500 - B.C. Indian hunters come to
the territory of Costa Rica. They cultivated grains, yuka and cotton.
500 - well organized Indian groupsb
trade each other, wage wars and keep culture touches with other Central and
South America tribes.
950 - Queipo tribe settled in the
nowadays terrain of Manuel Antonio National Park.
1492 - Barva volcano
1571 - Spain confirmed the slavery
in its colonies in America.
1506 - Diego de Nicuesa tried to
conquer Costa Rica. After short time, he come back to Spain.
1519 - The discovery of Cano
1519 - Ponce de Leon put on map
1519 - the big epidemy outbreak
decimated Costa Rica Indians.
1522 - 21th of January,; On
expedition of Gil Gonzalez Davila, (during which a large amount of gold was
removed), due to the epidemy outbreak, 1.000 people have been killed.
1524 - The first spanish settlement
in Nicoya Bay - Brusellas has been founded.
1525 - Bruselas is depopulated by
the order of Fernando de Cordoba.
1527 - Diego Lopez de Salcedo
ruined Bruselas village.
1529 - Martin Estete explored the
terrains to the south off the San Juan river mouth, among others Tortuguero
1539 - The name Costa Rica appeared
in documents for the first time.
1539 - Herman Sanchez de Badajoz
was appointed for the leader of Costa Rica.
1540 - Badajoz and San Marcos port
foundation (the first spanish settlements on the atlantic coast).
1540 - Rodrigo de Contreras sent
the expedition, that conquered Herman Sanchez Badajoz.
1540 - Diego de Guttierez was
appointed to explore Costa Rica.
1543 - Costa Rica is put into new
born captaincy-general of Guatemala (which was a part of Vicekingdom of
1543 - Diego de Guttierez came to
Costa Rica and prisoned two cacigues.
1543 -22th of november., Diego de
Guttierez set up Santiago village.
1544 - Indians rebellions and
killing of Guttieres at Tayutic.
1559 - The decision of Spain about
conguest Costa Rica.
1561 - Barva village
1563 - Spanish concvistador Juan
Vasguez de Coronado set up Cartago (capital).
1563 - Juan Vasguez de Coronado
forced the cacigue of Qeuipo tribe to sign the traet with spanish
1565 - Indian angler perceiverd
Virgin Mary on the coffee root (not far from Ujarraz).
1568 - Pedro de Rivera established
1569 - Pedro de Rivera devided
Indians into small groups and give them for different concvistadors.
1570 - The Ujarraz diocese has been
1571 - Cartago authorities wrote to
Spanish King Felipe II and solicited for establishing the diocese.
1571 - Spaniard Juan de Pizzaro
set up the first in the country Franciscan mission San Bernardino de
1577 - By order of governor Diego
de Artieda Caldera port has been established.
1580 - Juan de Pizzaro has been
hung in San Bernardino de Quepos mission.
1601 - 24th of December,; governor
Gonzalo Vasguez de Coronado organized nationwide festivities that are the
beginning of tradition of celebrating X-mas in Costa Rica.
1604 - Port Suerre plundered by pirates.
1610 - The beginning of conquering
1610 - Due to the cruelty of
lieutant Diego de Sojo Indians from Talamanca unleashed the rebellion.
1613 - The foundation of San
Bartolome de Barva.
1619 - Alonso del Castillo y Guzman went to Talamanca, caught and drove back to Cartago 400 Indians..
1622 - Costa Rica asked to belong to Audiencia of Panama instead to Guatemala.
1635 - 2th August, For a Mullatto
girl who was picking the dry twigs, appeared the figure of Black Virgin. (the
immediate reason for building in that place the cathedral in Cartago).
1636 - Matina village
1644 - The rebuilding the church
San Blas in Nicoi.
1649 - Franciscans monks made the
artificial unity of Indians Diquis and Boruca.
1662 - Arias Maldonado in Talamanca. Trial of reestablish Santiago de Talamanca.
