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News briefs: WHO says Costa Rica facing community transmission of coronavirus
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News briefs: WHO says Costa Rica facing community transmission of coronavirus

The Tico Times - July 10, 2020

The coronavirus crisis has transformed life in Costa Rica, which has enacted measures to protect the capacity of its health system. Here's what you should know as…

News briefs: Costa Rica will handle land borders differently than airports
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News briefs: Costa Rica will handle land borders differently than airports

Alejandro Zúñiga - July 9, 2020

The coronavirus crisis has transformed life in Costa Rica, which has enacted measures to protect the capacity of its health system. Here's what you should know as…

Costa Rica extends tourist visas until November 18
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Costa Rica extends tourist visas until November 18

Alejandro Zúñiga - July 8, 2020

Costa Rica's Immigration Administration is offering foreigners extra flexibility as countries continue to restrict travel due to the coronavirus pandemic. Foreigners who entered Costa Rica on a…

Marino Ballena National Park reopens to the public
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Marino Ballena National Park reopens to the public

The Tico Times - July 8, 2020

Marino Ballena National Park reopened to the public earlier this month, the National System of Conservation Areas (SINAC) announced. Located in the small town of Uvita, Puntarenas,…

News briefs: Police continue shutting down events, enforcing vehicular restrictions
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News briefs: Police continue shutting down events, enforcing vehicular restrictions

Alejandro Zúñiga - July 6, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has impacted daily life in Costa Rica, which has declared a State of Emergency and enacted sweeping measures to slow its spread. Here's what…

Pic of the Day: Hiking through Irazú Volcano National Park
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Pic of the Day
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Pic of the Day: Hiking through Irazú Volcano National Park

The Tico Times - July 6, 2020

Irazú Volcano National Park is best known for views of the volcanic craters, but a second, lesser-known sector of the park is almost as breathtaking. Located 4…

Slothy Sunday: The shocking truth about sloth electrocutions
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Sloth Sundays
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Slothy Sunday: The shocking truth about sloth electrocutions

Andrés Sáenz Bräutigam - July 5, 2020

Sometimes, trouble finds itself in the heights of the Costa Rican canopy. Picture yourself slowly moving upside down through your forest environment when all of a sudden…

Costa Rica has reapplied measures. Here’s what’s open [updated]
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Costa Rica has reapplied measures. Here’s what’s open [updated]

Alejandro Zúñiga - July 3, 2020

Costa Rica has reapplied restrictions in response to an increase in coronavirus cases and hospitalizations. Here's what's open (and what isn't) in Costa Rica as of July…

How one Costa Rican non-profit responded to the tourism crisis
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How one Costa Rican non-profit responded to the tourism crisis

Garry Wallace - July 1, 2020

We've told you about Camino de Costa Rica, a 280-km hike from Costa Rica's Atlantic to its Pacific coast.  Reader Garry Wallace, who completed the Camino de…

Details: Official decree maintains Costa Rica border restrictions through August 1
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Details: Official decree maintains Costa Rica border restrictions through August 1

Alejandro Zúñiga - June 30, 2020

The official government newspaper, La Gaceta, has published the decree officially maintaining Costa Rica's border restrictions through August 1, 2020. The decree extends the ban on arriving…