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Less taxes: this is Costa Rica’s proposal to regulate cryptocurrencies

A bill submitted to the Costa Rican Legislative Assembly proposes to give legal certainty to cryptocurrency transactions and establish a regulation on the exercise...

Central Bank of Costa Rica estimates economic growth of 4.3% in 2022

Costa Rica's economy would have an expected growth of 4.3 percent by the end of this year, according to the estimate revealed today by...

Costa Rica’s private sector will earn more from January 1

Costa Rica's National Wage Council (CNS) agreed that the minimum wages of private sector workers must increase by at least 6.62% in 2023. However, domestic...

Airbnb, HomeAway, and Vrbo will pay 13% VAT from November in Costa Rica

Costa Rica's Directorate General of Taxation will include, from November 1, the services of Airbnb, HomeAway, and Vrbo in the list of cross-border digital...

Plane with five German citizens disappears off the coast of Costa Rica

The Minister of Public Security of Costa Rica, Jorge Torres, confirmed this Friday night the disappearance of a plane with five German citizens on...

Pacific Alliance approves initiation of negotiations for Costa Rica’s membership

The Council of Ministers of the Pacific Alliance yesterday approved Costa Rica's request to begin negotiations and become part of this regional bloc, according...

Living in Costa Rica: Requirements for digital nomads

In 2021, Costa Rica issued a law to attract international remote workers and service providers, better known as "digital nomads", whose regulations were published...

Ecuador reports progress in free trade agreement negotiations with Costa Rica

Ecuador and Costa Rica have made significant progress in negotiations for a free trade agreement (FTA), Ecuador's Minister of Production, Foreign Trade, Investment and...

Chile and Costa Rica elected to UN human rights council

Chile and Costa Rica were elected to the United Nations Human Rights Council in a vote that prevented Venezuela's re-election, the foreign ministries of...

Costa Rica agrees to US$710 million in IMF financing to combat climate change

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) technical mission today agreed with the government of Costa Rica on US$710 million in financing to help meet its...

Costa Rica fights drug smuggling on the Pacific coast

According to the Judicial Investigation Agency (OIJ) of the Supreme Court of Costa Rica, authorities are increasingly uncovering the activities of drug trafficking groups...

Several dead and dozens injured by a landslide in Costa Rica

At least three people were killed, and 25 needed medical assistance due to a landslide caused by heavy rains in the area of Cambronero,...

Ecuador and Costa Rica start negotiations on free trade agreement

Representatives of the governments of Ecuador and Costa Rica have begun rounds of negotiations for the signing of a free trade agreement between the...

Costa Rica ends mandatory Covid vaccination and will investigate purchase

The new center-right president of Costa Rica, Rodrigo Chaves, announced last week the end of mandatory vaccination against Covid-19 and announced an investigation into...

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