1663 - Arias Maldonado left alone in jungle of Talamanca. Survived by the help of Indians.
1665 - Spain closed Costa Rica
ports due to the threats of pirate attacks.
1671 - According to a legend, on
the hills around Quepos 700 tons of treasures from Panama City have been
1681 - The beginning of building
the church in Ujarras.
1681 - Pirate Lorencillo attacked Matina.
1689 - Missionaries Antonio Margil and Melchor Lopez entered Talamanca to christianise Indians.
1690 - The pestilence in
Reventazon, Turrialba and Tuis valleys seriously reduced the population of
1693 - The first case when British come to Talamanca to caught Indians and get them as slaves to Jamaica.
1694 - Repeated outbteak of
pestilence in Reventazon and Turrialba valleys.
1706 - In the vicinity of Heredia,
the chapel has been built.
1709 - Violent uprising of Indians
in Talamanca region.
1709 - Cocoa grains became official currency in Costa Rica.
1709 - A british pirete John
Clipperon together with Queipo Indians explored Manuel Antonio Hills searching
1709 - Revolution in Talamanca. It was lead by Indian Pablo Presbere.
1717 - To Cujubigui (today quarter
of Heredia) the chapel from the other side of Meseta Central has been
1723 - The Irazu volcano eruption
1723 - Turrialba volcano
1724 - Invasion of Miskito Indians
on Matina Valley.
1725 - Miskitos come again to
Matina Valley, this time with peace proposition. (But finally they robberied
1737 - 21th of May, San Jose has
1743 - Franciscan monks established
the church in Orosi.
1746 - Queipo Indians dissapeared
1746 - Due to the threat of
Indian attacks the mission of San Bernardino de Quepos has been closed.
1749 - The foundation of Tres
1755 - Inhabitants of Escazu are
obligated by court to moved to modern capital of the country.
1756 - The earthquake in Cartago.
1767 - The church in Barva has been
1769 - Liberia has been
1778 - Miskito Indians come to
Matina and demand gifts for their kings.
1781 - In San Jose has been
established Royal Canopy Monopoly firm.
1782 - The establishing of
1782 - A bishop Esteban Lorenzo
de Tristan has founded a school and hospital in Cartago.
1783 - The terrain of today La
Sabana Municipal Park in San Jose has been given as free pasures for the cattle
of the porest inhabitants.
1787 - The court of Guatemala
Audience granted Costa Rica a monopoly for trade of tabacco.
1790 - Cayetano Guttierrez built a
town-hall in Heredia (today old town-hall).
1790 - Pedro Antonio Solares (the
richest man in the province) bought todays Casa de la Cultura in Heredii.
1792 - Due to the bad quality of
tabacco, Costa Rica has lost its monopoly for tabacco trading.
1797 - The Cathedral of Immaculate
Concepcion has been built in Heredia.
1804 - The government suggested for
tabacco plantators introducing indygo and sugar cane new cultivations.
1804 - Miguel Ramos founded the
chapelin Santa Cruz.
1808 - The first coffee seedlings
are brought from Cuba.
1812 - Costa Rica sends the
batalion to Nicaragua for restrain antispanish uprisings.
1813 - 11th of January;, The
first session of Council in old town-hall in Heredia.
1814 - Puntarenas for the first
time is granted the name of the most important port in the country.
1814 - The Saint Thomas school
(the future university) has been created.
1814 - 11th of November;, The
last session of Council in (now) old town-hall in Heredia.
1815 - Bishop excommunicated Ticos
who didn`t want to pay the taxes.
1815 - Gold mining began in the
Montes de Aguacate.
1816 - The coffee cultivating
started in Meseta Central.
1821 - Costa Rica freed from Spain
severeignty and became independence nation.
1823 - 5th of April. The Ochomogo
National War ended the quarrel of four towns of Meseta Central about if enter
into Iturbite Empire in Mexico or choose the partly independence in the shape of
the United Provinces of Central America.
