A trio of international publications has featured Costa Rica in recent news coverage.
In a story published March 5, Janna A. Zinzi of Condé Nast Traveler described experiencing white nationalism in Guanacaste and finding a community among Black expatriates in Costa Rica:
“I’m going to deeply miss the camaraderie and sisterhood here, but I’m headed next to the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica for my next three-month adventure. Because it’s where the majority of Afro-Costa Rican and Indigenous people live, along with many Black North American expats, I’m hoping I’m less likely to be attacked by white nationalist imagery. I have no expectations of any utopia but now know that I can find the sense of support and safety that I need in those around me.”
CNN and USA Today published articles detailing tourism to Costa Rica during the coronavirus pandemic. As CNN explains:
“Costa Rica is known for its “pura vida” (pure life), and, pandemic aside, the vida is still pura here. This is a country for nature lovers, with both a Caribbean and Pacific coast, and jungle covering about a quarter of the country. Whether you’re here for the cloudforests, the volcanoes or the incredible nature and wildlife, your shoulders will definitely drop a few inches.”
Meanwhile, USA Today highlighted Arenal, Monteverde, Manuel Antonio and Santa Rosa National Park as popular vacation destinations:
“Costa Rica’s rich biodiversity and natural beauty puts it at the top of the list of inspiring family travel destinations. … It’s brimming with things to do, and it provides a model of thoughtful, sustainable living that’s a better souvenir than anything you could take home and frame.”