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The Costa Rica News (TCRN) - Costa Rica beaches are considered some of the most beautiful and pristine in the world, they are always dynamic and sometimes deadly. A rip tide (rip current) is a frightening thought, and if you are caught in one you might not be aware of...

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The Costa Rica News (TCRN) - Starting June 8, 2015, all Black® MasterCard cardholders from anywhere in the world, will have access to the fast row in the international departures section from Juan Santa Maria International Airport in Costa Rica. By presenting the card in the international departures area with...

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The Costa Rica News (TCRN) - A recent study by MasterCard reveals that San Jose Costa Rica will be the sixth most visited city in Latin America in 2015, surpassing Rio de Janeiro, Bogota and Quito. The study reinforces the growing importance of knowledge, innovation and experience in the...

Costa Rica Travel and Tourism Gets High Scores

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Scores show Costa Rica is safe, good for business and investment Costa Rica also has one of the best travel service industries in the region, but comparatively expensive. In a report released in May, 2015 by the World Economic Forum’s Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Index 2015, Costa Rica ranked 42nd in...

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The Costa Rica News (TCRN) - Everyone has a different idea of the perfect vacation: some want excitement and local culture, while others want to disappear and enjoy the natural surroundings without distraction. No matter what you're looking for, there's a rarely showcased part of Costa Rica that can...

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The Costa Rica News (TCRN) - Travelers flying out of San Jose's Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO) just got an unpleasant surprise when it comes to parking: the daily car parking rate has more than doubled, going from $14.75 to $35.24 for 24 hours. These parking fees are not controlled by...

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The Costa Rica News (TCRN) - Today the Salvadoran airline VECA had its first flight between San Salvador and Juan Santamaria International Airport in Costa Rica. The Costa Rican Tourism Institute (ICT) said in a press release that there will be three weekly flights on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, using an Airbus...

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The Costa Rica News (TCRN) - On Sunday, the Pope began his annual spiritual exercises for Lent where he will be accompanied advisers and contributors to delve into topics such as the roots of the faith and battling evil. Francisco departed at 16:00 local (15:00 GMT)time aboard a bus along...

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The Costa Rica News (TCRN) - Costa Rica has a lot to offer in terms of lifestyle, weather, and travel. In addition to that, its capital, San Jose, is a modern metropolis with everything you could want in a big city.  However, it's possible to enjoy this city to its...

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The Costa Rica News (TCRN) - Manuel Antonio was selected as the sixth best beach in the Americas and 17th worldwide by the travel site, TripAdvisor. The recognition is based on travelers' ratings from the places they visited during 2014. The president of the Chamber of Tourism Manuel Antonio, Boris Marchegiani,...

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The Costa Rica News (TCRN) - The Costa Rica exit tax of $29 will soon be included in the price of an airplane ticket.  The change in fares should have occurred last December 3, 2014, but a system error caused two and half months of delays. A t least this...

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The Costa Rica News (TCRN) - Last year was a momentous and outstanding time for the tourism industry in Costa Rica. This is demonstrated by the data that was provided by the Immigration Administration (DGME) and analyzed by the Costa Rican Tourism Board (ICT). In fact all historical records of the...

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The Costa Rica News (TCRN) - Resting in a hotel that looks out over the sea and sunbathing on the sand is not what Chinese tourists seek in their holiday, a situation that hinders their attraction to the country. According to Tourism Minister Wilhelm von Breymann, Chinese tourists prefer destinations...

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The Costa Rica News (TCRN) - For the second time in just over a month, a US newspaper highlights tourism in Nicaragua and positions it as the hot new destination for Central America. First there was an article published on December 27 in The Boston Globe which said, "Forget Costa Rica-old news....

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The Costa Rica News (TCRN) - Costa Rica received 2,526,817 tourists in 2014, representing a growth of 4.1 percent compared to 2013. According to the Costa Rican Tourism Institute (ICT), Americans represented 67.5 percent of entries, Europeans accounted for 16.5 percent and  6.9 percent were South Americans. The Head of Planning...

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The Costa Rica News (TCRN) - Avianca airlines has suspended three flights going to Costa Rica from three different different countries: Mexico, Brazil and Chile. They will, however, be adding a new flight to New York. Alvaro Vargas, director of Civil Aviation confirmed that the direct flight to Mexico will...

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The Costa Rica News (TCRN) - Getting to and from Costa Rica is getting easier and cheaper by the minute. The US carrier Southwest Airlines will now fly direct from Baltimore and Houston to Costa Rica starting March 7. The company promises that the two new flights are almost 40...

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The Costa Rica News (TCRN) - Our boat quickly found its synchronicity with the water, rising with the wave’s curling crescent, then dipping down into the trough.  I felt the sun on my right cheek, right arm, right thigh, the rest protected by the shade of a large awning.  Drake...

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The Costa Rica News (TCRN) - Costa Rica is the perfect destination for Americans in search for a place to escape the snowy, freezing temperatures of the winter. The dry season in the country starts around November, close to the Thanksgiving holidays (a perfect opportunity to avoid Black Friday) and...

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The Costa Rica News (TCRN) - This week Condé Nast Traveler pinned down the top locations in the world to have a destination wedding. Costa Rica made that top 10 list, placing at number 9. To acquire the most sought after destination wedding spots, Condé Nast surveyed 1,000 brides planning to say...

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The Costa Rica News (TCRN) – In its report ‘Where to Visit in 2015’, The Boston Globe says that Nicaragua is the best destination to visit in Central America for 2015 and Costa Rica is already out of fashion. The article describes Costa Rica’s northern neighbor: "Forget Costa Rica —...

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The Costa Rica News (TCRN) – Costa Rica is experiencing record hotel occupancy, with beach hotels reaching 95 percent on average for the last week of the year, and mountain hotels attaining 87 percent of their booking capacity. The destinations with the most reservations are mainly concentrated in the North...

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