San José’s Plaza de la Cultura scheduled to reopen in November
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San José’s Plaza de la Cultura scheduled to reopen in November

L. Arias - June 24, 2016

When the Plaza de la Cultura, one of San José's landmarks, reopens to the public it will have a musical fountain playing Costa Rican music synchronized at night with…

‘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…

Cruise ship season on Costa Rica’s Caribbean is off to a good start
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Cruise ship season on Costa Rica’s Caribbean is off to a good start

L. Arias - December 30, 2015

After 20 years as a stopover on cruise routes, in September the Caribbean port of Limón became a boarding port for cruise ship passengers. And in the first few…

Costa Rica aims to become major conference destination
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Costa Rica aims to become major conference destination

L. Arias - December 11, 2015

President Luis Guillermo Solís and Tourism Minister Mauricio Ventura pledged Thursday to build a major convention center in Costa Rica before the end of the president's term in May…

Costa Rica’s health tourism market topic of upcoming forum
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Costa Rica’s health tourism market topic of upcoming forum

L. Arias - November 6, 2015

Business owners, professionals and investors in health and wellness tourism will discuss the industry’s future in Costa Rica at the 2015 edition of the National Health Tourism…

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…

Lawmakers propose tax cut for cruise ships docking at Caldera port
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Lawmakers propose tax cut for cruise ships docking at Caldera port

L. Arias - October 9, 2015

A special legislative commission evaluating problems in the coastal province of Puntarenas wants to cut in half the tax charged to tourists arriving on cruise ships to the central…

Tico carrier Air Costa Rica obtains air operator permit
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Tico carrier Air Costa Rica obtains air operator permit

L. Arias - September 21, 2015

Board members of the Civil Aviation Authority’s Technical Council last week granted Costa Rica’s new airline Air Costa Rica an Air Operator Permit (AOP), according to company general…