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Pura Vida in Costa Rica: Part 1 of 3
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Travel & Tourism
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Pura Vida in Costa Rica: Part 1 of 3

Ed Boitano / Traveling Boy - November 18, 2019

Travel writer Ed Boitano recently spent some time in Costa Rica. He chronicled his experiences at the publication Traveling Boy.  We're re-publishing his story in three parts…

Library on wheels: How the Huellas Gastronomic and Cultural Festival is bringing the Imagination Bus to reality
Arts & Culture
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Arts & Culture
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Library on wheels: How the Huellas Gastronomic and Cultural Festival is bringing the Imagination Bus to reality

Nate Doughty - October 8, 2019

LA FORTUNA, Alajuela — The Imagination Bus, an old and dark cyan former school bus, is parked alongside the outside walls of La Fortuna’s former bull fighting…

Costa Rica becoming a more accessible and inclusive tourist destination
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica becoming a more accessible and inclusive tourist destination

Magdalena López / Semanario Universidad - June 20, 2019

Last weekend, Costa Rica presented its new model of inclusive and accessible social tourism, with activities aimed at older adults, youth, children, adolescents and people with disabilities.…

Tico Times #TBT: 2006 Arenal Volcano lava flows
Arenal
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Arenal
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Tico Times #TBT: 2006 Arenal Volcano lava flows

The Tico Times - February 21, 2019

Arenal Volcano's July 1968 eruption destroyed three small villages, killed 87 people and wiped out 232 square kilometers of crops and livestock. The stratovolcano has remained dormant…

Environment Ministry reports spike in illegal tours to Arenal Volcano’s summit
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News
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Environment Ministry reports spike in illegal tours to Arenal Volcano’s summit

L. Arias - February 28, 2017

Environment Ministry (MINAE) officials have reported an increase in the unauthorized entry of tourists to restricted areas of Arenal Volcano National Park, one of Costa Rica’s most…

Kalambu combines a waterpark with thermal pools
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Kalambu combines a waterpark with thermal pools

The Tico Times - September 26, 2014

When we picture waterparks, we think of shining afternoons – days so bright and hot that the water ripples with sunlight. Children splash with élan, parents soak…

Following recent crime wave, Solís announces new investment in San Carlos police force
Crime
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Crime
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Following recent crime wave, Solís announces new investment in San Carlos police force

The Tico Times - September 8, 2014

President Luis Guillermo Solís and Public Security Minister Celso Gamboa traveled to San Carlos, Alajuela, on Monday, to announce an investment of more than ₡205 million ($383,000) in…

National Police announce operation to combat crime wave in Costa Rica’s Northern Zone
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Business
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National Police announce operation to combat crime wave in Costa Rica’s Northern Zone

L. Arias - September 4, 2014

Responding to pressure from residents in Costa Rica's Northern Zone, who say they increasingly have become targets for assaults and robberies, the Public Security Ministry announced Thursday that it had conducted…

With no police station, Nuevo Arenal is a target for criminals, say residents
Crime
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Crime
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With no police station, Nuevo Arenal is a target for criminals, say residents

Fabiola Pomareda - September 3, 2014

Residents and business owners in Nuevo Arenal, a town in north-central Costa Rica near the Arenal Volcano, are demanding a greater police presence after a spike in…

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7 tourists injured as suspension bridge fails in La Fortuna

The Tico Times - August 18, 2014

The night ended badly last Friday after several tourists were injured when a hanging bridge collapsed in the popular tourist destination of La Fortuna, in northern Costa Rica. Seven people were…