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Costa Rica is easing measures. Here’s what’s open this week
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Costa Rica is easing measures. Here’s what’s open this week

The Tico Times - May 18, 2020

Costa Rica continues easing coronavirus restrictions. Here's what's open (and what isn't) as a new week begins in Costa Rica. Eleven national parks, plus the Monteverde Cloud…

Costa Rica will open 12 national parks. Here’s how it’ll work
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Costa Rica will open 12 national parks. Here’s how it’ll work

Alejandro Zúñiga - May 12, 2020

Costa Rica will open 12 national parks, plus the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, in accordance with new measures announced by the Health Ministry. But in keeping with…

Costa Rica’s national parks will remain closed until May
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Costa Rica’s national parks will remain closed until May

Alejandro Zúñiga - April 8, 2020

Costa Rica will keep its protected wildlife areas and all 29 of its national parks closed until at least May 1, the National System of Conservation Areas…

Costa Rica closes all national parks, effective immediately
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Costa Rica closes all national parks, effective immediately

Alejandro Zúñiga - March 20, 2020

Costa Rica has closed its protected wildlife areas and all 29 of its national parks effective immediately, the National System of Conservation Areas (SINAC) announced Friday afternoon.…

Chirripó National Park closed indefinitely starting this weekend
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Chirripó National Park closed indefinitely starting this weekend

The Tico Times - February 14, 2020

Chirripó National Park will be closed "until further notice" beginning on Saturday, Feb. 15, according to the National System of Conservation Areas (SINAC). The reason for the…

Starting in 2020, tourists who visit Costa Rica’s national parks will be covered by insurance policy
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Starting in 2020, tourists who visit Costa Rica’s national parks will be covered by insurance policy

Alejandro Zúñiga - December 21, 2019

Starting Jan. 1, 2020, foreign and national tourists who visit many of Costa Rica's national parks will be covered by an insurance policy in case of injury…

Costa Rica 101: Visiting Tenorio Volcano National Park
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Costa Rica 101
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Costa Rica 101: Visiting Tenorio Volcano National Park

Alejandro Zúñiga - December 18, 2019

Tenorio Volcano National Park is beautiful, but you have to be willing to work for it. Located about 20 minutes from Bijagua, Alajuela, Tenorio Volcano National Park…

Former environment minister looks back (and ahead) at Costa Rica’s green road
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Former environment minister looks back (and ahead) at Costa Rica’s green road

John McPhaul - October 1, 2019

Even with Costa Rica receiving the United Nations garland of the "Champion of the Earth" last week, the single person most responsible for the policies and the titanic…

Poás Volcano National Park to remain closed due to ‘high probability’ of further activity
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Poás Volcano National Park to remain closed due to ‘high probability’ of further activity

Alejandro Zúñiga - September 30, 2019

Update (Wednesday, Oct. 2): The National Park has reopened. Click here for the story. The original story is below. * * * * Poás Volcano National Park, among the…

Poás Volcano erupts again, sends ash cloud 2 km into atmosphere
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Poás Volcano erupts again, sends ash cloud 2 km into atmosphere

Alejandro Zúñiga - September 30, 2019

Poás Volcano, located 47 km (29 miles) northwest of the Costa Rican capital of San José, erupted Monday morning, authorities said. The event began at 5:40 a.m. and…