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Costa Rica extens hours on beaches

QCOSTARICA - "Sun and beach tourism is the cornerstone of our industry, expanding visiting hours allows the country to continue reactivating employment," Tourism Minister Gustavo Segura reported on Thursday, in announced that beaches will be open Monday through Friday from 5 am to 10...

Costa Rica announces schedule for reopening

President Carlos Alvarado announced this Monday its plan for opening and gradually enabling activities for the next 80 days, consisting of a process in four phases, established for the gradual reopening of the national economy. It consists of a process that will keep the population...

Minister of Health not ruling out re-opening of beaches, but…

The beaches in our country are still closed. At least until May 15, when the current measures expire. On May 11, the government has said it will analyze the next step in the re-opening process. Will the beaches be on the list of permitted...

Sergio Ramos and Keylor enjoy their vacation in Guanacaste

Sergio Ramos, who is visiting Guanacaste with his wife, Pilar Rubio, and guided by Keylor Navas and his wife, Andrea Salas, says he is fascinated by Costa Rica. Ramos plays for both Spain's Real Madrid and the national team. At Madrid he plays center, while...

Vacation Traffic Collapses Major Routes

Headed for the beach this long weekend? Better arm yourself with patience for the ride to and then the ride back. Globalvia has been cautioning drivers for the last couple of days on Twitter and their website of the tremendous congestion on the Ruta 27...

Central America’s New Star. Not Costa Rica.

(Today Nicaragua) New Yorkers rarely stop to rest. Last year, I diagnosed myself with chronic over-scheduling: 12-hour work days and social events that led to burnout. The cure: Nicaragua, essentially the wilder little sister of its popular neighbor to the south of Costa Rica. I plotted...

7 Ways to Costa Rica & Chill

Costa Rica has a well-deserved rep as a hot spot for adrenaline-fueled adventures, from zip-lining through jungle canopies to rappelling down waterfalls. But there’s also some serious local yin to balance out all that yang. So much so that you could easily create an...

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,...

Tourism To Costa Rica Continues To Grow, But Is Alo Diversifying

Q COSTA RICA- No longer tourists come to Costa Rica only for the beaches, volcanoes or cloud forests, rather more foreigners come on business trips, to get medical treatments and study. According to the most recent data by the Central Bank (Banco Central de Costa...

In A Decade Costa Rica Could Have More Visitors Per Year Than Inhabitants

Q COSTA RICA - In less than two decades Costa Rica will have tripled the number of tourist arrivals, closing 2016 with almost three million. In 2004, the country set a record, receiving 1.5 million visitors, double the number of the previous decade. According to the...

Things You Must Do in Costa Rica

From Project Expedition -  Literally meaning “Rich Coast," Costa Rica is home to thousands of exotic species of flora and fauna, pristine beaches, rain and cloud forests, and active volcanoes. Whether you are looking for a relaxed vacation, or an adventure-filled one, Costa Rica...

Clandestine Airstrips In Costa Rica’s National Parks Will Be Destroyed

QCOSTARICA - More than a dozen clandestine airstrips used by illegal drug traffickers are believed to be operating in the southern zone of the country, part of some 33 clandestine airstrips along the Pacific coast in the provinces of Guanacaste and Puntarenas identified by...

Mal Pais and Santa Teresa are booming beaches in Costa Rica

I went surfing. In my case, that means looking how kids grab their surfboards, run into the ocean and jump on a surfboard to ride the waves for hours. It’s amazing what they do. I just look. The last time I went to Mal Pais...

The Paqura – Playa Naranjo Road May Be Paved Next Year, Says MOPT

QCOSTARICA - After ten years of waiting, the road that connects Paquera to Naranjo, in the Nicoya Peninsula, may get paved next year. At least that is the expectation by the Ministry of transport and Public Works (MOPT). MOPT engineer, Carlos Villalta, explained the National...

More Than 130,000 Canadian Tourists Come To Costa Rica

Tuesday 06 November 2012 |QTravel 130,000 visitors from Canada entered the country this year, which makes them one of the main generators of tourism for Costa Rica. Furthermore, Canada is the second biggest foreign exchange generated by tourism in Costa Rica, with $142 million last year. Canadian...

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