen years, I’m naturalized as a Costa Rican...

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(QCostarica) While on a Costa Rica beach and you see a sign that reads: “COCODRILOS. NO...

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Costa Rica is a very popular vacation destination, whether you are looking for complete relaxation or...

Cuba Says ‘Normal’ Migration Ties Impossible Without US Policy Changes

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The United States and Cuba will not be able to establish normal migration relations until US ends immigration-related More...

Venezuelans Returning Empty Handed From Colombia. Prices Too High.

Venezuelans crossed on Sunday the border bridge Simon Bolivar in San Antonio del Tachira (Venezuela). Many returned hoome empty handed, finding..

How many U.S. Presidents have visited Costa Rica?

  John F. Kennedy’s visit to Costa Rica in March 1963 According to Travels Abroad of the President, Office of the..

New Deputy Minister Of Transport Under Fire

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Lisa Castillo being sworn in on Tuesday as Deputy Minister of Transport by President Luis Guillermo Solis Liza More...

Jaco Beach World Surfing Games 2016 From August 6 to 14

It’s Jacó’s time to shine.  The reigning ISA World Surfing Games champions will defend their title on home turf from August..

GUNS N´ROSES Coming To Costa Rica!

Guns N´Roses in Cincinnati, July 6, 2016 COSTA RICA EXTRA On its official website Guns N´Roses announced that they are extending..
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Luxurious Home In Heredia Front For Hydroponic Marijuana Megalab

Photo from OIJ Ever wonder what behind the walls of  some of those luxury homes around the Central Valley? In the..
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Arrest Of 2 Americans Begins Medellin Crack Down On “Sex Tourism”

Colombia Jake. Photo from Medellin Sexy Girls Tours & Rentals Years after becoming a popular destination for sex tourism, Colombia’s second largest..
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Who Goes To Carl’s

TICO BULL – Waiting an appointment around Cariari, around lunch time and time to kill, decided to have a burger at..
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Costa Rica Sets Record 1st Quarter Earning From Tourism

The majority of arrivals to Costa Rica by air, mainly by way of the Juan Santamaria (San Jose) airport. Photo Jorge..
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Costa Rica: Organic vs. Conventional Pineapple

The conflict between producers may affect pineapple exports to the United States, which receives 52% of total sales. This sector generated..
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Things You Must Do in Costa Rica

Costa Rica has tons of beaches on both coasts – Pacific and Caribbean From Project Expedition –  Literally meaning “Rich Coast,”..
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D.C. School District Wants All Of Its Students To See Costa Rica & The World – For Free

District eighth-graders visit Costa Rica in the first wave of the DCPS study-abroad program. (Photo courtesy of DCPS) From the Washingtonpost.com..
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Why Are There No Uber Women Drivers In Costa Rica?

  Uber women drivers say they feel more powerless and vulnerable because they’re women. from TICO BULL – Everybody by now..
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African Migrants Stuck In Costa Rica Are Living A Nightmare

African migrants camped out at the Peñas Blancas border are living a nightmare, waiting, hoping Nicaragua will let them pass through..
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Why Is The Costa Rica Judicial Process So Slow Compared To Nicaragua?

In Costa Rica it takes years from arrest to investigation to trial to conviction. Adrián Salmerón Silva, the perpetrator of the..
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Unwelcome In Canada. Montoya Family Back In Costa Rica After Canada Refused Residency Because Their 13 Year Old Nico Has Down Syndrome

Felipe Montoya and Alejandra García-Prieto are back in Costa Rica with their family after Immigration Canada declared “inadmissible” their 13 year-old..
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Red Bull Challenged 158 Athletes To Escape San Lucas Island

René Jiménez and Andrés Arias  winners of the 2016 Red Bull San Lucas Escape challenge. Photo Rafael Laurent / Red Bull..