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    Costa Rica Ranked in Top 10 Best Ethical Destinations

    The organization Ethical Traveler released an annual report this week in which Costa Rica was named one of the 10 best ethical destinations in the...
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    The Magic of Manuel Antonio and Quepos

    TCRN Regional Correspondent: Katrina Palmer Imagine yourself soaking up the sun on a stunning white sand beach, surrounded by luscious green rainforest that in some...

    Costa Rica Retirement: Lower Costs, Higher Lifestyle

    Featured Columnist – Retirement & Living Kat Sunlove TCRN Volunteer: So let’s talk money. Just how much can you save by living as a pensionado here in Costa...
    The Real Guide to Living In San José | TCRN

    The Real Guide to Living In San José

    Forget the Lonely Planet and Frommer’s, if you’re considering living in San José for an extended period of time, you’ll need more than a travel guide to survive.Forget the Lonely Planet and Frommer’s, if you’re considering living in San José for an extended period of time, you’ll need more than a travel guide to survive.

    Rain, Rain, Won’t Go Away

    by Arianna McKinney In 2009, locals worried about droughts and water shortages because of the low amount of rainfall in the “winter” months. 2010 is...

    Canadians Love Costa Rica, and it’s Now Easier for them to Travel Here

    Over the last decade, Costa Rica has become ever more popular with Canadians. More and more flights from many countries have increased dramatically. For Canadians,...

    $2.8 million to supply Costa Rica’s Immigration Authority with Foreign Resident Cards

    TCRN Staff $2.8 million to supply Costa Rica's Immigration Authority with Foreign Resident Cards The credentials feature optical security media, the same technology at the heart...

    Jaco Beach Costa Rica

    Jaco Beach Costa Rica is one of the most popular beach towns in Costa Rica, and is a major launch point for people looking...

    Cosmetic Surgery, Are You In For The Right Reasons?

    The majority of people who consider cosmetic surgery either wish to look as young as they feel or desire to change something that has...

    Tapanti National Park in Costa Rica

    Featured Eco Columnist Elizabeth Mann Tapanti National Park in Costa Rica is located on the edge of the Talamanca Range, near Cartago. The park contains 45...
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    The Best of San Jose

    2 days in Costa Rica's capital city Costa Rica, one of the smallest but bio-diverse countries in the world, is one of the oldest democracies...

    Student travel to Costa Rica

    By DANA BURNHAM WILMINGTON - In April of this year, a group of students from Wilmington High School traveled with their Spanish teacher, Terresa Pietro,...

    The Turrialba Volcano of Costa Rica

    Featured Eco Columnist Elizabeth Mann The Turrialba Volcano was named after the region in which it is located in the Turrialba county, Cartago. The volcano is...

    New direct flights to Costa Rica

    A Belgian airline plans to establish a direct flight between Brussels and San Jose, said Belgian Prime Minister Guy Verhofstadt, to President Laura Chinchilla...

    New train route started yesterday

    by ALONSO MATA B Starting today you can travel by train to Curridabat, thanks to the Instituto Costarricense de Ferrocarriles now offering the service Pavas-U-Curridabat. The...

    Costa Rican Art Museum Restored and Open to Public

    by ANDREA SOLANO B The Costa Rican Art Museum (MAC) reopened its doors yesterday after being closed for 15 months. The Ministry of Culture spent ¢632...

    Mudslide cleared from the Braulio Carrillo passage

    by R. AGUILAR The road passing through the Braulio Carrillo will be reopened on Monday according to traffic police. A huge landslide fell on the road...

    Surf competition will get good waves

    by LEANDRO HAROLD C. Surfers who are participating in the Metropolitan Circuit on Saturday, can look forward to awesome conditions according to Carlos Enrique Brenes,...

    Manuel Antonio National Park of Costa Rica

    Featured Eco Columnist Elizabeth Mann Manuel Antonio National Park is located on the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, just south of Quepos. The 682 hectare park...

