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Sail into the Sunset with the Catamaran Cruise in Flamingo, Costa Rica

Board a majestic luxury catamaran cruise and take in the spectacular sunset as you sail across the deep blue Pacific Ocean in Flamingo, Costa Rica.  The ultimate Costa Rica catamaran adventure is a fitting nautical…
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Flip Flops or Raincoat? Google Maps Now Forecasts Costa Rica’s Weather

Google has announced a new weather feature which will help you decide what you need to pack for your next Costa Rica vacation. Integrated into the successful Google-maps online application, you will be able to…
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Costa Rica Tourism Helps Protect Country’s National Parks by Raising $1 Million

An innovative conservation project aimed at raising funds to help the protection of Costa Rica National Parks is celebrating its first anniversary. Costa Rica’s Friends of the National Parks Club began in September 2010 and…
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Arrive in Style! Costa Rican Liberia International Airport Terminal Opens October

  Heading to Guanacaste, Costa Rica for your beach vacation in October?  Get ready to be welcomed in style as the new Liberia Airport Arrivals Terminal officially opens in early October 2011. Click here and…
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Costa Rica Tourism Arrivals Rising

The Costa Rican tourism industry received great news in August: figures showed that Costa Rica welcomed 73,155 more tourists in the first six months of the year than in the same period of 2010. Arrivals…
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New International Airport to Open in Costa Rica´s South Pacific in 2014

Costa Rica´s Civil Aviation Authority (Aviación Civil) is currently working on the development of a new international aerodrome to be built in the South Pacific region of Costa Rica. To be constructed on old banana…
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Supermodels, Pop Stars and Hollywood Celebs Enjoy Their Costa Rica Vacations

Want to know where the Hollywood celebs head for on their summer vacation? In recent weeks a steady stream of supermodels, pop stars and Hollywood celebs have been spotted gracing the glorious beaches of Guanacaste,…
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Maple Leaves in Costa Rica? Canadian Airline WestJet to Fly to Costa Rica

Yet another airline has realized the massive tourism potential of the popular vacation destination, Costa Rica. On Friday, August 12th, the Canadian budget airline WestJet announced a new air transport agreement with Costa Rica. Book…
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Things to Do in San Jose, Costa Rica: 21st Credomatic Music Festival

Kicking off Saturday, August 13th, the 21st Credomatic Music Festival will bring a wonderful variety of sights and sounds to the streets and theaters of San Jose, Costa Rica. The official opening of the 21…
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Not Wanting to Be Left Out, Delta Airlines Offers Nonstop Flights to Liberia International Airport

If you live in the United States, it seems you’ll have few excuses not to take a vacation to Costa Rica thanks to the growing list of airline companies offering fantastically priced flights to this…
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Will Smith Enjoys a Beach Vacation

With rumors abound and reported sightings throughout Costa Rica, the Immigration office have confirmed the Hollywood celebrity Will Smith is currently enjoying a vacation in Costa Rica. Book the most beautiful vacation villa of your…
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Things to Do in San Jose: Costa Rica International Jazz Festival

  Thanks to last year’s successful musical event, the immensely popular Costa Rican International Jazz Festival has returned in 2011.  San Jose will be filled with the sweet tunes of jazz from July 26th to…
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Costa Rica Sport Event Copa Triatlon Coming to Playa Jaco July 30th

Get ready for an action-packed weekend of Costa Rica sporting events in Playa Jaco— the third leg of the Copa Triatlon 2011 is coming to town! Click here and book your stay at one of…
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Concerts in Costa Rica—Red Hot Chili Peppers and Pearl Jam to Play in San Jose

  It looks like San Jose, Costa Rica is the place to be!  The Red Hot Chili Peppers and Pearl Jam have announced their plans to rock out the recently inaugurated National Stadium in La…
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New Crater Appears in Costa Rica’s Turrialba Volcano

Located within the Central Volcanic range of Costa Rica, Turrialba Volcano has a new addition to its topography. The Costa Rican Volcano and Seismic Observation Center (Ovsicori-UNA) confirmed that a new turquoise hued acid lake…
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Jet Blue Announces Special Fare Non-stop Flights to Costa Rica’s Liberia International Airport

Another week and another airline is adding its name to the rapidly expanding list of companies that offer flights to the Liberia International Airport in Guanacaste, Costa Rica. On the 7th of July, Jet Blue…
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Touring Leonardo Da Vinci Exhibition Opens in San Jose, Costa Rica

