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Source: Bing Número Uno: Costa Rica Tops Bing Vacation Searches

Source: Bing In 2014, the Ice Bucket Challenge, Lebron James, Beyonce, the Kardashian clan, and Costa Rica had something very interesting in common: They topped Internet queries from United States users on search engine giant Bing, owned and operated by Microsoft. Within the category of Vacation Destinations, Costa Rica was not only the most searched term on Bing; it was also the only Central ...

Princesas Rojas Film from Costa Rica Very Close to Oscar Nomination

Earlier this week, members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences sat in their Sunset Screening Room and enjoyed the second screening of a movie directed by Laura Astorga, a filmmaker from Costa Rica. Making it to a second screening at the Academy is a big deal for a movie that hopes be nominated for the Foreign Language Film category of the 2015 Oscars, and there is a strong chance th...

Jurassic Wolrd 4 Jurassic World Trailer Features Luxury Travel to Costa Rica

Although the Jurassic World trailer was supposed to be unleashed on Thanksgiving, it appears that Universal Pictures jumped the gun (or the shark, if you watch the trailer below closely) and released an exciting theatrical trailer two days before planned. This new film, which is scheduled to be the mega summer blockbuster of 2015, is faithful to the fictional Jurassic Park universe created by the ...

Mr. DeNiro and Ms. Hightower. Source: Wikimedia Commons Coming Soon to Costa Rica: DeNiro’s Coffee?

Mr. DeNiro and Ms. Hightower. Source: Wikimedia Commons When it comes to celebrity endorsement, the world knows all too well about perfumes, colognes, clothing, and alcoholic beverages. It is no surprise that large catalog of celebrity-branded products would one day extend to coffee, and that day is now. From actors Leonardo DiCaprio to Hugh Jackman and from Bob Marley's son to legendary Aeros...

Source: iCafe Holiday Gift Idea: Handcrafted Coffee from Costa Rica

With the holidays right around the corner, people are scrambling to get thoughtful, high quality gifts for their loved ones and associates. Fine coffee from Costa Rica is shaping up to be a hot present under the holiday tree this year; a couple of months ago we reported on gourmet coffee from Tarrazu offered as an executive gift by J. Martinez & Company, this time we bring you this press relea...

Isla del Coco An Artistic Treasure Hunt in Costa Rica

A special art project inspired by a buried treasure legend in Costa Rica will benefit nature conservation in one of our country's most cherished national parks. Earlier this year, a treasure chest was buried in Isla del Coco (Cocos Island) by a progressive art academy in Vienna, Austria. Later this week, the sole encrypted map to the hidden treasure will be auctioned off in New York City; however,...

Chorreador Connoisseurs in Paris Love Coffee from Costa Rica

From mid-September to late October, French coffee connoisseurs learned about how coffee shapes the lives of residents of Costa Rica through a special photographic exhibit. At La Caféothèque de Paris, located near the Pont-Marie, Saint-Paul metro station, coffee is extremely serious business, and it was here where the work of seven Tico photographers who focus on coffee-related subjects recently to...

Casino Guanacaste Casino Improves Gaming in Costa Rica

The casino experience in Costa Rica is becoming modernized and will soon match the level of gaming seen at some Las Vegas game rooms. Earlier this year, International Game Technology announced that it had been selected as the primary provider of games for the upcoming Croc's Casino Resort in Jaco Beach, slated to open later this year. Nonetheless, casino players in Guanacaste may be able to experi...

National Symphony Orchestra Mozart and Beethoven Join a Tico Composer in Costa Rica

The national deficit in Costa Rica is threatening to freeze future performances by the National Symphony Orchestra (Spanish initials: OSN), but its directors and musicians are moving forward with the current season and preparing to deliver a magnificent performance featuring the works of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Ludwig van Beethoven and Carlos Jose Castro Mora. Beethoven and Mozart certainly do...

Source: IL3 Design New Costa Rica Coffee-Flavored Soft Drink by Jones Soda

Source: IL3 Design Jones Soda is a sparkling beverage company based in Seattle that was originally founded in British Columbia, Canada, in the late 20th century. Until recently, the company mostly catered to the lucrative North American soda market, but in recent years it has been involved in testing international marketplaces in the United Kingdom, Bermuda, and Ireland. Costa Rica is the late...