1823 - July. The constitutional
tribunal of United provinces of Central America confirmed the first shield of
1823 - 2th of november; The first
change of Costa Rica shield.
1824 - 17th of April; The slavery
in Costa Rica has been suppressed.
1824 - Government began minting
coinage for the first time.
1825 - The chief of Costa Rica
state became Juan Mora Fernandez.
1825 - The first country
constitution has been announced.
1825 - 25th of July, Due to the
referendum, Costa Rica annexed Guanacaste province.
1825 - The first Costa Rica
bishop has been created but out of Pope agreement.
1831 - The first printers in the
country has been founded.
1833 - After local flooding,
inhabitants left forever Ujarraz village.
1833 - "Noticioso universal", the
first Costa Rica newspaper begins publication at Alajuela.
1834 - So calle "ley de la
ambulancia" (the right of moving capital" is come to being.
1834 - Caldera is declared the
main pacific coast port in the country.
1834 - The first mention of
volcanic activity of Poas Volcano.
1835 - September;, San Jose is
attacked by three other towns and the second national war in Costa Rica history
outbroke (the league war).
1835 - San Juan de Murcielagos
became for short time the capital of Costa Rica.
1836 - A few emmigrants led by
Manuel Quijano made the unsuccessful invasion on Guanacaste province.
1837 - San Juan de Murcielagos
stopped being the capital
1838 - Braulio Carillo led Costa
Rica out of the United Provinces of Central America.
1840 - April. The third shield in
Costa Rica history has been confirmed. (Its main elements were fist and
1841 - The earthquake destroyed
1840 - Establishment of Turrialba.
1842 - Honduran Francisco Morazan
made invasion to Costa Rica and overthrew the up to then chief of the country
1843 - Coffee became the main
export good in Costa Rica. The new social class of coffee barons is born.
1843 - British trader William Le
Lacheur in his way back from USA to Europe called to Puntarenas port in
searching for profitable load. Its ship were fullfilled with coffee.
1843 - The Saint Thomas
University come into being.
1844 - The congress admitted the
1844 - The hospital San Juan de Dios has been established.
1846 - The opening of route Meseta
1847 - Puntarenas is declared the
1847 - The Turrialba volcano
1847 - On December, the
traditional corrida in Zapote is organized for the first time.
1848 - 31th of August, Costa Rica
became a republic after decay of United Provinces of Central America.
1848 - Kilka nieudanych rewolt
przeciwko prezydenturze Jose M. Castro Madriz.
1848 - The matches were
introduced to Costa Rica.
1848 - The prison in San Jose
(now the Museum of Children) is erected.
1850 - 1th of March; The Costa Rica
diocese has been founded.
1851 - Anselmo Llorente became the
first president of Costa Rica.
1851 - The earthquake in Meseta
Central destroyed buildings in San Jose, Cartago and Heredia.
1852 - The brewery in San Jose
1852 - The church of La Agonia in
Liberia has been erected.
1852 - Costa Rica and Holland got the diplomatic relationship.
1852 - Strajki w kopalniach złota
1853 - Turrialba volcano
1855 - 6 March; the renovation of
Cathedral in Heredia (after the earthquake of 1851) was come into effect.
1856 - American filibustier William
Walker attacked Costa Rica.
1858 - The cholera epidemy in Costa
Rica killed 10 % of the country population.
1858 - Border treaty Canaz-Jerez between Costa Rica and Nicaragua.
1859 - The coup d`etat. Jose Maria
Montealegre got the power.
1860 - September 14th; Fights at Angostura (between government forces and supporters of Mora).
1860 - Juan Rafael Mora Porras
and his cousin Jose Maria Canas have been shot in Puntarenas for the trial of
coming back to power.
1862 - The church in San Rafael was
1862 - The system of lamps in the
streets came into being in Heredia.
1863 - The realising the oldest
postal stamp in Costa Rica (so called Penny Black).
