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Coronavirus and flights: There are the airlines arriving and departing from Costa Rica as at November 2

QCOSTARICA - Though Costa Rica has, as of November 1, opened its air and maritime borders to all and land borders to foreigner residents, we and the world is still in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic. So, which airlines have flights to and from...

Costa Rica opens air borders to ALL countries in November

QCOSTARICA -  As of November 1, Costa Rica will open its air border to all countries. To date, tourists from only a select number of countries have been authorized entry. “This announcement is made with a view to the high season that begins at the...

Which airlines are arriving and departing from Costa Rica and which are not?

(QCOSTARICA) In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic: which airlines have flights to and from Costa Rica and which do not? This is the official information of the Juan Santamaría - San Jose - airport (SJO) as at August 1. Aeroméxico:...

Is entry into the European Union based on physical location or nationality?

(QCOSTARICA) On July 1 the European Union (EU) Member States approved a list of 15 countries, considered as 'safe' due to their epidemiological situation related to the Coronavirus. Costa Rica is one of the countries not on the list. But, is entry into a EU...

Minister of Tourism: ‘We know that there will be an extremely strong economic impact’

The Minister of Tourism, María Amalia Revelo, acknowledged that the entry restriction that will be applied at all airports, seaports and land borders, starting Wednesday, March 18 will severely hit the tourism sector. “It is a complex day for the sector, we know it. We...

Coming to Costa Rica? Make Sure to Taste These Foods

While it may hurt our feelings to say this, Costa Rica is not one of the top food tourism destinations in the world. And how could it be, when it has so many established, world-famous cuisines to compete with, extensively covered by the media?...

10 reasons why you should never invite a Tico to your home

The Spanish magazine Matador Network published a few years back its 12 reasons why people should not invite a Costa Rican (Tico) to their home. The article, first published in November 2016, is not to take cheap shots at Ticos, rather the writer, Sergio Otegui...

Why You Should Visit Hoi An In Vietnam

While Costa Rica is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the Americas, Vietnam is one of the most exciting places to visit, especially for those living in the West. The country is an introduction into a part of the world you may have...

9 Travel Habits That Scream “Tourist”

When traveling to a foreign country, especially one you've never been to before, it's easy to look like an obvious tourist without realizing it. In Costa Rica, we can spot tourists 'a mile away' by their certain habits, in particular, American tourists, who are, well,...

Vacationing in Costa Rica – What You Should Be Doing on Holiday

Costa Rica is a famous getaway spot due to its affordability, beauty, and number of accessible activities for tourists. The beautiful beaches may be what attracts some, but others come for the entertainment the destination offers. If you are planning a trip to Costa Rica...

Moving to Costa Rica – How to Manage Your Trip Expenses

Costa Rica is a beautiful place to live and visit, especially if you're not operating on a shoestring budget. If you are limited on funds, however, you're obviously going to want to take some money management steps to make sure you're getting the most...

Destinos TV Files For Bankruptcy

José Cortés, owner of Destinos TV, announced Tuesday the opening of a bankruptcy proceeding before the San José Bankruptcy Court. The company went through a series of problems with customers; first, a group of Costa Ricans who tried to travel to the World Cup in...

Some people just don’t seem to know how to travel

INSIDER - At every airport and on every flight, you'll find the person who doesn't stow their tray away after their belongings go through the scanner, or who spends the duration of the journey loudly wandering up and down the aisles, disturbing passengers who...

The family of four who work, travel and live out of backpacks visit Costa Rica

Quepos, Costa Rica (CNN) — For Astrid Vinje and Clint Bush, a vacation to Costa Rica was as much a chance for redemption as it was a family getaway. The couple, who wed in 2009, spent their honeymoon in the Pacific beachside town of Quepos. On...

Costa Rica On The Hunt For More Mexican Tourists

After nearly 100,000 Mexican tourists visited Costa Rica in 2018, this year the authorities plan to intensify the country's promotion in Mexico's main cities. According to the latest estimates, this year about 508,000 Mexicans would be considering vacationing in Costa Rica. From the Pro Imagen Group...

Costa Rica seeks to prevent fraud in tourist services

Costa Rica joined this Friday an international campaign on social networks called "Responsabilízate" (Be Responsible), to prevent fraud in tourist services. The initiative is a coordinated effort by the International Consumer Protection and Enforcement Network (ICPEN), and the Ministry of Economy, Industry and Commerce, the...