DiCaprio Leonardo DiCaprio Helps Costa Rica Build a Radar Facility

Source: Wikimedia Commons New York, NY (PRWEB) October 16, 2014 - The Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation provided $2 million to Oceans 5, an international funders’ collaborative dedicated to stopping overfishing and establishing marine reserves in the world’s five oceans. The funds will support projects creating large protected areas in the Pacific Islands and the Arctic, while also improving fis...

The Specialist: The Costa Rica Job How ‘The Specialist: The Costa Rica Job’ Was Produced

Nasty drug cartel members, dirty cops and even terrorists who specialize in manufacturing deadly explosives stand in the way of The Specialist, a retired United States Special Forces operator and former federal agent who is on a daring life-or-death rescue mission to extract a corrupt banker from the hands of kidnappers in Costa Rica.   The Specialist: The Costa Rica Job is a thriller a...

Manuel Antonio You Should Visit Manuel Antonio in Costa Rica (VIDEO)

The Manuel Antonio National Park is one of Costa Rica’s best-known coastal attractions. As previously reported by The Costa Rica Star, a visit to Manuel Antonio entails an enjoyable 2.5 hour drive from San Jose on well-paved roads:; upon arrival you will find gorgeous beaches, plenty of nature, security, and:   A ton of wildlife, including monkeys, raccoons, sloths, crabs, iguanas, and ev...

deepak 2 Deepak Chopra in Costa Rica

Indian-American author, physician and public speaker Deepak Chopra will conduct a conference in Costa Rica at the Centro de Eventos Pedregal in San Antonio of Belen, province of Heredia, on November 24th. Such was the information published by business weekly El Financiero from a wire report released by the Spanish news agency EFE. To this end, event organizer and online ticketing agency eTicket.cr...

Source: Dark Horse Archie Meets Predator in the Jungle of Costa Rica

One of the most interesting and unexpected mashups in the history of comic books will unfold in the lush forests of Costa Rica. Archie Andrews, known to comic book lovers worldwide as the one of the best friends any teenager can hope for, will face off against one of the most abominable and fearsome alien beings in the fictional universe. According to a recent press release by Dark Horse Comics, a...

The Specialist The Specialist: The Costa Rica Job, Excerpt 2

In the 21st century, Costa Rica has become a popular backdrop for fictional thrillers. To this effect, The Costa Rica Star has previously published articles on spy fiction by sci-fi master William Gibson (Spook Country), literary crime novels by the dearly departed Elmore Leonard (Road Dogs), video games by Hideo Kojima (Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker) and by Sony (Syphon Filter), gambling crime f...

30stm 30 Seconds to Mars Landing in Costa Rica

Source: Wikimedia Commons Los Angeles alternative rock band Thirty Seconds to Mars will visit Costa Rica for the first time this coming Sunday, Ocotber 5th. This immensely popular musical group has been accumulating awards, significant radio airplay and sold-out tours for more than a decade, and fans in Costa Rica will soon be able to enjoy their live concert in support of their best-selling “...

Source: Wikimedia Commons Mixed Martial Arts Will Benefit Education in Costa Rica

Source: Wikimedia Commons Starting next year, a television and mixed martial arts (MMA) event production company based in Spain will commence donating a portion of its profits towards the acquisition of books and computers as well as for the construction of small schools in Costa Rica and other nations. The company is Batalla MMA Fight Entertainment, and the proceeds donated will be managed by...

JURASSIC WORLD Jurassic World: Another Major Movie About Costa Rica Filmed Elsewhere

  The fictional universe created by the late author Michael Crichton around Jurassic Park has developed into a very popular, highly successful and extremely lucrative industry. Films, novels, video games, comic books, and merchandising have been generating millions of dollars for the Jurassic Park universe, which Mr. Crichton specifically placed in Isla Nublar, which is based in a mixture ...

The Specialist The Specialist: Crispy Rice Recipe Job (VIDEO)

The fictional character in The Specialist: The Costa Rica Job, written by Charles Peterson Sheppard, is based on the experiences of Phillip Sheppard, a former federal agent and reality television actor who is known for his work on the hit series Survivor. The Specialist happens to be fond of cooking Asian fusion recipes as well.   http://youtu.be/oiOHqCSJm6M...