10 great hotels in Arenal for backpackers, billionaires and everyone in between
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10 great hotels in Arenal for backpackers, billionaires and everyone in between

Karl Kahler - April 20, 2017

LA FORTUNA, Alajuela — We got wet in our private hot tub. We ate three-course meals ending in cheesecake. We soaked in magma-heated springs until even our…

Caliche’s Wishbone in Jacó is a seafood paradise for the hungry surfer
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Central Pacific Coast
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Caliche’s Wishbone in Jacó is a seafood paradise for the hungry surfer

Michael Krumholtz - February 20, 2017

JACÓ, Puntarenas — The first thing you notice in Caliche's Wishbone, located smack-dab in the middle of Jacó's main street, is all the signed surfboards decorating the…

Costa Rica unveils new stations in Corcovado National Park to attract tourism
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Conservation
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Costa Rica unveils new stations in Corcovado National Park to attract tourism

Michael Krumholtz - February 17, 2017

The Costa Rican government unveiled new installments in Corcovado National Park as part of a $2.4 million investment that officials say should help increase tourism numbers to…

A water park in Aserrí proves to be more adventure than expected
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A water park in Aserrí proves to be more adventure than expected

Michael Krumholtz - November 9, 2016

ASERRI, San José — During our trek into the mountains south of San José, as we made the continuous climb on treacherous and narrow roads, my girlfriend said to…

Parasailing in Manuel Antonio offers breathtaking views
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Parasailing in Manuel Antonio offers breathtaking views

Michael Krumholtz - June 20, 2016

PLAYA ESPADILLA, Puntarenas – It took about 10 minutes to run through the safety instructions and sign a waiver before my friends and I were thrust up into the…

Central American countries promote multi-destination tourism
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Central America
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Central American countries promote multi-destination tourism

L. Arias - June 14, 2016

Government agencies, tourism boards and private companies from all seven countries in Central America have launched a joint partnership to promote multi-destination travel in the region. The…

Costa Rica launches plan to attract bird-watching tourists
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Costa Rica launches plan to attract bird-watching tourists

Karl Kahler - June 14, 2016

There are 915 species of birds in Costa Rica, representing almost 10 percent of the species in the world, and tourism officials are hoping to cash in on the…

Costa Rica’s plan to build major new airport in Orotina advances
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Newsletter
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Costa Rica’s plan to build major new airport in Orotina advances

L. Arias - May 16, 2016

Costa Rica’s emerging plan to build a major new international airport in Orotina, an hour west of the capital, took a major step forward Monday with the…

Expotur travel mart: Costa Rican vendors, international buyers, old friends and new ideas
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Hotels
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Expotur travel mart: Costa Rican vendors, international buyers, old friends and new ideas

Karl Kahler - May 12, 2016

LA GUÁCIMA, Alajuela — The annual Expotur meet-and-greet travel retreat got underway here Thursday with a new visitor stalking the halls: a Tyrannosaurus rex. I recognized the…

At Expotur trade show opener, Solís says tourism drives Costa Rica’s economy
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Newsletter
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At Expotur trade show opener, Solís says tourism drives Costa Rica’s economy

Karl Kahler - May 11, 2016

Expotur, Costa Rica’s premier trade show for travel professionals, kicked off Wednesday at the National Theater in San José with President Luis Guillermo Solís saying tourism is…