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Tourism Board invests $1.5 million in lifeguard program for Costa Rican beaches
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Tourism Board invests $1.5 million in lifeguard program for Costa Rican beaches

Alejandro Zúñiga - April 3, 2019

Costa Rica plans to make its beaches safer with a $500,000 annual investment between 2020 and 2022 to establish lifeguard programs at the country’s most dangerous beaches.…

Bring on the high season
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Photos & Video
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Bring on the high season

The Tico Times - December 1, 2017

It's December now, so the gorgeous weather should start immediately, right? Well, a cold front is still causing chilly temperatures and rain in parts of the country,…

The blue skies (and waves) of summer
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Photos & Video
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The blue skies (and waves) of summer

The Tico Times - November 15, 2017

With December just two weeks out, we're dreaming of summer days like this one at Playa Conchal. To celebrate Costa Rica's dazzling verano and tourism high season,…

Turn off your phone, turn on the twinkly lights
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Photos & Video
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Turn off your phone, turn on the twinkly lights

The Tico Times - November 10, 2017

Ahhh... it's almost the weekend. Time to seek out a scene like this one. Can you tell which Costa Rican beach is depicted here? Would you like…

Name that beach
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Photos & Video
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Name that beach

The Tico Times - September 18, 2017

Sometimes it's best to start the week with a little slice of heaven... and by that we mean a tempting view of Costa Rica's coasts. Can you…

Meet Costa Rica’s cleanest beaches
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Conservation
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Meet Costa Rica’s cleanest beaches

L. Arias - March 25, 2017

Holy Week is approaching, and for those planning to enjoy some time off at the beach, new recommendations await: the Costa Rica Tourism Board (ICT) this week…

Police to streamline crime reporting in far-flung beach spots
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Costa Rica
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Police to streamline crime reporting in far-flung beach spots

The Tico Times - May 24, 2016

Many visitors looking to get away from it all are attracted to Costa Rica's remote destinations. That same quality offering quiet and relaxation, however, can be a…

Beware: ‘Vacation brain’ at the beach can be deadly
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Costa Rica
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Beware: ‘Vacation brain’ at the beach can be deadly

The Tico Times - March 23, 2016

Update: Thursday, March 24, 1:45 p.m. Red Cross officials reported that Leonardo Rodríguez Fonseca, 42, of San José drowned Thursday morning just before noon at Playa Negra in…

Costa Rica’s cleanest beaches of 2016 get blue flags
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica’s cleanest beaches of 2016 get blue flags

L. Arias - March 18, 2016

A total of 110 beaches along the Caribbean and Pacific coasts began displaying blue flags this week to let visitors know that they are among the cleanest in the…

Drownings in Costa Rica spur experts to call for more lifeguards
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Business
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Drownings in Costa Rica spur experts to call for more lifeguards

The Tico Times - June 12, 2015

The drowning deaths of 66 people on Costa Rica’s beaches so far this year – including two U.S. tourists in the last month – has experts calling for more lifeguards.…