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Closure of Intel manufacturing slowed export growth, latest report shows

August 21st, 2014 (InsideCostaRica.com) Costa Rican exports for the first seven months of 2014 grew just 1.4%, according to the latest report by foreign trade promoter, Procomer.   According to…

Trial of those accused of Jairo Mora murder to begin October 27th

Trial of those accused of Jairo Mora murder to begin October 27th

August 21st, 2014 (InsideCostaRica.com) The trial of seven suspects in the murder of environmentalist Jairo Mora, 26, will begin on October 27th in the Criminal Court of Limón, according to…

Guanacaste water shortage has hotels threatening to close their doors, layoff staff

August 21st, 2014 (InsideCostaRica.com) PLN lawmaker, Juan Marin said this week that the chronic water shortage in Guanacaste is so bad that nine hotels in Tamarindo and Langosta are threatening…

BCR, Banco Nacional introduce 40-year mortgages

BCR, Banco Nacional introduce 40-year mortgages

August 21st, 2014 (InsideCostaRica.com) The State-owned banks, Banco de Costa Rica (BCR) and Banco Nacional have introduced 40-year mortgages in colones, the longest term offered to date in the country.…

At least 23 new hotels coming in the near future; will add nearly 2,500 rooms

At least 23 new hotels coming in the near future; will add nearly 2,500 rooms

August 19th, 2014 (InsideCostaRica.com) Another 23 new hotels that are under construction or with approved construction permits will add an additional 2,444 rooms to the country’s inventory, according to the…

Costa Rican Oil Refinery in long battle with tax authorities

Costa Rican Oil Refinery in long battle with tax authorities

August 19th, 2014 (InsideCostaRica.com) The Costa Rican Oil Refinery (RECOPE) has been charged more than $180 million (¢96.6 billion) in penalties and interest by the Treasury as the result of…

Hundreds of cattle smuggled into Costa Rica per week as drought ravages Nicaragua pastures

August 19th, 2014 (InsideCostaRica.com) Some 200 to 300 head of cattle are being illegally smuggled into Costa Rica from Nicaragua every week in the border areas of Upala and Los…

San Carlos residents report suspicious helicopter

August 19th, 2014 (InsideCostaRica.com) Residents of Aguas Zarcas, Venecia, San Miguel and La Virgen de Sarapiquí in San Carlos in Costa Rica’s Northern Zone reported to authorities the presence of…

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