PLAYA OSTIONAL, Guanacaste – By 7 p.m., it is already impossibly dark to read the signs on buildings. Every 100 meters or so, a singular yellow street lamp illuminates a small, dim area of the dirt road. The road is bumpy and it is dangerously difficult to see the dips and holes from dried tire marks in the mud.
Auschwitz survivor and former Inter-American Court of Human Rights president Thomas Buerguenthal received an honorary doctorate in recognition for his leadership in and promotion of human rights, including the founding of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights on Friday.
President Luis Guillermo Solís responded to media reports that Nicaragua would add 13 more dredging ships to the two already in the river, which is Nicaraguan territory. The president alleged that the additional dredging would risk affecting the water levels in the river and could damage the Isla Calero wetlands.
Officials of the National Emergency Commission (CNE) confirmed that a mudslide on Thursday night partially blocked the Sarapiqui River in north-central Costa Rica.
In honor of the Western world’s most famous playwright, the inimitable Globe Theatre will visit Costa Rica for a one-night performance at Teatro Espressivo.
The curly-haired defensive midfielder was one of the breakout stars of Costa Rica’s surprising World Cup run to the quarterfinals in Brazil. The 22-year-old started all five matches, and held in check top players like Italy’s Andrea Pirlo during the tournament.
This Saturday’s exhibition by the Costa Rica Cricket Association will showcase veteran players, but also Costa Rican teenagers who participate in afterschool programs.
Costa Rica is well-positioned to start attracting more high-tech jobs and improve its workforce, according to one keynote speaker at the Competitiveness Summit, held Wednesday at Escazú’s Hotel Real InterContinental and co-sponsored by the Costa Rican-American Chamber of Commerce (AMCHAM) and global consulting firm Deloitte.
To reiterate, biking in central San José is a veritable death wish. Inexperienced riders should stick to stationary bikes at the gym.
A roundup of the best events going on August 22-28.