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A Tourists Guide to Taxis in Costa Rica

Renting and owning a vehicle in Costa Rica can become quite expensive and depending on where you are staying, may not be necessary. The...

Protests at Legislative Assembly canceled as deputies are absent

The Legislative Assembly has suspended sessions until February 2 after a lawmaker tested positive for Covid-19. 

Costa Rica proposes new bill to regulate and tax Uber

The Economic Affairs Committee of the Legislative Assembly on Wednesday introduced a new bill that seeks to regulate ride-sharing platforms such as Uber. 

President Alvarado agrees: Time for ‘balanced regulation’ of Uber in Costa Rica

Taxi drivers' discontent about Uber in Costa Rica has persisted since the platform was first introduced here in August 2015.

U.S. Embassy issues security alert over upcoming protests in San José

The U.S. Embassy recommends that tourists and residents "exercise caution in these areas." Protests are expected to be non-violent. 

Costa Rican taxi drivers strike (again) against Uber

Alajuela — As Uber drivers in the United States and around the world went on strike Wednesday to object against the platform's wages and working...

Costa Rica proposes law to legalize (and tax) ride-hailing app Uber

Uber would be subject to a value-added tax of 13 percent.

Costa Rica’s regulatory agency will not block Uber

ARESEP stated that not even its Telecommunications Superintendency has the legal competence to halt the operation of a mobile app in Costa Rica.

Supreme Court ruling on taxi law could restart fines against Uber drivers

Justices highlighted that their ruling does not evaluate the constitutionality of Uber's operation in the country, but taxi drivers marched along the capital's streets in celebration.

Taxi drivers to demonstrate against Uber in downtown San José

Taxi drivers are demanding a Supreme Court ruling on Uber operations here. They believe the ride-hailing service will damage their earnings in December, their busiest season.

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