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Highway 32 to Caribbean may face night closures because of rain

Highway officials say they will be monitoring Highway 32, the main road to the Caribbean side of Costa Rica, including access to the river route to Tortuguero, and closing it at night in case of heavy rain.

Travel Alert: Route 32 through Braulio Carrillo closed over the weekend

If you're planning to travel from San José to the Caribbean this weekend, or vice versa, you'll need to find an alternative to Route 32.

1 dead, 4 missing as flooding hits Haiti

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – One person died and four others were missing in flooding that hit Haiti, leaving at least 9,600 houses in the deeply impoverished Caribbean country underwater, officials said Monday.

Costa Rica’s Cahuita National Park: After the raccoon scare, it’s pretty chill

Cahuita National Park on Costa Rica's Caribbean coast is a delightful stroll alongside gorgeous beaches. Just watch out for the raccoons.

Costa Rica ecolodge Selva Bananito: I’m dreaming of a green Christmas

The Costa Rica ecolodge Selva Bananito is a forest that happens to have a lodge more than a lodge that happens to have a forest. But the lodging is divine.

US tourist denounces rape in Puerto Viejo

A U.S. woman filed a criminal complaint against a man who she says raped her last Sunday on a beach in Costa Rica's Caribbean beach town of Puerto Viejo.

Surf’s up: Caribbean beaches to see large waves over the weekend

Costa Rica's Caribbean beaches in the province of Limón are expected to see waves up to 3.1 meters (10.3 feet) starting Friday and likely continuing through the weekend, the University of Costa Rica's Center for Research in Marine Sciences and Limnology (CIMAR) reported.

Puerto Viejo crime is down, but travel alert is still up

Many residents of Costa Rica's south Caribbean coast say that in the area surrounding Puerto Viejo crime is no worse than anywhere else. So why is there still a travel alert about armed robbery from the U.S. Embassy?

Woman drowns in boating accident in Tortuguero, Costa Rica

Benita Smith, a 58-year-old Nicaraguan woman, drowned in the event. Another woman traveling with Smith, Mirian Sambola, was injured and taken to a hospital in Guápiles.

Costa Rica’s Supreme Court tells Talamanca: You can’t declare environmentalist expats ‘personas non grata’ 

Two expats in Costa Rica have won an appeal against the local government of Talamanca, which declared the foreigners “personas non grata" in the Caribbean beach town of Puerto Viejo for being “environmentalists,” according to a statement from the Supreme Court on Tuesday.

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