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Costa Rican, U.S. citizen die after small plane crash in Pavas

The Tico Times - September 5, 2017

A Costa Rican woman and a U.S. man have died from the injuries they sustained when a small plane crashed in San José early Tuesday morning, according to the…

A visit to Cartago’s Mercado Municipal
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Activities
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A visit to Cartago’s Mercado Municipal

The Tico Times - September 3, 2017

While nothing quite compares to the labyrinthine glories, unexpected discoveries and sheer nostalgia of San José's Mercado Central, the municipal market of Cartago, east of San José, has…

Low airfares to Mexico increase tourism
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Travel & Tourism
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Low airfares to Mexico increase tourism

The Tico Times - August 10, 2017

Volaris, Interjet, Aeromexico, Avianca and other aeronautical companies offer direct flights to Mexico starting at $198 for a round trip. Just last year, visitation of Costa Rica…

President Solís pledges to repair road to Monteverde by next year
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Business
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President Solís pledges to repair road to Monteverde by next year

L. Arias - June 12, 2017

The long-awaited project to build an asphalt road to replace the current gravel road to Monteverde will begin today, President Luis Guillermo Solís confirmed during an inspection…

I caught a marlin and it was great, but the marlin totally hated it
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I caught a marlin and it was great, but the marlin totally hated it

Karl Kahler - May 18, 2017

PUERTO JIMÉNEZ, Puntarenas — Forty miles south of the Golfo Dulce in the open Pacific Ocean, a 200-pound blue marlin was about to have the worst day…

Corcovado: Change is coming to a timeless place
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Corcovado: Change is coming to a timeless place

Karl Kahler - May 15, 2017

CORCOVADO NATIONAL PARK, Puntarenas — Walking into Corcovado is like entering a cathedral, a holy, ancient place with a tall ceiling where light filters down as if…

UPDATED: Costa Rica soon to unveil its first hydrogen-powered bus
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Costa Rica
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UPDATED: Costa Rica soon to unveil its first hydrogen-powered bus

Marco Sibaja / AFP - May 11, 2017

Costa Rica is close to launching its first hydrogen-fueled bus, a prototype that could usher in a new, clean transportation system that reduces the import of hydrocarbons.…

Video: Underground adventure awaits at Barra Honda caves
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Video: Underground adventure awaits at Barra Honda caves

Karl Kahler - May 11, 2017

Barra Honda in Guanacaste is the only national park in Costa Rica established to protect caves — some 42 of them, including the spectacular Caverna Terciopelo. Inside…

Manuel Antonio National Park administration moving to comply with Health Ministry orders
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Costa Rica
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Manuel Antonio National Park administration moving to comply with Health Ministry orders

L. Arias - May 9, 2017

The Environment Ministry's National System of Conservation Areas (SINAC) reported that it will invest approximately ₡600 million (some $1 million) in improvements to Manuel Antonio National Park before…

Crossing Costa Rica’s Nicoya Peninsula by ATV
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Crossing Costa Rica’s Nicoya Peninsula by ATV

Michael Krumholtz - May 2, 2017

SANTA TERESA, Puntarenas – Land crabs scatter from the dirt path in a parting motion, imitating the sounds of the nearby sea as their legs skitter across fallen leaves.…