• Costa Rica Real Estate
Meet Costa Rica’s cleanest beaches
Conservation
7898 views
Conservation
7898 views

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
5099 views
Costa Rica
5099 views

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
7801 views
Eco water
7801 views

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
2872 views
Animal trafficking
2872 views

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
1994 views
Animal trafficking
1994 views

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
1943 views

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
2289 views
Environment and Wildlife
2289 views

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…

Costa Rican gov’t and Red Cross suspend search for US hiker believed missing in Corcovado Nat’l Park
Crime
1867 views
Crime
1867 views

Costa Rican gov’t and Red Cross suspend search for US hiker believed missing in Corcovado Nat’l Park

Lindsay Fendt - August 6, 2014

The Red Cross, Public Security Ministry and Environment Ministry pulled back volunteers and personnel on Tuesday from efforts to find missing U.S. hiker Cody Roman Dial in Corcovado National…

Final search underway for US hiker missing in Corcovado National Park
Environment and Wildlife
1395 views
Environment and Wildlife
1395 views

Final search underway for US hiker missing in Corcovado National Park

Lindsay Fendt - August 4, 2014

This story is developing. If you have information on the case please contact Tico Times reporter Lindsay Fendt at lfendt@ticotimes.net. A Red Cross rescue team is combing the jungles of Corcovado…

8 ways to beat Costa Rica’s rainy season
Arts and Culture
8122 views
Arts and Culture
8122 views

8 ways to beat Costa Rica’s rainy season

Lindsay Fendt - August 1, 2014

Every year from June through November, Costa Rica converts from a sunny tropical paradise to a gray and gloomy wetland, and though the 2014 rainy season has…

Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!