Newspapers in Costa Rica
Costa Ricans do like to read newspapers!
The literacy rate is very high in Costa Rica, and everywhere, especially in the
mornings, you will see people browsing the latest news.
Most papers are sold
in the streets, but there is delivery as well in some locations. The largest newspaper by
far is La Nacion, but there
are other important papers as well. Each of the Spanish language
papers puts its own spin on the news, exactly as do the newspapers in other
countries. Some are very conservative, others are informal and, at times,
sensationalist. Read and experiment!
Hint! If you download and install the Google Chrome browser, it will translate instantly these Spanish language newspapers. While this is handy, if you are living here, or plan to do so, best to learn the language!
Two other on-line papers are published as well, Q Costa Rica and AM Costa Rica.
Hint! If you are renting
property, buying property, buying a car, etc., the Spanish language papers
often offer the best pricing as their market is to the Latino market. Saying
that, it is best to expect the advertiser speaks Spanish.
Real Costa Rica offers real-time, live news feeds in English for
Costa Rica, Central America and
the World. Click any of those links to view in this window.
Also, each of the newspaper links listed below can be opened in a new window
or within this this page.
Spanish Language Newspapers in
All the above papers except El Periodico are published in
hard copy as well
On-line English Language Newspapers in Costa Rica
Q Costa Rica
AM Costa Rica
On-Line Spanish Language newspaper
CRHoy Offers an excellent Twitter feed also in Spanish
For Radio and TV information, click here.