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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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Costa Rica
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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
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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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Costa Rica
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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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Costa Rica
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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…