First sail on a fly
Fishing
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Fishing
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First sail on a fly

Todd Staley - April 28, 2019

The angler stood on the veranda of Marina Pez Vela in Quepos and looked at the vast sport fishing fleet in awe. A Colorado native and avid…

KLM, Air Canada increase flights to Costa Rica
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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KLM, Air Canada increase flights to Costa Rica

Alejandro Zúñiga - April 28, 2019

Costa Rica’s status as a tourist destination continues to grow. This month, two major international airlines have announced additional flights to Costa Rica. KLM, the flag-carrier airline…

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…

Monteverde revisited: New reasons to return to the green mountain
Destinations
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Destinations
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Monteverde revisited: New reasons to return to the green mountain

Dorothy MacKinnon - April 9, 2019

Agoutis galore, colossal art, a walk through history, saving Bellbirds and a reincarnated eco-lodge: Some new reasons to head back up the green mountain. Senda Monteverde Hotel…

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.…

The ultimate travel hack to prevent beach theft – and more Costa Rica safe travel tips
Costa Rica 101
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Costa Rica 101
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The ultimate travel hack to prevent beach theft – and more Costa Rica safe travel tips

William Foxton - March 28, 2019

As part of our March Print Edition and in support of our redoubled efforts to provide readers with useful information about safety in Costa Rica, we consulted…

Safe travels in Costa Rica: aiming for the sweet spot
Travel & Tourism
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Travel & Tourism
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Safe travels in Costa Rica: aiming for the sweet spot

Katherine Stanley - March 26, 2019

Traveling in Costa Rica is one of life’s great privileges, and The Tico Times has been proud to inspire, guide and report on hundreds of thousands of…

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…

Juan Santamaría airport expands, adds four new boarding gates
Airports
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Airports
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Juan Santamaría airport expands, adds four new boarding gates

Alejandro Zúñiga - February 2, 2019

Juan Santamaría International Airport on Friday inaugurated a $23.5 million expansion featuring four additional gates, a restaurant, a VIP lounge and a pet playground. President Carlos Alvarado…

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