Miami Trip Equals Big Savings on Black Friday, Tica Says

U.S. discounts so good flights basically “being given away” JUAN SANTAMARIA AIRPORT — Spendthrift mothers have found a way to beat Costa Rica’s inflated holiday sales and circumvent pricey import taxes: Travel to Miami on Black Friday. While Costa Rican stores have picked up on the U.S.’s post-Thanksgiving sales-a-thon, there is no better way to save…

Golfito Announces “Blacker Friday” Sales Bonanza Weekend

Town worried about loss of niche market on “most important day of the year” GOLFITO — As shoppers stretch for the early morning race to their desired store openings today, the town of Golfito has a message for them: our Friday is blacker than yours. Golfito, located in the south-Pacific region of Costa Rica, is famous for…

Chinchilla Tweet Honors Assassination Anniversary of President BLT

President Says Burger King Did Not Act Alone in Murder Plot SAN JOSE — Costa Rican President Laura Chinchilla published a tweet yesterday commemorating the anniversary of the assassination of President BLT and urged further investigation into the alleged conspiracy between Burger King and the ham sandwich. Chinchilla’s tweet, which was thought by many to…

Mae of the Week: November 25

Jose Vargas is this week’s M.O.T.W. He is 29 years old, lives in Alajeuelita with his parents, and is good at watching his sisters do the dishes. In his free time Jose enjoys long walks to the Chino and a good flip through La Teja. His favorite color is mauve.

Costa Rica Cancels NBC Thinking It Was “Nicaraguan Broadcasting Company”

Must wait one calendar year to renew subscription SAN JOSE –  Television channel NBC was removed from Costa Rican airwaves last month because the acronym was thought to stand for the “Nicaraguan Broadcasting Company”, Telecommunications Superintendent Sutel announced this week, finally explaining the station’s mysterious disappearance. The decision to remove NBC was made by national…