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Nearly 100 locations now offer antigen tests for travelers in Costa Rica
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Nearly 100 locations now offer antigen tests for travelers in Costa Rica

Alejandro Zúñiga - February 26, 2021

Several countries, including the United States, require that returning travelers test negative for the coronavirus. More than 100 labs in Costa Rica offer PCR coronavirus testing for…

Costa Rica seeks to attract film and television productions with incentives
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Arts & Culture
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Costa Rica seeks to attract film and television productions with incentives

Marco SIBAJA / AFP - February 26, 2021

Costa Rica is considering offering incentives to attract international film and television productions, which currently choose other destinations in the region where they do receive financial benefits.…

Reminder: Costa Rica’s entry requirements during the coronavirus pandemic
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Reminder: Costa Rica’s entry requirements during the coronavirus pandemic

Alejandro Zúñiga - February 24, 2021

Since November 1, tourists from anywhere in the world can visit Costa Rica. Visitors can arrive to Costa Rica via a flight, sailboat or yacht. The land…

Costa Rica detains two travelers suspected of showing fake Covid test results
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Costa Rica detains two travelers suspected of showing fake Covid test results

The Tico Times - February 23, 2021

Costa Rican authorities detained two passengers on suspicion that they had presented falsified coronavirus test results when trying to leave the country, according to a report from…

Slothy Sunday: Mom and baby sloth electrocuted, saved by firefighters
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Sloth Sundays
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Slothy Sunday: Mom and baby sloth electrocuted, saved by firefighters

Chelsey Schartz / Toucan Rescue Ranch - February 21, 2021

On February 10, the Toucan Rescue Ranch received a call from a local fire station, just west of San José, Costa Rica, stating that they had rescued…

Reminder: Extended Costa Rica tourist visas expire in March
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Reminder: Extended Costa Rica tourist visas expire in March

Alejandro Zúñiga - February 18, 2021

Foreigners whose Costa Rica tourist visas have been extended due to the coronavirus pandemic will see that grace period end in March, in accordance with current legislation.…

Costa Rica plans infrastructure improvements to national parks
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Costa Rica plans infrastructure improvements to national parks

Alejandro Zúñiga - February 18, 2021

The Environment Ministry is promising to invest more than $3.6 million to improve infrastructure at Costa Rica's national parks in 2021, the government announced Wednesday. The single…

Hospital Metropolitano adds coronavirus antigen tests for tourists
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Hospital Metropolitano adds coronavirus antigen tests for tourists

Alejandro Zúñiga - February 18, 2021

Hospital Metropolitano is now offering rapid antigen tests for U.S. citizens who need a negative result in order to return to their home country. In doing so,…

Costa Rica to allow visa-free tourism from China
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Costa Rica to allow visa-free tourism from China

Alejandro Zúñiga - February 17, 2021

Costa Rica will make it easier for tourists from China to visit, the Tourism Board announced Wednesday. Starting in March, tourists from Beijing and Shanghai will be…

Where to get a coronavirus test in Costa Rica
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Where to get a coronavirus test in Costa Rica

Alejandro Zúñiga - February 16, 2021

Several countries, including the United States, require that returning travelers test negative for the coronavirus. Some 130 labs in Costa Rica offer PCR coronavirus testing for tourists.…