1864 - The scandal connected with
granted asylum for former salvadoran president Gerando Barrios. El Salvador
government demanded the extradition.
1865 - Limon has been declared the
biggest atlantic port in the country.
1867 - The foundation of Puerto
1869 - Costa Rica vtake control
over Cocos island.
1869 - The primary education
became free and obligatory.
1871 - The beginning of building
the atlantic railway in Costa Rica.
1871 - The beginning of building
of Cathedral Metropolitana in San Jose.
1872 - 1th of January; The Iron
pier in Puntarenas come into being.
1872 - To Costa Rica come the
first groupe oj Jamaican Black volunteers for building the railway.
1873 - The railway connexion
between San Jose-Alajuela started.
1874 - The foundation of the building of Ministry of Education in Alajuela.
1876 - In Heredia El Fortin tower
1876 - Border quarrel Costa Rica
- Nicaragua reborn. Tomas Guardia declared the war, but there wasn`t any
1878 - The Costa Rica bananas
1878 - The first pipe-line in
Heredia has come into the being.
1879 - The strike of atlantic
1881 - The museum in Santa Rosa
National Park is founded.
1882 - The death penalty is
1882 - The first excavations took
place in Guayabo National Monument, under the guidance of Anastasio Alfaro.
1882 - The Liceo of Heredia building has been erected.
1884 - The agreement with british
entrepreneur Minorem C.Keith was signed. It related with finishing building of
1884 - The beginning of
gold-mining in Las Juntas de Abangares.
1884 - Installing public electric lighting in San Jose (much earlier than in London and Paris).
1885 - The school reform is
1885 - March, At Guatemala
suggestion of recreating the Central American United Provinces, Costa Rica
mobilized its armed forces.
1886 - Guatemala and United States
became the mediators in Costa Rica - Nicaragua border quarrel
1886 - Colegio de Senoritas was built (the most expensive building constructed in that time).
1887 - 26th of July, The congress
of Costa Rica ordered building of Juan Santamaria monument.
1887 - The National Museum has been
1887 - The foundation of Liceo Costa Rica.
1888 - The national Costa Rica
Library has been founded.
1888 - The strike of chineans,
jamaican and Italian workers employed in building of railway.
1888 - The building of
Argentinian School in Heredia has been founded.
1888 - The earthquake.
Destructions all over the country, especially in the capital.
1889 - The beginning of Costa Rica
1889 - The Poas volcanoe
eruption. It resulted with creating the new volcanic lake called
1889 - German treasures searcher
August Gissler come to Cocos Island.
1890 - 7th od December; The
building of San Jose - Limon is ended up.
1890 - During her tournee through
Central America, world famous primadonna Adelina Patti dismissed Costa Rica due
to the lack of proper place for permorming. It`s the immediate reason for
building the National Theater.
1891 - 29th of July, On the
strenght of a decision of president, many journalists and oppositionists were
sentenced to exile.
1891 - The inundaciones in Barrio Molina (quarter of Cartago).
1891 - Odsłonięcie pomnika Juana Santamarii w Alajueli.
1892 - Amon Fasilean Duplantier
suggested for government for government creating the new quarter of the capital.
1893 - The new tax for the building
of National Theater. (1 cent for each kilogram of import good).
1894 - San Jose authorities signed
the treaty for building Barrio Amon quarter.
1894 - Santa Cecilia de Musica
school is founded on the place of former National School of Music.
1895 - La Casona colonial building
in Santa Rosa National Park is founded.
1895 - The finishing of building
the house of School of Argentina.
1895 - The National Park in San Jose is designed and there was put the National Monument.
1896 - The finishing of building of
"Metal Building" in San Jose.
1896 - Colon became the official currency in Costa Rica.
1897 - 21th of Ictober, The
finishing of building of National Theater.
1897 - The beginning of building
the pacific railway.
1897 - Gissler became a governor
of Cocos Island.
1897 - The church in Grecia has
1897 - 9. May; The electricity is
installed in Heredia.