Da Vinci: The Genius Exhibition opened on the 8th of July at the Old Aduana in Costa Rica’s capital San Jose, to a crowd of expectant enthusiasts. If you are planning a Costa Rica vacation…
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Country’s Foreign Investment Increases Thanks to Costa Rican Tourism

Costa Rica’s income from direct foreign investment and tourism has increased in the first three months of 2011, according to a report released by Costa Rica’s Central Bank (Banco Central de Costa Rica). Book your…
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Expedia Deal Expected to Boost Costa Rica Tourism

The Costa Rican Tourism Institute (I.C.T) has joined forces with the U.S internet-based travel site Expedia.  In a deal that is expected to attract an additional 50,000 tourists to the country in the next two…
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Costa Rica National Park Funding Approved by Costa Rican Parliament

It’s only taken five years, but additional funding to maintain Costa Rica’s National Parks has been approved by members of the Asamblea Nacional, the Costa Rican Parliament, on the 27th June. The $19 million loan…
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Costa Rican Currency Gets a Facelift – New Banknotes Introduced

If you are planning a vacation to Costa Rica, then look out for the shiny new banknotes. The colorful ¢1.000 and ¢2.000 bank notes were put into circulation by the Central Bank of Costa Rica…
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Sun Country Airlines Announces Non-Stop Flights to Costa Rica for 2012 High Season

Shortly following the announcement that AirBerlin will begin transatlantic flights to Guanacaste Costa Rica in November, Sun Country Airlines has confirmed it has added non-stop flights to Costa Rica to its itinerary for the 2012…
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Costa Rica on TV: 3 Different Looks at the Popular Vacation Destination

Over the next few months, Costa Rica will be featured in several worldwide travel and tourism television programs. With more television documentaries about Costa Rica airing throughout June and July, many would agree that this…
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Jaco Beach to Open Movie Theater and Entertainment Complex in July 2011

Jaco beach is not just famous for its world class surfing conditions.  Known for being one of the busiest surfer towns in Costa Rica, with an action packed nightlife, Playa Jaco is getting ready for…
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Costa Rica to Receive 2 Hard Rock Café Restaurants!

Welcome news for rock and roll enthusiasts in Costa Rica—the world famous Hard Rock Café has announced that it will be opening its first two restaurants in Costa Rica in 2012. You are going to…
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Popular British Journalist Enjoys a Manuel Antonio Villa Vacation

The British television presenter Penny Smith travelled to Manuel Antonio and Quepos in the Central Pacific, Costa Rica as part of a beach vacation review for the best selling newspaper, The Daily Mail. Book your…
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Destination Weddings in Costa Rica—A Growing Industry

Costa Rica’s growing popularity as a top beach wedding destination was mentioned recently in the Proa supplement of La Nacion, on Sunday the 15th of May. The two page article featured in Costa Rica’s top…
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Do You Know the Way to San Jose? The Drive to Increase Travel and Tourism in Costa Rica’s Capital City

San Jose, Costa Rica is launching an online campaign to increase travel and tourism to the area. The country’s vibrant capital wants tourists to spend more time learning about and enjoying the exciting attractions in…
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Costa Rica Travel & Tourism Continues to Change

President authorizes $30 Million Convention Centre Project.     Costa Rican President, Laura Chinchilla approved the Convention Centre Project as part of the inauguration of Central America’s most significant tourism industry event, ExpoTur, on Wednesday,…
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Costa Rican Turtles Find Help and Care at Tortufauna Turtle Center

  Costa Rica is famous for its many varieties of sea turtles, but this popular vacation destination is also home to several species of freshwater and land turtles as well. These freshwater turtles face many…
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Costa Rica to Host Medical Tourism International Conference

Costa Rica will be hosting the 2011 Medical Travel International Business Summit from May 2nd to 4th.  The international medical conference will include a series of roundtable discussions to be held from the 2nd to…
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Costa Rica Safety: Rip Tide Safety and Awareness

  Costa Rica water safety tips are extraordinarily important to your welfare while enjoying your family vacation in paradise. If you plan on swimming at any of the breathtaking Costa Rica beaches, it’s imperative to…
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Liberia Airport in Guanacaste Costa Rica to Open New International Terminal in November

The Liberia Airport in Guanacaste Costa Rica recently announced plans to open a new international terminal in November 2011. The announcement of the expansion at Liberia Airport is welcome news for eager tourists wanting to…
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Costa Rica Sport Fishing highlighted by Los Suenos Signature Billfish Series

