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The Annual Good Friday Cayman Hunt in Guanacaste

The Annual Good Friday Cayman Hunt in Guanacaste

In Santa Cruz, province of Guanacaste, residents of the small town of Ortega will spend a significant portion of Good Friday pursuing a member of the Alligatoridae family of species…. Read more »

Shark Warning for Gold Coast Beaches in Guanacaste

Shark Warning for Gold Coast Beaches in Guanacaste

Swimmers and surfers beware: Several whitetip reef sharks, Triaenodon obesus, have been sighted, photographed and filmed over the last few days in both Playa Langosta and Playa Avellanas, both part… Read more »

The Most Dangerous Beaches in Costa Rica

The Most Dangerous Beaches in Costa Rica

Life’s a beach in Costa Rica; unfortunately, so is death sometimes. The number of tourists who come to enjoy Costa Rica continues to grow each year; alas, the number of… Read more »

Documenting the Rich Biodiversity of Songbirds in Costa Rica

Documenting the Rich Biodiversity of Songbirds in Costa Rica

Residents of Costa Rica know that the dry season brings a scarcity of rain and an abundance of birdsong. This is when the lovely yiguirro (Turdus grayii or clay-colored American… Read more »

Observing Jaguars, Grison and Bush Hogs at Night in Costa Rica

Observing Jaguars, Grison and Bush Hogs at Night in Costa Rica

Since 2003, the International Institute of Wildlife Management and Conservation (Spanish acronym: ICOMVIS) has been installing infrared cameras in various national parks in Costa Rica for the purpose of monitoring… Read more »

Child Kidnappings in Playas del Coco Deemed Rumors

Child Kidnappings in Playas del Coco Deemed Rumors

A scary Internet hoax fueled by the flames of social media in Costa Rica prompted neighbors of Playas del Coco and other communities in Guanacaste to hide their children and… Read more »

From Russia With Love: Costa Rica Seeks More Tourists

From Russia With Love: Costa Rica Seeks More Tourists

Добро пожаловать! The preceding Russian expression, which is often pseudo-phonetically written as dobro pozhalovat, means “Welcome!” When properly spoken, it sounds warm and inviting, and it is an expression that… Read more »

This is the Smartphone Charger You Need in Guanacaste

This is the Smartphone Charger You Need in Guanacaste

A few days ago, the Costa Rica Star published an article about the CAT B15, an ultra-rugged smartphone made by Caterpillar that seems to have been custom-made for the active… Read more »

New Tour Explores Cultural History of Guanacaste at Rincon de la Vieja

New Tour Explores Cultural History of Guanacaste at Rincon de la Vieja

Not much is known about the first native peoples to live near the massive Rincon de la Vieja Volcano in Costa Rica’s Guanacaste province. A new archaeology tour at the… Read more »

Guanacaste Signs Agreement to Generate More Clean Energy

Guanacaste Signs Agreement to Generate More Clean Energy

The Co-Op for Rural Electrification in Guanacaste, known as CoopeGuanacaste, recently signed an agreement with the Costa Rican Institute of Electricity (Spanish initials: ICE) that guarantees investment in, and development… Read more »

Why Costa Rica is Not the Best Setting for Jurassic Park

Why Costa Rica is Not the Best Setting for Jurassic Park

Fans of the Jurassic Park universe -created by the late Michael Chrichton- were ecstatic to learn that the production team of the upcoming sequel Jurassic World recently placed a casting… Read more »

Costa Rica is the Land of Viral Videos

Costa Rica is the Land of Viral Videos

Mountains, active volcanoes, beaches, lagoons, indigenous people, tourists, locals, Guanacaste… In less than four minutes, filmmaker Patrick Pearson shows viewers the many facets of Costa Rica in a video that… Read more »

Aerospace Invention from Costa Rica Appears in Sci-Fi Novel

Aerospace Invention from Costa Rica Appears in Sci-Fi Novel

As NASA Hall of Fame astronaut Franklin Chang Diaz was recently being honored with the Buzz Aldrin Quadrennial Space Award in New York City, an author in the United States… Read more »

Troubled Bus Line in Guanacaste Could Lose Operational Permit

Troubled Bus Line in Guanacaste Could Lose Operational Permit

The bus line once known as Transportes La Pampa, which has been serving passengers in Costa Rica since the 1950s, is facing serious accusations by investigative journalists and government agencies…. Read more »

