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Monteverde revisited: New reasons to return to the green mountain
Destinations
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Destinations
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Monteverde revisited: New reasons to return to the green mountain

Dorothy MacKinnon - April 9, 2019

Agoutis galore, colossal art, a walk through history, saving Bellbirds and a reincarnated eco-lodge: Some new reasons to head back up the green mountain. Senda Monteverde Hotel…

Number of tourists to Costa Rica increases despite strike
Tourism numbers
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Tourism numbers
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Number of tourists to Costa Rica increases despite strike

Alejandro Zúñiga - December 18, 2018

According to data from the Costa Rican Tourism Board (ICT), more people visited the country in September and October 2018 than over the same period in 2017.…

Costa Rica airport restricts liquids in carry-ons
Airports
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Airports
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Costa Rica airport restricts liquids in carry-ons

L. Arias - April 14, 2016

Starting April 19, the Civil Aviation Authority (DGAC) will enforce the same airport restrictions on liquids, aerosols or gels in carry-on luggage as the U.S. Transportation Security Administration.…

Ziplining, bungee jumping in Costa Rica should not be taxed, court rules
Business
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Business
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Ziplining, bungee jumping in Costa Rica should not be taxed, court rules

L. Arias - September 4, 2015

A San José court ruled Wednesday that sales tax should not apply to a range of popular outdoor tourism activities in Costa Rica. The ruling reverses a previous…

Arts and Culture
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New guidebook helps visitors appreciate Costa Rica’s capital

Robert Isenberg - November 26, 2014

[caption id="attachment_53297" align="alignright" width="393"] Courtesy Michael Miller[/caption] In the guidebook world, you have to be gutsy to title your book “The Real San José.” Gritty travelers are…

Tourism sector blasts decree charging sales tax to national park entrance fees
Business
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Business
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Tourism sector blasts decree charging sales tax to national park entrance fees

L. Arias - July 24, 2014

Tourism business owners on Wednesday voiced total opposition to a new Environment Ministry (MINAE) decree extending the collection of a 15 percent sales tax to several activities…

Costa Rica sets higher park entrance fees in bid for more revenue for protected areas
Environment and Wildlife
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Environment and Wildlife
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Costa Rica sets higher park entrance fees in bid for more revenue for protected areas

L. Arias - May 14, 2014

The National System of Conservation Areas (SINAC) on April 30 published an updated list of entrance fees to the country’s protected areas. A decree authorizing new fees…

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