1900 - Dr Enrique Carranza try to drive the first car in Costa Rica.
1902 - The Cathedral in Puntarenas
has been built.
1904 - The beginning of building
the church in Palmares.
1904 - The priest Augustin
Blessing climbed on Chirripo Grande Peak.
1905 - Costa Rican put 8 CR-N border markers too far Costa Rica territory.
1906 - Due to the Panama-Columbia
fights, to Talamanca region comes the wave of panamian refugees.
1906 - Retiring president
Ascencion Enguivel Ibarra drove away three rivaling each other candidates for
president and showed his own candidate Cleto Gonzalez Viguez.
1906 - The strikes in gold mines
1906 - All the war elements were taken off from the national shield.
1907 - December., The Casa Amarilla
in San Jose in built.
1908 - On unsuccessful treasures
searching, August Gissler left the Cocos Island.
1909 - A few china immigrants
families from Puntarenas founded there the China Association.
1909 - The church La Merced in
San Jose is built.
1910 - The trailway route San
Jose-Puntarenas came into being.
1910 - The eruption of Poas
1910 - The earthquake destroyed
the church under construction in Cartago. Till today it remained in ruin.
1910 - A strong hurricane hit the
1911 - The banana plantation
1911 - Costa Rica became the
biggest banana exporter in the world.
1911 - First airplane (Bleriot) over Costa Rica (led by Jessie Salignan).
1912 - The Blue Palace (today
Legislative Assembly) has been built.
1914 - The Bank International has been built.
1915 - The Bluff village changed
its name into Cahuita.
1916 - The ZOO in San Jose has been
1917 - Due to the coup d`etat, the
former War Minister Federico Tinoco got a power.
1917 - The main post office
building in San Jose has been founded.
1918 - A tableay informed about the egsecution of Juan Rafael MOra and Jose Maria Canas has been put in Municipal Park of Puntarenas.
1920 - 20th of May. ;Escazu got the
municipal rights and became the capital of canton with the same name.
1920 - 24th of December., The
Temple of Music was built in square of Melico Salazar in San Jose.
1920 - The first (unpaved) road
San Jose-San Isidro was led.
1921 - 28th February; A bishop in
San Jose is established.
1922 - The first public bus in Costa Rica.
1923 - The strike of gold miners in
1923 - The government legalized
The Party of Reforms.
1924 - Pierwsza transmisja radiowa w Kostaryce.
1925 - The first avion incident in the country.
1926 - The cathedral in Cartago
1926 - The train crash near San
Jose, on the bridge over Virilla river. 178 people have been killed.
1928 - The erection of the Methodist church in Alajuela.
1929 - The new building of San Luis Gonzaga College in Cartago was finished.
1930 - The electrification the
trailway route between San Jose-Puntarenas.
1930 - The first Costa Rican movie has been made
1931 - The Comunism Party of Costa
Rica is set up.
1931 - The finish of gold mining
in Las Juntas de Abangares.
1933 - The government set up the
Institute of Coffee, that was to mediate between farmers and exporters.
1934 - the huge strike of banana plantation workers (10.000 people)
1935 - 1 August 1935; a local
earthquake hit Bagaces causing considerable damages.
1935 - A Venezuelan Matute Gomez has purchased the elaborate house in Barrio Los Yoses.
1935 - In the MUnicipal Park of Puntarenas the water pressure tower has been put.
1936 - The renovation of Edificio de Education in Alajuela.
1936 - The Banc International changed its name to Banc National.
1937 - The beginning of construction of Panamerican Highway.
1938 - The opening of the
International airport La Sabana.
1938 - The banana companies moved
its plantations to the Pacific Coast.
1939 - acclaimation Guanacaste a
1939 - acclaimation Guaria Morada
a national flower.
1940 - United Fruit Company built
the lighthouse in the Cano island.
1941 - The foundation of Social
1942 - In Turrialba The Center for
Tropical Agronomy research and Education has been built.
