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Costa Rica says goodbye…the last of the Canadians

"Costa Rica says goodbye because we are the last flight...... with Air Canada," posted Colette Bélanger on March 25 on her Facebook account. Very touching. The photo was taken at the Daniel Oduber International airport (LIR), in Liberia, Guanacaste.  

Fifco closes its two hotels in Guanacaste for three months and maintains its more than 800 employees

Florida Ice and Farm (Fifco) reported Sunday, March 22, that the two hotels that operate in its Reserva Conchal tourist complex, located in Santa Cruz de Guanacaste, will be closed for three months due to the new coronavirus. These are The Westin Golf Resort &...

Hyatt Hotels confirms temporary closure of Guanacaste Hotel

The Hyatt Andaz Costa Rica Resort hotel, located in the Gulf of Papagayo, Guanacaste, will temporarily close its facilities from Friday, March 26 and will resume operations on June 30. The Marketing and Communication management of the company confirmed the news, saying the decision involves...

Green alert for the North Zone, Central Valley, North Pacific and Caribbean due to strong wind and waves

The National Meteorological Institute - Instituto Meteorológico Nacional (IMN) - points out that a system of high pressure on the Atlantic Ocean has been affecting the weather in the Central American region which causes pressure on the Caribbean Sea generating accelerated winds in addition...

Rincon de La Vieja volcano eruption (photos)

At 12:13 pm, Thursday, January 30, 2020, a phreatic eruption occurred in the Rincon de La Vieja volcano, about 23 km from Liberia, in the province of Guanacaste. A hot mudflow of composed of a slurry of pyroclastic material flowed in rivers and ravines near...

Is Costa Rica a Caribbean country?

Is Costa Rica a Caribbean country? In a way, yes. It’s mostly a matter of semantics…what does it mean to be a “Caribbean Country” anyway? Does Costa Rica border the Caribbean Sea? Yes. Natives and residents often refer to Costa Rica in terms of regions —...

Playas del Coco Betting On Cruise Tourism With Dock Construction

Playas del Coco, Guanacaste, could become a tourist destination specialized in the attention of medium-sized cruises. That is the objective of a project that drives the municipality of Carrillo and whose spearhead is the construction of a tourist dock. The purpose is to expand the tourist...

Cold Front and Strong Winds Grip Costa Rica

The National Emergency Commission (Comisión Nacional de Emergencias - CNE) declared a green for today, Monday and to continue into Tuesday, due to the influence of the cold front number 14. According to the national weather service, the Instituto Meteorológico Nacional (IMN), during the next...

Sailboat catches fire in front of Ocotal beach: four tourists and two crew saved

Six people (four tourists and two crew) were rescued on Thursday afternoon after a sailboat named Polar Hunter caught fire in its entirety, some two kilometers from Playa Ocotal, Guanacaste. Martín Arias, general director of the National Coast Guard Service, said, “In the end, we...

Car Stuck On Beach At Playas Del Coco

Several videos on social networks show the problems the driver when his/her vehicle got stuck on the beach of Playas del Coco, Guanacaste. The report by Ahora Noticias did not explain why the vehicle was on the beach, other than due to the high tide,...

Whale Runs Ashore in Playa Cabuyal

A more than 20 meters whale ran aground in Playa Cabuyal, in Papagayo, Guanacaste, amazing visitors, and biologists. The marine mammal appeared on the shores of the beach on Tuesday and hours later passed away. Biologists say that a similar event had been seen on this...

U.S. Mother, Son Killed Crash On Way To Liberia Airport; Father Out Of Hospital

(Q COSTA RICA) Enisha Robertson, the 38-year-old American and her six-year-old son died in a crash in the early hours of Monday morning, on her way to the Liberia airport in Guanacaste. Enisha’s husband, Anthony, 54, was taken to hospital with injuries. Allan Gerardo Pereira...

9th Annual Costa Rica Blues Festival To Take Place In February 2020

The 9th Annual Costa Rica Blues Festival will be taking place in February 2020 at the Papagayo Golf & Country Club, Playas del Coco, Guanacaste. The Costa Rica Blues Festival was the idea of Mauricio “Mo” Ledezma, leader of the local blues band Blues Devils....

RIU opens new ‘Splash Water World’ water park in Costa Rica

(GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Vacationers planning a stay at Riu Guanacaste or Riu Palace Costa Rica can now enjoy unlimited complimentary access to an on-site water park, with the opening of RIU’s first ever ‘Splash Water World’ in Costa Rica. The brand new park features five...

Ferry In The Tempisque River Could Return During Closure of The La Amista Bridge

The ferry could return to cross the waters of the Tempisque River, one of the options being analyzed by the Consejo Nacional de Vialidad (Conavi) - National Road Council, to maintain the connection between Cañas and Nicoya, due to the planned two-month closure of...