Costa Rica continues to rein supreme as a top sport  fishing vacation destination, as one of the world’s most popular deep sea fishing tournaments in Costa Rica comes to a close.  The second leg of the 8th annual…
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Puntarenas Costa Rica Swimming Pool Complex $3 Million

Puntarenas Costa Rica Promotes Tourism with $3 Million Swimming Pool Complex

The city of Puntarenas Costa Rica is about to get a large addition—a new swimming pool complex! With the hope of encouraging more tourism to the port town of Puntarenas, this 1.5 billion colon beachfront…
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Things To Do in San Jose Costa Rica: Yogarte, The Art of Relaxation through Yoga

If you’re in need of a chill out weekend then head down to the Costa Rican Museum of Art, Museo de Arte Costarricense (MAC), for Yogarte, located in La Sabana Park in San Jose.  The…
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Costa Rica Nominated for World Future Council Future Policy Award

The popular vacation destination of Costa Rica is well known for its biodiversity, green policies, sustainable building practices, wildlife preservation, rain forest preservation and ecotourism. Now Costa Rica can flaunt their government’s eco-friendly practices once…
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Costa Rica Ranks for Best Honeymoon Destinations by Brides Magazine!

Looking for a honeymoon in paradise? Then look no further! Costa Rica has been placed in the Top 10 honeymoon destinations by the best selling Brides magazine. Costa Rica was ranked in the March edition…
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The Diquis Stone Spheres of Costa Rica: An Archeological Mystery

Costa Rica, the popular tropical vacation destination, is well known for its beautiful beaches, luxury vacation rentals and exotic hotel resorts. However, Costa Rica is rich in culture and history as well. For those visitors…
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Costa Rica Tops 2011 Virtuoso Luxe Report for Adventure and Family Travel

The 2011 Virtuoso Luxe Report has confirmed that Costa Rica is the most popular vacation destination for adventure travel in the world! Costa Rica also tops the list for family travel destinations for 2011, coming…
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Costa Rica Snake Refuge & Rehabilitation Center Opens to Public

Costa Rica, the popular tropical vacation destination, is home to a variety of slithering snakes and roaming reptiles. Ever wanted to get up close and personal with a python or a poisonous Bushmaster? At the…
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National Museum’s Butterfly Garden: Paradise Found in San Jose

Downtown San Jose is one of the few places in Costa Rica you would expect to find tropical serenity.  But hidden amongst all that inner city chaos of San Jose is the newly inaugurated National…
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Costa Rica: Good for Your Health

  The popular vacation destination Costa Rica has actually been proven to be good for your health and stress levels. When was the last time you told someone you “went away for your health”? Nowadays,…
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Why Surfers Love Playa Bejuco Costa Rica

For those that have been on a Costa Rica surfing vacation before, you know there are plenty of pristine beaches where you can catch some sweet swells. Book the most beautiful vacation villa of your…
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Internal flights in Costa Rica Prove a Popular Travel Alternative

Although nearly half of tourists visiting Costa Rica choose to rent a car,  many are now opting for domestic flights to reduce their travel time. The availability of internal flights in Costa Rica has increased…
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Amor de Temporada Boardwalk Construction at Playas del Coco

Boardwalk in Playas del Coco Costa Rica Opening April 2012

For an exciting beach vacation in Costa Rica, Playas del Coco, located along the Gulf of Papagayo, is well on its way to becoming one of the best beaches to visit in Guanacaste. In recent…
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A Paradise Wedding in Costa Rica Fit for a Princess: Getting Married in Manuel Antonio

If you are looking for your own wedding to rival that of the royals, why not get married in the beautifully secluded wedding destination of Manuel Antonio Costa Rica? If you’re lucky enough to have…
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Costa Rica Hosts II International Planet, People, Peace Conference

Costa Rica Hosts II International Planet, People, Peace Ecotourism Conference

Costa Rica has played a pioneering role to help redefine the concept of responsible tourism, demonstrating that ecotourism is much more than a public relations trend. As popular beach vacation destination, thousands travel to Costa…
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Witness Giant Leatherback Turtles Nesting on Playa Grande Costa Rica!

If Costa Rica is your 2011 vacation destination and you love wildlife, then head down to Las Baulas Marine National Park just outside of the bustling beach town of Playa Tamarindo! Las Baulas Marine National…
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National Theater Offers Plenty of Things to Do in San Jose Costa Rica

Looking for things to do in San Jose during your vacation in Costa Rica? Then make sure to visit one of the most beautiful attractions in San Jose Costa Rica, the stunning Teatro Nacional (National…
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