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Costa Rica’s 3rd Annual Craft Beer Festival at Avenida Escazu April 5th

Costa Rica’s 3rd Annual Craft Beer Festival at Avenida Escazu April 5th

Locally crafted beer will surprise palates at the Costa Rican Craft Brewers Association’s 3rd Annual Craft Beer Festival. -The Festival will take place at Avenida Escazu Saturday, April 5th beginning… Read more »

Costa Rican Authorities Seize and Relocate 17 Neglected Dogs

Costa Rican Authorities Seize and Relocate 17 Neglected Dogs

On March 12, Costa Rican authorities in conjunction with animal protection groups rescued 17 dogs allegedly subjected to a hoarding situation. Humane Society International-Latin America, the Costa Rican Department of… Read more »

4th Annual Ruta la Paz Race to Benefit Nonprofit Alliance APEGUA

4th Annual Ruta la Paz Race to Benefit Nonprofit Alliance APEGUA

Flamingo, Guanacaste, Costa Rica: APEGUA (the Alliance for Progress of Education in Guanacaste) will be hosting a 5k/10k race on Saturday, May 3rd along the beautiful Guanacaste coastline. This popular… Read more »

Inside Costa Rica: Broke, Bitter, and Venting?

Inside Costa Rica: Broke, Bitter, and Venting?

The following (below) is a “reader survey” sent out by Inside Costa Rica to their email list recently soliciting feedback from readers. It explains that Inside Costa Rica is not… Read more »

A Smartphone Made in Costa Rica by Ticos for Ticos

A Smartphone Made in Costa Rica by Ticos for Ticos

In Costa Rica you can find just about any type of smartphone, from a variety of manufacturers, for all tastes and needs. But as of last Friday there is one… Read more »

TEDx Pura Vida! Happening Today in Costa Rica

TEDx Pura Vida! Happening Today in Costa Rica

The TEDx Pura Vida 2014 event, with 25 local and foreign exhibitors presenting their innovative ideas, will take place today, February 27th, at the Auditorio Nacional del Museo de los… Read more »

TECOCOS Bill Supporters to March on Interamerican Highway

TECOCOS Bill Supporters to March on Interamerican Highway

Leaders and residents of Guanacaste’s coastal areas will take to the streets on Monday, February 24 to pressure congressmen to approve the Coastal Community Territories bill (TECOCOS – Ley de… Read more »

Law Approved Granting Administrative Autonomy to Municipal District Councils

Law Approved Granting Administrative Autonomy to Municipal District Councils

Those interested in the effort to create a new Municipal District Council (MDC) that includes Nosara and Samara are now able to realize their goal, due to the approval of… Read more »

Nosara Yoga and Surf Fundraises to Benefit Orphanage in Haiti

Nosara Yoga and Surf Fundraises to Benefit Orphanage in Haiti

When a devastating earthquake hit Haiti in July 2010, within 30 frightening seconds, 220,000 were left dead. In the wake of this tragedy, nearly one million children were orphaned or… Read more »

Does Air Conditioning Use in Costa Rica Provoke Respiratory Illness?

Does Air Conditioning Use in Costa Rica Provoke Respiratory Illness?

Summer has arrived in force, and with the rise in temperature comes the temptation to try and escape the heat with air conditioning. However, there have always been theories that… Read more »

50 Police and AyA Officials Break Locks Installed by ASADA in Playa Potrero

50 Police and AyA Officials Break Locks Installed by ASADA in Playa Potrero

The early morning of Tuesday, February 18 brought commotion to the coastal community of Playa Potrero in Santa Cruz, with the intervention of officials from the Public Force and the… Read more »

Trash and Littering Still Major Problems in Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Trash and Littering Still Major Problems in Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Trash and littering is still a major problem in Costa Rica, contradicting the self-proclaimed, ecological, diverse and clean reputation of the country. Tico littering mentality is combination of a number… Read more »

Fighting to Save the Golfo Dulce

Fighting to Save the Golfo Dulce

“Dogs barking after midnight,” remembers David, “the dogs went crazy every time a humpback whale blew or there were whales breaching right at Rincon Bay”. Those are the memories of… Read more »

Sea Shepherd Successfully Helps Guatemalan Officials to Halt Poaching

Sea Shepherd Successfully Helps Guatemalan Officials to Halt Poaching

Sea Shepherd Conservation Society’s high-speed trimaran, the Brigitte Bardot has returned from its first successful patrol assisting the Guatemalan Department of Fisheries in its anti-poaching enforcement operations. Asked by Fisheries… Read more »

