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Juan Santamaría International Airport at a crawl with stricter passport checks

The Tico Times - November 20, 2015

https://twitter.com/anonymous_costa/status/667807364540530689 This might be the one time when it really doesn’t matter which line you’re in at the airport, none of them are moving. Costa Rica’s Juan…

Ex-President José Figueres ‘saw life flash before his eyes’ in near airplane accident
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Airports
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Ex-President José Figueres ‘saw life flash before his eyes’ in near airplane accident

Zach Dyer - October 15, 2015

Former President of Costa Rica José María Figueres Olsen(1994-1998) had a rough landing Wednesday at Tobías Bolaños International Airport outside San José. Figueres said that he was…

Lightning strike injures 3 at Costa Rica’s Juan Santamaría International Airport
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Environment and Wildlife
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Lightning strike injures 3 at Costa Rica’s Juan Santamaría International Airport

Zach Dyer - September 30, 2015

Three workers were injured in a lightning strike at Costa Rica's Juan Santamaría International Airport outside the capital on Wednesday afternoon. An indirect lightning strike impacted the employees, who…

Costa Rica police nab tourists with more than $200,000 at Juan Santamaría International Airport
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Costa Rica police nab tourists with more than $200,000 at Juan Santamaría International Airport

Zach Dyer - June 15, 2015

Police confiscated more than $200,000 in cash at Juan Santamaría International Airport over the weekend from two Mexican tourists, according to a statement from the Public Security…

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Turrialba Volcano briefly closes Costa Rica’s main airport

Zach Dyer - May 18, 2015

https://www.facebook.com/OVSICORI/videos/vb.106757629361504/839692129401380/?type=2&theater Juan Santamaría International Airport closed briefly in the predawn hours on Monday following several hours of eruptions from Turrialba Volcano on Sunday afternoon and Monday morning. Ten…

Airport police arrest Tico with more than a kilo of cocaine
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Airport police arrest Tico with more than a kilo of cocaine

Zach Dyer - April 7, 2015

Drug Control Police arrested a Costa Rican tourist at Juan Santamaría International Airport attempting to fly to Madrid, Spain with more than 1 kilogram of cocaine in his…

Airport police nab 2 Dutch women allegedly smuggling €85,000
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Crime
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Airport police nab 2 Dutch women allegedly smuggling €85,000

Zach Dyer - February 20, 2015

https://twitter.com/seguridadcr/status/568588542927986688 Some people complain that Costa Rica is too expensive. But it's unlikely you'd need this much cash for a vacation. Police at the Juan Santamaría International Airport in…

Following delays, airlines can begin bundling Costa Rica exit tax into ticket prices
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Following delays, airlines can begin bundling Costa Rica exit tax into ticket prices

Zach Dyer - February 18, 2015

Airlines operating in Costa Rica finally can start including the country’s $29 exit tax into the cost of flights next week, according to Vice President Ana Helena Chacón, who made…

Israeli tourist caught smuggling cocaine at Costa Rica airport
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Crime
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Israeli tourist caught smuggling cocaine at Costa Rica airport

Zach Dyer - January 9, 2015

Airport police arrested a 29-year-old Israeli tourist Friday morning with more than 3 kilograms of cocaine in his suitcase, according to a statement from the Public Security…

United adds early flight from Costa Rica capital to Houston
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Airlines
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United adds early flight from Costa Rica capital to Houston

L. Arias - December 15, 2014

Over the weekend United Airlines inaugurated a new weekly nonstop flight from San José, Costa Rica, to George Bush International Airport in Houston, Texas, in the United States. It is…