Eclectic electric: Ocaso Music Festival rages in Tamarindo
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Eclectic electric: Ocaso Music Festival rages in Tamarindo

Duncan Anderson - January 15, 2019

TAMARINDO, Guanacaste — Raging the largest developed beach town in Guanacaste, Ocaso Music Festival kept Tamarindo wide awake following the turn of the year. Located on the…

Pic of the Day: One of the world’s finest boutique hotels
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Pic of the Day: One of the world’s finest boutique hotels

The Tico Times - January 15, 2019

Costa Rica's own Blue River Resort & Hot Springs was recently named the America’s Best Family Hotel and the World’s Best Family Hotel. Check out more about…

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The Tico Times Weekly Digest: Jan. 14, 2019

Alejandro Zúñiga - January 14, 2019

Read the stories mentioned above: Costa Rica names Maduro critic Manuel Ventura as new Foreign Minister Scientist tags shark that killed United States tourist off Cocos Island…

Costa Rica announces increased security measures for active volcanoes
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Poás volcano
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Costa Rica announces increased security measures for active volcanoes

Alejandro Zúñiga - January 14, 2019

The National Emergency Commission (CNE) announced Monday increased security measures at the country’s active volcanoes. In a press conference, the CNE said that at Turrialba Volcano, which…

Blue River Resort & Hot Springs in Costa Rica named world’s best family hotel
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Blue River Resort & Hot Springs in Costa Rica named world’s best family hotel

The Tico Times - January 14, 2019

At the Boutique Hotel Awards ceremony in London, England, Costa Rica’s very own Blue River Resort & Hot Springs walked away with two awards on Thursday, Nov.…

‘Megaoperativo’ catches duo who robbed tourists at Playa Hermosa
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‘Megaoperativo’ catches duo who robbed tourists at Playa Hermosa

Alejandro Zúñiga - January 13, 2019

Two individuals suspected of robbing tourists at Playa Hermosa de Uvita, Puntarenas, were arrested Saturday as part of a "megaoperativo" conducted by Costa Rican police. According to…

Costa Rica and Spain dismantle criminal network that kidnapped U.S. citizen
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Crime
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Costa Rica and Spain dismantle criminal network that kidnapped U.S. citizen

AFP and The Tico Times - January 13, 2019

Costa Rican and Spanish authorities carried out simultaneous raids Friday and detained 12 people in an operation to dismantle a network suspected of extortive kidnapping of a…

What’s going on with reservations for Chirripó National Park?
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Chirripó
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What’s going on with reservations for Chirripó National Park?

Alejandro Zúñiga - January 13, 2019

If you’ve tried recently to schedule a trip to Chirripó National Park, home to Costa Rica’s tallest mountain and miles of excellent hiking trails, you might have…

New law seeks to incentivize biking in Costa Rica
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New law seeks to incentivize biking in Costa Rica

Josué Alfaro / Semanario Universidad - January 12, 2019

Members of the Legislative Assembly approved Thursday in the first of two debates the proposal 19.548, Law of Mobility and Cyclical Security, an initiative to incentivize private…

Reader Photos: Rainbow over San José, Costa Rica
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Reader Photos: Rainbow over San José, Costa Rica

The Tico Times - January 12, 2019

Costa Rica is beautiful, and we love when readers share their photos with us. Send some our way: alejandro@ticotimes.net.  Reader Marc Durso e-mailed The Tico Times some of…