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    Illegal Drones?

    Since 18 months ago, companies that use drones for commercial purposes have to have the authorization of Civil Aviation (DGAC), however, to date only seven have the green light to do so. Another 11 companies are in the middle of the procedures and expect that in the coming months they will also be duly registered. […] More

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    Pescado Frito y Imperial

    A favorite at any time, but especially in the town of Puntarenas, by the ocean, in an open front restaurant, you cannot beat a Pescado Frito (whole fried fish) and an ice-cold Imperial, Costa Rica’s most popular beer. Bone in or out Pescado Frito and a cold beer by the seaside is always a hit. […] More

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    Costa Rica’s Economic Activity Remains Low

    During January 2019, the Monthly Index of Economic Activity – Indice Mensual de Actividad (IMAE) –  in Costa Rica reported a 1.6% year-on-year increase, which is less than the 3.2% recorded in the same month last year. With the exception of construction, all economic activities were less dynamic than in January 2018. The Central Bank […] More

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    AyA Humor

    Browsing the world wide web, the Internet, I came across this photo that is indicative of the government in action. It seems it takes 10 to work on an AyA repair job. As the Prensa Libre that first published the photo in 2016, says “It is well known among the Costa Rican sayings that it […] More

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    Costa Rica On The Hunt For More Mexican Tourists

    After nearly 100,000 Mexican tourists visited Costa Rica in 2018, this year the authorities plan to intensify the country’s promotion in Mexico’s main cities. According to the latest estimates, this year about 508,000 Mexicans would be considering vacationing in Costa Rica. From the Pro Imagen Group Association press release: Half a million Mexicans have in […] More

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    How expats can maintain a healthy diet in Costa Rica

    Home to beautiful beaches, low-cost and high-quality living, and wildlife in abundance, there are plenty of reasons why Costa Rica is immensely popular with both holidaymakers and permanent relocators. Whether you’re looking to relocate for Costa Rica’s surfing opportunities or just to retire to the sun, there are numerous things to consider before and after […] More

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    Sewer System for US$27 Million

    The Instituto Costarricense de Acueductos y Alcantarillados (AyA) tenders the construction of sanitary sewers, south diversion collectors to Tiribí. “The tender shall be conducted in accordance with the International Public Tendering procedures established in the Policies for Procurement of Goods and Works financed by the Inter-American Development Bank GN-2349-9 and is open to tenderers from […] More

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    Local Currency Shortage Pushes Interest Rates Up

    In Costa Rica, the government’s strong need for financing and the Central Bank’s exchange rate interventions have been putting pressure on the local financial market, pushing up passive rates in Colones. The decrease in liquidity in Colones generated by the pressure exerted by the government and the Central Bank in the local market is the […] More

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    Costa Rica signs FTA with South Korea

    Costa Rica became the second Central American country to enter a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with South Korea, that will give immediate access without tariffs to 80% of Costa Rican products. March 18, 2019 at Casa Preisencial, Foreign Trade minister Dyalá Jiménez Figueres signs the FAT agreemet with South Korea while President Carlos Alvarado, first […] More

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    Costa Rica seeks to prevent fraud in tourist services

    Costa Rica joined this Friday an international campaign on social networks called “Responsabilízate” (Be Responsible), to prevent fraud in tourist services. Santa Rosa National Park is one of the last remaining tropical dry forests in the world. Come see this utopia in all its glory. Photo Twitter The initiative is a coordinated effort by the […] More

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    A Security Portocol Was Activated For The Arrival of Keylor Navas in Costa Rica Sunday

    Rico’s TICO BULL – No, the photo is not of some criminal being escorted by plainclothes police through the hallways of the Juan Santamaria International Airport in San Jose. And no, the shades are not to hide the shame from the cameras. Keylor Navas with Fabricio Chaves, security director of the Costa Rican Football Federation, […] More

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