Naropa Professor To Preach ‘Gross National Happiness’ to Costa Rica Educators

Naropa Professor To Preach ‘Gross National Happiness’ to Costa Rica Educators

A professor at Boulder’s Buddhist-inspired Naropa University is in Costa Rica…

QToon: Head Coach Wanted!

QToon: Head Coach Wanted!

In the caricature by CRHoy.com, we see former Sele coach Jorge…

From Costa Rica to North Carolina

From Costa Rica to North Carolina

COSTA RICA LIFE NEWS -  Sussy Huskey, 36, moved from Costa…

Street Food Friday: Rice and Beans Three Ways in Costa Rica

Street Food Friday: Rice and Beans Three Ways in Costa Rica

COSTA RICA TRAVEL – Now that you know the country’s most…

Ruta 27 One Way To San José Sunday Afternoon

The Ruta 27 (San José – Caldera) will, between 2:00pm and…

APM Terminals Learns About “Tico” Time

APM Terminals Learns About “Tico” Time

COSTA RICA NEWS – For many that have lived in Costa…

The Most Important Phrase to Know When Visiting Costa Rica

The Most Important Phrase to Know When Visiting Costa Rica

COSTA RICA TRAVEL  – First-time visitors to Costa Rica will notice…

At 104 She Still Bakes Bread and Tends Her Chickens Daily

At 104 She Still Bakes Bread and Tends Her Chickens Daily

COSTA RICA LIFE – Four musicians, a couple of guitars and…

Tow Truck Falls Onto General Cañas Highway

Tow Truck Falls Onto General Cañas Highway

COSTA RICA NEWS – A two truck travelling on the bridge…

Costa Rica: Exports Targeted By Drug Trade

Costa Rica: Exports Targeted By Drug Trade

COSTA RICA NEWS – Costa Rica is the leading exporter of pineapples in the world, according to the country’s…

OAS Critiques Costa Rica Political Campaign Funding

OAS Critiques Costa Rica Political Campaign Funding

COSTA RICA NEWS – Costa Rican elections are generally regarded by international observers as exemplary but the Organization of American States (OAS) has some modest suggestion to…

American Now 7 Days Lost In Costa Rica’s Corcovado Park

American Now 7 Days Lost In Costa Rica’s Corcovado Park

COSTA RICA NEWS – It’s been a week since Cody Roman Dial, a native of Alaska, entered the 164 square mile Corcovado Nacional Park, southwest of the…

Heavy Rains And Downpours Flooding Caribbean Coast

Heavy Rains And Downpours Flooding Caribbean Coast

COSTA RICA NEWS – Heavy rains and downpours are expected today for the North and Caribbean areas of the country, says the Instituto Meteorológico Nacional (IMN) –…

Parents Cling To The Hope That Yerelyn Is Alive

Parents Cling To The Hope That Yerelyn Is Alive

COSTA RICA NEWS It is now 17 days since six year old Yerelyn Guzmán Calvo went missing, a case that is an enigma for the police. Yerelyn…

Costa Rica Extends to 2021 Moratorium On Oil Exploration

Costa Rica Extends to 2021 Moratorium On Oil Exploration

The government of Luis Guillermo Solís in a reform of the  Decreto Ejecutivo No. 36693-MINAET of August 22, 2011, extended the moratorium on oil exploration in Costa…

The Trek to Cartago

The Trek to Cartago

COSTA RICA NEWS – Many are using the long weekend and good weather to advance their annual trek, pilgrimage, to Cartago. The big days will be Thursday,…

Young Tico Men Often Consult Doctor For Premature Ejaculation

Young Tico Men Often Consult Doctor For Premature Ejaculation

COSTA RICA NEWS – With fear, shame and concern, young Costa Rican men, between 20 and 40 years of age, frequently seek out the advice of medical…

Leatherback Sea Turtle Found Being Carried In Trunk Would Be Sold for Consumption

Leatherback Sea Turtle Found Being Carried In Trunk Would Be Sold for Consumption

COSTA RICA NEWS – Police rescued a leatherback sea turtle from the vehicle of poachers who planned to sell the animal for its meat. The leatherback is…

Nicoyans Open Annexation Festival with Rhythm and Color

Nicoyans Open Annexation Festival with Rhythm and Color

COSTA RICA NEWS – By Henry Morales Navarro, Vozdeguanacaste – Nicoya welcomed the opening ceremonies of the festival commemorating…

President Asks Police To Supress Repression Of Protests in Guanacaste

President Asks Police To Supress Repression Of Protests in Guanacaste

COSTA RICA NEWS – In Guanacaste, President Luis Guillermo Solís, said he expects Guanacastecos to protest with respect, without the need for police repression. The President said…

