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Costa Rica is the most expensive destination in Central America, says WEF
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Costa Rica is the most expensive destination in Central America, says WEF

The Tico Times - May 25, 2015

Costa Rica might be relatively expensive but the World Economic Forum’s Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Index 2015 said the land of "pura vida” was worth the money. The report released…

Chabad of San Juan Del Sur: A Jewish presence in a Nicaraguan beach resort
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Chabad of San Juan Del Sur: A Jewish presence in a Nicaraguan beach resort

Paul M. Foer - April 9, 2015

See also in our Tico Times Travel section: 7 can’t-miss reasons to visit Granada, Nicaragua SAN JUAN DEL SUR, Nicaragua – It was quite easy to spot the…

Costa Rica tourism minister sees no threat from Cuba, Nicaragua
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Costa Rica tourism minister sees no threat from Cuba, Nicaragua

The Tico Times - January 15, 2015

See also: US to ease travel, trade with Cuba starting Friday The U.S. Treasury Department posted a detailed fact sheet Thursday on the new travel rules for U.S.…

Tourism season kicks off in Costa Rica despite high costs for travelers
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Tourism season kicks off in Costa Rica despite high costs for travelers

The Tico Times - January 12, 2015

John Cross was enjoying his first day in Costa Rica, but the Bath, England native was already showing the early signs of a sunburn on his brow.…

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Lonely Planet guide documents a changing Central America

The Tico Times - November 11, 2014

A couple of weeks ago, I was riding in the back of a van through rural Guatemala, and I noticed the German guy next to me flipping…

Central America hopes to draw more European tourists during regional travel fair in Costa Rica
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Central America hopes to draw more European tourists during regional travel fair in Costa Rica

L. Arias - October 10, 2014

A total of 180 Central American tourism businesses are offering products and services to 108 wholesalers from Europe at the XI edition of the Central America Travel Market…

Costa Rica’s capital wins ‘Travel Oscar’
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Costa Rica’s capital wins ‘Travel Oscar’

L. Arias - August 14, 2014

San José was named “Mexico & Central America’s Leading Meetings & Conference Destination,” at the 2014 World Travel Awards held in Quito, Ecuador, last weekend. Pablo Solano,…

Mysterious stone spheres granted UNESCO World Heritage status
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Mysterious stone spheres granted UNESCO World Heritage status

The Tico Times - June 23, 2014

Strange stone spheres crafted by pre-Columbian peoples in the southern region of Costa Rica were granted World Heritage recognition from United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization on…

Guatemala’s Pérez Molina to visit Costa Rica Friday
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Guatemala’s Pérez Molina to visit Costa Rica Friday

AFP - June 3, 2014

GUATEMALA CITY – Guatemalan President Otto Pérez Molina announced this week an official visit to Costa Rica on Friday to meet with President Luis Guillermo Solís and…

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