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Manuel Antonio National Park now offers online tickets
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Manuel Antonio National Park now offers online tickets

Alejandro Zúñiga - August 24, 2020

Purchasing tickets to Costa Rica’s most popular national park is getting easier. The National System of Conservation Areas (SINAC) announced this month that it has implemented an…

Manuel Antonio reopens with capacity for 1,300 daily tourists
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Manuel Antonio reopens with capacity for 1,300 daily tourists

Alejandro Zúñiga - May 18, 2020

Costa Rica’s most popular national park is reopening to the public.  Manuel Antonio National Park near Quepos, Puntarenas joins several other protected wildlife areas across Costa Rica…

Chirripó National Park closed indefinitely starting this weekend
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Costa Rica
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Chirripó National Park closed indefinitely starting this weekend

The Tico Times - February 14, 2020

Chirripó National Park will be closed "until further notice" beginning on Saturday, Feb. 15, according to the National System of Conservation Areas (SINAC). The reason for the…

Cocos Island earns worldwide ‘Blue Park’ distinction from Marine Conservation Institute
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Costa Rica
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Cocos Island earns worldwide ‘Blue Park’ distinction from Marine Conservation Institute

Alejandro Zúñiga - October 24, 2019

Costa Rica's Cocos Island has been designated as a "Blue Park" by the Marine Conservation Institute, the organization announced this week. The distinction highlights "the world's best…

Poás Volcano National Park to remain closed due to ‘high probability’ of further activity
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National Parks
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Poás Volcano National Park to remain closed due to ‘high probability’ of further activity

Alejandro Zúñiga - September 30, 2019

Update (Wednesday, Oct. 2): The National Park has reopened. Click here for the story. The original story is below. * * * * Poás Volcano National Park, among the…

Cocos Island nominated for Global Ocean Refuge distinction
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Costa Rica
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Cocos Island nominated for Global Ocean Refuge distinction

Alejandro Zúñiga - July 5, 2019

Costa Rica's Cocos Island is one of six finalists to be designated as a "Global Ocean Refuge" by the Marine Conservation Institute. The organization nominates "protected areas…

Hiking Costa Rica: Arenal Volcano National Park
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Arenal
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Hiking Costa Rica: Arenal Volcano National Park

Alejandro Zúñiga - May 4, 2019

ARENAL VOLCANO NATIONAL PARK COSTA RICA — It almost seems silly, hiking several kilometers through secondary forest to see a single tree. That is, until you reach…

Manuel Antonio expands capacity following improvements
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Costa Rica
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Manuel Antonio expands capacity following improvements

Alejandro Zúñiga - April 30, 2019

Costa Rica’s most popular national park is getting busier. Manuel Antonio National Park now welcomes up to 2,700 visitors each day following upgrades to its wastewater treatment…

Poás Volcano registers overnight eruption, National Park closed Monday
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Costa Rica
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Poás Volcano registers overnight eruption, National Park closed Monday

Alejandro Zúñiga - February 11, 2019

Poás Volcano erupted early Monday morning, prompting the closure of its national park. According to the Volcanological and Seismological Observatory of Costa Rica (OVSICORI), the eruption began…

Cocos Island celebrates 20th anniversary as a Natural Heritage Site
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Environment & Wildlife
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Cocos Island celebrates 20th anniversary as a Natural Heritage Site

The Tico Times - December 5, 2017

Located 532 km away from Cabo Blanco, Puntarenas, Cocos Island is celebrating its 20th anniversary of being declared by the UNESCO as a Natural Heritage for Humanity…

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