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Mexico sets a date for the inauguration of its ‘new capital city airport’

Only a short time ago, a headline like that above would have referred to the opening of a brand new purpose-built airport in Mexico City, a beacon for the country and a benchmark for other Latin American countries to aim at. Work had indeed...

Where and when is Costa Rica going to build its new airport?

The government of Costa Rica lacks a roadmap for its plan to build a new international airport at Orotina in the province of Alajuela. After 18 months in office, President Carlos Alvarado assured La Republica that he will hire a study to have a firm...

Costa Rica Announces US$158 Million Dollar Investment in Airports

The Costa Rican government announced that in the remainder of 2019 and next year, it plans to invest about À90 billion colones (US$158 million dollars) in the modernization of international and regional airports. The Consejo Técnico de Aviación Civil (CETAC) and the Dirección General de...

International arrivals by air grew 7.8% in the first two months of the year

International arrivals by air grew by 7.8% in the first two months of the year compared to 2018, as confirmed by the Costa Rican Tourism Institute, the Instituto Costarricense de Tursimo (ICT). Between January and February, 499,693 arrivals to Costa Rica by both international airports,...

Orotina Airport On Hold

A year and a half ago, former President Luis Guillermo Solís signed a decree in which he declared 370 properties - a total of 1,950 hectares - of public interest in the communities of Mastate, Coyolar and La Ceiba in Orotina, Alajuela. The Government's plan...

Airports Running Normally!

Despite the blockades on Route 1, on both sides of the Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO), authorities assure airport operations are continuing to operate normally. "Part of the good functioning of the airport terminals is thanks to the fact that 100% of the personnel of...

San Jose And Liberia Airports Without Immigration Control For More Than 30 Minutes Wednesday

A failure in the system used by the immigration service (Dirección General de Migración y Extranjería) to control passengers leaving the country generated delays in flights and long lines at both the Juan Santamaria, in San Jose (SJO) and Daniel Oduber, in Liberia (LIR),...

Cartago Kicks Up A Fuss Over San Jose’s New Brand “SJO Vive”

On Wednesday, the Municipality of San José officially unveiled its brand "SJO Vive" to attract Ticos and foreigners to Costa Rica's capital. The ceremony, led by San Jose Mayor Johnny Araya, included the unveiling of the sculpture that will be the motto for the city,...

Playa Brasilito, Guanacaste

Took this photo in January (2017) while visiting the Pacific beach town of Brasilito, in Guanacaste. Playa Brasilito is a tiny fishing village between Playa Conchal and Playa Flamingo,  and among the first beaches to attract international attention along Costa Rica’s ‘Gold Coast,' located 70...

Choosing Your Perfect Costa Rica Beach Vacation

(QBLOGS) I’ve lived in Costa Rica for over eighteen years and practiced law for fourteen of them. In the course of my law practice, which involves mainly foreign clients looking for properties to purchase and legal Residency status from the Immigration Department, I am...

“Nightly Closures of Pavas Airport Is A Stepback In Aviation”

QCOSTARICA - In an effort to save ¢180 million colones a year in operating costs, the Dirección General de Aviación Civil (DGAC) last week announced nightly closures of the Tobias Bolaños (Pavas) international airport, from 6:00pm to 6:00am, starting October 1. However, the decision has...

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