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5 good restaurants in La Fortuna, from pizza to parrilla
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5 good restaurants in La Fortuna, from pizza to parrilla

The Tico Times - April 24, 2017

LA FORTUNA, Alajuela — We ate at more eateries here than we could name, and we almost always found some little detail we didn't like. Still, at times we enjoyed…

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

The Tico Times - 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…

Caliche’s Wishbone in Jacó is a seafood paradise for the hungry surfer
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Central Pacific Coast
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Caliche’s Wishbone in Jacó is a seafood paradise for the hungry surfer

The Tico Times - February 20, 2017

JACÓ, Puntarenas — The first thing you notice in Caliche's Wishbone, located smack-dab in the middle of Jacó's main street, is all the signed surfboards decorating the…

Costa Rica unveils new stations in Corcovado National Park to attract tourism
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Conservation
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Costa Rica unveils new stations in Corcovado National Park to attract tourism

The Tico Times - February 17, 2017

The Costa Rican government unveiled new installments in Corcovado National Park as part of a $2.4 million investment that officials say should help increase tourism numbers to…

A water park in Aserrí proves to be more adventure than expected
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adventure
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A water park in Aserrí proves to be more adventure than expected

The Tico Times - November 9, 2016

ASERRI, San José — During our trek into the mountains south of San José, as we made the continuous climb on treacherous and narrow roads, my girlfriend said to…

Parasailing in Manuel Antonio offers breathtaking views
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Parasailing in Manuel Antonio offers breathtaking views

The Tico Times - June 20, 2016

PLAYA ESPADILLA, Puntarenas – It took about 10 minutes to run through the safety instructions and sign a waiver before my friends and I were thrust up into the…

Central American countries promote multi-destination tourism
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Central America
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Central American countries promote multi-destination tourism

L. Arias - June 14, 2016

Government agencies, tourism boards and private companies from all seven countries in Central America have launched a joint partnership to promote multi-destination travel in the region. The…

Costa Rica launches plan to attract bird-watching tourists
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Animals
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Costa Rica launches plan to attract bird-watching tourists

L. Arias - June 14, 2016

There are 915 species of birds in Costa Rica, representing almost 10 percent of the species in the world, and tourism officials are hoping to cash in on the…

Costa Rica’s plan to build major new airport in Orotina advances
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Newsletter
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Costa Rica’s plan to build major new airport in Orotina advances

L. Arias - May 16, 2016

Costa Rica’s emerging plan to build a major new international airport in Orotina, an hour west of the capital, took a major step forward Monday with the…

Expotur travel mart: Costa Rican vendors, international buyers, old friends and new ideas
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Hotels
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Expotur travel mart: Costa Rican vendors, international buyers, old friends and new ideas

The Tico Times - May 12, 2016

LA GUÁCIMA, Alajuela — The annual Expotur meet-and-greet travel retreat got underway here Thursday with a new visitor stalking the halls: a Tyrannosaurus rex. I recognized the…