• Costa Rica Coffee Guide

Costa Rica celebrates Annexation of Guanacaste Day

July 23, 2014

Costa Rica celebrated the 187th anniversary of the annexation of Guanacaste on Monday.

President Laura Chinchilla recognized the holiday in the northwest province’s colonial capital of Nicoya where she gave nearly $500,000 to producers of small businesses.

Guanacaste comprises the northwest part of the country. The area has been a subject of dispute with Nicaragua since its annexation in 1824.

The annexation of Guanacaste came voluntarily, according to Costa Rica’s history. Some Nicaraguan governments have insisted that the region should be part of its territory.

Guanacaste is known for its Pacific beaches and land dedicated to the cultivation of sugar and grains. The province’s modern capital, Liberia, is 281 km northwest of San José.

You may be interested

United States to mandate isolation after return from international travel
Costa Rica
2649 views
Costa Rica
2649 views

United States to mandate isolation after return from international travel

Alejandro Zúñiga - January 21, 2021

New U.S. President Joe Biden has signed an executive order requiring international travelers to self-quarantine upon returning to the country.…

Lottery Fever Soars Across the Globe in Hopes to Win $1 Billion Jackpot in Mega Millions, Try Your Luck from Costa Rica
Sponsored content
25 views
Sponsored content
25 views

Lottery Fever Soars Across the Globe in Hopes to Win $1 Billion Jackpot in Mega Millions, Try Your Luck from Costa Rica

The Lotter - January 21, 2021

The Mega Millions jackpot could soon set a new record as online lottery play drives up ticket sales. Residents of…

Panama begins Covid-19 vaccinations
Latin America
1874 views
Latin America
1874 views

Panama begins Covid-19 vaccinations

Juan José Rodríguez / AFP - January 21, 2021

Nurse Violeta Gaona on Wednesday received in her left arm the first dose of the vaccine against Covid-19 in Panama,…