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Costa Rica receives $54.1 million from Green Climate Fund for reducing emissions
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Costa Rica receives $54.1 million from Green Climate Fund for reducing emissions

AFP - November 10, 2020

The Green Climate Fund (GCF) awarded Costa Rica $54.1 million for the protection of forests, in recognition of the country's achievements in reducing emissions, the government reported…

Costa Rica bets on carbon offsets to conserve environment, support eco-tourism
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Costa Rica bets on carbon offsets to conserve environment, support eco-tourism

Alejandro Zúñiga - October 29, 2020

SARAPIQUÍ, Heredia — Costa Rica is offering tourists the opportunity to reduce their carbon footprint as part of a program to support ecotourism. Visitors who choose to…

How one Costa Rican non-profit responded to the tourism crisis
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Costa Rica
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How one Costa Rican non-profit responded to the tourism crisis

Garry Wallace - July 1, 2020

We've told you about Camino de Costa Rica, a 280-km hike from Costa Rica's Atlantic to its Pacific coast.  Reader Garry Wallace, who completed the Camino de…

Costa Rica further easing restrictions, including more beach time, in most areas
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Costa Rica further easing restrictions, including more beach time, in most areas

Alejandro Zúñiga - June 26, 2020

Costa Rica is proceeding with its third phase of economic reopening, authorities said Friday, further easing restrictions that were meant to slow the spread of the coronavirus.…

US travel industry to see 40% drop in spending, study says
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US travel industry to see 40% drop in spending, study says

AFP - June 19, 2020

Domestic US travel spending is expected to collapse this year amid the coronavirus pandemic, suffering a 40 percent decline compared to 2019, while international spending will plunge…

Costa Rica further easing restrictions, including more beach time
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica further easing restrictions, including more beach time

Alejandro Zúñiga - June 18, 2020

Update (June 20): This economic reopening has been suspended. Click here for more information. Original story follows.  **** Costa Rica is further easing health measures that it…

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…

Monteverde plans to grow with focus on sustainable tourism
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Monteverde plans to grow with focus on sustainable tourism

The Tico Times - February 12, 2020

The mountain community of Monteverde hopes to become a global symbol of sustainable tourism. With support from the Costa Rican Tourism Board (ICT) and the Culture Ministry…

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.…

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…