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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…

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…

Sun Country Airlines increasing flights to Costa Rica
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Sun Country Airlines increasing flights to Costa Rica

Alejandro Zúñiga - November 5, 2019

Ultra-low-cost carrier Sun Country Airlines will increase its service to Costa Rica, it announced Tuesday. The Minnesota-based airline will operate a direct flight from Dallas/Fort Worth International…

Domestic airline Aerobell adds flights to SJO
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Domestic airline Aerobell adds flights to SJO

Alejandro Zúñiga - October 21, 2019

Domestic airline Aerobell will operate flights out of Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO) starting this December, a company representative told The Tico Times. Starting Dec. 12, the…

Watch: Costa Rica’s new tourism ad promises ‘Only the Essentials’
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Travel and Tourism
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Watch: Costa Rica’s new tourism ad promises ‘Only the Essentials’

Alejandro Zúñiga - September 3, 2019

Costa Rica on Monday announced a new tourism campaign targeting major markets across the United States and Canada. The Costa Rican Tourism Board (ICT) is branding the…

Costa Rica on a budget: Three cheap vacation destinations
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Costa Rica on a budget: Three cheap vacation destinations

Alejandro Zúñiga - July 13, 2019

Want to vacation in Costa Rica without breaking the bank? The Costa Rican Tourism Board (ICT) has released a short list of options for exploring on a…

OIJ finds female body near where Carla Stefaniak went missing
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OIJ finds female body near where Carla Stefaniak went missing

Alejandro Zúñiga - December 3, 2018

Judicial Investigation Police (OIJ) on Monday confirmed to The Tico Times that they have discovered a female body near the Airbnb property where missing tourist Carla Stefaniak had…