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Costa Rica celebrates National Parks Day
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Costa Rica celebrates National Parks Day

The Tico Times - August 24, 2020

Costa Rica on Monday is celebrating National Parks Day. The holiday, held every Aug. 24 since 1986, commemorates the creation of the country's national parks system. Aside…

At San Lucas Island, Costa Rica creates its 30th national park
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At San Lucas Island, Costa Rica creates its 30th national park

Alejandro Zúñiga - August 24, 2020

Costa Rica on Monday celebrated the 50th anniversary of its national parks system by creating another national park. During a ceremony at Casa Presidencial, President Carlos Alvarado…

Costa Rica’s closed phase continues this week. Here’s what’s open
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Costa Rica’s closed phase continues this week. Here’s what’s open

Alejandro Zúñiga - August 17, 2020

The "Closed Phase" continues this week, affecting driving and businesses in Orange Alert areas. These restrictions last through Friday, August 21, after which Costa Rica will ease…

Cantons under an Orange Alert in Costa Rica [August 12]
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Cantons under an Orange Alert in Costa Rica [August 12]

The Tico Times - August 12, 2020

The National Emergency Commission (CNE) has changed the coronavirus alert level for several cantons. The header photo in this story shows every Costa Rican canton in an…

Costa Rica has entered its Closed Phase. Here’s what’s open
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica has entered its Closed Phase. Here’s what’s open

Alejandro Zúñiga - August 10, 2020

Costa Rica continues changing coronavirus restrictions. In order to better identify and control coronavirus outbreaks, Costa Rica has entered a "Closed Phase" as of Monday, August 10.…

A list of Costa Rica national parks open in August
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A list of Costa Rica national parks open in August

Alejandro Zúñiga - August 1, 2020

Costa Rica has opened the majority of its national parks starting August 1. Below is a list of national parks and protected wildlife areas open for visitors…

Costa Rica has relaxed restrictions starting today. Here’s what’s open
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Costa Rica has relaxed restrictions starting today. Here’s what’s open

Alejandro Zúñiga - August 1, 2020

Happy August! Costa Rica is relaxing coronavirus restrictions starting Saturday, August 1. The below measures apply from August 1 through Sunday, August 9. During these nine days,…

Costa Rica has updated measures. Here’s what’s open
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Costa Rica has updated measures. Here’s what’s open

Alejandro Zúñiga - July 20, 2020

Costa Rica continues changing coronavirus restrictions. Here's what's open (and what isn't) in Costa Rica as of July 20, 2020. The below measures are being enforced through…

Garabito, El Guarco will be under Yellow Alert starting next week
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Garabito, El Guarco will be under Yellow Alert starting next week

Alejandro Zúñiga - July 17, 2020

The cantons of Garabito and El Guarco will be under a Yellow Alert starting Monday — not an Orange Alert as originally announced. The National Emergency Commission…

Costa Rica is enforcing strict measures this week. Here’s what’s open
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Costa Rica is enforcing strict measures this week. Here’s what’s open

The Tico Times - July 13, 2020

Costa Rica is enforcing strict measures throughout much of the country this week in order to better trace coronavirus outbreaks in the Greater Metropolitan Area. Here's what's…