Municipal project to build cableway to Chirripó’s peak faces opposition
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Conservation
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Municipal project to build cableway to Chirripó’s peak faces opposition

L. Arias - March 5, 2017

The Municipality of Pérez Zeledón, south of San José, approved an initiative to promote the construction of a cableway to Chirripó, Costa Rica’s highest peak. The project,…

Environment Ministry reports spike in illegal tours to Arenal Volcano’s summit
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Environment Ministry reports spike in illegal tours to Arenal Volcano’s summit

L. Arias - February 28, 2017

Environment Ministry (MINAE) officials have reported an increase in the unauthorized entry of tourists to restricted areas of Arenal Volcano National Park, one of Costa Rica’s most…

Costa Rica’s lack of safety regulations comes into view after death of 6 tourists in January
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Costa Rica’s lack of safety regulations comes into view after death of 6 tourists in January

Zach Dyer - February 25, 2015

Amanda Hellman and her husband, Gus Lang, had been planning their honeymoon to Costa Rica for months, setting up a travel gift registry where friends and family…

European tourist dies in Corcovado National Park
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Environment and Wildlife
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European tourist dies in Corcovado National Park

Zach Dyer - February 16, 2015

Judicial Investigation Police (OIJ) confirmed to The Tico Times that a European tourist died of an apparent heart attack while hiking in the remote Corcovado National Park…

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UPDATE: US tourist drowns in Costa Rica rafting trip

Zach Dyer - January 30, 2015

Update: Monday, Feb. 2: This post has been updated with additional reporting. A 35-year-old woman from Madison, Wis. identified as Amanda Hellman drowned in a whitewater rafting accident…

Guess who tops US searches for ‘most popular vacation destinations’ on Bing…
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Guess who tops US searches for ‘most popular vacation destinations’ on Bing…

L. Arias - December 2, 2014

Microsoft’s search engine Bing on Monday released its annual list of search trends for 2014, and Costa Rica tops the list for “most popular vacation destination among…

Sport fishing season in the South Pacific could generate up to $331 million, study says
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Sport fishing season in the South Pacific could generate up to $331 million, study says

L. Arias - November 12, 2014

Business owners in some of the main sport fishing destinations on Costa Rica's South Pacific coast have great expectations for the industry's high season, which runs from November to April. Businesses in the popular destinations…

Latin America
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7 tourists injured as suspension bridge fails in La Fortuna

Zach Dyer - August 18, 2014

The night ended badly last Friday after several tourists were injured when a hanging bridge collapsed in the popular tourist destination of La Fortuna, in northern Costa Rica. Seven people were…

Costa Rica named top tourism destination in new global survey
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Costa Rica named top tourism destination in new global survey

Zach Dyer - June 11, 2014

Rain forests, volcanoes, world-class beaches, great weather, sloths, what's not to like? A new global survey confirmed that tourists love Costa Rica, naming the country most recommended tourism…

30th Costa Rican tourism expo to focus on adventure and emerging markets
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30th Costa Rican tourism expo to focus on adventure and emerging markets

Corey Kane - April 27, 2014

Costa Rica will host the 30th anniversary of its exposition on tourism – Expotur 2014 -- in mid-May, with a focus on extreme sports, adventure tours and…