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Poás Volcano registers 25-minute hydrothermal eruption
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Poás Volcano registers 25-minute hydrothermal eruption

Alejandro Zúñiga - September 23, 2019

Poás Volcano, located 47 kilometers (29 miles) northwest of the Costa Rican capital of San José, erupted Sunday night, authorities said. The 25-minute event began at 8:59 p.m.…

Rincón de la Vieja National Park has renovated camping area
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Rincón de la Vieja National Park has renovated camping area

Alejandro Zúñiga - August 28, 2019

Visitors to Rincón de la Vieja National Park in Guanacaste can now benefit from improved infrastructure for overnight camping. The National System of Conservation Areas (SINAC) announced…

At Miravalles Volcano, Costa Rica creates its 29th national park
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Costa Rica
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At Miravalles Volcano, Costa Rica creates its 29th national park

Alejandro Zúñiga - June 5, 2019

Costa Rica on Wednesday celebrated World Environment Day by creating the country's 29th national park. During a ceremony held at the National Museum, President Carlos Alvarado signed…

Why Manuel Antonio and Quepos are king of the hill in Costa Rican tourism
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Costa Rica
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Why Manuel Antonio and Quepos are king of the hill in Costa Rican tourism

The Tico Times - October 3, 2016

Have you heard of this place called Manuel Antonio? It’s got the most popular national park in Costa Rica, a gleaming new marina in nearby Quepos and…

Solís administration proposes bill to cancel tax debts for some tourism businesses
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Solís administration proposes bill to cancel tax debts for some tourism businesses

L. Arias - November 13, 2014

President Luis Guillermo Solís on Tuesday evening sent the Legislative Assembly a bill proposing the cancellation of a backlog of sales taxes, interest and fines for tourism businesses…

Tourism entrepreneurs urge President Solís to block retroactive sales tax
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Tourism entrepreneurs urge President Solís to block retroactive sales tax

L. Arias - August 21, 2014

Leaders of the National Tourism Chamber (CANATUR) sent President Luis Guillermo Solís a letter asking him to block a Finance Ministry decree ordering tourism businesses to collect sales tax on several tourism…

Costa Rica signs first loan contract with Japan for new Guanacaste geothermal projects
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Environment and Wildlife
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Costa Rica signs first loan contract with Japan for new Guanacaste geothermal projects

Fabiola Pomareda - August 18, 2014

Representatives from the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and the Costa Rican Electricity Institute (ICE) on Monday afternoon signed the first contract for a multimillion-dollar loan to…

Closure of Guatuso entrance to Tenorio Volcano National Park worries an entire community
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Closure of Guatuso entrance to Tenorio Volcano National Park worries an entire community

L. Arias - March 18, 2014

Tourism entrepreneurs in the canton of Guatuso, in northeastern Alajuela, are on the verge of losing their businesses following the closure of a path known as “La…

The blue waters of Costa Rica’s Río Celeste: Mystery solved
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Blue rivers
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The blue waters of Costa Rica’s Río Celeste: Mystery solved

Laianer Arias - August 30, 2013

The turquoise tones of Río Celeste (Spanish for "Blue River") – one of Costa Rica’s most prominent natural jewels – "is mostly an optical phenomenon, not a chemical effect in…

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