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Costa Rica’s coronavirus restrictions for January 2021
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Costa Rica’s coronavirus restrictions for January 2021

Alejandro Zúñiga - January 1, 2021

Costa Rica's coronavirus restrictions for January 2021: January 1, 2 and 3 There is a national vehicular restriction from 8 p.m. until 5 a.m. on these days.…

Costa Rica announces new restrictions for New Year’s and January 2021
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Costa Rica announces new restrictions for New Year’s and January 2021

Alejandro Zúñiga - December 23, 2020

The National Emergency Commission (CNE) on Wednesday announced a series of national coronavirus restrictions that will begin on December 31. The new measures come as the country's…

Municipality of Puntarenas opts to restrict beach hours on New Year’s
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Municipality of Puntarenas opts to restrict beach hours on New Year’s

Alejandro Zúñiga - December 22, 2020

The Municipality of Puntarenas will close beaches and public spaces early on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. According to a statement released by the local…

Municipality of Limón opts to close beaches due to coronavirus spread
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Municipality of Limón opts to close beaches due to coronavirus spread

Alejandro Zúñiga - September 9, 2020

The Municipality of Limón will close its beaches for one month in response to a sharp increase in coronavirus cases, it announced Wednesday. "Beaches closed in the…

Pic of the Day: Spectacular coastlines in Guanacaste, Costa Rica
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Pic of the Day
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Pic of the Day: Spectacular coastlines in Guanacaste, Costa Rica

The Tico Times - August 14, 2020

Bordered on two sides by water, it's no surprise Costa Rica has many spectacular beaches. Some of the best are in the province of Guanacaste, with its…

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

The Tico Times - August 5, 2020

A total of 135 beaches along the Caribbean and Pacific coasts will begin displaying blue flags to let visitors know that they are among the cleanest in…

News briefs: China donates medical supplies to help Costa Rica fight COVID-19
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News briefs: China donates medical supplies to help Costa Rica fight COVID-19

Alejandro Zúñiga - March 24, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has impacted daily life in Costa Rica, which has declared a State of Emergency and enacted sweeping measures to slow its spread. Here's what…

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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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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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,…