Major Mobile Data and Voice Outages Planned in Costa Rica

Major Mobile Data and Voice Outages Planned in Costa Rica

The communities of Nuevo Arenal as well as Quebrada Grande, San Ramon, and Solania of Tilaran are among the Guanacaste communities that will be affected by suspension of Kolbi wireless… Read more »

Yoga and Surfing are top Draws at Nosara, Costa Rica

Yoga and Surfing are top Draws at Nosara, Costa Rica

One of the most well-known landmarks at Nosara, Costa Rica is the Nosara Yoga Institute (NYI). People come from all over the world for the yoga teacher training and yoga… Read more »

Childhood Memory Leads to Amazing Sensoria Eco-tour in Guanacaste

Childhood Memory Leads to Amazing Sensoria Eco-tour in Guanacaste

When Fernando Madrigal was a young boy growing up in Costa Rica, the place that gave him the most happiness was his grandparents’ farm – called Finca La Troya in… Read more »

Costa Rica Has Arrived in Disneyland By Way of Starbucks

Costa Rica Has Arrived in Disneyland By Way of Starbucks

The next time you are in Southern California and in urgent need of a shot of Costa Rica, you may want to head to Anaheim -specifically Downtown Disneyland. Once you… 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 »

Paradizio in Guanacaste: Affordable Condos in Costa Rica

Paradizio in Guanacaste: Affordable Condos in Costa Rica

Playas del Coco, Costa Rica. March 17, 2014 – The Paradizio condominium developers are excited to announce the debut of their new website and virtual sales office for prospective buyers… Read more »

Smooth Debut of FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup in Costa Rica

Smooth Debut of FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup in Costa Rica

With international matches played in Guanacaste, San Jose and Alajuela on Saturday and Sunday, Costa Rica has thus far proven to be a worthy and gracious host of the FIFA… Read more »

Rainwater Harvesting Could Solve Water Issues in Guanacaste

Rainwater Harvesting Could Solve Water Issues in Guanacaste

As the high tourist season approaches its apex in Costa Rica, water shortages in Guanacaste are becoming more frequent. Waking up to hear the dismal gurgling sound of a faucet… Read more »

Exciting Whitewater Rafting at Arenal Volcano in Guanacaste

Exciting Whitewater Rafting at Arenal Volcano in Guanacaste

The impressive Arenal Volcano is at the top of everyone’s list of places to visit in Costa Rica. The spectacular rainforest around the live volcano, the area’s easy accessibility, and… Read more »

Caterpillar B15 Smartphone: Tough as Nails, Perfect for Guanacaste

Caterpillar B15 Smartphone: Tough as Nails, Perfect for Guanacaste

People love Guanacaste for dozens of reasons, and one of the reasons most often mentioned by adventuresome tourists and expats is the wide range of outdoor activities that can be… Read more »

Sour Grapes: Fruit Peddler Kills Boss in Guanacaste

Sour Grapes: Fruit Peddler Kills Boss in Guanacaste

A man suspected of stabbing his former employer to death after a disagreement is now in custody after he turned himself in at a police station in Carrillo, province of… Read more »

Travel by Guanacaste Municipal Officials Questioned

Travel by Guanacaste Municipal Officials Questioned

The Mayor of Carrillo and other municipal officials in this canton of Guanacaste are well-traveled public servants. According to a report published in recent days by online news site Primero… Read more »

Why Are So Many Canadians Drowning in Costa Rica?

Why Are So Many Canadians Drowning in Costa Rica?

The body of Marceau Gaitan, a 57-year old French Canadian who arrived in Costa Rica along with relatives and friends whose dream of enjoying the pristine beaches of Guanacaste had… Read more »

President Laura Chinchilla Responds to Critics in Guanacaste

President Laura Chinchilla Responds to Critics in Guanacaste

During a recent visit to the city of Liberia, President Laura Chinchilla did not mince any words when she sharply responded to comments made by a labor union leader and… Read more »

Searching for the Elusive $1 Beer in Costa Rica

Searching for the Elusive $1 Beer in Costa Rica

Fuerza Publica, the national police force of Costa Rica, recently reported the arrest of two suspected smugglers on the border with Panama. The men were driving separate cars, but they… Read more »

Now Hiring: Hackers in Costa Rica

Now Hiring: Hackers in Costa Rica

If you own or otherwise manage a website or computer network in Costa Rica, you may want to ensure that your security systems and protocols are solid and up-to-date. Hacking… Read more »