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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…

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…

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

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

‘Only the Essentials’: Costa Rica launches new tourism campaign in U.S. and Canada
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‘Only the Essentials’: Costa Rica launches new tourism campaign in U.S. and Canada

Alejandro Zúñiga - September 2, 2019

Costa Rica hopes to drive more U.S. and Canadian tourism to the country with a new international marketing campaign titled "Only the Essentials." Over the next two…

Letters from the trail: Hiking the Camino de Costa Rica (Part 5)
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Letters from the trail: Hiking the Camino de Costa Rica (Part 5)

Garry Wallace - June 24, 2019

Earlier this year, we told you about Camino de Costa Rica, a 280-km hike from Costa Rica's Atlantic to its Pacific coast.  Garry Wallace recently completed the…