An annual Aug. 2 pilgrimage draws some 2.5 million people to visit La Negrita and thank her for miracles performed. Visitors to the basilica can see the rock where she appeared and display cases filled with tokens of appreciation for prayers answered. They also collect containers of holy water from a spring underneath the church.
Shuttle service is a shared transportation option in an air-conditioned minibus (or coaster) between popular destinations. Shuttle routes operate daily, and in some cases there are multiple departure times throughout the day. However, shuttles are by no means a public bus. They are subject to availability and must be reserved in advance. For group sizes
The Central Bank of Costa Rica (BCCR) has enforced a new methodology to calculate the reference exchange rate of the US dollar, and it has already showed results. The bank confirmed in a news release that during the first day of the new methodology, applied on Tuesday, the exchange rate differential — the difference between
Costa Rica is close to launching its first hydrogen-fueled bus, a prototype that could usher in a new, clean transportation system that reduces the import of hydrocarbons. The bus, developed by U.S. Hybrid Corporation, has an electric motor fueled by hydrogen stored in a tank, according to José Castro, scientific director of Ad Astra in
Costa Rica’s emerging plan to build a major new international airport in Orotina, an hour west of the capital, took a major step forward Monday with the signing of a $1.5 million contract with a British firm to conduct feasibility studies. President Luis Guillermo Solís signed the contract, granted in a public bid, with British
President Luis Guillermo Solís ordered a group of his ministers and officials to draft, within 30 days, a comprehensive plan to improve protection for cyclists. Solís announced the order on Monday during an event in San José where he officially inaugurated the new school year. The president asked ministers of Public Education, Transport and Public Works (MOPT), Culture
Hard Rock International will build its first resort in Costa Rica in the province of Guanacaste, the company announced on its website. The all-inclusive Hard Rock Hotel Papagayo is set to open by early 2018. The 294-room resort will be located 30 minutes from Liberia’s Daniel Oduber International Airport. The resort will provide travelers with
Costa Rica’s bad weather blues just won’t quit. Still reeling from a deadly hurricane and seeing an uptick in ashfall from Turrialba Volcano, the country is now being threatened by a large cold front that’s brought heavy rains and winds with it. The front that is entering on the Caribbean side has already led to