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More than 400 businesses certified for sustainability by ICT
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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
Costa Rica
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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…

Meet Costa Rica’s cleanest beaches
Conservation
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Conservation
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Meet Costa Rica’s cleanest beaches

L. Arias - March 25, 2017

Holy Week is approaching, and for those planning to enjoy some time off at the beach, new recommendations await: the Costa Rica Tourism Board (ICT) this week…

Costa Rica’s cleanest beaches of 2016 get blue flags
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica’s cleanest beaches of 2016 get blue flags

L. Arias - March 18, 2016

A total of 110 beaches along the Caribbean and Pacific coasts began displaying blue flags this week to let visitors know that they are among the cleanest in the…

Costa Rica’s cleanest beaches
Eco water
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Eco water
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Costa Rica’s cleanest beaches

L. Arias - March 27, 2015

Vacationers heading to Costa Rica's beaches for Holy Week can be sure that the water is contamination-free at beaches displaying a blue flag. The Costa Rican Tourism Board delivered…

German tourist busted at Costa Rica airport smuggling 400 animals is released with no fine
Animal trafficking
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Animal trafficking
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German tourist busted at Costa Rica airport smuggling 400 animals is released with no fine

Lindsay Fendt - September 20, 2014

Tourist Maciej Oskroba headed back to his home country of Germany on Thursday just nine days after being caught red-handed with more than 400 live animals in his luggage at the…

Costa Rica police seize 170 wild animals from German tourist’s luggage
Animal trafficking
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Animal trafficking
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Costa Rica police seize 170 wild animals from German tourist’s luggage

The Tico Times - September 9, 2014

Update: A more thorough revision of the animals by the National System of Conservation Areas (SINAC) put the final count of animals at 235 adults and 203 tadpoles. Of…

Crime
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Costa Rica ends final search-and-rescue mission for US hiker believed missing in Corcovado National Park

Lindsay Fendt - August 26, 2014

Search-and-rescue teams wrapped up a final operation on Monday to find U.S. hiker Cody Dial, who disappeared in Costa Rica in early July. Search teams focused their…

El Niño: Kiss of death for Costa Rica’s sea turtle eggs?
Environment and Wildlife
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Environment and Wildlife
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El Niño: Kiss of death for Costa Rica’s sea turtle eggs?

Mollie Muchna - August 21, 2014

PLAYA OSTIONAL, Guanacaste – Annual rainfall has decreased by 52 percent this year in the Guanacaste region, according to the National Meteorological Institute, affecting the hatching rates of turtles…

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