Airbnb agrees to collect sales tax from hosts in Costa Rica
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Airbnb agrees to collect sales tax from hosts in Costa Rica

L. Arias - January 18, 2017

Representatives of Airbnb, the online marketplace that allows people to list or rent lodging in residential properties, said the company is willing to collect taxes from its…

Indigenous tour guides to open their own Bribri tour agency
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Indigenous tour guides to open their own Bribri tour agency

L. Arias - October 27, 2016

A group of Bribri people is working to open Costa Rica's first indigenous tour agency, aimed at showing adventurous travelers what their territory has to offer. The…

On Afro-Caribbean Day, government promises new cruise ship terminal in Limón
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On Afro-Caribbean Day, government promises new cruise ship terminal in Limón

L. Arias - September 1, 2016

The Caribbean province of Limón will have a new cruise ship terminal thanks to a ₡93 million ($166,000) government investment, President Luis Guillermo Solís said. That's one…

‘World’s happiest goalie’ Keylor Navas hopes to attract more European tourists
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‘World’s happiest goalie’ Keylor Navas hopes to attract more European tourists

L. Arias - May 23, 2016

Keylor Navas is the star of a new advertising campaign from the Costa Rican Tourism Board (ICT) that that seeks to draw more European tourists here. The Real…

Limón sees 60 percent jump in cruise ships
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Limón sees 60 percent jump in cruise ships

L. Arias - May 18, 2016

The 2015-2016 cruise ship season at Costa Rica's Caribbean port of Limón officially ended Friday with a total of 107 cruise ship arrivals from October to March. That's…

Tourism sector seeks to calm fears of Zika virus
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Tourism sector seeks to calm fears of Zika virus

L. Arias - February 24, 2016

The day after health authorities announced Costa Rica's first two locally-transmitted cases of the mosquito-borne Zika virus, tourism officials held an emergency meeting to talk about how…

Costa Rica tourism sets new record with 2.6 million visitors in 2015
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Costa Rica tourism sets new record with 2.6 million visitors in 2015

Zach Dyer - January 16, 2016

Costa Rica tourism cruised past another milestone in 2015, attracting a record-breaking 2.66 million tourists from around the world, Tourism Minister Mauricio Ventura said Friday. That means…

Costa Rica welcomes its 1 millionth US tourist this year
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Costa Rica welcomes its 1 millionth US tourist this year

L. Arias - December 19, 2015

A surprise welcome awaited Joel and Kristine Kratochvil and their three daughters, Anna, 16, Leah, 14, and Jenna, 12, at Costa Rica's Juan Santamaría International Airport on Friday. According…

Tourism businesses promote Costa Rica in Europe this week
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Tourism businesses promote Costa Rica in Europe this week

L. Arias - November 3, 2015

A group of 34 Costa Rican companies this week are presenting their products and services at the World Travel Market (WTM 2015), a tourism fair taking place in London through Thursday.…

Costa Rica’s National Tourism Fair kicks off this weekend in San José
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Costa Rica’s National Tourism Fair kicks off this weekend in San José

L. Arias - October 29, 2015

To help local tourism businesses, the Costa Rican Tourism Board is holding a fair this weekend at San José's Antigua Aduana with 90 companies offering special discounts and…