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Costa Rica to begin work with FAA to recover Category 1 status
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Costa Rica to begin work with FAA to recover Category 1 status

Alejandro Zúñiga - May 31, 2019

Costa Rican authorities will meet with the United States’ Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) next month in an attempt to recuperate the country’s Category 1 airspace designation. According…

American Airlines expanding service to Costa Rica
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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American Airlines expanding service to Costa Rica

Alejandro Zúñiga - May 11, 2019

Visitors to Costa Rica will have additional flight options when the world’s largest airline expands it service to the country. Starting Dec. 18, 2019, American Airlines will…

Face-to-face with a sea turtle at Caño Island
Travel & Tourism
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Travel & Tourism
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Face-to-face with a sea turtle at Caño Island

Alejandro Zúñiga - April 9, 2019

Ten miles off the Osa Peninsula, the waters surrounding Caño Island contain one of the most extensive coral reef formations in Costa Rica. Accessible via boat from…

Trip Report: Flying domestic airlines in Costa Rica
Travel & Tourism
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Travel & Tourism
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Trip Report: Flying domestic airlines in Costa Rica

Alejandro Zúñiga - April 6, 2019

TAMBÓR, Puntarenas — Instead of long check-in or security lines, two iguanas watched me carefully, asserting dominance by nodding their heads. Since NatureAir ceased flights last year,…

Tourism Board invests $1.5 million in lifeguard program for Costa Rican beaches
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Tourism Board invests $1.5 million in lifeguard program for Costa Rican beaches

Alejandro Zúñiga - April 3, 2019

Costa Rica plans to make its beaches safer with a $500,000 annual investment between 2020 and 2022 to establish lifeguard programs at the country’s most dangerous beaches.…

European airlines plan to increase flights to Costa Rica, ICT says
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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European airlines plan to increase flights to Costa Rica, ICT says

Alejandro Zúñiga - March 11, 2019

The sight of a long-haul jetliner arriving in Costa Rica from Europe may soon become even more common. The seven airlines that fly non-stop to Juan Santamaría…

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Costa Rica 101: Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO)

Alejandro Zúñiga - February 19, 2019

Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO) is both the first and last destination for the majority of tourists to Costa Rica. Air travel can be stressful enough before…

International tourism to Costa Rica continued to rise in 2018
Travel & Tourism
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Travel & Tourism
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International tourism to Costa Rica continued to rise in 2018

Alejandro Zúñiga - February 7, 2019

Despite incidents that may have dissuaded international tourism to the country, more people visited Costa Rica in 2018 than in 2017. According to data from the Costa…

Inside Limón’s plan to develop as a tourist hotspot
Tico Times Deep Dive
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Tico Times Deep Dive
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Inside Limón’s plan to develop as a tourist hotspot

Alejandro Zúñiga - February 1, 2019

The president of Limón’s Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Tourism, Rubén Acón, wants to bolster the Caribbean city as a top tourism destination in Costa Rica. Their…

Friends launch GOPlaya website to explore more than 200 beaches in Costa Rica
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Beach Living
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Friends launch GOPlaya website to explore more than 200 beaches in Costa Rica

The Tico Times - February 1, 2019

Costa Rica boasts hundreds of beaches across more than 800 miles of coastline. For a year, Carlos Alpízar and José Pablo Alfaro set out to explore them.…

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