    Cities take steps to control litter on beaches

    by M. ALFARO XIMENA The municipalities of the most visited beaches of the country stepped up measures to control the flood of waste deposited by...

    Airport construction ends ahead of schedule, 58 months late

    by VANESSA LOAIZA N It would appear that Aeris, the new construction company tasked with the next stage of expansion for the Juan Santamaria Airport...

    Cataloging the biodiversity of Coco Island

    by TCRN Staff Scientists from the Universidad Nacional (UNA) discovered six new species of ferns in Isla del Coco, a finding that joined the list...

    Ultraviolet Light Exposure Increases Risk For Skin Cancer

    Featured Columnist – Health Ileana Alfaro Certified Dermatologist Because of the increasing frecuency of skin cancer in our country and the world, Derrmatologists are supporting awareness among...

    The Art City Tour kicks off again tonight

    by TCRN Staff Starting today, night and art will become strategic partners to attract visitors to the Costa Rican capital. The fourth edition of Art City...

    Immigration and Aliens Police get a personnel boost

    by TCRN Staff Starting in 2011 the Immigration and Aliens Police will have 150 new officers, who will be engaged on research work to combat...

    Interview with new US Ambassador to Costa Rica

    You arrived during the election. What are your impressions of local politics now? First, congratulations to Laura Chinchilla on her victory in the campaign. She...

    Sydney R. Lawson joins The Costa Rica News team!

    by Lance Harrell The Costa Rica News is delighted to welcome to our family, Sydney R. Lawson. With a flare for finding unique vacation spots...

    4.4 Quake sends rumbles through the night

    by TCRN Staff The earthquake that shook parts of the country last night at 8:50 pm, was centered in the area of Quepos on the...

    Recreo Costa Rica Hosts Annual Windwing Kite Event

    Recreo Resort, located on Bolanos Bay on the northwest Pacific coast, province of Guanacaste, Costa Rica, is home to the annual renewal of “Windy...

    Turriabla calms but rumbles remain

    by TCRN Staff The Turrialba volcano is going back to its previous classification as "passive degassing", which is the state it was in before it...

    CNE warns of especially high Pacific tides

    by TCRN Staff The National Emergency Commission (CNE) yesterday established a green alert for the Pacific Ocean coast as there will be some of the...

    As yet, no public transport on the new highway

    by TCRN Staff The new San José - Caldera highway lacks, for now, public transport services by bus. The 80-mile route is traveled in an hour...

    Earthquake Triology

    by TCRN Staff The third earthquake above 5.0-magnitude in the past two days, struck Costa Rica on Saturday morning however the quake and volcano observation...

    Montezuma: surfing, yoga and dancing until dawn

    To Our Readers: Since we received such an enormous positive response from my first article, I decided to write another one. This time on Montezuma!...

    Flooding and Heavy Rains Strike Costa Rica

    by TCRN Staff Although the rain has subsided a bit resulting in a marked drop in the water height of the rivers, hundreds of homes...

    New tax on airline tickets boosts tourism fund

    by TCRN Staff The $20 million collected via a new airline tax levied on tourists by the Costa Rican Tourism Institute (ICT) will be used...

    Anamaya – Mind, Body & Spirit Resort

    Anamaya Yoga and Health Resort is a new boutique hotel built upon a cliff edge, with some of the most beautiful ocean views on...

    End of the year travel is hitting its peak

    By TCRN Staff Thousands of Costa Ricans and foreign tourists continue to arrive at bus stations in San Jose to take the final week of...

    Tamarindo Beach show marked decrease in pollution

    By TCRN Staff Tamarindo beach waters are again suitable for recreation and swimming, following a "substantial" drop in pollution levels. This was revealed by a study...

    Taxi fares to increase again

    By TCRN Staff Taxi fares will increase by 24% on average, according to a recent release by the Regulating Authority of Public Services (Aresep). The basic...
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