Recommended hotels and restaurants in Quepos and Manuel Antonio
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Recommended hotels and restaurants in Quepos and Manuel Antonio

The Tico Times - October 20, 2016

Quepos and Manuel Antonio are one of Costa Rica’s top meccas of great hotels and restaurants, many with gorgeous ocean views, with options for all budgets and…

Despite Zika fears, Guanacaste hotels are booked for Easter holiday
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Despite Zika fears, Guanacaste hotels are booked for Easter holiday

L. Arias - March 17, 2016

The confirmation of the first cases of local transmission of Zika virus in Costa Rica did not have a negative effect on reservations at hotels in the…

Airbnb v. Uber: Sharing economy gets a mixed reception in Costa Rica
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Airbnb v. Uber: Sharing economy gets a mixed reception in Costa Rica

Zach Dyer - September 16, 2015

The night that Uber started offering its ride-hailing service in Costa Rica, vandals – reportedly taxi drivers – smashed the windows of one of the company’s cars in…

Francis Ford Coppola wants you to come on his family vacation
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Arts and Culture
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Francis Ford Coppola wants you to come on his family vacation

Colleen Clark | Bloomberg - August 30, 2015

It could be anytime between noon and four, and my stomach grumbles. I pad barefoot down the cool marble stairs and pop into the kitchen at the…

New beach hotel planned for Cabo Velas, Guanacaste
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New beach hotel planned for Cabo Velas, Guanacaste

L. Arias - July 9, 2015

A 151-room hotel with restaurants, bar and lounge, infinity pool, spa and convention center is the latest tourism development planned for the Pacific province of Guanacaste. It's a…

New Hilton hotel opens west of downtown San José; group also will renovate Grand Hotel Costa Rica
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New Hilton hotel opens west of downtown San José; group also will renovate Grand Hotel Costa Rica

L. Arias - June 18, 2015

A new hotel from the Hilton Garden Inn franchise on Wednesday officially opened across the street from La Sabana Park, west of downtown San José. The 115-room hotel occupies…

EXPHORE 2015 features Americas Culinary Cup, Barista Challenge
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EXPHORE 2015 features Americas Culinary Cup, Barista Challenge

Amanda Zúñiga - June 13, 2015

The Costa Rican Hotels and Restaurants Expo, EXPHORE 2015, will showcase exciting products and services for the hospitality and gastronomy sectors at Pedregal Events Center, in San Antonio de Belén,…

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New AMCHAM president says Costa Rica is ‘well-rooted’ in tourism

Zach Dyer - February 5, 2015

[caption id="attachment_57536" align="alignright" width="206"] (Courtesy AMCHAM)[/caption] As Costa Rica worried about its privileged spot as a world-renowned tourist destination this year amid high operating costs and neighborhood…

Beach, mountain hotels report 88 percent occupancy for the holidays
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Beach, mountain hotels report 88 percent occupancy for the holidays

L. Arias - December 5, 2014

The Costa Rican Chamber of Hotels (CCH) on Wednesday reported that bookings for Christmas and New Year’s holidays at beach and mountain hotels is averaging about 88 percent.…

Expat advice: What to do on Thanksgiving
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Dining and Nightlife
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Expat advice: What to do on Thanksgiving

Robert Isenberg - November 25, 2014

If you live in the United States, Thanksgiving is a trascendent holiday. People of all origins, ages, colors, and creeds celebrate Thanksgiving. Carnivores, pescatarians, and vegans celebrate…