SPANISH and ENGLISH READING COSTA RICA NEWSPAPERS
Costa Ricans like to read! Unlike many other countries, 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 by far is La Nacion, but there are other important papers as well. Each of the Spanish language papers, puts it's 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!
The only true English newspaper (printed and online) is The Tico Times, published weekly. However, if you want up-to-the-date news, forget about it, it summaries events that occurred during the week and the last issue. Still, it is a good source for news amoung those Americans those who lack the ability to read Spanish. Two other on-line papers are published as well, Inside Costa Rica and AM Costa Rica.
Special Note: If you are renting or buying anything, the Spanish language papers often offer the best deals.