Fuerza Pública officers said that they have detained a suspect in the rape of an 18-year-old North American woman in Playa Tamarindo.
The arrest took place in the Pacific beachtown, they added.
There was little additional information but it appears that the man, identified by the last names of Calderón Fonseca, was detained a short time after the crime.
He was remanded to the Ministerio Público to await court action. More details probably will be released by the Poder Judicial today.