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Sold out: Coldplay will perform to capacity crowd in Costa Rica

Coldplay will perform in Costa Rica to a capacity crowd.

Nearly a quarter of Costa Rican households living in poverty

Poverty in Costa Rica reached 23% of households in 2021, representing a 3.2% decrease compared to last year.

Driving safely in Costa Rica

Weather events are among the many hazards drivers face in Costa Rica.

Costa Rica to vaccinate teens as of Oct. 25

Costa Rica will begin vaccinating teenagers without risk factors against Covid-19 beginning Monday, October...

Costa Rica, Panama, Dominican Republic want US to curb Haitian migration

The presidents of Panama, Costa Rica and the Dominican Republic called on the United...

Tourism Chamber wants to delay Costa Rica vaccine requirement

The Costa Rica Tourism Chamber (CANATUR) said it hopes the country's Covid-19 vaccine requirement be delayed until after the tourism high season.

Costa Rica medical marijuana project advances

Costa Rica is taking the next steps with a bill that seeks to legalize medical marijuana and the production of hemp.

Happy International Sloth Day! Today, we celebrate our friend the sloth

Sloths are important because of their role in supporting the health of the rainforest.

US promises shift from military focus in Latin America

The United States has focused too much on security over other assistance in Latin America, Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Wednesday.
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Travel and Tourism

Costa Rica takes Gold Medal in PanAm Surf Casting Tournament

Thirty anglers from 5 nations competed over the weekend in the first PanAm surfcasting tournament at Jalova, Costa Rica...

Visiting the Catalina Islands of Costa Rica

Off the Northern Pacific Coast of Costa Rica lays a series of volcanic rock formations comprised of roughly 20...

Fully vaccinated foreign visitors can enter US as of November 8

Fully vaccinated foreign visitors can enter US as of November 8.

Costa Rica nearly recovers pre-pandemic U.S. visitors in September

Costa Rica’s airports in September received 46,804 tourists from the United States, representing 93.3% of the amount registered for the same month in 2019.

Health

Breast cancer incidence remains high in Costa Rica

According to Health Ministry data, 427 women in Costa Rica died as a result of breast cancer in 2020. The disease remains the top cause...

Benefits of Adding Cinnamon to Your Costa Rica Coffee

Cinnamon is truly an amazing spice as its both healthy and great tasting. Its’s one of the few recommendations I tell people to add...

Plants in Costa Rica that may support diabetes treatment

Columnist Ed Bernhardt takes a look at common plants that can reduce blood sugar.

Meet your Costa Rica Garden’s new best friend: Baking Soda

Ed Bernhardt shows how a simple ingredient in your Costa Rica kitchen cabinet can help you fend off a huge array of headaches – in and out of the garden.

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Fishing

Costa Rica takes Gold Medal in PanAm Surf Casting Tournament

Thirty anglers from 5 nations competed over the weekend in the first PanAm surfcasting tournament at Jalova, Costa Rica...

Fishermen, NGOs and government at odds over Cocos Island and 30/30 Plan

A plan is on the drawing board for the expansion of the Cocos Island Marine National Park and meetings...

Costa Rican sport fishing group asks for ban on sale of sailfish

The Federacion Costarricense de Pesca (FECOP), presented the case on September 22 to INCOPESCA.

Living

Recycling in Costa Rica: Combating Renewable Waste Issues

Costa Rica, often considered one of the eco-friendliest countries in the world, has one...

An eco-friendly, medicinal garden secret in Costa Rica : Yellow Bells

This hardy bush is found in most regions of Costa Rica and easy to identify with its clusters of yellow, bell-shaped flowers and serrated, compound, pinnate leaves with 5 to 13 leaflets. This plant is a member of the family Bignoniaceae, and is related to Roble Sabana (Tabebuia rosea) and Cortez Amarillo (Tabebuia chrysantha), which has similar flowers.

Hügelkultur: tricky on the tongue, amazing results in a Costa Rica garden

Ed Bernhardt explains an all-natural gardening technique that has at least one Costa Rican farm producing far more than before.

Sports

10 common questions about surfing in Costa Rica

Mike fell in love with Costa Rica in 1980 when he took his first surf trip there and discovered the unbelievable surf and friendly...

Weah, Dest spark US World Cup hopes as Costa Rica beaten

Timothy Weah set up the winner as the United States came from behind to defeat Costa Rica.

Real Estate

Short term vs. Long term Renting in Costa Rica

You are surfing around on the web, looking for a rental in Costa Rica, but you have no idea what the rules are, how...

Understanding HOA fees in new Costa Rica developments

I have been a real estate agent since before condominiums and gated communities even existed in Costa Rica. Even in those days, security was an issue. Due to a lack of social welfare and being a developing country, petty thievery and breaking and entering has always existed in Costa Rica, so the creation of condominiums was a good idea.

Arts and Culture

Who was the revolutionary leader William Walker?

When one mentions Nashville, Tennessee, country music stars might first come to mind as I am sure one’s first thought isn’t of a U.S....

Museum of Costa Rican Art decorated with bicentennial mural

The Museum of Costa Rican Art is a free attraction located in what was once the terminal building for the nation's international airport.

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