1942 - Unknown Jose Figuerres
Ferrer, in his radio broadcast, critized the government for corruptions.
1942 - Transportations of Germans
and Italians from Costa Rica.
1944 - Jose Figuerres Ferrer
created the Democratic Party.
1945 - The Democratic Party
transformed into The Socialist-Democratic Party.
1945 - Discovery of Venado caves.
1947 - On La Lucha farm, Figueres
initiated training antigovernment military groups.
1948 - The presidencial ellections
won Otilio Ulate Blanco, but up to then president Teodor Picado Michalski
doesn`t want to deliver the power.
1948 - 10th of March. The
national war between governmental army and opposition, led by Jose Figueres
Ferrer The National Liberation Army.
1949 - The finish of building the
new China Association in Puntarenas.
1949 - The first carnival in
Costa Rica history took place.
1950 - The robbery of statue of Black Virgin from Basilique in Cartago.
1952 - The beginning of series Poas
volcano eruptions, that will last through the next two years.
1953 - The Poas volcanoe
1954 - 19th August, The diecese San
Isidro de General has been found.
1955 - The Ministry of Tourism come
1955 - Creation of two-kilometres
buffer zones around every volcanoe.
1956 - Standard Fruit Company
started to act in Costa Rica.
1959 - The museum of Natural
Science was opened.
1960 - The Costa Rica television
come into being.
1960 - The two busts of Jose Maria Canas and Juan Rafael MOra have been put in Municipal Park of Puntarenas.
1961 - 22th of July, foundation of
1961 - Costa Rica has broke
relations with Cuba.
1961 - Eruption of Turrialba
1961 - Costa Rica broke
diplomatic relations with Cuba.
1962 - Sportsmen Alfredo Cruz Bolanos begun the tradition of runnin with torch in the Independence Day from Guatemala to Costa Rica.
1963 - 19th of March. Irazu
volcanoe eruption. In effect, Meseta Central was covered by thick layer of ashes
1963 - The first biological
reserve in Costa Rica come into being.
1963 - Visit USA president George
Kennedy in Costa Rica.
1963 - The summit of presidents
of all Central America countries. During the meeting in San Jose, they planted
La Ceiba trees in front of Ministry of Foreign Affairs building.
1963 - Foundation of Wllsons
Botanical Gardens in San Vito.
1963 - In the main crater of Poas
volcano, the new lake appeared.
1963 - The catedral in Heredia
was declared a national monument.
1964 - Discovery of golden frogs in
1964 - 21th of October. The
alterations to Costa Rica shield have been confirmed. The two additional stars
has been added.
1966 - In Park of Spain in San Jose was erected the tableau for a poet Aquileo J. Echeveria.
1965 - The National Theater is
admitted to be the national monument.
1966 - The Municipal Park La Sabana
in San Jose has been established
1966 - Rincon de la Vieja volcano
1966 - In Park of Spain in San Jose was erected the tableau for Manuel Gonzalez Zeledon.
1967 - The research works in
Barra Honda Hills abolished the theory of their volcanic origin.
1968 - 28th of July. The earthquake
and Arenal volcano eruption.
1969 - the primary education was
declared obligatory and free of cost.
1969 - 21. November; The
Hurricane Martha struck the atlantic coast of Costa Rica.
1969 - The Tortuguero Canals were
opened to the public. Several lagoons and rivers were linked into system of
canals in order to create inland navigation.
1970 - Costa Rica established the
system of national parks.
1970 - In Nicoya cave, (Barra
Honda National Park) the human bones have been discovered.
1970 - The protests of students against the agreement with USA company to extract bauxites.
1970 - Few Nicaraguans kidnapped Costa Rica plane of LACSA airlines and claimed to set free their collegues kept in CR prisones (among others Humberto Ortega).
1971 - The Costa Rica Technical
Institute has been established.
1972 - Manuel Antonio National Park
has been created.
1972 - In Cartago, the monument
of Melico Salazar has been revealed.
