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 - December 6, 2018

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.…

OIJ finds female body near where Carla Stefaniak went missing
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Costa Rica
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OIJ finds female body near where Carla Stefaniak went missing

Alejandro Zúñiga - December 3, 2018

Judicial Investigation Police (OIJ) on Monday confirmed to The Tico Times that they have discovered a female body near the Airbnb property where missing tourist Carla Stefaniak had…

Inside Costa Rica’s new Conventions Center
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Tourism
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Inside Costa Rica’s new Conventions Center

Elizabeth Lang - April 9, 2018

On April 5th, the National Congress and Conventions Center, located in Barreal, Heredia, was inaugurated.

Expotur organizers announce ‘multidestination’ focus for this year’s edition
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Tourism
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Expotur organizers announce ‘multidestination’ focus for this year’s edition

Elizabeth Lang - March 14, 2018

This year's Expotur will highlight Costa Rica's appeal to a wide variety of tourists, all throughout the year – not only because of its famed biodiversity and increasingly…

Four Dutch tourists and guide treated for injuries after Arenal Volcano rescue
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Hiking
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Four Dutch tourists and guide treated for injuries after Arenal Volcano rescue

Katherine Stanley - November 5, 2017

Four Dutch tourists and a Costa Rican guide were successfully rescued from Arenal Volcano Saturday morning after being injured during a summit hike to an area off-limits…

Costa Rica’s country brand is the fastest growing in the Americas
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Business
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Costa Rica’s country brand is the fastest growing in the Americas

L. Arias - July 7, 2017

A recent evaluation of the country brand “Essential Costa Rica” found that its brand equity jumped 12 spots as a tourism destination and five in the trade and…

Tourism entrepreneurs oppose license, royalty payments to canopy patent holder
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Tourism entrepreneurs oppose license, royalty payments to canopy patent holder

L. Arias - June 5, 2017

A new chapter has begun in a long-running Costa Rican tourism business controversy: The Civil Chamber of the Supreme Court, or Sala I, has ruled that the…

Costa Rica’s new international airport expected to open in 2027
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Costa Rica’s new international airport expected to open in 2027

L. Arias - June 1, 2017

Public Works and Transport (MOPT) Minister Carlos Villalta announced Wednesday that the construction of Costa Rica’s new Metropolitan International Airport will begin next year and that a…

Manuel Antonio National Park administration moving to comply with Health Ministry orders
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Costa Rica
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Manuel Antonio National Park administration moving to comply with Health Ministry orders

L. Arias - May 9, 2017

The Environment Ministry's National System of Conservation Areas (SINAC) reported that it will invest approximately ₡600 million (some $1 million) in improvements to Manuel Antonio National Park before…

10 great hotels in Arenal for backpackers, billionaires and everyone in between
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10 great hotels in Arenal for backpackers, billionaires and everyone in between

Karl Kahler - April 20, 2017

LA FORTUNA, Alajuela — We got wet in our private hot tub. We ate three-course meals ending in cheesecake. We soaked in magma-heated springs until even our…

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