In the second installment of a series on “Costa Rica’s Greatest Places,” today The Tico Times Travel kicks off a multi-story package on the attractions, the adventures and the backstory that have made Manuel Antonio and Quepos the top destination in Costa Rica.
With a national park, a marina and a ridge packed with outstanding hotels, Manuel Antonio and Quepos are the king of the hill of Costa Rican tourism. We explore all the reasons why there is so much more to this area than a walk in the park.
On March 20, 1856, some 400 mercenaries from the U.S., Germany and France arrived at Hacienda Santa Rosa in northwest Guanacaste after a long day’s march, having invaded Costa Rica unopposed four days before. Little did they know they were about to face a lightning battle and a shocking defeat that would give Costa Rica its proudest war story on its own soil.
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 as stipulated by a new provision of the country's Sales Tax Law that took effect Aug. 1.