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Letter from the Editor: Visiting Costa Rica during the coronavirus pandemic
Opinion
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Opinion
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Letter from the Editor: Visiting Costa Rica during the coronavirus pandemic

Alejandro Zúñiga - March 13, 2020

We've received numerous questions over the past several days from readers asking if they should cancel upcoming trips to Costa Rica due to coronavirus. Every situation is…

Latin America steps up measures against coronavirus spread
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Costa Rica
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Latin America steps up measures against coronavirus spread

AFP - March 12, 2020

Latin American countries stepped up measures to slow the advance of the coronavirus Wednesday, announcing a slew of restrictions on travelers from the worst-affected countries and shutting…

Travel Thursday: A waterfall hike through the mountains near Heredia
Travel and Tourism
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Travel and Tourism
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Travel Thursday: A waterfall hike through the mountains near Heredia

Alejandro Zúñiga - March 5, 2020

Cerro Dantas isn't for everyone. Located north of Heredia, Cerro Dantas Wildlife Refuge is only accessible by trekking 2 km on a road that has long become…

Airlines offer increased flexibility in face of spreading coronavirus
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Costa Rica
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Airlines offer increased flexibility in face of spreading coronavirus

Alejandro Zúñiga - March 2, 2020

Concerned about booking travel in the face of the expanding coronavirus epidemic? Some U.S. airlines have relaxed their change and cancellation fees to give prospective flyers extra…

Costa Rica registers increase in tourist visits in 2019
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica registers increase in tourist visits in 2019

AFP - February 6, 2020

Costa Rica received 3.1 million foreign visitors last year, 4.1% more than in 2018, and tourism remained one of the country's economic pillars, the government said Wednesday.…

Costa Rican government responds to Level 2 travel advisory from the United States
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rican government responds to Level 2 travel advisory from the United States

Alejandro Zúñiga - January 8, 2020

Costa Rican authorities held a Tuesday evening press conference as a response to the Level 2 travel advisory from the U.S. State Department. The advisory warns visitors…

Our favorite places we visited in Costa Rica this year
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Our favorite places we visited in Costa Rica this year

The Tico Times - December 30, 2019

The Tico Times is based in San José, but we love to experience the rest of Costa Rica firsthand. With 2019 coming to a close, we're reflecting…

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

NTSB reveals probable cause of fatal Nature Air crash in Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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NTSB reveals probable cause of fatal Nature Air crash in Costa Rica

Alejandro Zúñiga - December 20, 2019

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has released a report detailing the probable cause of the Dec. 31, 2017 Nature Air crash that killed all 12 people…

U.S. Embassy safety tips for international tourists and residents in Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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U.S. Embassy safety tips for international tourists and residents in Costa Rica

The Tico Times - December 17, 2019

The U.S. Department of State classifies Costa Rica among its safest international destinations (Level 1: Exercise Normal Precautions).  However, the State Department says visitors and residents should…

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