Gunacaste Celebrates Anniversary In Weeklong of Activities

Gunacaste Celebrates Anniversary In Weeklong of Activities

COSTA RICA NEWS – By Roberto Acuña Ávalos, Vozdeguanacaste – “Our homeland by our free will.” That is the motto written on the emblem of the province…

Disregarding Squirrel Bite Led to Death, Boy Could Have Been Saved

Disregarding Squirrel Bite Led to Death, Boy Could Have Been Saved

COSTA RICA NEWS – The Ministerio de Salud and the Servicio Nacional de Salud Animal (SENASA) – Ministry of Health and the National Animal Health Service –…

Kilometer 35: A Very Efficient Checkpoint

Kilometer 35: A Very Efficient Checkpoint

COSTA RICA NEWS – Only four years ago, the checkpoint located at kilometer 35 of the Southern Inter-American Highway was a lightweight structure similar to a bus…

Nosara Red Cross President Dismissed

Nosara Red Cross President Dismissed

  COSTA RICA NEWS – By: Henry Morales Navarro, Voice of Guanacaste – “I can’t find any logic for what they accuse me of. It is a…

Guanacaste to Have Six Arsenic Removal Plants

Guanacaste to Have Six Arsenic Removal Plants

COSTA RICA NEWS By: Fabiola Pomareda, Vozdeguanacaste – The Costa Rican Institute of Aqueducts and Sewers (AyA – Instituto Costarricense de Acueductos y Alcantarillados) has reported that…

Recent Seismic Activity in Nicoya Unrelated to 2012 Earthquake

Recent Seismic Activity in Nicoya Unrelated to 2012 Earthquake

COSTA RICA NEWS – By: Henry Morales Navarro, Vozdeguanacaste – The tremors that Nicoyans have received in recent days shouldn’t be related to the earthquake that struck…

La Locura en Playa del Coco (Photos)

La Locura en Playa del Coco (Photos)

The craziness from Playas del Coco, Guancaste. Photos posted by Papa Rooster via Facebook.…

Venezuela Congress Declares Chavez Eternal Leader

Venezuela Congress Declares Chavez Eternal Leader

TODAY VENEZUELA NEWS – Venezuela and delegations from several Latin American countries, some of which were headed by their…

Central American Northern Tier countries combat drug labs

Central American Northern Tier countries combat drug labs

CENTRAL AMERICA NEWS – Authorities in Central America’s Northern Tier are executing a complex joint strategy to dismantle clandestine drug labs as well as attack narcotics production…

Panama Sees 7% Growth in Economy

Panama Sees 7% Growth in Economy

TODAY PANAMA NEWS – Panama’s economy will grow by as much as seven percent this year, thanks in large part to revenue from its signature inter-oceanic canal,…

Fidel and Raul Castro Send Messages to Nicaragua

Fidel and Raul Castro Send Messages to Nicaragua

TODAY NICARAGUA NEWS – The leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, and Cuban President, Raul Castro, yesterday sent greeting messages to Nicaragua on the occasion of…

Nicaragua: Sandinista Revolution Celebrations Results in 5 Killed

Nicaragua: Sandinista Revolution Celebrations Results in 5 Killed

TODAY NICARAGUA NEWS – At least five people were killed and more than 20 injured on Sunday in Nicaragua after the celebration of the 35th anniversary of…

Guatemala Extortion Generates $61 Mn A Year

Guatemala Extortion Generates $61 Mn A Year

CENTRAL AMERICA NEWS – Authorities in Guatemala estimate criminals make around $61 million a year from extortion, a figure that illustrates the extent to which this crime…

Guatemala May Target ‘Coyotes’ to Address Child Migrant Crisis

Guatemala May Target ‘Coyotes’ to Address Child Migrant Crisis

CENTRAL AMERICA NEWS – Guatemala’s Congress is analyzing an initiative to target the human smugglers known as “coyotes,” as political pressure in the region builds to tackle…

High Approval Ratings for Nicaragua’s President Daniel Ortega

High Approval Ratings for Nicaragua’s President Daniel Ortega

TODAY NICARAGUA NEWS – The management of the government of Nicaragua is now approved by 59.9 percent of the people, a local survey revealed. According to data…

Panama Police Clash with Colombia’s FARC in Cross Border Drug Corridor

Panama Police Clash with Colombia’s FARC in Cross Border Drug Corridor

TODAY PANAMA -Panama’s border police have killed two alleged FARC members in combat near the border with Colombia, a dense jungle region where security forces from both…


From Our Bloggers

[BLOG] ‘Sleeping With The Enemy’

TICO BULL – Have you had enough? I know I have. It’s been days of gossips, accusations and counter-accusations over the Sele coach.  I am not really sure what happened, and don’t really care. What it does is tarnish the image we all have of Costa Rica’s triumph in the World Cup in Brazil, an […]…

[OP-ED] A Few Things That Rattle My Cage!

