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Five US airlines with scheduled flights to Liberia airport after August 1

(QCOSTARICA) Five US airlines already have scheduled flights on their itineraries starting from August 1 to Daniel Oduber Quirós Airport (LIR), in Liberia, Guanacaste. They are United Airlines, Delta, American Airlines, Alaska and Jetblue. César Jaramillo, manager of the terminal's management company, Coriport, confirmed that these...

Costa Rica airports to reopen to tourists on August 1!

(QCOSTARICA) The Minister of Health, Daniel Salas, announced this afternoon Costa Rica's borders to international tourists will be opened on August 1, 2020. The border restrictions will be extended, again, to July 31, 2020, where only Costa Ricans and legal residents (who did not leave...

Opening to international tourism would start with countries without magnified transmission of COVID-19

(QCOSTARICA) Without giving a specific date, including not commenting if the current restrictions of the arrival of tourists will be lifted or extended, the Minister of Health, Daniel Salas, confirmed that the eventual opening of borders for international tourism will take place gradually and...

Don’t Be Fined. Penalty for overstaying in Costa Rica goes into effect

UPDATE (6:02 pm) Following up on the penalties and any moratorium. Our email(s) to Migración have gone unanswered and nothing posted on their website, it was pointed by a reader to the Facebook post of April 17 by the DGME explaining the penalties. The note...

Border closure for foreigners to remain in force until May 15

Costa Rica Health authorities announced this Monday that the closure of the border to foreigners will continue until May 15. The measure introduced mid-March was initially until April 12, then extended to Apr 30, and now for 15 more days. Up to that date, only Costa...

Tourists intended to leave Costa Rica with 83 kilos of chocolate with marijuana

Two men were arrested at the Daniel Oduber International airport in Liberia, Guanacaste, Costa Rica, accused of trying to smuggle out a large load of marijuana-laced chocolates out of the country. The men attracted the attention of authorities hauling seven pieces of luggage as they...

Tourists recognize the danger to see crocodiles on Tarcoles bridge

Tourists who stop to see the crocodiles on the bridge over the Tárcoles River recognize the danger they are exposed to, such as vehicles at high passing speed, no speed limiters and no traffic police presence in the area. Every day, hundreds of tourist make...

‘I Condem Costa Rican Authorities’, Says Mother of Rafting Accident Survivor

"My knees tremble, my heart barely beats and my hands and feet are cold. But my son is alive," were words are of Belen Valladares, the mother of one of the tourists who survived a rafting accident in Quepos on Saturday. Four American tourists and...

At least 16 tourists died tragically while vacationing in Costa Rica in recent months

"We came to live a dream and we are living a nightmare from which we are never going to wake up", described Miguel Ángel Escribano, the husband of Arancha Gutiérrez López - the Spanish woman murdered in Tortuguero last weekend - what his family...

Costa Rica Tourism Big Business

Costa Rica tourism, foreign travel to the country,  generated US$4 billion dollars in income between July 2016 and June of this year. Expenditures of dollars for trips abroad from Costa Rica have also increased. Between July last year and June 2017, an accumulated amount of US$885...

Costa Rica Tourism Leads Service Exports

Of the US$8.792 billion generated from services exports in Costa Rica between April 2016 and March 2017, 45% corresponded to the tourism sector. From a statement issued by the Costa Rican Tourism Institute (ICT): Tourism is consolidating itself as the leading sector driving growth of services...

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