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Nachos. Jack Donnelly
August 30, 2016

By Jack Donnelly Mexican cuisine is one of the great culinary influences in the world today, along with Chinese, Italian, and others. Tacos, burritos, nachos, refried beans (an unfortunate mistranslation we will never get back: it should be well fried beans), pico de gallo, and many other Mexican dishes are found the w...

Cartoon by Clay Jones
August 30, 2016

By Britt Nelson Editor’s note: The views expressed by guest columnists are not necessarily those of The Costa Rica Star, its advertisers, or its staff. All these Clinton emails are a slow bleed that cannot be stopped: drip, drip, drip… they keep coming. Hillary doesn’t have enough fingers to plug all the hole...

Source: Pure Hospitality
August 30, 2016

Pure Hospitality Solutions, Inc. (OTC PINK: PNOW), parent Company of the Central American-Caribbean Online Travel Agency (OTA) Oveedia, announced today, that the Company is launching an international, bi-lingual newsletter, in conjunction with the release of the next iteration of Oveedia. “Here in Costa Rica, we ...

accounts receivable costa rica
August 30, 2016

By Wendy Anders The Costa Rican Professional Accountant’s Association (CCPCR, in Spanish) will be holding a free consultation session tomorrow, Wednesday, August 31, at the Central Park in downtown San José from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. for micro, small, and medium businesses who have tax filing questions. The ac...

Mohín port access, courtesy of La Nación
August 30, 2016

By Wendy Anders Costa Rica’s Ministry of Transportation and Public Works (MOPT, in Spanish) and the National Roadways Council (CONAVI) gave orders yesterday to begin the design and construction of an access road to the new Moín Container Terminal (TCM, in Spanish) at Costa Rica’s largest port in the Atlantic coast...

National News

August 30, 2016

All About “Tico-Mex” Cuisine in Costa Rica

Nachos. Jack Donnelly

Work on $71mill Moín Port Access Road to Start in 2 Months

More Central Americans Seeking Asylum in Costa Rica

World News

August 30, 2016

Indigenous Colombians Unsure About Guerrilla Peace Deal

FARC child fighter. Flickr Commons

Caribou Carnage: 323 Reindeer Killed by Lightning in Norway

French High Court Deems Burkini Ban Illegal

Business News

August 30, 2016

Costa Rica Online Travel Agency Expects Major Growth

Source: Pure Hospitality

Free Small-Business Tax Orientation Session Tomorrow

Young Entrepreneurs Awarded for Robotics, Organic Farming, More

Technology News

August 29, 2016

Virtual Reality Sex With Anime Characters is Now a Reality

Source: Kahookashii at Deviant Art

Scientists Reveal Some of the Mysteries of Sleep

U.S. Nanotechnology Firm Expands to Costa Rica

Lifestyle News

August 30, 2016

Sexy Donald Trump Supporter + NY Post = Clinton Campaign Setback

Source: New York Post Twitter

Now Playing in Costa Rica: War Dogs (TRAILER)

Gevalia Adds Costa Rica Coffee to Its Special Reserve Lineup

Sports News

August 28, 2016

Death of NBA Star’s Cousin Turned Into Cheap Politics

Wikimedia Commons

Two Vancouver Whitecaps Players Called Up by Costa Rica

Basketball Officials Seek to Advance Sport Within Costa Rica

Political News

August 30, 2016

U.S. Elections: Sexting and Bleached Emails

Cartoon by Clay Jones

Concern Over Incident Against Press Freedom in Costa Rica

Costa Rica Stays in East Asia – Latin America Cooperation Bloc


August 28, 2016

Sea Turtle Conservation Volunteer Vacations in Costa Rica

Sea turtle off Costa Rica's southern Pacific Coast

$133 Round-Trip Flights to Costa Rica on

National Park Guards Have Requests Met by President

Resorts, Hotels, Villas

August 16, 2016

Four Seasons Resort in Costa Rica Prepares for the Holiday Season

Source: Four Seasons

Mexico Luxury Hotels Offer Fancy Bottled Water from Costa Rica

Restaurant Chamber Requests Injunction Against Treasury Practices

San Jose, Capital

August 29, 2016

Afro Descendant Political Leaders of the Americas Meet in Costa Rica

Costa Rican Legislator Epzy Campbell

Union Leaders Call for Sept. 1 Protest as Prelude to Mass Strike

Taxistas vs Uber – Surprise Protests Announced, Plus New Platform


August 26, 2016

CR’s First Desalination Plant Opens at Reserva Conchal Hotel

Water Shortage and Rationing in Costa Rica

Police Close 4 Guanacaste Bars in Saturday Raids

Costa Rica Yoga Academy Supports Low-Income Teens in Guanacaste

Manuel Antonio

August 9, 2016

Iconic Costa Rica Sloth Dies in the Rainforest

Photo: Sam Trull

Manuel Antonio in Costa Rica is Ideal for a Late Summer Vacation

Tremors in Santa Ana and Quepos Shake Central Valley


August 25, 2016

National Park Guards Have Requests Met by President


Migrants Bound for the U.S. Continue Arriving in Costa Rica

Costa Rica Tourism Takes a Hit from Brexit


August 15, 2016

After Bronze Medal, Costa Rica Looks Forward to Olympic Surfing

Photo: ISA-Jimenez

Costa Rica and Portugal Lead World Surfing Games in Jaco Beach

Jacó to Host World Surf Competition Next Week


July 29, 2016

Crocodile Attack Prevention Underway in Tamarindo

Crocodile attack, Tamarindo, July  2016.

Costa Ricans Seek Solutions to Crocodile-Human Encounters

Costa Rica Beach Evacuated After Crocodile Attacks U.S. Surfer