Semana Santa in Costa Rica – Celebrating Holy Week

There are approximately 3.2 million Roman Catholics in Costa Rica; which is about 76% of the total population. So for Costa Ricans, religious celebrations...

Learn About ‘Pura Vida’: How to Use It and Where It Came From

If you are going to visit Costa Rica and you want to learn the local Spanish language, it's easier than you think. In fact,...

Puntarenas Residents Choose to Rename the Canton of Aguirre to Quepos

The Costa Rica News (TCRN) - Aguirre, the sixth canton of the province of Puntarenas, has decided to change its name and return to...

6 Ways You Know It’s Time for Christmas in Costa Rica

Costa Rica, like any other place on the planet, has it's own quirky ways to let you know it's that time of year again:...

UC Berkeley Rules: Costa Rica is the Happiest Nation on Earth

The Costa Rica News (TCRN) - In their online course “The Science of Happiness”, UC Berkeley measured the subjective happiness of more than 40,000...

Legalizing Drugs: Costa Rica and the World Moving Towards Policy Reform

The Costa Rica News (TCRN) - It’s exhilarating when the ground shifts under policies once thought permanent and unchangeable—when the unthinkable becomes commonsense. That...

Congressman Tweets in Favor of Guanacaste Becoming Independent From Costa Rica

The Costa Rica News (TCRN) – Through a tweet, Deputy Ronald Vargas, member of the Broad Front for the province of Guanacaste, spoke in...

El Niño Could Create Drought and Fire Problems for Guanacaste

The Costa Rica News (TCRN) – Although wildfires have virtually dissipated with the arrival of the rainy season, this year the situation looks different thanks...

Cartago Becomes the First Municipality to Sign Environmental Protection Agreement

The Costa Rica News (TCRN) – The city of Cartago is committed to protecting 395 hectares of forest, 150 hectares of natural regeneration and...
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Great Video of a Crab Versus a Dog in Costa Rica

The Costa Rica News (TCRN)  - This video from June 2013 was recently released in Europe thanks to the Daily Mail newspaper: the struggle...
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