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Vehicle restriction in San José to be suspended for holidays
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Vehicle restriction in San José to be suspended for holidays

The Tico Times - December 18, 2019

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…

‘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 4, 2019

The National Insurance Institute (INS) began collecting on Nov. 1 payments for 2020 mandatory vehicle circulation permits, or marchamos. The payment varies according to the year, make and…

Costa Rica installed railroad crossings; one damaged within hours
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Public infrastructure
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Costa Rica installed railroad crossings; one damaged within hours

Alejandro Zúñiga - December 20, 2018

Driving in Costa Rica can be notoriously difficult. Motorcyclists weave in and out of lanes, people pass with reckless abandon on hills and curves, and blocking traffic…

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
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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
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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
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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…