NEWS FROM COSTA RICA

"Costa Rica: The 2nd Best Destination in the World for Foreign Investment in Tourism"
thecostaricanews.com

 

The fact of having 6.5% of the world’s biodiversity amazes more than one from the moment you set foot on Costa Rican territory. Precisely, natural resources are one of the aspects that most impressed the jury that evaluated Costa Rica among 51 countries, ranking it as the 2nd-best global destination for attracting foreign direct investment (FDI) in tourism, preceded only by Australia.          READ MORE

"The 9 Provinces Of Costa Rica" QCostaRica.com

Rico’s TICO BULL – Costa Rica issues national id, the Cédula de identidad, commonly known as the “cedula”, to its citizens based on the physical provinces they were born, San Jose, Alajuela, Heredia, Cartago, Limon, Puntarenas, and Guanacaste.

The identity card number is designed to identify citizens numerically. The nine-digit number consists of three parts: the first corresponds to the seven provinces where the person was born: 1 – San Jose, 2 – Alajuela, 3 – Cartago, 4 – Heredia, 5 – Guancaste, 6 – Puntarenas, and 7 – Limon.              READ MORE

  

"Ten Costa Rican Expressions for Retired Expats and Tourists"  Tico Times

You can’t call yourself fluent in Costa Rican Spanish unless you understand its slang. Over the past several weeks, we have introduced you, dear reader, to tiquismos and costarriqueñismos as part of our “Tico Talk” series.      READ MORE