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Malpaís among top ‘places to love in 2021,’ New York Times says
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Malpaís among top ‘places to love in 2021,’ New York Times says

Alejandro Zúñiga - January 11, 2021

The New York Times named Malpaís, Puntarenas, as one of its 52 "Places to Love in 2021." "We asked readers to tell us about the spots that…

Bloomberg says Costa Rica among top 2021 vacation destinations
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Bloomberg says Costa Rica among top 2021 vacation destinations

Alejandro Zúñiga - January 5, 2021

Planning your 2021 travel? Consider Costa Rica, Bloomberg says. The U.S.-based media company published its "Where to Go in 2021," recommending destinations "that will be especially profound"…

News briefs: ‘Made in Costa Rica’ promotion for U.S. and Canada
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Travel and Tourism
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News briefs: ‘Made in Costa Rica’ promotion for U.S. and Canada

The Tico Times - September 4, 2020

Costa Rica's tourism industry is beginning its long journey toward normality. Starting this month, tourists from select U.S. states — plus more than 40 countries — are…

News briefs: Costa Rica continues to be country of choice for Swiss visitors
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News briefs: Costa Rica continues to be country of choice for Swiss visitors

The Tico Times - August 18, 2020

The coronavirus crisis has transformed life in Costa Rica, which has enacted measures to protect the capacity of its health system. Here’s what you should know as…

Tourism Board closes some attractions due to COVID-19
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Tourism Board closes some attractions due to COVID-19

Alejandro Zúñiga - March 16, 2020

The Costa Rican Tourism Board (ICT) has temporarily closed four attractions as part of the country's containment efforts in response to the coronavirus pandemic. The following locations…

Coronavirus pandemic begins to affect Costa Rica’s tourism industry
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Costa Rica
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Coronavirus pandemic begins to affect Costa Rica’s tourism industry

Alejandro Zúñiga - March 12, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has caused a significant reduction in international travel, a trend with direct impacts on one of Costa Rica's most important industries. The National Tourism…

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…

Costa Rica registers increase in tourist visits in 2019
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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.…

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…

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