European airlines seek to expand operations in Costa Rica due to high demand

European airlines that connect Europe with Costa Rica are extremely pleased with the results obtained in recent months, as they told the Costa Rican Tourism Institute (ICT) during their meetings at the ITB in Berlin; leading fair in the world tourism industry. Given this situation,...

How To Trek 10 Waterfalls Through Costa Rica’s Las Monas Rainforest

Waterfalls and hiking are synonymous with adventure-seekers in Costa Rica. There is no shortage of spectacular displays of crashing waters in the destination. This holds true for the Las Monas Rainforest (named “the monkeys” for the plentiful mammals seen in the area). Airbnb Experiences offers...

treehouse-style hotel in Costa Rica has been voted the best in the world by TripAdvisor

Every year at this time TripAdvisor announced the winners of its Travellers’ Choice Awards in which it picks out the crème de la crème of hotels and B&Bs around the world. The winning accommodation is based on the millions of reviews it gathered from real...

4 Costa Rica Beaches In To 50 Beaches In Central America and Caribbean

Often touted as the Mecca of lust-worthy beaches, Central America and the Caribbean beaches provide ample reasons to pack your bagas and book a flight. To ensure your vacation doesn’t disappoint, Flight Network has developed one of the most extensive lists of Central American and...

December 28th in Costa Rica is “Dia de Los Inocentes”

Today is December 28. For Latin America and Spain it is the "Día de los Santos Inocentes" or "Día de las bromas". The day is akin to April 1, April Fools' Day, in Australia, Canada, Brazil, Japan and the United States and several European countries...

Stay for free in Costa Rica (and 60 other countries), on this condition …

How about staying at hotels in Costa Rica which may have an outdoor pool, a balcony overlooking the ocean, or rustic wooden bungalows, FOR FREE? Barter Week is a new website offering free stay in B&Bs that can cost up to US$1,500 for a week...

Costa Rica Is For The Birds. And More.

Costa Rica is great for nature enthusiasts wanting to indulge in a little monkey business. The Central American country, a pioneer in the ecotourism movement, is home to different types of monkeys, a Toronto audience was told Wednesday. And, Costa Rican tour guide Michel Aranda...

Exploring the natural wonders of Costa Rica

The blue morpho butterfly’s iridescent colours glisten as it effortlessly swoops through the air, the howler monkeys chatter fills the high canopy of trees and the crocodile blends into the stream so well, you’d be forgiven for missing him. This is Costa Rica’s Corcovado National...

When is the best time to buy an international flight?

(Cheapair.com) It’s hardly a secret that airfares fluctuate a lot. Knowing the best time to purchase a flight has turned into something like Russian roulette for travelers – if you don’t “win” a low fare, you can lose big and be left with a...

Steady increase in British visitors to Costa Rica

The latest statistics released by the Instituto Costarricense de Turismo (ICT) - Costa Rica Tourism Board - reveal that a total of 40,907 visitors from Britain traveled to the country in the first half of 2018 – representing an increase of 2.5% compared to...

Split Decision: Paris vs. Costa Rica for best vacation showdown!

L.A. Parker, the award-winning columnist for The Trentonian, had a difficult decision to make: Paris or Costa Rica for his best vacation ever. Parker wrote: Paris offered all the wonderful excursions, including a memorable first-day trip to Jardin de Luxembourg. With a (Costa Rican) girlfriend...

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...

How to Plan a Budget Getaway That Doesn’t Feel Like One

Chances are, you’re over the bitterly cold temps much of the U.S. has been experiencing this winter, and are desperately seeking sun on a spring vacation. But that doesn’t mean you should overpay for the pleasure. Here’s how to plan a budget getaway that...

A surprise encounter with Costa Rica’s laziest animal

It’s 8:30 in the morning, and the birds are out in force in Tirimbina Reserve in Costa Rica’s northern lowlands. The early morning rain put a damper on their dawn activities, and now dozens of species are busy in the canopy reclaiming what is...

New Planet Hollywood Resort Announced for Costa Rica

Planet Hollywood has signed an agreement to brand its first all-inclusive resort this fall through a franchise agreement with Sunwing Travel Group. The Planet Hollywood Beach Resort Costa Rica will be located on the Papagayo Peninsula, in Guanacaste, on Costa Rica's northwest Pacific coast. The partnership...

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