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Southwest Airlines to Fly into Liberia, Costa Rica

Southwest Airlines announced that flights from Houston, Texas to Liberia, Costa Rica will start on November 1, 2015, according to Gary Kelly, CEO of the Dallas-based airline.  “These flights will provide much needed competition,” Kelly said. “There will be much needed relief from some of the highest international fares in the country.”  This is great news for people traveling to and from Liberia! Houston’s William P. Hobby Airport is undergoing a $156 million international terminal project, which broke ground in September 2013.  […]


Costa Rica Government Saves INBioparque

Great News for Costa Rican’s and all persons living in this tropical paradise!  One of the great parks, INBioparque was in danger of being closed due to lack of funding.  This would have been a great loss to the many people that enjoy the diversity of animal and plant life that can be found there.   http://www.inbioparque.com/   INBio is the National Biodiversity Institute of Costa Rica, a non-profit organization founded in 1989 dedicated to scientific research and promoting the importance […]


Lower Gas Prices in Costa Rica

When gas prices drop in Costa Rica it is a big deal for consumers!  Costa Rican’s pay some of the highest gas prices in all of Central America.  This decrease has been one of the largest and thus, most exciting for Costa Rica. The Public Services Regulatory Authority (ARESEP) approved a new decrease in the per-liter price of fuel, the second consecutive one during January.  the approval will mean a ₡43 drop in the price of Super gasoline, a ₡49 decrease for Plus gasoline, and […]


Costa Rica Explores New Special Economic Zones with China

  New Special Economic Zones with China was just one of the topics of discussion during President Solis’s recent trip to China. Costa Rica’s president met with China’s president Xi Jinping and signed a strategic partnership agreement focusing on trade, manufacturing, and exports. 2015 will be a challenging year for Costa Rica as this small country has seen a significant decrease in its foreign trade and economic indicators. The move may well be a bid for the next Intel, as […]


Turrialba Volcano Erupts!

Turrialba Volcano blows! Turrialba volcano erupts! Last Wednesday night (Oct. 29) a huge volcanic eruption spewed ash, rocks and possibly magma from the Turrialba Volcano, located 60 kilometers northeast of Costa Rica’s capital, San José. As strange as it may sound, this is a dream — especially if you are a volcanologist!  Among the observations by volcanologists conducting inspections in the area around Costa Rica’s Turrialba Volcano were craters in the earth measuring up to one meter in diameter – […]


The British airline, Thomson just announced its first scheduled route to Liberia, Costa Rica. New airline service consisting of one time per week, non-stop flights will start Nov. 15, 2014 (capacity: 291 passengers) between London’s Gatwick and LIR in Guanacaste, Costa Rica. This is great news for Guanacaste and especially the beach areas of Playa Hermosa, Playas del Coco, Ocotal and Panama.  Attracting tourists, visitors and guests from foreign destinations such as Europe continues to be a challenging task without […]


President Solis Gets Good Marks – 1st 100 days in Office.

President Luis Guillermo Solis of Costa Rica has recently completed his first 100 days in office. Recall, Solis, a professor and not a career politician beat the Liberation Party and vowed to get Costa Rica back on track (Tico Times link below).  I am no political analyst and will refrain from any political ranks — especially in a country where I am a simple resident and not a bonafide citizen, I will however, comment that Solis has his work cut […]


Medical Marijuana in Costa Rica?

It’s true! Did you hear that Costa Rica may join a handful of countries in the Americas to legalize Medical Marijuana? I just read this in the Tico Times (link embedded below). I think this may spark some controversy. It always does and that definitely makes for interesting dinner or Happy Hour conversation. So will that “feature” be yet another valid reason people yearn to return to Costa Rica – whether on vacation, invest or live? This gorgeous country is […]


San Jose Airport Expansionto to Begin in July

According to a recently released official statement an expansion will begin in July on the Juan Santamaria (San Jose International) Airport. The expansion will consist of a new 3,100 square meter terminal on the east side of the property that will include two new boarding gates. The goal of the expansion is to increase the airports ability to receive some 3.5 million passengers by the year 2015. Along with this the goal is to provide the ability to accommodate larger […]


Mobile Data and Voice Outages Planned in Costa Rica

Are you ready for the Costa Rica’s new 4G network? Judging by the planned service outages that will effect all Kolbi wirless services, ICE is clearly not. On March 25th and 26th the areas including Nuevo Arenal, San Ramon and Tilaran will be affected with outages. Then on the 26th and 27th there will be a nation wide outage from 10pm to 10am, so if you count on your mobile service for anything be prepared. The outages are part of […]