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The day I rode my bicycle to see the president
Dispatch from Monteverde
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Dispatch from Monteverde
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The day I rode my bicycle to see the president

Marshall Cobb - June 12, 2017

Recommended: To pave or not to pave? Monteverde's ongoing roadway saga I previously invested the time to document at least part of the background of the famous, perhaps infamous,…

To pave or not to pave? Monteverde’s ongoing roadway saga
Monteverde
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Monteverde
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To pave or not to pave? Monteverde’s ongoing roadway saga

Marshall Cobb - May 23, 2017

See also: Monteverde - You can get there from here, but you'll need some pura vida “Three, two, one…pavement!” Our car magically stopped rattling. The radio was…

Waze now gives Costa Rica drivers advice on skirting vehicle restrictions
Expat Living
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Expat Living
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Waze now gives Costa Rica drivers advice on skirting vehicle restrictions

The Tico Times - January 13, 2016

The popular navigation app Waze released a new option buried in its latest update that claims to help drivers avoid vehicle restrictions in congested San José. [caption…

Sinkhole swallows stretch of street in San José
Newsletter
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Newsletter
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Sinkhole swallows stretch of street in San José

The Tico Times - October 14, 2015

Like the saying goes: September showers bring October…sinkholes. The rainy season finally started in earnest in these last few weeks and the arrival of heavy rains has…

Tamarindo-Langosta road in Guanacaste to be paved, municipality says
Newsletter
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Newsletter
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Tamarindo-Langosta road in Guanacaste to be paved, municipality says

L. Arias - July 17, 2015

Travelers between Tamarindo and Langosta beaches in Guanacaste — a region that has seen rapid tourism development in recent years — may soon have a less bumpy ride. The…

Slippery When Wet: Only 4.5 percent of Costa Rican roads are in good condition, study finds
Business
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Business
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Slippery When Wet: Only 4.5 percent of Costa Rican roads are in good condition, study finds

L. Arias - July 1, 2015

Shocking, we know, but a total of 95 percent of paved roads in Costa Rica are not of adequate quality or do not have the appropriate capacity to handle the current amount of traffic on any…

Cañas-Liberia Highway expansion faces yet another delay
Business
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Cañas-Liberia Highway expansion faces yet another delay

L. Arias - June 18, 2015

The expansion from two to four lanes of the highway between Cañas and Liberia, Guanacaste, originally scheduled to be ready in May of last year, will take up to six more months…

Costa Rica’s popular Highway 27 to Pacific at risk from rains
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Costa Rica’s popular Highway 27 to Pacific at risk from rains

The Tico Times - May 26, 2015

A new report has raised concerns about Route 27 between San José and the central Pacific port town of Caldera during the rainy season. The 76.7-kilometer Caldera…

Inter-American Highway South could reopen on Thursday
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Newsletter
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Inter-American Highway South could reopen on Thursday

L. Arias - February 24, 2015

Crews from the Public Works and Transport Ministry are working hard to reopen passage through the Inter-American Highway South, or Route 2, closed since last Jan 30.…

Travel Alert: Route 32 blocked by landslide near Zurquí Tunnel
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Travel Alert: Route 32 blocked by landslide near Zurquí Tunnel

L. Arias - February 6, 2015

Heavy rains in several parts of the Caribbean region on Friday afternoon triggered a landslide that has blocked passage at kilometer 24 of Route 32, the main highway connecting San…