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Watch: United plane receives water-cannon salute as commercial flights return to Guanacaste
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Watch: United plane receives water-cannon salute as commercial flights return to Guanacaste

Alejandro Zúñiga - September 5, 2020

For the first time since mid-March, a plane with tourists has arrived in Guanacaste, Costa Rica. Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport welcomed United Airlines flight 1442 from…

Weather watch: Landslides on Irazú, rain expected to continue
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Weather watch: Landslides on Irazú, rain expected to continue

Alejandro Zúñiga - August 28, 2020

A Wednesday-morning landslide threatens the radio and television towers atop Irazú Volcano, the National Emergency Commission announced Friday. A team with representatives from CNE,  the Volcanological and…

Pic of the Day: Spectacular coastlines in Guanacaste, Costa Rica
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Pic of the Day
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Pic of the Day: Spectacular coastlines in Guanacaste, Costa Rica

The Tico Times - August 14, 2020

Bordered on two sides by water, it's no surprise Costa Rica has many spectacular beaches. Some of the best are in the province of Guanacaste, with its…

News briefs: President Alvarado investigated after taking vacation
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Costa Rica
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News briefs: President Alvarado investigated after taking vacation

The Tico Times - August 12, 2020

The coronavirus crisis has transformed life in Costa Rica, which has enacted measures to protect the capacity of its health system. Here’s what you should know as…

Guanacaste Tourism Chamber asks for Costa Rica to allow U.S. tourism
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Guanacaste Tourism Chamber asks for Costa Rica to allow U.S. tourism

Alejandro Zúñiga - August 11, 2020

In an open letter to the government, the Guanacaste Tourism Chamber (CATURGUA) has asked that Costa Rica welcome tourists from the United States.  The letter, published last…

Costa Rica celebrates Guanacaste Day (Annexation of Nicoya)
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Holidays
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Costa Rica celebrates Guanacaste Day (Annexation of Nicoya)

Zach Dyer and Roy Arguedas - July 25, 2020

This story was first published in 2013. Costa Rica this year has moved the day off for Guanacaste Day to Monday, July 27. Guanacaste Day is celebrated…

Costa Rica eases vehicle restrictions starting Monday and for remainder of July
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica eases vehicle restrictions starting Monday and for remainder of July

Alejandro Zúñiga - July 17, 2020

The National Emergency Commission (CNE) on Friday announced changes to Costa Rica's Orange and Yellow Alerts, including easing the country's vehicular restrictions. Here are the details as…

Costa Rica expands vehicular restrictions, places much of GAM under orange alert
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica expands vehicular restrictions, places much of GAM under orange alert

Alejandro Zúñiga - July 2, 2020

The National Emergency Commission (CNE) on Thursday placed much of Costa Rica's Greater Metropolitan Area under an orange alert and expanded the national vehicular restriction. Here are…

Costa Rica extends orange alert in La Fortuna, Upala; reduces alert level elsewhere
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica extends orange alert in La Fortuna, Upala; reduces alert level elsewhere

Alejandro Zúñiga - June 17, 2020

The Health Ministry and the National Emergency Commission (CNE) on Tuesday announced an extension of the orange alert for several locations, mostly in northern Costa Rica. The…

La Fortuna and two cantons under orange alert due to coronavirus spread
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Costa Rica
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La Fortuna and two cantons under orange alert due to coronavirus spread

Alejandro Zúñiga - June 7, 2020

The Health Ministry and the National Emergency Commission (CNE) on Sunday announced an orange alert for one district and two cantons in northern Costa Rica in response…