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Casado Vegetariano Thinking About Becoming Vegetarian? Travel to Costa Rica

In an era of Meatless Mondays and economic vegetarianism, more people in Costa Rica and around the world are thinking about reducing their meat consumption for several reasons. The health benefits are undeniable, but they have to be managed through the adoption of a reasonable nutritional plan, which means that suddenly cutting off all animal byproducts without proper guidance could create dietary...

American Staffordshire Baby Mauled by American Staffordshire in Costa Rica

Red Cross rescuers and paramedics from the Fire Department in La Aurora, province of Heredia, responded to an emergency call involving a baby who was viciously attacked by an American Staffordshire terrier. According to reporter Lady Rojas of online news daily Costa Rica Hoy, the infant was rushed to the Saint Vincent Paul Hospital, which is operated by La Caja, the national public health service....

Veracruz Games Costa Rica Earns Medals in Mexico Amid Protests and Unrest

At the Central American and Caribbean Games in Veracruz, athletes from Costa Rica are doing their best to bring home medals and glory even as violent protests and deep civil unrest are marring the activities. There are 31 Latin American and Caribbean nations participating in this event, which is being conducted at a time when the people of Mexico are deeply unsettled about the unknown status of 43...

Masonic Costa Rica A Not-So-Secret Society Meeting in Costa Rica

At a recent gathering that took place in the capital city of Costa Rica, men wearing ceremonial garb over their business suits conferred about topics such as apprenticeships, fellowcraft, medallions, seals, rituals, and the famous Scottish poet Robert Burns. This special meeting was presided by a special guest from a faraway land who bore gifts, including a medallion that was placed in a museum de...

Source: FEDEFUTBOL Costa Rica 3 (7) – Uruguay 3 (6) : La Sele Prevails in Montevideo

Source: FEDEFUTBOL It’s official: The National Men’s Football Team of Costa Rica is no longer an underdog, but still needs to match the brilliance of the defensive backline that put Tico players in the quarterfinals of the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. La Sele, as the team is affectionately known in Costa Rica, gave fans plenty of reasons to cheer as they matched up against their counterparts...

Colibiri New Eco-Vacation Adventures in Costa Rica for Nature Lovers

Sustainable tourism is alive and well in Costa Rica; in fact, more travel agencies and tour operators are putting together packages for lovers of the outdoors who wish to get really close to pristine nature. To this end, it is important for travelers to ensure that their tour operator is properly accredited with a Certificate for Sustainable Tourism issued by the National Board of Tourism (Spanish...

ceviche costa rica Ceviche Festival in Quepos, Costa Rica this Weekend

The traditional seafood cocktail of Costa Rica is known as ceviche, but the Institute of Pacific Ports in Costa Rica (Spanish acronym: INCOP) insists on writing it as cebiche. Nonetheless, the INCOP, the National Tourism Board (Spanish initials: ICT) and Travel Show Expo have put together a weekend festival in celebrating this dish.   According to travel reporter Gianluca Boncompagni of...

Source: MSP Air Surveillance Saves Three Lives in One Day in Costa Rica

Source: MSP In a single day, three medical evacuation flights carried out by members of the Air Surveillance Service (Spanish initials: SVA) of Costa Rica saved the lives of an elderly man, a pregnant woman and a little girl. Two of the rescue flights involved fixed-wing aircraft, and the other was carried out by a helicopter. The first emergency flight took place in Alto Telire, a remote i...

Nadine Hays Pisani U.S. Author Helps You Escape to Costa Rica

Nadine Hays Pisani is a charming native of New Jersey who knows how to make her dreams come true. She quit her job and moved to Costa Rica a few years ago, and wrote a best-seller plus a sequel about her experience. Her latest book deals with the same topic, albeit with more of a “how-to” style of prose. Ms. Hays has kindly provided The Costa Rica Star with an excerpt of her new book, Happier Than...

Costa Rica Hammerhead Shark Costa Rica and Ecuador Support Hammerhead Shark Protection

The waters surrounding Cocos Island of Costa Rica and the Galapagos Archipelago of Ecuador are two of the most important shark habitats in the world. These two nations have been working together to protect their shark treasures, and they recently contributed to the Convention on Migratory Species. Here's the official press release on this important marine conservation matter: Historic Advances in...

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