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Skyscrapers is NOT Something Costa Rica is Famous For

However a USA-based real estate developer plans on changing that with the upcoming Torre 40. Slated to begin construction in the 1st quarter of next year (2017), Torre 40 will measure nearly 500′ tall and consist of 41 floors. This will make it 11 floors taller than the current tallest building in the country Torre

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Moody’s warns Costa Rica could face downgrade if fiscal reform delayed

April 23rd, 2014 (InsideCostaRica.com) Ratings agency Moody’s is warning that Costa Rica could lose its current Baa3 credit rating should the new government of Luis Guillermo Solís delay fiscal reform until next year. The warning comes as part of Moody’s latest credit opinion on the country, published on April 15th. Costa Rica’s current ‘Baa3-negative’ rating

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The Broken Road – Starting a Beach Town Business in Costa Rica

Life is not easy. I have found this every step of the way in Costa Rica while trying to build a life of my own. I was never one to follow the rules of society. I felt like the path of life that was set before most people was just not for me. I wanted

Torre 40 San Jose

Skyscrapers is NOT Something Costa Rica is Famous For

However a USA-based real estate developer plans on changing that with the upcoming Torre 40. Slated to begin construction in the 1st quarter of next year (2017), Torre 40 will measure nearly 500′ tall and consist of 41 floors. This will make it 11 floors taller than the current tallest building in the country Torre

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Costa Rica bouncing back from IT job layoffs, seeking digital entrepreneurs

Costa Rica’s IT sector is already taking a constructive approach to the double whammy it received earter this month with the announcements that Intel (Nasdaq: INTC) and Bank of America would lay off a combined 3,000 workers due to a restructuring of global operations. The country’s ICT chamber Camtic, along with the labor and social security ministry (MTSS), are currently

Entertainment

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30 Seconds to Mars Landing in Costa Rica

Los Angeles alternative rock band Thirty Seconds to Mars will visit Costa Rica for the first time this coming Sunday, May 4th. This immensely popular musical group has been accumulating awards, significant radio airplay and sold-out tours for more than a decade, and fans in Costa Rica will soon be able to enjoy their live

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Costa Rica’s 3rd Annual Craft Beer Festival at Avenida Escazu April 5th

Locally crafted beer will surprise palates at the Costa Rican Craft Brewers Association’s 3rd Annual Craft Beer Festival. -The Festival will take place at Avenida Escazu Saturday, April 5th beginning at 11am and running until 5pm. -There will be more than 32 craft beers available for attendees to sample and enjoy. San Jose, Costa Rica

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30secondstoMars

30 Seconds to Mars Landing in Costa Rica

Los Angeles alternative rock band Thirty Seconds to Mars will visit Costa Rica for the first time this coming Sunday, May 4th. This immensely popular musical group has been accumulating awards, significant radio airplay and sold-out tours for more than a decade, and fans in Costa Rica will soon be able to enjoy their live

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Flower Petals Explode Like A Volcano Over Town In Costa Rica

It may have looked like a scene out of a dream, but, for one day last year, a town in Central America was covered in 8 million flower petals. While the rain of petals over Costa Rica was all part of a shoot for a Sony advertising campaign, the beautiful display stood out in its own

Lifestyle

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In Costa Rica Family is EVERYTHING

Having been living in Costa Rica now for over 9 years, it can be said that without a shadow of a doubt…family is EVERYTHING! Families here are large and close knit. Being predominantly Catholic, the tiny nation of 4.2 million relies heavily on its family bond. Whether its a marriage or a birth of a

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Water-Smart Gardening in Costa Rica

These Gardener’s Supply-designed self-watering planters make good use of a growing waste challenge in developing countries: 55-gallon plastic drums. I had two goals when I started Gardener’s Supply back in 1983. First, I wanted to establish an earth-friendly gardening company that would help people have better gardens and learn to be environmental stewards of their

Travel

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Costa Rica’s Pacific coast surfing

Costa Rica is dream paradise of dense jungles, misty mountains, and just over 900 miles of coastline between the Caribbean and Pacific coasts. Home to almost 5% of the world’s biodiversity, this small tropical Central American country is just 9 degrees above the equator which means warms weather all year round with water temperatures in

Politic

moodys

Moody’s warns Costa Rica could face downgrade if fiscal reform delayed

April 23rd, 2014 (InsideCostaRica.com) Ratings agency Moody’s is warning that Costa Rica could lose its current Baa3 credit rating should the new government of Luis Guillermo Solís delay fiscal reform until next year. The warning comes as part of Moody’s latest credit opinion on the country, published on April 15th. Costa Rica’s current ‘Baa3-negative’ rating

Sport

surfing-pacific-coast

Costa Rica’s Pacific coast surfing

Costa Rica is dream paradise of dense jungles, misty mountains, and just over 900 miles of coastline between the Caribbean and Pacific coasts. Home to almost 5% of the world’s biodiversity, this small tropical Central American country is just 9 degrees above the equator which means warms weather all year round with water temperatures in

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