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Costa Rica’s national parks will remain closed until May
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Costa Rica’s national parks will remain closed until May

Alejandro Zúñiga - April 8, 2020

Costa Rica will keep its protected wildlife areas and all 29 of its national parks closed until at least May 1, the National System of Conservation Areas…

Costa Rica closes all national parks, effective immediately
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Costa Rica closes all national parks, effective immediately

Alejandro Zúñiga - March 20, 2020

Costa Rica has closed its protected wildlife areas and all 29 of its national parks effective immediately, the National System of Conservation Areas (SINAC) announced Friday afternoon.…

Chirripó National Park closed indefinitely starting this weekend
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Chirripó National Park closed indefinitely starting this weekend

The Tico Times - February 14, 2020

Chirripó National Park will be closed "until further notice" beginning on Saturday, Feb. 15, according to the National System of Conservation Areas (SINAC). The reason for the…

Rincón de la Vieja Volcano increasing in activity, authorities say
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Costa Rica
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Rincón de la Vieja Volcano increasing in activity, authorities say

The Tico Times - January 30, 2020

The Volcanological and Seismological Observatory of Costa Rica (OVSICORI) says Rincón de la Vieja Volcano in Guanacaste is increasing in activity, though the organization has not observed…

Starting in 2020, tourists who visit Costa Rica’s national parks will be covered by insurance policy
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Costa Rica
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Starting in 2020, tourists who visit Costa Rica’s national parks will be covered by insurance policy

Alejandro Zúñiga - December 21, 2019

Starting Jan. 1, 2020, foreign and national tourists who visit many of Costa Rica's national parks will be covered by an insurance policy in case of injury…

At Miravalles Volcano, Costa Rica creates its 29th national park
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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 Rica 101: Visiting Poás Volcano National Park
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Costa Rica 101
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Costa Rica 101: Visiting Poás Volcano National Park

Alejandro Zúñiga - June 4, 2019

Located less than 90 minutes from downtown San José, Poás Volcano is a popular day trip for Costa Rican residents and international tourists alike. Historically one of…

Wildfire burns more than 1,200 hectares of mountainous areas west of San José
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Wildfire burns more than 1,200 hectares of mountainous areas west of San José

L. Arias - February 13, 2017

A wildfire that started Thursday has now destroyed an estimated of more than 1,200 hectares of the mountains of Turrubares, west of San José. This includes 300 hectares…

US, Costa Rican national parks in focus at US Embassy’s July 4 celebration
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US, Costa Rican national parks in focus at US Embassy’s July 4 celebration

The Tico Times - July 1, 2016

U.S. Ambassador to Costa Rica S. Fitzgerald Haney marked the 240th anniversary of U.S. independence alongside the 100th anniversary of the U.S. National Park Service at this…

Ranchers near active Turrialba Volcano could get bought out by Costa Rica government
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Environment and Wildlife
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Ranchers near active Turrialba Volcano could get bought out by Costa Rica government

The Tico Times - November 7, 2015

LA CENTRAL, Cartago — Farmers and ranchers who have been forced to evacuate their land because of recent activity at Turrialba Volcano could expect a check from…