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Foreigners in Costa Rica can now legally drive until November 18
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Foreigners in Costa Rica can now legally drive until November 18

Alejandro Zúñiga - July 16, 2020

Tourists can legally operate a vehicle in Costa Rica with a valid foreign driver's license until November 18, the Public Works and Transport Ministry (MOPT) has announced.…

Several institutions suspend operations due to Orange Alert
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Several institutions suspend operations due to Orange Alert

The Tico Times - July 14, 2020

Several Costa Rican institutions have reduced or suspended operations this week due to the Orange Alert that comprises the Greater Metropolitan Area (among other cantons). Below is…

Foreign tourists in Costa Rica can legally drive until August 18
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Foreign tourists in Costa Rica can legally drive until August 18

Alejandro Zúñiga - July 8, 2020

Tourists with a valid foreign driver's license can legally operate a vehicle in Costa Rica beyond the typical three-month limit, the Public Works and Transport Ministry (MOPT)…

Foreigners in Costa Rica can now legally drive after three-month limit
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Foreigners in Costa Rica can now legally drive after three-month limit

Alejandro Zúñiga - April 29, 2020

Tourists with a valid foreign driver's license can legally operate a vehicle in Costa Rica beyond the typical three-month limit, the Public Works and Transport Ministry (MOPT)…

How to: Driver’s licenses in Costa Rica
Living in Costa Rica
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Living in Costa Rica
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How to: Driver’s licenses in Costa Rica

Alejandro Zúñiga - November 23, 2018

Here at The Tico Times, we regularly see the amazing natural beauty that brings millions of tourists (and many new residents) to Costa Rica each year. We…

Tico Times Shade: COSEVI is ‘Frustra Vida,’ not ‘Pura Vida’
Tico Times Shade
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Tico Times Shade
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Tico Times Shade: COSEVI is ‘Frustra Vida,’ not ‘Pura Vida’

Alejandro Zúñiga - October 27, 2018

STILL WAITING IN LINE AT COSEVI — It truly is a remarkable feat to create a service that is an objectively worse experience than a trip to the…

Lower traffic fines to take effect starting next month
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Lower traffic fines to take effect starting next month

L. Arias - December 21, 2016

Fines for traffic violations will drop by an average of 0.88 percent starting in January, thanks to a decrease in the inter-annual inflation recorded this year, the…

Deaths on Costa Rica roads reach new record
Crime
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Crime
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Deaths on Costa Rica roads reach new record

L. Arias - December 4, 2015

The death of a motorcyclist last weekend brought the traffic death toll this year to 356, a figure that surpassed the 355 recorded in all 2014. The number also is…

Costa Rican health minister: Auto accidents are a public health issue
Health
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Health
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Costa Rican health minister: Auto accidents are a public health issue

The Tico Times - August 4, 2015

Costa Rica’s health minister called auto accidents a public health priority on Monday during the presentation of the country’s new National Health Plan. Health Minister Dr. Fernando Llorca’s…

Bad People Alert: Vandals destroy and steal new lane dividers on Costa Rica’s Route 32
Crime
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Crime
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Bad People Alert: Vandals destroy and steal new lane dividers on Costa Rica’s Route 32

L. Arias - June 12, 2015

Crews from the Public Works and Transport Ministry (MOPT) had only begun placing on Tuesday plastic lane dividers on Route 32, the main highway between San José and Limón province.…