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Costa Rica’s coronavirus restrictions for January 2021
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Costa Rica’s coronavirus restrictions for January 2021

Alejandro Zúñiga - January 1, 2021

Costa Rica's coronavirus restrictions for January 2021: January 1, 2 and 3 There is a national vehicular restriction from 8 p.m. until 5 a.m. on these days.…

Ceiba, a sailboat capable of transporting 350 tons, being built in Costa Rica
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Ceiba, a sailboat capable of transporting 350 tons, being built in Costa Rica

Marco SIBAJA / AFP - December 27, 2020

On the shore of a mangrove in the Central Pacific of Costa Rica, a huge sailboat is beginning to take shape. But it's not just any vessel.…

Costa Rica announces new restrictions for New Year’s and January 2021
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Costa Rica announces new restrictions for New Year’s and January 2021

Alejandro Zúñiga - December 23, 2020

The National Emergency Commission (CNE) on Wednesday announced a series of national coronavirus restrictions that will begin on December 31. The new measures come as the country's…

Municipality of Puntarenas opts to restrict beach hours on New Year’s
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Municipality of Puntarenas opts to restrict beach hours on New Year’s

Alejandro Zúñiga - December 22, 2020

The Municipality of Puntarenas will close beaches and public spaces early on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. According to a statement released by the local…

CDC advises ‘all people’ to avoid cruise ships, citing COVID risk
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Travel & Tourism
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CDC advises ‘all people’ to avoid cruise ships, citing COVID risk

Alejandro Zúñiga - November 24, 2020

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in the United States issued an updated warning advising “all people” to avoid traveling on cruise ships during the coronavirus pandemic.…

Costa Rica’s Playa Hermosa named as World Surfing Reserve
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Costa Rica’s Playa Hermosa named as World Surfing Reserve

Alejandro Zúñiga - September 23, 2020

Save The Waves Coalition has named Playa Hermosa in Garabito, Puntarenas as a World Surfing Reserve (WSR), the non-profit announced Wednesday. The designation honors Playa Hermosa's world-class…

Costa Rica expands network of tsunami-alert sirens in ocean towns
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Costa Rica expands network of tsunami-alert sirens in ocean towns

Alejandro Zúñiga - September 18, 2020

The National Emergency Commission (CNE) is installing tsunami-alert sirens in five Puntarenas towns, the institution announced this week. The communities of Tivives, Jacó, Esterillos Oeste and Quepos…

Garabito, El Guarco will be under Yellow Alert starting next week
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Garabito, El Guarco will be under Yellow Alert starting next week

Alejandro Zúñiga - July 17, 2020

The cantons of Garabito and El Guarco will be under a Yellow Alert starting Monday — not an Orange Alert as originally announced. The National Emergency Commission…

Pic of the Day: Sea turtle in Puntarenas, Costa Rica
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Pic of the Day
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Pic of the Day: Sea turtle in Puntarenas, Costa Rica

The Tico Times - February 28, 2020

The Marine Park in Puntarenas, Costa Rica, was founded in 2002. It was created (by Law No. 8065) in the former yards of the Pacific Railroad with the…

Puntarenas inaugurates new oceanside park
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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…