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Costa Rica will not extend driver’s license grace period beyond November 18
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Costa Rica will not extend driver’s license grace period beyond November 18

Alejandro Zúñiga - November 9, 2020

As of November 18, tourists who have remained in Costa Rica for longer than three months will no longer be allowed to use their foreign driver's license…

Foreigners in Costa Rica can now legally drive until November 18
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Foreigners in Costa Rica can now legally drive until November 18

Alejandro Zúñiga - July 16, 2020

Tourists can legally operate a vehicle in Costa Rica with a valid foreign driver's license until November 18, the Public Works and Transport Ministry (MOPT) has announced.…

Foreign tourists in Costa Rica can legally drive until August 18
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Foreign tourists in Costa Rica can legally drive until August 18

Alejandro Zúñiga - July 8, 2020

Tourists with a valid foreign driver's license can legally operate a vehicle in Costa Rica beyond the typical three-month limit, the Public Works and Transport Ministry (MOPT)…

Foreigners in Costa Rica can now legally drive after three-month limit
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Foreigners in Costa Rica can now legally drive after three-month limit

Alejandro Zúñiga - April 29, 2020

Tourists with a valid foreign driver's license can legally operate a vehicle in Costa Rica beyond the typical three-month limit, the Public Works and Transport Ministry (MOPT)…

Costa Rica will ramp up police presence after tourist murders
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Costa Rica will ramp up police presence after tourist murders

AFP and Tico Times - August 11, 2018

Costa Rica announced on Friday that it plans on ramping up police presence at popular tourist hotspots after two female tourists were murdered last weekend. “We’re going…

Strong winds cause three deaths in Costa Rica, one in El Salvador
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Strong winds cause three deaths in Costa Rica, one in El Salvador

AFP - December 10, 2017

Three people have died in Costa Rica, includiing two Swiss tourists, and one in El Salvador as a result of intense winds in the region caused by…

United kicks off couple flying to their Costa Rican wedding
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United kicks off couple flying to their Costa Rican wedding

L. Arias - April 17, 2017

A couple flying to Costa Rica for their wedding, scheduled for later this week, were removed from a United Airlines flight in Houston, allegedly for not following crew…

Missing US hiker Cody Dial’s passport found with human remains in Corcovado National Park
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Missing US hiker Cody Dial’s passport found with human remains in Corcovado National Park

The Tico Times - May 23, 2016

A forensic team discovered the passport of missing U.S. hiker Cody Dial over the weekend among human remains found in Corcovado National Park, officials from the Judicial…

Costa Rica tourism sets new record with 2.6 million visitors in 2015
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Costa Rica tourism sets new record with 2.6 million visitors in 2015

The Tico Times - January 16, 2016

Costa Rica tourism cruised past another milestone in 2015, attracting a record-breaking 2.66 million tourists from around the world, Tourism Minister Mauricio Ventura said Friday. That means…