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Cruise ship arrives in Puntarenas to return Costa Rican crew
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Cruise ship arrives in Puntarenas to return Costa Rican crew

Alejandro Zúñiga - April 30, 2020

Residents near Costa Rica's Central Pacific coast awoke Thursday to a strange but familiar sight. Seven Seas Navigator, a 490-passenger, eight-deck ship, was arriving to the port…

Airlines start alerting travelers with flights to Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Airlines start alerting travelers with flights to Costa Rica

Alejandro Zúñiga - March 18, 2020

Airlines have begun warning travelers with flights to or from Costa Rica to review and, if necessary, adjust their itineraries. The communications come in response to Costa…

Tourism Board closes some attractions due to COVID-19
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Costa Rica
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Tourism Board closes some attractions due to COVID-19

Alejandro Zúñiga - March 16, 2020

The Costa Rican Tourism Board (ICT) has temporarily closed four attractions as part of the country's containment efforts in response to the coronavirus pandemic. The following locations…

Coronavirus pandemic begins to affect Costa Rica’s tourism industry
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Costa Rica
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Coronavirus pandemic begins to affect Costa Rica’s tourism industry

Alejandro Zúñiga - March 12, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has caused a significant reduction in international travel, a trend with direct impacts on one of Costa Rica's most important industries. The National Tourism…

Two cruises to Costa Rica cancelled amid coronavirus fears, report says
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Travel & Tourism
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Two cruises to Costa Rica cancelled amid coronavirus fears, report says

The Tico Times - March 9, 2020

Costa Rica will not receive a pair of cruise ships that planned stops in the Pacific city of Puntarenas as their operators adjust itineraries amid the coronavirus…

Traveling in the time of coronavirus: What you need to know
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Travel & Tourism
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Traveling in the time of coronavirus: What you need to know

The Tico Times - March 9, 2020

We've fielded several questions in recent days regarding whether or not to travel as the novel coronavirus spreads worldwide. Since the novel coronavirus first emerged in late…

Travel Thursday: A waterfall hike through the mountains near Heredia
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Travel and Tourism
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Travel Thursday: A waterfall hike through the mountains near Heredia

Alejandro Zúñiga - March 5, 2020

Cerro Dantas isn't for everyone. Located north of Heredia, Cerro Dantas Wildlife Refuge is only accessible by trekking 2 km on a road that has long become…

Global Entry: Costa Ricans could soon apply for a fast pass through US customs
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Global Entry: Costa Ricans could soon apply for a fast pass through US customs

The Tico Times - March 4, 2020

Costa Rica could soon join the short list of countries whose citizens can apply for customs and immigration pre-approval for low-risk travelers to the United States. If…

Lufthansa expanding service between Germany and Costa Rica
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Lufthansa expanding service between Germany and Costa Rica

Alejandro Zúñiga - March 3, 2020

Lufthansa will add a third weekly flight between Frankfurt and Juan Santamaría International Airport near San José, the Costa Rican Tourism Board (ICT) announced. The new offering…

Playa Hermosa to inaugurate accessible beach project
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Playa Hermosa to inaugurate accessible beach project

The Tico Times - March 2, 2020

International support will help turn Playa Hermosa, Guanacaste, into a beach accessible to all. Booking Cares, the humanitarian arm of the travel engine Booking.com, awarded funding to…