COSTA RICA BLOG – Like everyone else, there are a few things that drive me bonkers and I cannot do much about it. And, I am sharing some of them on this blog. CNN: CNN news makes every tragedy, wherever in the world that tragedy might occur, into a min-industry unto itself. A CNN industry! […]…

[BLOG] Violent, Disturbing And Sexual Content Sell Newspapers in Costa Rica

  TICO BULL - The decline of newspapers has been widely debated as the industry has faced down soaring newsprint prices, slumping ad sales, the loss of much classified advertising and precipitous drops in circulation. In recent years the number of newspapers slated for closure, bankruptcy or severe cutbacks has risen—especially in the United States, […]…

[OP-ED] Taking Care of Your Backyard?

[OP-ED] In America, there was once a television program called, “This is the Week that Was” and the world, including Costa Rica should be a part of that program from July 13 to July 20, 2014. Sadly, last week we had the shoot down of Malaysian Airline MH 17, the invasion of Israel into the […]…

[OP-ED] SO THIS IS PROGRESS?

COSTA RICA BLOG – I like very much to read the comment sections of the online news publications. They reveal the thoughts and mind set of both nationals as well as expats living in Costa Rica. While the government is hell bent to make Costa Rica a member of the developed world country club, perhaps […]…

[BLOG] FIRST WORLD, THIRD WORLD, AND DEVELOPING COUNTRIES – WHAT MAKES THE DIFFERENCE?

The answer to the question of what makes the difference in categorizing these different levels of country development is “PRODUCTION”.  First World countries produce more on a per capita basis than do Developing, or Third World Countries. Production generates the necessary tax revenue base to support the other aspects of the “social good” of Society, […]…

[BLOG] THE DAY AFTER THE DAY

The horns are not blaring, the flags are drooping a little, yet some; some of the faithful still cheer on and believe in La Sele, believe in our country and that’s good. To believe in La Sele is to believe in us, Ticos within our hearts. Soon, the team will be home but I encourage, […]…

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Why We Retired To Grecia

Why We Retired To Grecia

COSTA RICA LIVING From International Living – When my wife Jen and I chose Costa Rica as the country we…

A most unusual profession

A most unusual profession

COSTA RICA LIVING – In many Spanish speaking countries including Costa Rica you find the widespread practice of mobile advertising…

A Look Back: Tortuguero, The Place of the Turtles

A Look Back: Tortuguero, The Place of the Turtles

Fifteen years ago, in June of 1999, this article appeared in Escape From America Magazine: Dr. Archie Carr was a…

The other side of Costa Rica — the New Chic

The other side of Costa Rica — the New Chic

LIVE IN COSTA RIC A – The majority of my readers are those thinking of relocating or retiring here or…

Retirees will be pleased to know that Costa Rica’s postal service has made great strides in recent years

Retirees will be pleased to know that Costa Rica’s postal service has made great strides in recent years

LIVE IN COSTA RICA – There was a time when nobody in there right mind would use the country’s postal…

Where do people live better and worse in Latin America?

Where do people live better and worse in Latin America?

LIVE IN COSTA RICA – What is the country best country in Latin America in which to live? Costa Rica.…

Costa Rica: The Expat Abandoned

Costa Rica: The Expat Abandoned

When considering living abroad, many expats make the serious mistake of considering disability, advancing age and death of a partner.…

Good news for retirees who use taxis in Costa Rica

Good news for retirees who use taxis in Costa Rica

Retiring in Costa Rica by  Christopher Howard – Taxis and buses, are very affordable in Costa Rica when compared to…

Two Very Different “Gringo Gulches” in Costa Rica

Two Very Different “Gringo Gulches” in Costa Rica

A lot of the nightlife in San José, capital of Costa Rica, takes place in a section of town often…

Careful of the lottery in Costa Rica

Careful of the lottery in Costa Rica

When one hears the word lottery (lotería in Spanish) mentioned, the first thing that usually comes to mind is the…

Ice Skating in Costa Rica

Ice Skating in Costa Rica

When people retire they find themselves with a lot of spare time on their hands and have to decide what…

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From Costa Rica to North Carolina

From Costa Rica to North Carolina

COSTA RICA LIFE NEWS -  Sussy Huskey,…

Distinguished Educator Dies

Distinguished Educator Dies

COSTA RICA NEWS – Distinguished educator and…

Ticollage: Costa Rica Pavilion at the Venice Biennale 2014

Ticollage: Costa Rica Pavilion at the Venice Biennale 2014

COSTA RICA NEWS – Curated and commissioned by the German…


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QToon: Head Coach Wanted!

QToon: Head Coach Wanted!

In the caricature by CRHoy.com, we see former Sele coach Jorge Luis Pinto dropping the bomb on Costa Rica, quitting as head coach, leaving the…

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