English-language Media in Costa Rica

Information about the local and international English-language print and broadcast media that is available in Costa Rica...

There are many options for those seeking English-speaking radio and television channels, as well as print publications, when living in Costa Rica.

Print Media

Most major publications are available online as well as in print. For a more portable digital version, apps like the Mail Plus App from the UK's Daily Mail Group allow the latest news to be read on a phone or tablet, often for much less than the cost of a subscription.

  • Tico Times: Weekly newspaper, published each Friday. Local and community news, editorials, upcoming events calendar, travel reviews and classifieds. Online edition available. To subscribe to the print or digital editions, send an email
  • The Tamarindo News: English and Spanish monthly community newspaper featuring local, national and sports news, a business directory, and events calendar for the Guanacaste province
  • The Voice of Nosara: Local news for Nosara, Nicoya and Samara, with classifieds, local community issues and information about upcoming events. In English and Spanish
  • Costa Rica Traveler: Travel magazine with information about hotels, real estate, tours and visiting Costa Rica

Online Media

  • A.M. Costa Rica: Online newspaper featuring local and international news, food and lifestyle sections, classified advertisements and events calendar
  • Inside Costa Rica: Online newspaper covering news from Costa Rica, politics, business, sports, lifestyle, health, fishing, environment and travel
  • The Costa Rica News: Online news and articles covering technology, health, culture, real estate, environment, travel and tourism in Costa Rica

Radio

Radio Dos: Spanish radio station with some English-language programs, including the Evan Luck Show.

Radio on the Internet

Many international radio stations are available streamed live on the Internet.

Television

Cable television with English-language programs is available in Costa Rica, mainly in the Central Valley regional and the capital San José. Some beach areas also have access to cable TV.

See the section on Television in Costa Rica for further information.