1972 - The completely
liquidation of La Sabana airstrip in San Jose.
1973 - The National University in
Heredia has been founded.
1973 - Establishing of Guayabo
1973 - Delivery of Willsons
Botanical Gardens for the Center for Tropical Agronomy Research and
1973 - The new artificial Arenal
Lake creation and covering by water the village of the same name.
1973 - Establishing of Youth Symphony Orchestra.
1974 - Barra Honda National Park
has been established.
1974 - 2th of November;, El
Fortin in Heredia has been declared the national monument.
1974 - 2th of November;, Casa de
la Cultura in Heredia has been declared the national monument.
1975 - La Sabana airport stopped to
be the international airport.
1975 - The Music Temple in
Francisco Morazan square has been declared the national monument.
1975 - The Chirripo National Park
has been established.
1975 - April;, Four big
explosions of Arenal volcanoe. The cloud of ashes reached Tilaran
1976 - Yquirros has been declared
the national bird.
1976 - Casa Amarilla in San Jose
has been declared the national monument.
1977 - December. The government
published a decree about foundation of Indians reserves in Costa Rica.
1977 - 15th of September; The El
Pueblo commercial center in San Jose has been established.
1978 - 4th of April, Hitoy-Cerere
Biological Reserve foundation.
1978 - Through the center of
Braulio Carillo National Park was laid out San Jose-Guapiles road.
1978 - The first rafting in Costa
Rica have been organized.
1979 - 3th of March, Presidents of
Costa Rica and Panama squared the foundation of party national park.
1979 - A road connected the
villages of Talamanca Coast to Limon.
1980 - The post-office building in
San Jose has been declared the national monument.
1980 - Executive decree enlarged
the site of Guayabo National Monument.
1980 - The Day of Black People
1981 - Puntarenas lost the
appellation of the main pacific port for the benefit of Caldera.
1981 - In San Jose the Museum of
Criminology has been found.
1981 - Bolanos island has been
declared the national monument.
1982 - 4th of February, The
presidencial decree about the International Panama-Costa Rica La Amistad
National Park creation come into effect.
1982 - The United
Cristian-Democratic Party (PUSC) has been created.
1982 - Costa Rica and Panama
created The International Friendship Park.
1983 - a Perpetual Neutrality was
1983 - The Pope visit in Costa
1983 - The ecotouristic project
Rara Avis established in Heredia province.
1983 - Unparalelled attacks of
wasps. 500 victims and 9 dead.
1983 - The first time in Costa
Rica history is organized the Day of Ox-card drivers.
1983 - The first case of AIDS is recorded in Costa Rica.
1984 - June; Arenal volcano blows
up with gases, ashes and steam.
1985 - Banana companies liquidated
plantations on the pacific coast.
1985 - In the post-office
building in San Jose, the museum has been established.
1985 - The cocoa plantations were
attacked by fungus monilia germs.
1986 - The Braulio Carillo National
Park has been expanded.
1986 - The electricity brought
lights to Puerto Viejo.
1987 - President of Costa Rica
Oscar Arias Sanchez got the Peace Nobel Price.
1987 - September, Radio for Peace
1988 - In the olimpic games in
Seul, Costa Rica swimmer Silvia Poll got the silver medal on 200 metres free
1988 - In Desamparados has been
established the museum of intelectual Joaguina Garcia Monge.
1988 - Carratas (ox-cards) are
declared the symbol of Costa Rica handicraft.
1989 - Poas volcano emited gases,
that made the acid rains and destruction of coffee and strawberries
1989 - The National Institute of
Biodiversity (INBIO) has been formed.
1989 - In Limon the record
cocaine load (560 kg) has been confiscated.
1989 - The prison in San Jose is
liquidated (nowadays there is the Museum of Children).
1990 - Rafael Angel Calderon
Fournier won the presidencial ellections getting 51 % of votes.
1990 - February;, The fire
destroyed completely la casa de don Braulio Morales in Heredia.
