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‘Extreme’ Pacific winds create dangerous conditions for boaters, swimmers
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‘Extreme’ Pacific winds create dangerous conditions for boaters, swimmers

The Tico Times - February 9, 2016

Costa Rica’s National Emergency Commission issued warnings Tuesday for “extreme” winds and rough seas on the country’s Pacific coast following forecasts by the University of Costa Rica’s…

4,000-passenger cruise ship inexplicably sails into Atlantic mega-storm
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4,000-passenger cruise ship inexplicably sails into Atlantic mega-storm

Angela Fritz | The Washington Post - February 8, 2016

A massive storm exploded in intensity just off the Southeast U.S. coast on Sunday afternoon, driving hurricane force winds and whipping waves into a frenzy. And in…

Cañon de la Vieja Lodge delivers on the river
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Cañon de la Vieja Lodge delivers on the river

The Tico Times - February 3, 2016

RINCÓN DE LA VIEJA, Guanacaste — After floating 3km down the Río Colorado, hitting the sauna and having my body painted in volcanic mud, I heard a…

Four Seasons jet making maiden voyage to Costa Rica in 2016
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Four Seasons jet making maiden voyage to Costa Rica in 2016

The Tico Times - October 21, 2015

The Four Seasons is landing in Costa Rica next year. The hotel chain is set to fly in a group of well-heeled travelers to Costa Rica in…

Barceló San José Palacio celebrates 25th anniversary with discounts
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Barceló San José Palacio celebrates 25th anniversary with discounts

The Tico Times - October 14, 2015

The Barceló San José Palacio is celebrating its 25th anniversary with 25 percent discounts at all its restaurants and special room rates starting next week. From Oct. 19-22, all…

Tamarindo: Witch’s Rock acquires Pueblo Dorado Surf Hotel
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Tamarindo: Witch’s Rock acquires Pueblo Dorado Surf Hotel

The Tico Times - October 2, 2015

The Witch’s Rock surf empire in Tamarindo, on Costa Rica's Pacific coast, is branching out with the acquisition of the 29-room Pueblo Dorado Surf Hotel, just a…

Finca Bellavista: Ewoks in treehouses, with happy hour
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Finca Bellavista: Ewoks in treehouses, with happy hour

The Tico Times - September 24, 2015

FINCA BELLAVISTA, Puntarenas — After touring 62 acres of lush, mountainous rain forest for sale in southwest Costa Rica in 2006, Erica Hogan said to her husband: “Wouldn’t…

Oceano Boutique Hotel is a quiet oasis in Jacó
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Oceano Boutique Hotel is a quiet oasis in Jacó

The Tico Times - July 25, 2015

JACÓ, Puntarenas — Past the crowded beach and beyond the clamor and noise of Jacó's main strip, a modest gem has popped up in relative anonymity. Oceano Boutique…

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Espino Blanco Lodge: Where nature meets poetry

The Tico Times - May 8, 2015

They were star-crossed lovers in paradise: a boy and a girl living in tiny Turrialba. They met, they fell in love. But their families despised each other. Their rivalry was…

Uvita’s La Cusinga Lodge: Gem in the jungle
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Uvita’s La Cusinga Lodge: Gem in the jungle

The Tico Times - May 4, 2015

UVITA, Puntarenas — I’m known for being something of a skinflint traveler, staying in shared hostel dorms, ordering the casado instead of the steak, even saving on…

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