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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…

How Costa Rica has improved tourist safety over the past 12 months
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Costa Rica
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How Costa Rica has improved tourist safety over the past 12 months

Alejandro Zúñiga - August 5, 2019

It has been a turbulent period for tourism to Costa Rica. While the country is on pace for another record year in visitors, Costa Rica's international reputation…

Costa Rica becoming a more accessible and inclusive tourist destination
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica becoming a more accessible and inclusive tourist destination

Magdalena López / Semanario Universidad - June 20, 2019

Last weekend, Costa Rica presented its new model of inclusive and accessible social tourism, with activities aimed at older adults, youth, children, adolescents and people with disabilities.…

Municipal project to build cableway to Chirripó’s peak faces opposition
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Municipal project to build cableway to Chirripó’s peak faces opposition

L. Arias - March 5, 2017

The Municipality of Pérez Zeledón, south of San José, approved an initiative to promote the construction of a cableway to Chirripó, Costa Rica’s highest peak. The project,…

Costa Rica’s Tobías Bolaños International Airport to reopen nighttime service
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Airports
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Costa Rica’s Tobías Bolaños International Airport to reopen nighttime service

L. Arias - November 24, 2015

Starting on Dec. 1, Costa Rica’s Tobías Bolaños International Airport in Pavas, west of San José, will operate from 6-9 p.m. after night hours were suspended in October. As a cost-cutting measure, the terminal…

Costa Rica tourism entrepreneurs report millions lost to bad weather, street protests
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Costa Rica tourism entrepreneurs report millions lost to bad weather, street protests

L. Arias - July 11, 2015

Damage caused by floods in the past three weeks and road blockades on Wednesday caused major losses to Costa Rica’s tourism sector, the National Tourism Chamber (CANATUR)…

Beach, mountain hotels report 88 percent occupancy for the holidays
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Beach, mountain hotels report 88 percent occupancy for the holidays

L. Arias - December 5, 2014

The Costa Rican Chamber of Hotels (CCH) on Wednesday reported that bookings for Christmas and New Year’s holidays at beach and mountain hotels is averaging about 88 percent.…

Weekend tourism fair hopes to draw local tourists with special travel deals
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Weekend tourism fair hopes to draw local tourists with special travel deals

L. Arias - October 30, 2014

The National Tourism Board (ICT) on Nov. 1-2 will host a National Tourism Fair 2014 at the Antigua Aduana, east of downtown San José. The event will feature…

Tourism sector looks to counter World Cup drop in business with new promotions
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Tourism sector looks to counter World Cup drop in business with new promotions

L. Arias - August 6, 2014

The Costa Rican Tourism Board (ICT) on Thursday will relaunch a promotion campaign titled “¡Vamos a turistear!” (Let's go sightseeing!) to encourage local tourists to take advantage of…