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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…

‘Tis the season – to pay your vehicle circulation permit
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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‘Tis the season – to pay your vehicle circulation permit

The Tico Times - November 1, 2017

The National Insurance Institute (INS) begins collecting payments today for 2018 mandatory vehicle circulation permits, or marchamos. The payment varies according to the year, make and use of…

Vehicle restriction in San José suspended for holidays next week
Business
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Business
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Vehicle restriction in San José suspended for holidays next week

L. Arias - December 14, 2015

Happy Holidays: Transit authorities will suspend the one-day-a-week restriction of vehicles entering downtown San José starting next Monday, the Public Works and Transport Ministry (MOPT) reported. All motorists…

Traffic fatalities up in Costa Rica
Crime
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Crime
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Traffic fatalities up in Costa Rica

L. Arias - October 6, 2015

A total of 294 people died in traffic accidents on Costa Rican roads during the first nine months of this year -- up 16 percent from the 253 recorded…

Waze: Costa Rica among the world’s worst countries to drive
Newsletter
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Newsletter
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Waze: Costa Rica among the world’s worst countries to drive

L. Arias - October 3, 2015

The popular navigation smartphone app Waze listed Costa Rica as the 10th worst country in the world to drive a vehicle in its first Global Driver Satisfaction Index,…

Costa Rica sees increase in drunk driving deaths
Crime
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Crime
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Costa Rica sees increase in drunk driving deaths

L. Arias - September 15, 2015

Costa Rica's Traffic Police reported a 46 percent increase in drunk driving deaths during the first eight months of this year. A total of 19 people died in…

San José vehicle restriction to be suspended during mid-year school vacations
Business
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Business
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San José vehicle restriction to be suspended during mid-year school vacations

L. Arias - July 4, 2015

The restriction that prohibits vehicles from entering downtown San José on certain days will be temporarily suspended starting Monday, as Costa Rican students begin their mid-year school…

Government seeks to curb reselling of online appointments for driving tests
Expat Living
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Expat Living
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Government seeks to curb reselling of online appointments for driving tests

L. Arias - March 17, 2015

At 8 a.m. on Monday the Roadway Safety Council's (COSEVI) website made available 5,000 new appointments to take the required behind-the-wheel test to get a Costa Rican driver license. By 9:30…

Crime
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US citizen dies in Jacó car crash

The Tico Times - March 4, 2015

Judicial Investigation Police (OIJ) reported that a 53-year-old U.S. citizen with the last name Levine died in a car accident in the popular beach town of Jacó…

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