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May was biggest month for Costa Rica visitors since pandemic began
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May was biggest month for Costa Rica visitors since pandemic began

Alejandro Zúñiga - June 8, 2021

Costa Rica welcomed more than 90,000 international travelers in May, the largest single-month figure since March 2020. The country received 90,321 arrivals last month, a slightly higher…

Southwest Airlines returns to Costa Rica today
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Southwest Airlines returns to Costa Rica today

Alejandro Zúñiga - June 6, 2021

Southwest Airlines returns to Costa Rica on Sunday with its first two flights to the Central American country since the coronavirus pandemic began. Southwest flight 691 from…

No more visa extensions for visitors, Tourism Board confirms
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No more visa extensions for visitors, Tourism Board confirms

Alejandro Zúñiga - June 1, 2021

The Costa Rica Tourism Board (ICT) confirmed Tuesday night that the country has stopped extending visitor visas beyond 90 days as of June 1, 2021. "On this…

Costa Rica to support wellness tourism with initiative
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Costa Rica to support wellness tourism with initiative

Alejandro Zúñiga - May 28, 2021

Hot springs, yoga retreats and massage therapy are some of the activities Costa Rica hopes to support through a new initiative aimed at promoting wellness tourism. The…

Costa Rica registers small uptick in visitors in April
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Costa Rica registers small uptick in visitors in April

Alejandro Zúñiga - May 27, 2021

Costa Rica welcomed nearly 90,000 international arrivals in April, a significant increase compared with the first two months of 2021 but nearly identical to March, according to…

Air travel could beat pre-pandemic level by 2023: IATA
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Air travel could beat pre-pandemic level by 2023: IATA

AFP and The Tico Times - May 26, 2021

Global air passenger numbers could rebound from the coronavirus pandemic to top 2019 levels by 2023, the International Air Transport Association predicted on Wednesday. With much of…

US cuts Mexico’s air safety rating, bars new routes
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US cuts Mexico’s air safety rating, bars new routes

AFP - May 25, 2021

US regulators have downgraded Mexico's air safety rating, a move that bars Mexican carriers from offering new service or routes in the United States, the Federal Aviation…

Covid testing at Costa Rica’s airports
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Covid testing at Costa Rica’s airports

Alejandro Zúñiga - May 24, 2021

Both Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO) near San José and Daniel Oduber Quiros International Airport (LIR) in Liberia, Guanacaste, offer on-site coronavirus testing for outgoing travelers. This…

Costa Rica, US, Canada, Mexico entry requirements during Covid
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Costa Rica, US, Canada, Mexico entry requirements during Covid

Alejandro Zúñiga - May 24, 2021

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, traveling is tough right now. It can be difficult to keep track of every country's entry requirements. Below is a summary of…

Costa Rica’s newest canton launches tourism strategy
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Costa Rica’s newest canton launches tourism strategy

Alejandro Zúñiga - May 21, 2021

Coinciding with the fourth anniversary its creation, the Costa Rican canton of Río Cuarto this week launched a promotional strategy to attract local and foreign tourists.  The…

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