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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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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Photography
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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…

Cancer-detecting AI created from Costa Rican image archive
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Cancer-detecting AI created from Costa Rican image archive

Kerry Sheridan / AFP - January 12, 2019

Artificial intelligence may be poised to wipe out cervical cancer, after a study showed on Thursday computer algorithms can detect pre-cancerous lesions far better than trained experts…

Operation Rich Coast holding ‘CleanUp for the Oceans’
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Operation Rich Coast holding ‘CleanUp for the Oceans’

Alejandro Zúñiga - January 11, 2019

Operation Rich Coast, a grassroots project focused on beach and ocean cleanliness, is hosting its biggest event yet. Saturday morning's "National CleanUp for the Oceans" includes more…

President Alvardo expected to attend Pope’s mass in Panama
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President Alvardo expected to attend Pope’s mass in Panama

AFP and The Tico Times - January 11, 2019

At least seven nations’ leaders are scheduled to attend the last mass that Pope Francis will give at the World Youth Day, to be held this month…

Off the eaten path: Lidia’s Place
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Off the eaten path: Lidia’s Place

William Ayre - January 11, 2019

PUERTO VIEJO, Limón — While Lidia’s Place is about 12 years old, Lidia Palmer has been cooking Caribbean specialties for decades. She got her first professional kitchen…