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Costa Rica’s cleanest beaches get blue flags
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Costa Rica’s cleanest beaches get blue flags

The Tico Times - August 5, 2020

A total of 135 beaches along the Caribbean and Pacific coasts will begin displaying blue flags to let visitors know that they are among the cleanest in…

Total paralysis: Costa Rica, a country reliant on tourism, prepares for nearly a month without tourists
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Total paralysis: Costa Rica, a country reliant on tourism, prepares for nearly a month without tourists

Alejandro Zúñiga - March 17, 2020

For 25 days, Costa Rica will close its doors to international tourism. As part of Costa Rica's declaration of a State of Emergency due to the coronavirus…

In Davos, tourism industry promises less plastic and more sustainability
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In Davos, tourism industry promises less plastic and more sustainability

Pol Costa / AFP and The Tico Times - January 24, 2020

Faced with the tons of disposable plastic used by hotels every year, the CO2 emitted by airplanes or the overcrowding in Barcelona, ​​Everest and Machu Picchu, the…

Livin’ la Pura Vida: The Simpsons goes to Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Livin’ la Pura Vida: The Simpsons goes to Costa Rica

Alejandro Zúñiga - November 18, 2019

What's "Pura Vida"? Marge Simpson, and the U.S. sitcom's millions of viewers, now know the answer. The family visited Costa Rica as part of Sunday night's episode…

Hotel Belmar and Madre Tierra Farm in Monteverde certified as carbon neutral
Ecotourism
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Ecotourism
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Hotel Belmar and Madre Tierra Farm in Monteverde certified as carbon neutral

The Tico Times - November 13, 2019

Hotel Belmar and Madre Tierra Farm in Monteverde have taken ecotourism to a new level. For a third consecutive year, they have been certified as carbon neutral…

Lonely Planet names Costa Rica as one of top travel destinations in 2020
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Lonely Planet names Costa Rica as one of top travel destinations in 2020

Alejandro Zúñiga - October 21, 2019

On Monday, Lonely Planet released its best travel destinations for 2020. Costa Rica, the publication says, is among the best of the best. Checking in at No.…

Former environment minister looks back (and ahead) at Costa Rica’s green road
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Former environment minister looks back (and ahead) at Costa Rica’s green road

John McPhaul - October 1, 2019

Even with Costa Rica receiving the United Nations garland of the "Champion of the Earth" last week, the single person most responsible for the policies and the titanic…

More than 400 businesses certified for sustainability by ICT
Travel & Tourism
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Travel & Tourism
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More than 400 businesses certified for sustainability by ICT

Alejandro Zúñiga - September 30, 2019

More than 400 businesses involved in Costa Rica's tourism industry now boast a Certification of Sustainable Tourism, according to the Costa Rican Tourism Board (ICT). Seventy-five of…

First look: Costa Rica’s new tourism campaign in the United States
Eco tourism
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Eco tourism
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First look: Costa Rica’s new tourism campaign in the United States

Alejandro Zúñiga - September 5, 2019

Costa Rica this week launched a new tourism campaign in major U.S. and Canadian markets. Branded "Only the Essentials," the marketing push promotes Costa Rica as “an…

From ‘No Artificial Ingredients!’ to ‘Save the Americans’: Costa Rica’s tourism campaigns
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Costa Rica
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From ‘No Artificial Ingredients!’ to ‘Save the Americans’: Costa Rica’s tourism campaigns

Alejandro Zúñiga - September 3, 2019

Costa Rica's economy relies on tourism, and the country has worked hard to increase the flow of international visitors to the country. Monday, the Costa Rican Tourism…