Artist Carlos Hiller Showcases Work at Liberia Airport in Guanacaste

Artist Carlos Hiller Showcases Work at Liberia Airport in Guanacaste

Fast, tenacious and colorful: these adjectives are subjective of course, but nonetheless describe the fundamental nature of these magnificent fish which have become icons of the sport and commercial fishing… Read more »

Possible Outbreak of Infectious Anemia Troubles Nosara Horse Owners

Possible Outbreak of Infectious Anemia Troubles Nosara Horse Owners

Some Nosara horse owners are concerned about a possible outbreak of infectious equine anemia among animals in the area, due to the death of one horse that tested positive for… Read more »

Living Hotel in Nosara Expands Guest Services

Living Hotel in Nosara Expands Guest Services

The Living Hotel is now a whole complex of services to cater to health-conscious guests. Located across from the Mini Super Delicias del Mundo, it is fully operational this high… Read more »

MOPT Announces Plan to Remove Baileys From Circunvalación

MOPT Announces Plan to Remove Baileys From Circunvalación

Starting this weekend the traffic headaches on the Circunvalación will start again, as the Ministerio de Obras Públicas y Transportes (MOPT) begin the process of removing the Bailey bridges, and… Read more »

Sending a Romantic Letter for Valentines to a Spouse in Costa Rica

Sending a Romantic Letter for Valentines to a Spouse in Costa Rica

Valentine’s Day is around the corner and what better way to express your feelings to your beloved than through a love letter. Historically, love letters were possibly the only form… Read more »

61% of Kitchen Gas Cylinders in Costa Rica Malfunctioning

61% of Kitchen Gas Cylinders in Costa Rica Malfunctioning

Natural gas is used extensively throughout homes in Costa Rica, a power source for cooking. Unlike in other countries, like Canada, the United States and Colombia, for example, in Costa… Read more »

Costa Rica’s Public Sector Unions Plan Massive Strike

Costa Rica’s Public Sector Unions Plan Massive Strike

The labour movement said Wednesday that they are evaluating a nationwide strike call next month, in protest of the government’s decree of the 0.43% wage increase for the public sector…. Read more »

Cancer Survivor Shares Health Tips in Tropical Garden Cooking Classes

Cancer Survivor Shares Health Tips in Tropical Garden Cooking Classes

A year ago, in August of 2012, Christine Laemer went for a mammogram and found out she had breast cancer. This news changed her lifestyle and diet completely, and now… Read more »

Colibri Tennis Club Being Planned for Nosara Costa Rica

Colibri Tennis Club Being Planned for Nosara Costa Rica

For a couple of years now, the sport of tennis has been making inroads in the Nosara community, and now a couple of developers are stepping it up a notch,… Read more »

Parks on Alert for Outbreak of Forest Fires in Costa Rica

Parks on Alert for Outbreak of Forest Fires in Costa Rica

Parks and protected areas are on alert nationwide for forest fires. The alert went into effect on January 15th, but even before then one major fire had already broken out… Read more »

French Cuisine in Playa Guiones at La Creperie

French Cuisine in Playa Guiones at La Creperie

In December 2013, La Creperie opened its doors in Playa Guiones, offering original French crepes to Nosara. The project was the idea of Franck Geers and is located 400 meters… Read more »

American Restauranteur Jailed in Costa Rica For Not Paying Child Support

American Restauranteur Jailed in Costa Rica For Not Paying Child Support

It doesn’t pay to mess around with a court order to pay child support. A U.S. businessman was thrown in jail last Thursday for not paying January child support of… Read more »

Real Estate Market in Guanacaste is Booming

Real Estate Market in Guanacaste is Booming

Recently the Costa Rica Star published about the tourism, wealth, and high unemployment in Guanacaste that comes as a result of foreign investment in the region. If you have been… Read more »

The ABC’s of Dust on Guanacaste’s Rural Roads

The ABC’s of Dust on Guanacaste’s Rural Roads

“Eat my dust” is no joke hereabouts. The solution, we are told, is asphalt or concrete paving. For what it is worth, paving is my least favorite solution to finding… Read more »

Explore the Underwater Kingdom with Freedom Diving in Playa Samara

Explore the Underwater Kingdom with Freedom Diving in Playa Samara

He takes me by the hand, guiding me gently through the water so I feel safe and I’m breathing fairly calmly. He points out a puffer fish, trying to catch… Read more »

Roadwork in Rural Costa Rica: Neither Quantity Nor Quality

Roadwork in Rural Costa Rica: Neither Quantity Nor Quality

The roads in Costa Rica are one of the most important public services that the government provides us. We all use them, daily. They connect us to the municipality, to… Read more »