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Latin America coronavirus cases pass 10,000
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Latin America coronavirus cases pass 10,000

AFP - March 27, 2020

Coronavirus cases in Latin America surpassed 10,000 on Friday, according to an AFP count based on official government and World Health Organization figures. The first case in…

Letter from the Editor: Costa Rica’s new normal
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Opinion
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Letter from the Editor: Costa Rica’s new normal

Alejandro Zúñiga - March 23, 2020

Today's Costa Rica is notably different than the Costa Rica of two weeks ago. Costa Rica, a country renowned for its biodiversity, has closed its national parks.…

U.S. State Department issues global advisory: Do not travel abroad
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Costa Rica
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U.S. State Department issues global advisory: Do not travel abroad

Alejandro Zúñiga - March 19, 2020

The U.S. State Department on Thursday issued a Global Level 4 Health Advisory, telling its citizens to “avoid all international travel due to the global impact of…

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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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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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 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
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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…