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Thursday 19 October 2017

Is Nicaragua the new Costa Rica?

NICARAGUA - Mention Nicaragua and a lot of people still think contras and rebels and civil war. “But that’s...

Zika Virus in Costa Rica: What You Need To Know Before You Travel

Q TRAVEL - The holiday travel season is here and Costa Rica is a very popular destination for...

You can’t avoid Zika anymore. Here’s how to travel in Zika zones.

(QCOSTARICA) Avoiding Zika is no longer an option of saying "I'll just avoid places where there's Zika". According...

Popular Places That Don’t Want Any More Tourists (List)

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9g7-4gf76s4] Q TRAVEL - Costa Rica welcomes tourists. Ranked as one of the most visited international destinations, tourism...

Eruptions Keep Poas Volcano National Park Closed To Tourists

Q COSTA RICA - The indefinite closure of the Poas Volcano National Park has impeded the inauguration of...

Reasons A Trip To Costa Rica Could Actually Change Your Life

Q TRAVEL This list  by Annie Daly was published on Buzzfeed in January last year, but still applies...

Five Airlines Already Include The Costa Rica Airport Tax; Four More Will Be Doing So In The Coming Months

QCOSTARICA -  American, Avianca, Copa, Delta, and Jet Blue are the five airlines currently including the "airport tax"...

Costa Rica Immigration Going Paperless

Q COSTA RICA - Starting in August, travelers arriving or leaving Costa Rica by way of the Juan...

Visiting and Travel in Costa Rica: Should You Fly Or Drive From Arenal to Manuel Antonio?

COSTA RICA TRAVEL -- A shuttle flight from Arenal to Manuel Antonio is quick, but driving allows you...

Top 5 Mistakes People Make When Moving To Costa Rica

(HUFFPOST) “I’m thinking about moving to Costa Rica,” are words I see every day in emails, Facebook messages,...

Travelers’ Tales- Who are the crazies who visit Costa Rica in the rainy season?

Q Travelers’ Tales – By Chris Clarke. Glumly, we wait to board British Airway’s direct flight to London,...

Six Unique Reasons To Visit Costa Rica By Sabrina Chakici

Where lush green rainforest meets the vast blue ocean and wildlife roams free, Costa Rica is the perfect...

Drity Little Secrets Costa Rica Car Rental Companies Don’t Want Customers To Know

There's money to be made in the car rental business and the reason why car rental companies in...

Why Savvy Fliers Fly To The Canadian North To Go To Europe or Asia

Q TRAVEL - One of the best ways and at times more economical to go east to Europe...

Flying 101: Experts Reveal All About Air Travel

Experts Reveal All About Air Travel No matter how often or little we fly, there is always a wonder...

Southwest Airlines Announces The Launch of Daily Nonstop Service to Costa Rica.

Q TRAVEL - Southwest Airlines has announced the launch of daily nonstop service to Costa Rica. Service from Fort...

The “Terciopelo” Is Considered The Most Dangerous Snake in Costa Rica

While scouting the jungle of Costa Rican for the perfect location for the new Discovery show “Naked and...

Latam And Avianca In A Battle For The Skies

Over the past couple of decades, consolidation and bankruptcies have reshaped the airline industry in North America. Historic...

Ecuador – A Competitor to Costa Rica (Part Two)

Q TRAVEL - Ecuador vs. Costa Rica, Common problems. This is the second of two articles about Ecuador...

Lufthansa Will Fly Nonstop From Frankfurt to San Jose

  Q TRAVEL - The German airline, Lufthansa, has announced that from March 2018 it will start operating two...

Costa Rica No. 4 Of The World’s 10 Best Places to Retire in 2017

From International Living - For just over a quarter of a century, International Living has ranked, rated, and...

Spirit Airlines Opens San Jose Office

The low-cost airline, Spirit Airlines, has opened an office in San Jose, Costa Rica to serve its customers...

Here’s What Breakfast Looks Like Around Latin America

Q TRAVEL - I don't know if breakfast is really the most important meal of the day. For...

Ecuador – A Competitor to Costa Rica (Part One)

Q TRAVEL - This is the first of two articles about Ecuador through the eyes of a writer...

Costa Rica Banking For Foreigners (and Visitors) Made Easy

(QCOSTARICA) The scenarios. In the first, you're in Costa Rica on vacation for say a few weeks or...

Costa Rica’s Luxury Hotel Market

Q COSTA RICA - In Costa Rica, the Cámara Costarricense de Hoteles (CCH) - Costa Rican Chamber of...

What Is Winter Like In Costa Rica?

  While still in the Canadian north, Toronto actually, as winter nears and many start to look south for...

Being Homeless In Costa Rica

Q COSTA RICA TRAVEL - From the Lonely Planet forum: My girlfriend and I are extremely interested in backpacking...

La Tomatina – The Spanish Tomato Throwing Festival

On the last Wednesday in August each year, since 1945, locals and tourists gather in the town square...

Top 10 Exotic Animals of Costa Rica

Q TRAVEL - Sandwiched between two seas, Costa Rica is a biogeographical bridge bursting with life and natural...

Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica at Peninsula Papagayo Plans $35 Million Resort Re-Imagination

GUANACASTE, Costa Rica----Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica at Peninsula Papagayo, the only Forbes Five-Star luxury resort in Central and South...

‘Today Costa Rica Is In Fashion in Europe and in Switzerland’: Lufthansa Regional Manager

  Q COSTA RICA - On Tuesday, May 9, the Swiss airline Edelweiss, a member of the Lufthansa Group,...

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