1990 - 22 December; 5,7 R
earthquake hit Alajuela, Ciudad olon and Turrucares Hills. The cathedral in
Alajuela has been damaged.
1990 - The cultural complex of
Perez Zeledon in San Isidro has been inaugurated.
1990 - November, after a massive
slides covered the track, the jungle train was discontinued.
1991 - The tragic earthquake (7,4
R) hit the Limon province.
1991 - In Talamanca region has
been established the first indian bank.
1991 - The private reserve in
Durika Peak has been created.
1991 - The prison in San Lucas
island has been closed forever.
1991 - The Ecomuseum was opened
in Las Juntas de Abangares.
1992 - The Durika Peak Reserve is
opened for visitors.
1992 - The Santa Elena Rain
Forest Reserve has been established.
1992 - The International Art
Festival is inaugurated.
1993 - The cathedral in Alajuela
after renovation has been opened for public.
1993 - September; The tropical
tornado caused the inundationes in Costa Rica pacific coast. 511 people have
1993 - The figure of Virgin Maria
appeared for little boy from Puerto Viejo de Sarapigui.
1994 - 30th of december, the Limon
diecese has been established.
1994 - The fire in Willsons
Botanical Garden destroyed one research building.
1994 - The opening of so called
1994 - The Arenal Volcano
National Park is created.
1994 - June; Los Chiles became a
new border crossing.
1994 - In Cartago was opened the first Supermarket Mas o Menos.
1995 - Guaymi Indians made the
first from 60 years the coronation of indian cacigue in Costa Rica.
1995 - 25th of July, The diocese
Ciudad Quesada has been created.
1995 - 26th of July, protests in
San Jose of teachers and employees of government agencies calling for raising
1995 - The trial of setting up the independent nation Airrecu (on the border N-CR).
1996 - July. The Cesar hurricane
hit south-west part of pacific coast of Costa Rica.
1996 - Costa Rica swimmer Claudia
Poll got the first golden medal in Olympic Games (Barcelona) in Costa Rica
1996 - Wrzesień; INTEL (computer
microprocessor manufacturer) selected Costa Rica as the site of a large assembly
and packing plant.
1996 - In San Jose was initiated
Festival de la Luz.
1997 - The Cocos Island is declared
by UNESCO the site of world heritage.
1998 - February, The presidencial
ellecions won Miguel Angel Rodriguez, a candidate of Social Christian Unity
1998 - 5th of May; The Arenal
volcano eruption. The Centre of Thermal Water has been threated.
1998 - 17th of April, The
Puntarenas diocese foundation.
1998 - The statue of Daniel Oduber Quiros has been erected.
1998 - July; Nicaragua prohibited Costa Rican civil guards from carrying guns while sailing to their posts on the Costa Rican side of the river.
2000 - January; The touristic plane
crash in Rohrmoser (San Jose quarter). 4 people died, 15 wounded.
2000 - January; Due to the strong
rains, the inundaciones in valleys of Talamanca, Matina and Estrella in the
carribean coast. 700 people have been evacuated.
2000 - A fire gutted a nursing
home in Tilaran. 17 residents have been killed.
2000 - One people has been killed
and two have been wounded after the strongest Arenal volcanoe eruption since
2001 - Costa Rica after 40 years
reopen Cuban consulate in San Jose.
2001 - 24. Luty; w Limon urodził się 4-milionowy mieszkaniec kraju.
2001 - March; Capanci National Wildlife Refuge has come into being.
2001 - April; Costa Rica and Canada signed the free trade agreement.
2001 - The historic rancho in Santa Rosa National Park was burnt down.
2001 - Tropical storm Michelle hit the Central America. It caused the floodings in Costa Rica. 400 people have been evacuated.
2002 - January; The creation of new boulevard of Ricardo Jimenez Oreamuno in San Jose.
2002 - May; Heavy rains in Estrella valley. 1.700 people evacuated. Big damages in bananas and platanas plantations.