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Source: Wikimedia Commons Luxury Services: Business Opportunity for Expats in Costa Rica?   Source: Wikimedia Commons Specialized housekeeping and nanny services, on-call chefs who cook on demand at the residences of their clients, limousine transport, and personalized security are some of the luxury services that are going through a burgeoning phase and could see a brighter future in Costa Rica. To a certain extent, these services could be offered by expats who have not on...
Source: Wikimedia Commons Liquor-Free Towns During Independence Day in Costa Rica Source: Wikimedia Commons For many people in Costa Rica, celebrating Independence Day means enjoying parades, picnics and a few ice-cold bottles of Imperial with neighbors at the local bar. Notwithstanding, not all municipalities share the same patriotic standpoint, and some municipalities believe that there is no place for booze during Independence Day celebrations. As a result, some towns in...
Source: MSP Facebook Smuggler’s Blues in Costa Rica Source: MSP Facebook The illegal importation of goods into Costa Rica has been keeping law enforcement agencies on their toes over the last few years. Drug trafficking is but a tiny portion of the vast and flourishing smuggling realm in Costa Rica, which has grown to include over-the-counter and prescription medications, designer clothing, premium liquor, handcrafts, herbal remedies, cows, and...
Source: Fuerza Publica U.S. Expat Arrested for Alleged Drug Crime in Costa Rica Source: Fuerza Publica A citizen from the United States was arrested on September 1st, 2014 by police officers assigned to the canton of Carrillo, in the province of Guanacaste. According to press release CP-1171-2014 issued by Fuerza Publica (Costa Rica's national police force) the North American man, whose last name was reported as Riley, was approached and searched by officers patrolling Pl...
Octopi on deck prior to confiscation. Source: MSP A Black Eye for the Coast Guard in Costa Rica The National Coast Guard Service of Costa Rica has been proudly protecting life, property and coastal ecosystems for nearly 15 years. The Costa Rica Star often publishes news reports about how the men and women of the Coast Guard in Costa Rica rescue marine species from poachers, capture drug smugglers, save people in the ocean, and prevent illegal fishing. This time, however, we bring you a repor...
Drug Rehab Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Centers in Guanacaste, Costa Rica Drug and alcohol abuse rehabilitation can be rewarding in Guanacaste The Pura Vida philosophy and the proclivity of Ticos to enjoy their lives by letting others enjoy theirs is often misconstrued as a hedonistic pursuit. Many tourists arrive in Costa Rica in search of what they define as a good time, which is often a euphemism for getting lost in the throes of liquor and controlled substances ...
Source: Flickr Beaches of Guanacaste Among the Cleanest in Costa Rica Source: Flickr Of the three coastal provinces of Costa Rica, Guanacaste has the highest number of beaches that proudly display the Blue Ecological Flag. According to online news site Primero en Noticias, 51 beaches in Guanacaste meet the strict environmental conditions needed to receive the blue flags awarded by the Ministry of the Environment and the National Board of Tourism (Spanish initial...
One day pass tour What to do in Guanacaste? Get the One Day Pass at Hacienda Guachipelin Some of the best things to do in Guanacaste, Costa Rica are found at Hotel Hacienda Guachipelin. The dilemma actually is trying to decide what to do, since there is so much from which to choose. That’s why the One Day Adventure Pass or the One Day Nature Pass really is your best bet. If you stay at this Rincon de la Vieja hotel for several days, you can go for both! You don’t necessarily have t...
Rio-San-Juan Nicaragua Canal Project Moving Away from Costa Rica, For Now Part of the San Juan River Strong warnings by scientists, a sobering maritime navigation analysis and the sudden death of a Chinese engineer are among the latest news coming from the controversial and quixotic Nicaragua Canal project, which appears to moving away from the San Juan River and Costa Rica's northern border. However, some analysts believe that the move may be temporary. The Nica...
Cala Luna pool Now is the time for Hot Costa Rica Travel Deals As the summer season in Costa Rica winds down and the green season draws near, it is time for great Costa Rica travel deals. One such bargain is a hot Costa Rica vacation package of a romantic getaway for two to Cala Luna boutique hotel at Tamarindo Beach. The Cala Luna Romantic Beach Package includes: three nights’ accommodation in a deluxe room with a romantic welcome of sparkling wine and...