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Poás Volcano erupts again, sends ash cloud 2 km into atmosphere
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Poás Volcano erupts again, sends ash cloud 2 km into atmosphere

Alejandro Zúñiga - September 30, 2019

Poás Volcano, located 47 km (29 miles) northwest of the Costa Rican capital of San José, erupted Monday morning, authorities said. The event began at 5:40 a.m. and…

Poás Volcano National Park resumes normal operations after eruption
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Poás volcano
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Poás Volcano National Park resumes normal operations after eruption

Alejandro Zúñiga - September 25, 2019

Poás Volcano National Park has reopened to the public and returned to normal operations, the National System of Conservation Areas (SINAC) said Wednesday morning, after the park's…

Poás Volcano National Park remains closed Tuesday
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Poás volcano
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Poás Volcano National Park remains closed Tuesday

Alejandro Zúñiga - September 24, 2019

Poás Volcano remains under observation following Sunday's eruption, and the National Park is closed to the public Tuesday, Costa Rican authorities said. The closure was recommended by…

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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Costa Rica
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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…

Costa Rican Tourism: Why Manuel Antonio and Quepos are Kings
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rican Tourism: Why Manuel Antonio and Quepos are Kings

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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Business
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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…