Local News for Playa Potrero, Surfside and Flamingo
Residents are able to leave Costa Rica without losing status
According to the Tico Times, Residents of Costa Rica are able to leave the country without risk of losing their residency status and having to start the process all over again.
Costa Rica closes all Bars and Nightclubs
The Health Ministry on Sunday announced eight new coronavirus cases within Costa Rica.
Largest Cocaine Shipment ever in Limon
Police in Costa Rica have made the biggest seizure of illegal drugs in the country's history - finding more than five tonnes of cocaine in a shipping container.
The drugs were hidden in a consignment of flowers headed for the Netherlands, AFP news agency quoted Interior Minister Michael Soto Rojas as saying.
A suspect has been arrested.
Central America is one of the main routes for cartels moving drugs from South America to the US and Europe.
When the authorities searched a suspicious shipping container on Saturday, they discovered 202 suitcases containing a total of 5,048 packages of cocaine weighing around 1 kg (2.2 lbs) each, AFP reports.
The arrested suspect is a 46-year-old Costa Rican, who drove the shipment to the port.
There are no details as to how the drugs entered Costa Rica or from where. What we do know is the shipments being seized are getting larger and more frequent than in past years.
Covid-19 News update for Canadians in Costa Rica
The Canadian Embassy in Costa Rica has issued updates that are important for Canadian tourists and for legal residents of Costa Rica.
Covid-19 Information from the US Embassy
Here is the latest update from the US Embassy in Costa Rica.
Municipal Elections result in changes
The 2020 municipal elections in Costa Rica were local elections in Costa Rica held on Sunday, February 2, 2020 to elect all municipal offices in the country.