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ICT launches first outdoor promotional campaign in Madrid

"Yo estoy Pura Vida. Y tú, ¿Cuándo vienes?” (I am Pura Vida. And you? When are you coming?) reads the billboard in front of the Plaza de Cuzco, in the cold weather of the central Paseo de la Castellana in Madrid, Spain. The billboard invites...

Tourist deaths jeopardize Costa Rica’s ‘safe’ destination reputation

By Christian Gollayan | New York Post - For years, travelers have flocked to Costa Rica for its serene beaches, lush wildlife and vibrant cities. But the Central American country has been rocked with crime in the past year, and a spike in killings...

Juan Santamaría (San Jose) Airport expects 2.5 million tourists

Aeris, the operator of the Juan Santamaria international airport (SJO) or San Jose airport - expects about 2.5 million passengers coming and going through the terminal between December 2018 and April 2019. The end of this year and beginning of the new year is one...

Things to Know Before Travelling to Costa Rica

Costa Rica is known for a lot of things including natural beauty and delicious food. Visited by more than 1.7 million tourists every year, the country’s economy is largely dependant on tourism. In fact, tourism alone generates more than $1.7 billion for the country. While...

Costa Rica’s new Minister of Tourism reveals plans to increase sustainable tourism to the country

Maria Amalia Revelo, Costa Rica's new minister of tourism, has revealed her plans to increase tourism to Costa Rica over the next four years. With over 40 years of experience in the airline, tourism and hospitality industry, Revelo has an ambitious agenda to continue placing...

Surf’s Up: Margot Robbie’s The Perfect Wave in Costa Rica

Actress Margot Robbie's no longer skating on ice, she's down in Costa Rica taking in some surf ... and pretty good at it. The "I, Tonya" star and her hubby, Tom Ackerley, caught a party wave during a late afternoon surfing session. She looked like...

Rural Tourism in Costa Rica Brings Meaning to Transformational Travel

Today's travelers want to bring home more than tan lines and souvenirs. They aspire to achieve personal enrichment through life-changing experiences that create a shift in perspectives--of the world and the self. Enter transformational travel, the key to meaningful interactions, immersive encounters and genuine...

Top 7 Places For Wildlife in Costa Rica National Parks

Costa Rica is one of those countries that has it all, everything from beaches and volcanoes, to jungles and national parks rich wildlife. Places like the coastal area of Tamarindo are packed full of beach bars and tour guides ready to take you zip-lining...

Costa Rica: Then and Now

(From Suitcase and Heels) I wasn’t planning on travelling this winter/spring. I really wasn’t. I told all my friends as much. I made plans for how I’d squirrel away money instead to pad up my savings account. I was a bit tired of always playing...

3 Reasons Not to Live in Costa Rica (and 3 Reasons You Should Move There Now!)

It took a while for my husband and I to pluck up the courage to sell our house and most of our belongings then move to Costa Rica, and a continent we’d never visited before with a language we didn’t speak. So we chose to move...

LATAM Airlines Launches New Lima – San Jose Connection

LATAM Airlines, formerly LAN Airlines, inaugurated its non-stop flight between Lima and San José, Costa Rica. At 3:55 pm Tuesday, January 2, for the first time ever a LAN flight touched down at the Juan Santamaria international airport (SJO). The airline will operate three flights...

The Best Time to Go to Costa Rica

theblondeabroad.com - With a rich culture, lush rainforests, and incredible beaches, Costa Rica is one of Central America’s greatest escapes. Nestled between Nicaragua and Panama, this little country has so much to offer in natural beauty and fabulous weather. Defined by its location between the...

Eco-tourism in Costa Rica

Nature reserves in rainforests, protection programs for threatened flora and fauna, organically farmed cacao for cocoa production - Costa Rica is known for all that, and has a reputation as an ecological role model. When I visited I tried to track down practical examples of...

Half Of Travel Destinations Preferred By Ticos Are In The United States

When Costa Ricans (Ticos) search the web for travel, half of the destinations they prefer are in the United States. That was the revelation by the fare aggregator and travel metasearch engine, Kayak, on Tuesday (Nov. 14) at the Wyndham Garden Hotel, in San...

QTIPS: About Travel Costa Rica

Bordered by Nicaragua to the north, Panama to the southeast, the Pacific Ocean to the west, the Caribbean Sea to the east, and Ecuador to the south of Cocos Island, Costa Rica is home to around 4.9 million people; over 300,000 live in the...

Costa Rican Tourism Seduces European Market; Intensifies Efforts In North America

The strategies established by Costa Rica to attract European tourism are reflected in the increase of international arrivals and the attraction of airlines. Costa Rica now had eight direct flights by European airlines: Iberia from Spain; British Airways and Thomson Airways from the U.K.; Condor from...

Costa Rica Trip Among Costco’s Freebies To Entice New Members

TODAY COSTA RICA - To entice new members, Costco in the U.S. is offering a freebie in a US$75 Costco cash card toward Costco travel to the Caribbean, Costa Rica, Europe, Hawaii, Mexico or the South Pacific (cruises excluded). That and three other freebies await...

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 today. In Annie's words, "As a travel editor, I've been to a fair amount of places around the world — and Costa Rica is hands down,...

Costa Rica launches new campaign in North America

For the first time in its history, the Costa Rica Tourism Board (ICT) has established a partnership with the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and CNN International to launch a new campaign: "essential Costa Rica. My Choice, Naturally." This new advertising campaign will go...

Costa Rica Eliminates Entry for EU Schengen, Japan Visa Holders

Q COSTA RICA NEWS - In a circular dated November 7, 2016, Costa Ricaabruptly changed its migration policy to stop visitors using visas for the EU's Schengen zone or for Japan from entering the country. Signed by the Director of Immigration, Gisela Yockchen Mora, the...

Things To Bring On Every International Flight (And Things Not To)

(QTRAVEL) The next time you fly to Costa Rica or any other international destination, here's a short list of of items you should and most important three things NOT to bring on a flight. Headphones (Noise Cancelling Even Better) Airplanes are loud. Good noise cancelling headphones...

Costa Rica Sets Record 1st Quarter Earning From Tourism

Visitors to Costa Rica, in the first three months of the year, left behind US$1.242 billion dollars, the highest amount recorded by the Banco Central (Central Bank). This quarterly amount is similar to what Costa Rica received in tourism in the entire year in...

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