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

Last-minute getaways for the holidays
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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Last-minute getaways for the holidays

Amanda Zúñiga - December 20, 2015

Sometimes those last few weeks before the holidays are so hectic that you forget to plan for the holidays. Well, we at The Tico Times did some…

Government pledges to speed up construction of San Carlos highway
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Government pledges to speed up construction of San Carlos highway

L. Arias - December 10, 2015

Residents and business owners from Costa Rica’s northern zone met with President Luis Guillermo Solís Wednesday to ask him to move faster to build a new road to the region,…

Nicaragua’s Momotombo Volcano erupts for first time in 110 years
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Volcanoes
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Nicaragua’s Momotombo Volcano erupts for first time in 110 years

AFP - December 2, 2015

MANAGUA, Nicaragua -- Nicaragua's Momotombo Volcano erupted Wednesday for the first time in 110 years. The explosion of gases, ash and small quantities of lava was not…

Turrialba Volcano steams
Environment and Wildlife
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Environment and Wildlife
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Turrialba Volcano steams

Zach Dyer - October 14, 2015

Not to be outdone by its cousin to the west, Turrialba Volcano has been steaming -- literally -- after the attention Arenal Volcano got for releasing smoke-like…

Unlicensed guides are risking tourists’ lives by taking them too close to Costa Rica’s active volcanoes
Environment and Wildlife
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Environment and Wildlife
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Unlicensed guides are risking tourists’ lives by taking them too close to Costa Rica’s active volcanoes

L. Arias - December 9, 2014

Active volcanoes are some of Costa Rica’s main attractions for both local and foreign tourists, but some unlicensed guides in the country’s northeastern region are risking travelers' lives by…

TIMELINE: A recent volcanic history of Costa Rica
Environment and Wildlife
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Environment and Wildlife
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TIMELINE: A recent volcanic history of Costa Rica

The Tico Times - November 7, 2014

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

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

Zach Dyer - 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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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…

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