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Puntarenas inaugurates new oceanside park
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Puntarenas inaugurates new oceanside park

The Tico Times - February 18, 2020

Puntarenas inaugurated last week an oceanside park that intends to help revitalize a previously underutilized area of the port city. Muellero Park extends 800 meters from the…

Monteverde plans to grow with focus on sustainable tourism
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Monteverde plans to grow with focus on sustainable tourism

The Tico Times - February 12, 2020

The mountain community of Monteverde hopes to become a global symbol of sustainable tourism. With support from the Costa Rican Tourism Board (ICT) and the Culture Ministry…

Our favorite places we visited in Costa Rica this year
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Our favorite places we visited in Costa Rica this year

The Tico Times - December 30, 2019

The Tico Times is based in San José, but we love to experience the rest of Costa Rica firsthand. With 2019 coming to a close, we're reflecting…

Costa Rica creates National Lifeguard Corps to protect nation’s beaches
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica creates National Lifeguard Corps to protect nation’s beaches

The Tico Times - December 26, 2019

The Costa Rican government last week signed a law creating a National Lifeguard Corps to increase safety on the nation's beaches. Law 9780, “Implementation of lifeguard units…

The Good Witches of Puntarenas Costa Rica
Events
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Events
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The Good Witches of Puntarenas Costa Rica

Todd Staley - November 27, 2019

Last March, television fishing host and lure designer Larry Dahlberg spent five days in Puntarenas with MakeLure President Mike Faupel and Brad Roberts, a well-known lure maker,…

Following the footprints of sea turtles in Costa Rica
Conservation
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Conservation
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Following the footprints of sea turtles in Costa Rica

AFP and The Tico Times - September 27, 2019

¡Respeto! Guide Raúl Fernández issues his small group a final reminder to be respectful before they embark in the darkness to follow the footsteps of the ridley turtles…

Comptroller General green lights new Puntarenas hospital
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Comptroller General green lights new Puntarenas hospital

Alejandro Zúñiga - August 30, 2019

The Comptroller General of Costa Rica has approved an $83 million contract to construct a new hospital in Puntarenas. The Costa Rican Social Security System (CCSS), or…

1,000 kilos of cocaine seized off coast of Puntarenas
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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1,000 kilos of cocaine seized off coast of Puntarenas

Alejandro Zúñiga - August 9, 2019

Public Security Minister Michael Soto said at a Friday morning press conference that Costa Rican authorities have seized 1,002 kilograms of cocaine that were being transported in…

Walking on water: The Nicoya Peninsula’s ‘Jesus Tree’
Costa Rica wildlife
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Costa Rica wildlife
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Walking on water: The Nicoya Peninsula’s ‘Jesus Tree’

Frank Gillespie - May 15, 2019

What is the so-called Jesus Tree? If you Google the topic, you might find photos taken for National Geographic, Pinterest or Flickr, but it’s unlikely that you’ll…

Covering Santa Teresa
Pic of the Day
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Pic of the Day
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Covering Santa Teresa

Alissa Grosskopf - November 6, 2018

Part of our editorial team has arrived in Santa Teresa. This week The Tico Times is scattering in search for interesting stories all around the popular destination.…