Costa Rica

  • Costa Rica sets gold standards for international tourism regarding sustainability and environment

    Published on : Friday, September 20, 2019

    Within the last decade, Costa Rica has become one of the gold standards for international tourism with regard to sustainability and the environment. The country runs principally on renewable energy and its president, Carlos Alvarado Quesada, has aims to achieve …

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  • Costa Rica to impose complete ban on polystyrene

    Published on : Friday, July 19, 2019

    Due to environmental concerns over the packaging material Costa Rica is set to ban the import and sale of polystyrene.   It will come into effect from 2021 as it was signed into law earlier this week. It will be …

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  • Costa Rica declares country’s 29th national park

    Published on : Tuesday, July 16, 2019

    Miravalles Volcano National Park-Jorge Manuel Dengo has been declared as Costa Rica’s the 29th national park.     The hidden gem is located in the north-western region of Guanacast which is nearly 5,000 hectares and features the region’s biggest geothermal …

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  • Minor earthquake jolts western region of Panama; no major disruption

    Published on : Wednesday, June 26, 2019

    Panama-Costa Rica border is experiencing around 6.3 magnitude earthquake hit the Panama-Costa Rica border around midnight on Tuesday, the U.S. Geological Survey said, with the potential to cause casualties and “significant damage.”     The earthquake hit early Wednesday, about …

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  • Costa Rica sees 9.2% increase in 2018-2019 cruise ship arrivals

    Published on : Thursday, March 28, 2019

    The Instituto Costarricense de Turismo (ICT) – Costa Rican Tourism Board  estimates that there is an increase of 9.2% in cruise ship arrivals at the five main points of the country – Limón, Caldera, Quepos, Golfito, and Puntarenas.     …

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  • Minister says that Costa Rica is all geared up to attract Gulf tourists

    Published on : Tuesday, February 19, 2019

    The Costa Rica government is working hard to boost up the number of incoming tourists from the UAE along with the greater GCC, as per Costa Rican Minister of Planning Pilar Garrido.   While speaking to Arabian Business on the …

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  • Costa Rica modernizes “Certificate for Tourist Sustainability” (CST)

    Published on : Thursday, January 17, 2019

    The tourism sector is on track to become one of the fastest growing economic sectors in the world. Nowadays, it is recognized as a key engine of socioeconomic progress benefitting communities globally. The UNWTO confirms that today, tourism represents 10% …

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  • 2.5% increase in UK visitors to Costa Rica

    Published on : Saturday, August 25, 2018

    In the first half of 2018 a total of 40,907 visitors from the UK travelled to Costa Rica showing an increase of 2.5 % as compared to the same period last year as per the latest figures revealed by the …

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  • Raventós chosen as Costa Rica minister of tourism

    Published on : Friday, May 18, 2018

     María Amalia Revelo Raventós has been chosen as the Costa Rica’ s new tourism minister by the newly elected president Carlos Alvarado Quesada.       She will be replacing Mauricio Ventura as head of the department. Raventós holds more …

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  • Rising Temperatures Affect Whale Sightings off Costa Rica

    Published on : Wednesday, February 28, 2018

    more than 100,000 tourists flock to this marine park on Costa Rica’s Pacific coast to see humpback whales breaching in the blue waters.   But higher temperatures, due to climate change and strengthening El Niño events, are beginning to threaten …

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  • Plane crashes and burns in Costa Rica, kills 10 tourists, 2 pilots

    Published on : Monday, January 1, 2018

    Ten Americans who were flying from a vacation hotspot on the tropical Pacific coast on Costa Rica died on Sunday when the small plane they had boarded suddenly crashed.   Thereafter it burst into flames a short while after its …

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  • Sustainable tourism drive carried by Intrepid

    Published on : Tuesday, November 28, 2017

    Intrepid Group is aiming to grow ‘sustainable tourism’ beyond its borders’ to multiple destination in the region with operation base in Costa Rica.     Peak Central America will be housing 12 operations staff and 70 tour leaders, there will …

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  • Costa Rica for the first time in the World Map of Tourism Investment

    Published on : Wednesday, November 15, 2017

    Costa Rica for the first time will get a place in the World Map of Tourism Investment to host the Conference at the Inter-Continental Hotel Tower or ICT, specializing in Sustainable Investment in Hospitality and Tourism next November 13th-14th. This …

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  • 22 deaths due to Tropical Storm Nate in Central America

    Published on : Friday, October 6, 2017

    Around 22 people died in Central America due to the newly-formed Tropical Storm Nate. It drenched the path that would make way for the potential landfall on the US Gulf Coast over the weekend. A state of emergency was declared …

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  • Costa Rica will be hosting International Conference on Sustainable Tourism

    Published on : Tuesday, September 12, 2017

    Costa Rica will host the 6th edition of the International Conference on Sustainable Tourism Planet, People, Peace, which is the most important event to be celebrated in this country.   The main objective of this international year of sustainable tourism …

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  • Magnitude 8.1 earthquake hits Mexico, 5 dead

    Published on : Friday, September 8, 2017

    A magnitude 8.1 earthquake struck Mexico, triggering tsunami and warnings for the countries across Central America, killing five people.   Guatemala, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Panama, Honduras and Ecuador warnings have been issued in these areas.   It was …

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  • The tourism companies of Costa Rica are keen to draw the LGBTI Market

    Published on : Thursday, September 7, 2017

    If we take a look at the LGBTI tourism, the sector showed a continuous rapid growth in comparison to the regular market reaching 10.7% in last year.   As per the information published at the London World Travel Market in …

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  • Slump in US-Costa Rica tourists triggers concern among hoteliers

    Published on : Thursday, September 7, 2017

    The Costa Rica Tourism Board succeeded in its plan to lure more travellers from Europe with an aim to check dependence from the United States market.   Having said that, this strategy has not only added a diversification to potential …

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  • Airbnb-type rentals in Costa Rica to be taxed 3%, proposes hotel owners

    Published on : Tuesday, August 29, 2017

    Hotel owners in Costa Rica are making efforts to draft a legislation that would go ahead and tax vacation rentals like condominiums that presently are booked through online booking platforms like HomeAway, VRBO,, FlipKey and Airbnb.   This proposal …

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  • Tourist infrastructure of Costa Rica’s Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge receives a boost

    Published on : Thursday, August 10, 2017

    The Caño Negro National Mixed Wildlife Refuge, a wetland and wildlife protection area located in the north of Costa Rica, has received US$1.4 million for development of tourist infrastructure.   The investment includes a management and usage plan for the …

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