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…

Uber launches van service in Costa Rica, eyeing tourist traffic
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Uber launches van service in Costa Rica, eyeing tourist traffic

Zach Dyer - January 8, 2016

Four months after its launch in Costa Rica, the ride-hailing service Uber announced a van service tailored for the country's lucrative tourism industry. UberVAN went live on Thursday. The…

How long do I have to stay out of Costa Rica to renew my tourist visa?
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How long do I have to stay out of Costa Rica to renew my tourist visa?

The Tico Times - October 21, 2015

Border runs. They're a pain in the wallet for both perpetual tourists and immigrants waiting for their residency in Costa Rica. But how long do you have…

Costa Rican authorities to drop murder charges in death of US traveler
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Costa Rican authorities to drop murder charges in death of US traveler

Zach Dyer - August 13, 2015

The Costa Rican Prosecutor’s Office has requested to dismiss an investigation into the 2013 killing of a U.S. tourist, according to court documents and the victim’s family.…

Italian arrested with liquid cocaine at Costa Rica airport
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Italian arrested with liquid cocaine at Costa Rica airport

Zach Dyer - May 14, 2015

Police at Costa Rica's Juan Santamaría International Airport arrested an Italian tourist Thursday carrying nearly 6 kilograms of liquid cocaine, according to a statement from the Public Security…

US Coast Guard to assist in investigation of deadly catamaran accident
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US Coast Guard to assist in investigation of deadly catamaran accident

Zach Dyer - April 6, 2015

The U.S. Coast Guard will assist Costa Rican authorities in investigating the Pura Vida Princess catamaran accident that killed three tourists on Jan. 8, the U.S. Embassy in…

Rescuers find missing tourists in mountainous area near Arenal Volcano
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Rescuers find missing tourists in mountainous area near Arenal Volcano

L. Arias - March 15, 2015

Search teams on Saturday rescued two foreign tourists who were reported missing Friday after failing to return from a hike in a mountainous area in the Alajuela canton…

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US citizen dies in Jacó car crash

Zach Dyer - March 4, 2015

Judicial Investigation Police (OIJ) reported that a 53-year-old U.S. citizen with the last name Levine died in a car accident in the popular beach town of Jacó…

Romanian millionaire found dead on Colombian flight bound for Costa Rica
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Romanian millionaire found dead on Colombian flight bound for Costa Rica

Zach Dyer - February 26, 2015

Costa Rican authorities are investigating the death of a 53-year-old Romanian millionaire found on an Avianca flight traveling from Bogotá, Colombia to Costa Rica on Wednesday. Costel Comana,…

Costa Rica’s lack of safety regulations comes into view after death of 6 tourists in January
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Costa Rica’s lack of safety regulations comes into view after death of 6 tourists in January

Zach Dyer - February 25, 2015

Amanda Hellman and her husband, Gus Lang, had been planning their honeymoon to Costa Rica for months, setting up a travel gift registry where friends and family…