Police to streamline crime reporting in far-flung beach spots
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Police to streamline crime reporting in far-flung beach spots

Zach Dyer - May 24, 2016

Many visitors looking to get away from it all are attracted to Costa Rica's remote destinations. That same quality offering quiet and relaxation, however, can be a…

Beware: ‘Vacation brain’ at the beach can be deadly
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Costa Rica
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Beware: ‘Vacation brain’ at the beach can be deadly

Zach Dyer - March 23, 2016

Update: Thursday, March 24, 1:45 p.m. Red Cross officials reported that Leonardo Rodríguez Fonseca, 42, of San José drowned Thursday morning just before noon at Playa Negra in…

Costa Rica’s cleanest beaches of 2016 get blue flags
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Costa Rica’s cleanest beaches of 2016 get blue flags

L. Arias - March 18, 2016

A total of 110 beaches along the Caribbean and Pacific coasts began displaying blue flags this week to let visitors know that they are among the cleanest in the…

Drownings in Costa Rica spur experts to call for more lifeguards
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Drownings in Costa Rica spur experts to call for more lifeguards

Zach Dyer - June 12, 2015

The drowning deaths of 66 people on Costa Rica’s beaches so far this year – including two U.S. tourists in the last month – has experts calling for more lifeguards.…

Costa Rica’s cleanest beaches
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Eco water
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Costa Rica’s cleanest beaches

L. Arias - March 27, 2015

Vacationers heading to Costa Rica's beaches for Holy Week can be sure that the water is contamination-free at beaches displaying a blue flag. The Costa Rican Tourism Board delivered…

Guanacaste receives first tourist wave of Costa Rica’s high season
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Guanacaste receives first tourist wave of Costa Rica’s high season

Robert Isenberg - January 12, 2015

NOSARA, Guanacaste – When Makayla Richmond arrived in Nosara seven months ago, the town was pretty quiet. The rainy season had just started, and a steady flow…

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Rapper Ludacris gets engaged in mile-high proposal en route to Costa Rica

Zach Dyer - December 31, 2014

http://instagram.com/p/xF9pOfQa2w/ Christopher Bridges, better known as the hip-hop artist and actor Ludacris, got engaged to longtime girlfriend Eudoxie Mbouguiengue during their flight down to Costa Rica this week.…

Strong gusts, big waves to continue over the weekend
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Big waves
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Strong gusts, big waves to continue over the weekend

L. Arias - December 27, 2014

The National Meteorological Institute (IMN) on Friday reported that a high-pressure system in the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean is to blame for increased trade…

EXCLUSIVE: Name Santos & Zurdo’s new song and win a free weekend beach trip
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Arts and Culture
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EXCLUSIVE: Name Santos & Zurdo’s new song and win a free weekend beach trip

David Boddiger - October 24, 2014

Costa Rican electronic fusion band Santos & Zurdo have a new EP coming out soon, but they have a problem: None of the songs have titles. The…

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US retiree dies in Guanacaste surfing accident after wave knocks him into rock

Matt Levin - September 20, 2014

A U.S. retiree died in a surfing accident on Costa Rica's northwestern Pacific coast on Friday morning. Randy Giambalvo, 61, was surfing at Playa Avellanas in Santa…