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    Will Self-Driving Cars Ever Be Ready?

    Are you keeping up with all the latest about self-driving cars? The concept is revolutionary—that much everyone can agree. But after years of development,...

    How to Take Care of Your Pet in Christmas Season

    In Christmas season, the use of pyrotechnic devices (commonly known as fireworks) is a custom in various places in the world. Costa Rica does...

    7 Useful Backpacker Gadgets

    If you are going on a backpack trip, you will have to pack as light as you can. Get rid of unnecessary luggage and start...
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    Costa Rica Means Prosperity in Central America

    Sometimes when we look at rankings we only care the position our country is in. Many times the list doesn't mean much by itself,...

    5 Reasons explaining the Fascination about Costa Rica

    Tourism in Costa Rica is booming since years. Meanwhile about 5 million people are living in the country of “Pura Vida”. And more than...

    Fears About Moving Overseas That Keep You Stuck

    More and more people living in North America and elsewhere are considering the question of how to living differently, and perhaps even considering moving...

    Never Walk Alone, Stay Safe with a Virtual Companion

    A new personal-safety app for Apple and Android allows friends to virtually walk each other home.   The app, called simply Companion, was originally designed by...

    Why We Chose to Raise Our Kids Outside of the U.S.

    When I was a child, I dreamt of far-away places in the world that I would one day see. I never considered that I...

    Why You’ll Never Want to Buy Another Bottled Water in Costa Rica

    The lack of action and attention to bottled water companies causes a major problem when it comes to springs and water quality control nationwide. Not...

    Two Costa Rica Job Fairs Next Week Have More Than 1,800 Positions Available

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) - Looking for work? About 1,800 positions will be available next week between two job fairs in Costa Rica. The...

    Viva la Fiesta! Permits for the Puntarenas Carnaval This Weekend Were Finally Approved

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) - Finally at noon today, the Playa Association of Puntarenas, Asoplaya, received the necessary endorsements from the Ministry of...

    Get Your Fiesta Hat Out! The Palmares Festival Begins Today and Expects to Draw...

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) - Over a million people are expected to attend the 29th edition of the Palmares fiestas, which starts today,...

    All Capsized Catamaran Survivors Accounted For; Incident Caused by High Winds

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) - According to an official government report, there were 106 people rescued, including the crew, from the Pura Vida Princess catamaran...

    Don’t Get Your Car Impounded Over the Holidays! You Won’t be Able to Get...

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) – Towed vehicles or plates retained by the traffic police from December 24 through January 4, 2015 cannot be...

    Ready, Set, Go! Gravity Falls Waterfall Jumping is One of Costa Rica’s Most Extreme...

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) - I stood at the top of a cliff, holding the rope attached to my harness, feet shoulder width...

    Are Your Christmas Lights Up to Par? Check Out the New Costa Rica Lighting...

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) - According to new national regulations, safe Christmas lights are defined as being able to withstand a maximum of...

    ‘Tis the Season…For Increased Checkpoints and Police Presence in Costa Rica

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) - A total of 726 traffic officers are scheduled to be distributed throughout Costa Rica to ensure road safety...

    Don’t Be Surprised If Costa Rica’s Mandatory Annual Auto Reviews Triple in Price

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) – The Regulatory Authority for Public Services (ARESEP) could be making an extreme increase in annual mechanical review fees...

    Hanging by a Thread with Explornatura in Turrialba

    I have a newfound respect for the carabiner.  Wikipedia gives the definition as:  "A carabiner or karabiner is a metal loop with a spring-loaded...

    Love the Tropics? How to Stay Safe While Playing in Humid and Sunny Locations

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) - Swimming up to a pool bar or hiking amongst huge rainforest trees and foliage sounds like an exotic...

    Costa Rica Car Ownership Could be Getting Cheaper in 2015

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) – Good news: You'll pay less for vehicle registration (marchamo) in 2015 because reductions are expected in two of...

    Murder Mystery Dinner in San Jose Guarantees a Shocking Halloween Surprise

      The Little Theatre Group invites you to attend their upcoming Halloween event, Come Dine On Me, an interactive murder mystery featuring a well-known psychopath. The...

    Despite Record Breaking Eruptions at Poas Volcano the Park Remains Open for Visitors to...

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) – After the activity from the Poas Volcano on Monday in which the ash reached the scenic viewpoint for...

    Costa Rican Clinics Developing Multiple Programs to Prevent and Assist Teenage Mothers

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) – Costa Rican Social Security along with cooperating medical facilities will be introducing a series of programs in regards...

    Costa Rican Mothers Fighting for More Breastfeeding Rights

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) – According to the National Breastfeeding Committee of the Ministry of Health, constant complaints are received or advice is...

    Costa Rica Driver's Licenses Could See a Price Hike Along With Better Services

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) – Since 2002, the driver's license has remained at the same price, which negatively affects the system because the actual...

    New Traffic Reforms Could Create a Zero Tolerance Alcohol Driving Allowance in Costa Rica

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) – Congressman Fabricio Alvarado is seeking to revive a proposal of his predecessor Carlos Avendaño to amend six articles...

    Exporters Must Comply With New Gluten Labeling Demands to Ship to the USA

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) – The Food and Drug Administration approved a regulation this week that all products which do not contain gluten must...

    Multiple Packages of Cocaine Seized at Juan Santamaría Airport

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) – The Drug Control Police (PCD) of the Ministry of Public Safety seized three packages with 978 grams of...

    Costa Rica Children’s Hospital Receives WHO Cleanliness Certification

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) – The National Children's Hospital is now an "Expert Center in Hand Hygiene," a recognition that only 10 countries...

    Nicaragua Captured $1.3 Billion of Foreign Investment in 2013

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) - Nicaragua captured 1.3 billion dollars of foreign direct investment last year, a record figure in this Central American...

    Driver's License Renewal Soon Available at the Bank of Costa Rica

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) - The Road Safety Council (Cosevi) and Banco de Costa Rica (BCR) are analyzing an option to extend services...

    Over ¢4400 Million Invested in Security

    Improving the safety of all people living in Costa Rica is one of the priorities of the government. For that reason, the National Directorate...

    Medical Tourism: a comparison

    Experts claim the phenomenon of medical tourism is comparable to how competition changed the U.S. auto industry. “More people are engaging in medical tourism because...

    Costa Rica Wary of Trade With China

    SAN JOSE -- Costa Rica's manufacturers are asking to be excluded from the free trade treaty the Central American country plans to negotiate with...
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