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OIJ CR Safe app provides safety advice for tourists
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OIJ CR Safe app provides safety advice for tourists

The Tico Times - February 19, 2020

Costa Rica's Judicial Investigation Police (OIJ) have released a mobile phone application that helps tourists stay safe when visiting the Central American country. The app, called "OIJ…

Puntarenas inaugurates new oceanside park
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Puntarenas inaugurates new oceanside park

The Tico Times - February 18, 2020

Puntarenas inaugurated last week an oceanside park that intends to help revitalize a previously underutilized area of the port city. Muellero Park extends 800 meters from the…

Monteverde plans to grow with focus on sustainable tourism
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Monteverde plans to grow with focus on sustainable tourism

The Tico Times - February 12, 2020

The mountain community of Monteverde hopes to become a global symbol of sustainable tourism. With support from the Costa Rican Tourism Board (ICT) and the Culture Ministry…

3.1 million tourists visited Costa Rica last year. Here’s where they all came from
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3.1 million tourists visited Costa Rica last year. Here’s where they all came from

Alejandro Zúñiga - February 10, 2020

Costa Rica received 3.1 million foreign visitors last year, 4.1% more than in 2018, according to figures released by the government earlier this month. Where did they…

Returning to Level 1 travel advisory ‘very difficult,’ US tells Costa Rica
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Returning to Level 1 travel advisory ‘very difficult,’ US tells Costa Rica

Alejandro Zúñiga - January 29, 2020

Costa Rican authorities met with the Bureau of Consular Affairs of the State Department last week for an explanation of the U.S. agency's issuing of a Level…

In Davos, tourism industry promises less plastic and more sustainability
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In Davos, tourism industry promises less plastic and more sustainability

Pol Costa / AFP and The Tico Times - January 24, 2020

Faced with the tons of disposable plastic used by hotels every year, the CO2 emitted by airplanes or the overcrowding in Barcelona, ​​Everest and Machu Picchu, the…

Mike Pompeo advises Costa Rica about economic ties with China
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Mike Pompeo advises Costa Rica about economic ties with China

Alejandro Zúñiga - January 22, 2020

During a press conference following Tuesday's meeting with President Carlos Alvarado, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo urged Costa Rica to consider the potential ramifications of a…

President Alvarado asks U.S. Secretary of State to review Costa Rica travel advisory, FAA certification
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President Alvarado asks U.S. Secretary of State to review Costa Rica travel advisory, FAA certification

Alejandro Zúñiga - January 21, 2020

President Carlos Alvarado asked U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday to review the North American country's travel advisory warning visitors to "exercise increased caution" due…

U.S. travel advisory says visitors to Costa Rica should ‘exercise increased caution’
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U.S. travel advisory says visitors to Costa Rica should ‘exercise increased caution’

Alejandro Zúñiga - January 7, 2020

The United States Department of State issued on Tuesday a travel advisory warning that visitors to Costa Rica should "exercise increased caution" due to crime. In doing…

Costa Rica was among 2019’s most-searched travel destinations in the United States
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Costa Rica was among 2019’s most-searched travel destinations in the United States

The Tico Times - January 1, 2020

In December, Google released its Year in Search 2019, where it unveiled the most popular searches made on the internet giant. We already covered Costa Rica's Year…

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