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Source: Flick Commons Guns, Guns, Guns: Packing Heat in Guanacaste Even though statistics and public opinion surveys indicate that the administration of former President Laura Chinchilla was able to make good on the campaign promise of a safer Costa Rica, uncomfortable news reports about crimes against persons and property are prompting both Ticos and expats in Guanacaste and other affluent parts of the country to weigh their options with regard to firearms. G...
Water tap Like Water for Guanacaste: Costa Rica Lacks Funding The province of Guanacaste may be home to the Gold Coast beaches, the Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport, the most expensive communities in Costa Rica, and a thriving expatriate scene, but it comes up way short in one aspect: a reasonable and efficient supply of drinking water. One of the most vexing challenges of the current administration under President Luis Guillermo Solis is to ensure...
Source: RSN Nighttime Earthquakes Rattle Costa Rica Source: RSN On Monday, October 13th after 9:30 pm, the Observatory of Seismology and Volcanology in Costa Rica (Spanish acronym: OVSICORI) of the National University and the National Seismology Network (Spanish initials: RSN) 0f the University of Costa Rica reported three seismic disturbances. The first one occurred at 9:31 pm, the second at 9:42 pm and the third at 9:51 pm. The latter quake w...
Giant Manta Ray Underwater Tourism at Isla Murcielago, Costa Rica (HD VIDEO) Although ecotourism and surfing are the top tourism activities in Costa Rica, SCUBA divers in the know have been gradually discovering our numerous underwater havens. In the Pacific Coast we find Isla Murcielago (Bat Islands), part of the Guanacaste Conservation Area. The Bat Islands are located in the midst of the Costa Rica Thermal Convection Dome, the richest concentration of phytoplankton in t...
Punta Islita Punta Islita: Relaxing, Yet Exciting, Vacations in Costa Rica (VIDEO) Vacations in Costa Rica can be as varied as our country's incredible biodiversity. Although mostly know for ecotourism, Costa Rica is now offering adventure, culinary, cultural, educational, scientific, business, and even hedonistic tourism. This means that you can combine more than one activity at once with the right tourism operator. If you would like your vacation to be both relaxing and exciti...
Source: Flickr Commons 3 Reasons You Should Be Marketing Your Small Business in the Off-Season Upon the arrival of the off-season (or "low season" as it's known here in Costa Rica) most small businesses downshift by reducing prices, scope of services, hours of operation, and staff. Some folks just close their doors and go on vacation. Many also slow down or completely stop their marketing efforts, citing reduced resources and capital intake.   Editor's Note: We have updated this ...
Source: Ministry of Public Security Alleged Drug Smuggling Aircraft Crashes in Guanacaste (UPDATE) Source: Ministry of Public Security Officers assigned to the Canas cantonal detachment of Fuerza Publica, the national police force of Costa Rica, rushed to the scene of a reported aircraft that crashed in Guanacaste on Sunday afternoon. Initial reports and pictures of the aviation accident were posted by Minister of Public Safety Celso Gamboa Sanchez on his Twitter feed. Further reporting by ...
Source: Wikimedia Commons 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...
Fuerza Publica Foreigners from Canada and U.S. Detained for Drug Crimes   The crackdown on drug-related offenses in Costa Rica intensified in Guanacaste from January to August of 2014. According to official statistics published by the Ministry of Public Security (Spanish initials: MSP), 233 foreigners have been arrested thus far this year for violations of the Law on Controlled Substances. The majority of those arrested are Nicaraguan and Colombian immigrants,...
Source: Wikimedia Commons Don’t Cry for Me, Scotland: Guanacaste Could be Next   Source: Wikimedia Commons Independence may have been averted in Scotland, but the polling results of the historic referendum to separate the country from the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland are inspiring and motivating secession movements around the world. From Flanders to Texas and from Okinawa to the Basque Country, people who support their region's independenc...

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