Virgin Sacrifice Would Decrease Volcanic Activity Experts Say

Sacrifice refuses to throw himself into the crater HEREDIA — Eruptions from the Turrialba Volcano continued Thursday afternoon, spewing even more ash into the air. The explosion is the most recent in the increasingly violent activity from the volcano. Scientists are concerned that if preventative measures are not taken soon, the entire central valley will become covered…

Mae of the Week: December 23

This week’s M.O.T.W. is Daniel Smith. Smith, a self-proclaimed ‘Gringo-Tico’ after his 1.5 years in Costa Rica, loves to complain about everything that is different from the U.S. while maintaining no desire to ever return. Having lived in Costa Rica for 18 months illegally, Smith has never made a ‘visa run’ due to his legally…

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…

Costa Rica Installs Ramps to Replace Failing Bridges

Ramps will add tourist appeal to national highways, Chinchilla says SAN JOSE – Costa Rica’s congress voted unanimously yesterday to install ramps to vault national motorists over rivers instead of relying on the country’s failed bridge system. National bridges La Platina, La Vara Blanca near La Paz waterfall, Circunvalación and Puente La Amistad in Guanacaste will be…