6 arrested as suspected of robbing tourists at Playa Penca, Guanacaste.

Six people (three men and three women) were arrested Monday, suspected of robbing tourists at Playa Penca, Guanacaste, caught when the bus they boarded to flee their latest assault broke down and found with belongings of their victims. According to the police reports, the suspect's...

23 Public Spaces In Guanacaste Now Have Free Wi-Fi

A total of 23 public spaces in Guanacaste now have free Wi-Fi, thanks to a project by Cooperativa de Electrificación Rural de Guanacaste (Coopeguanacaste). Coopeguanacaste, whose main activity in the province is providing electricity to more than 68,000 subscribers and the Parque Eólico Cacao (Cacao...

Streets of Liberia looked empty as residents of visitors refuse to pay for street parking

After the new parking meter system was put into operation in the central part of Liberia, Guanacaste, the streets of the city looked practically empty, affecting shops, because the residents refuse to pay for parking. The new parking meters and the city's enforcement policy aims...

OIJ detain a man suspected of spreading child pornography in Guanacaste

Judicial agents, after investigations, surveillance and follow-up, succeeded in arresting Wednesday morning a 28-year-old man, suspected of spreading child pornography and relationships with a minor. The arrest was made after raiding his house located in Sardinal de Carrillo, Santa Cruz. The Organismo de Investigacion Judicial...

PriceSmart Confirms Plans For Liberia (Costa Rica) Store

PriceSmart announced that on July 31, 2019, it acquired approximately 21,000 square rmeters (227,000 square feet) of land in Liberia, Costa Rica, where it plans to open its 46th warehouse club, the eighth in Costa Rica. This club will be located within the city of...

New 55 MW Geothermal Plant Goes Into Operation

The Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad (ICE) - state power and telecom - began operations of the Planta Geotérmica Las Pailas II (Geothermal Plant ) located in Curubandé, Guanacaste province, at a US$366 million cost. Las Pailas II became the seventh generation of the country that...

President Alvarado Booed In Guanacaste

"That is democracy...let them try a little north from here...," said President Carlos Alvarado in a calm tone in a press conference after being booed while delivering his speech in Guanacaste on Thursday, in celebration of the annexation of the Nicoya Party to Costa...

Puente La Amistad Soon To Be Closed For 2 Months For Repairs

Soon, the Consejo Nacional de Vialidad (Conavi) - National Road Council - will carry out repair work on the La Amistad bridge located on the Tempisque River, cutting off traffic to and from Guanacaste for at least two months. Guana Noticias reports the Conavi has...

300 volunteers will clean up Playa Tamarindo

A group of some 300 volunteers who will celebrate the second anniversary of The Clean Wave Foundation will develop an environmental effort in Playa Tamarindo and Playa Langosta, in Guanacaste. The initiative will take place on July 13 and 14 when that group - made...

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...

A New Community Rises in Costa Rica, but Don’t Bring Your Car

LAS CATALINAS, Costa Rica — Would you relinquish your car to live in paradise? Charles Brewer is betting that you would. In 2006, Mr. Brewer, an Atlanta-based entrepreneur, purchased 1,200 acres fronting the Pacific Ocean in Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica, with the dream of...

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...

KLM Will Begin Flying To Liberia Starting October 29

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines will, starting October 29, offer four weekly flights connecting Amsterdam with the Daniel Oduber International Airport (LIR) in Liberia, Guanacaste. The service includes a two-hour intermediate stop at the Juan Santamaría International (SJO) airport in San Jose. Flights are scheduled for Tuesdays,...

Finquero In Shootout With Police Then Barricades Himself in Guanacaste

After shooting and wounding two policemen and remaining entrenched for several hours in his home, in Pijije de Bagaces, Guanacaste, David Stewart Postel, 69, turned himself to the authorities at dawn this Friday. Jaime Sibaja, a spokesperson for the Ministerio Publico confirmed that the American...

Crash leaves one dead and six injured in Liberia (Photos)

Saturday afternoon, a crash between a bus and avehicle resulted inone dead and six injured in Liberia, Guanacaste. The crash occurred at 4:30 p.m. in the vicinity of the brewery, in the sector of the Americas, before arriving in Liberia. Due to the impact, the driver...

Brenda Muñoz

CONFIDEINTIAL - Brenda Jasmín Muñoz Hernández, 25, a native of Matapalo, Santa Cruz, Guanacaste is an attractive, beautiful and elegant woman aspiring to be Miss Costa Rica 2019. See more of at Brenda COSTA RICA CONFIDENTIAL.      

Liberia recovers the “balneario natural del pueblo”

A gate that prevents the entry of Liberians, in addition to a large number of visitors from across the province and the country, to the "balneario natural del pueblo"  (natural watering hole) will be removed in the next few days. According to Liberia mayor Julio...

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