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

Airlines offer increased flexibility in face of spreading coronavirus
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Airlines offer increased flexibility in face of spreading coronavirus

Alejandro Zúñiga - March 2, 2020

Concerned about booking travel in the face of the expanding coronavirus epidemic? Some U.S. airlines have relaxed their change and cancellation fees to give prospective flyers extra…

OIJ CR Safe app provides safety advice for tourists
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Costa Rica
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OIJ CR Safe app provides safety advice for tourists

The Tico Times - February 19, 2020

Costa Rica's Judicial Investigation Police (OIJ) have released a mobile phone application that helps tourists stay safe when visiting the Central American country. The app, called "OIJ…

Puntarenas inaugurates new oceanside park
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Costa Rica
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Puntarenas inaugurates new oceanside park

The Tico Times - February 18, 2020

Puntarenas inaugurated last week an oceanside park that intends to help revitalize a previously underutilized area of the port city. Muellero Park extends 800 meters from the…

Review: Flying Spirit Airlines to Costa Rica
Travel & Tourism
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Travel & Tourism
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Review: Flying Spirit Airlines to Costa Rica

Alejandro Zúñiga - February 18, 2020

Before you fly Spirit Airlines, make sure you know what you’re getting yourself into. As part of our ongoing series reviewing the airlines that fly to and…

Monteverde plans to grow with focus on sustainable tourism
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Costa Rica
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Monteverde plans to grow with focus on sustainable tourism

The Tico Times - February 12, 2020

The mountain community of Monteverde hopes to become a global symbol of sustainable tourism. With support from the Costa Rican Tourism Board (ICT) and the Culture Ministry…

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