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Costa Rica is a rugged, rainforested Central American country with coastlines on the Caribbean and Pacific. Though its capital, San Jose, is home to cultural institutions like the Pre-Columbian Gold Museum, Costa Rica is known for its beaches, volcanoes, and biodiversity. Roughly a quarter of its area is made up of protected jungle, teeming with wildlife including spider monkeys and quetzal birds.

Costa Rica will allow residents and citizens of all US States to enter as of November 1
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Costa Rica will allow residents and citizens of all US States to enter as of November 1

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 5, 2020

Residents and citizens of all states within the United States will be permitted to enter Costa Rica beginning Nov. 1, ... Read More

Costa Rica air border opens for tourists from Mexico and Ohio
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Costa Rica air border opens for tourists from Mexico and Ohio

mm Harry S. Johnson- September 28, 2020

Citizens and residents of Mexico, the third largest tourism market for Costa Rica, will be permitted to enter the country ... Read More

Residents of 12 US states now allowed to visit Costa Rica
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Residents of 12 US states now allowed to visit Costa Rica

mm Harry S. Johnson- August 28, 2020

Six new US states, for a total of 12, are added to the list of territories whose residents will be ... Read More

Earthquake rocks Costa Rica’s capital city
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Earthquake rocks Costa Rica’s capital city

mm Harry S. Johnson- August 24, 2020

Strong earthquake shook buildings in Costa Rica's capital city San Jose on Monday and was felt strongly throughout the country ... Read More

Costa Rica extends list of countries allowed to visit
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Costa Rica extends list of countries allowed to visit

mm Harry S. Johnson- August 24, 2020

On August 1, 2020 Costa Rica opened its international airports: Juan Santamaría International Airport, Daniel Oduber Quirós Airport, and Tobías ... Read More

Selective tourism: Costa Rica to allow tourism from only six US states
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Selective tourism: Costa Rica to allow tourism from only six US states

mm Harry S. Johnson- August 24, 2020

Costa Rica announced that the residents of just six US states will be allowed to visit the country starting on ... Read More

High Level Conversation on the impacts and actions taken by States
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High Level Conversation on the impacts and actions taken by States

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- July 28, 2020

Jamaica makes its case at a high level discussion today with Caribbean and South American States to coordinate, learn and ... Read More

Costa Rica appoints new Tourism Minister
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Costa Rica appoints new Tourism Minister

mm Chief Assignment Editor- July 21, 2020

The President of Costa Rica, Mr. Carlos Alvarado Quesada, has appointed Gustavo Segura Sancho as the country’s new Tourism Minister ... Read More

Costa Rica plans to re-open borders for tourists on July 1
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Costa Rica plans to re-open borders for tourists on July 1

mm Harry S. Johnson- June 18, 2020

Costa Rica has maintained one of the lowest COVID-19 fatality rates in Latin America, and its government has been recognized ... Read More

Sex tourism and prostitution: Which destinations are safe?
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Sex tourism and prostitution: Which destinations are safe?

editor editor- November 26, 2019

Some travelers specifically plan to travel to fulfill their sexual desires. Call it a sexually-indulgent holiday, if you will. They ... Read More

Tainted alcohol deaths: How much is your booze worth to you? Your life?
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Tainted alcohol deaths: How much is your booze worth to you? Your life?

editor editor- August 20, 2019

Travel and Security is a hot subject these days, whether it be deaths related to tainted alcohol or theft, rape ... Read More

Panama Costa Rica region struck by a 6.3 magnitude earthquake
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Panama Costa Rica region struck by a 6.3 magnitude earthquake

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 26, 2019

An estimated area of 270 qm in Panama and Costa Rica has been exposed to hazard after a 6.3 magnitude ... Read More

UNIGLOBE Premium Travel signs exclusive partnership with BAC Credomatic VIP Lounge
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UNIGLOBE Premium Travel signs exclusive partnership with BAC Credomatic VIP Lounge

editor editor- March 1, 2019

Passengers flying with UNIGLOBE Premium Travel in Costa Rica now have free access to the newest airport lounge at Juan ... Read More

How Ocho Rios, Jamaica became a life-saving Christmas miracle for two sailors from Costa Rica?
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How Ocho Rios, Jamaica became a life-saving Christmas miracle for two sailors from Costa Rica?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 24, 2018

Rerouting of the Royal Caribbean's Empress of the Seas from Cuba to Ocho Rios, Jamaica meant to be a life-saving Christmas ... Read More

Why AIRBNB and UBER may not be a safe way to travel in Costa Rica
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Why AIRBNB and UBER may not be a safe way to travel in Costa Rica

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 3, 2018

Traveling to Costa Rica and staying at an AIRBNB and taking an UBER may not be a safe decision. be ... Read More

Riu Hotels to keep Matapalo Beach in Costa Rica safer and cleaner
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Riu Hotels to keep Matapalo Beach in Costa Rica safer and cleaner

mm Chief Assignment Editor- September 4, 2018

RIU Hotels continues to work in contributing to the improvement and good maintenance of the destinations where it operates. Read More

UK visitors to Costa Rica increase by 2.5% in the first half of 2018
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UK visitors to Costa Rica increase by 2.5% in the first half of 2018

eTN Managing Editor eTN Managing Editor- August 24, 2018

The latest statistics released by the Costa Rica Tourism Board (ICT) reveal that a total of 40,907 visitors from the ... Read More

Earthquake rattles Costa Rica
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Earthquake rattles Costa Rica

editor editor- August 18, 2018

A 6.0 magnitude earthquake shook Costa Rica today, August 17, 2018, at 23:22:36 UTC near the border of Panama. Read More

Travel from Costa Rica to the US: New hand luggage restrictions
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Travel from Costa Rica to the US: New hand luggage restrictions

editor editor- July 31, 2018

Costa Rica travelers wantingt to visit the USA, or simply make a connection there, must meet new restrictions for hand ... Read More

Student tourist drowns in Costa Rica
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Student tourist drowns in Costa Rica

Hon. Thomas A. Dickerson Hon. Thomas A. Dickerson- May 31, 2018

In this week’s travel law article, we examine the case of Thackurdeen v. Duke University, No. 1:16CV1108 (M.D.N.C. 2018) wherein ... Read More

Costa Rica appoints new Tourism Minister: María Amalia Revelo Raventós
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Costa Rica appoints new Tourism Minister: María Amalia Revelo Raventós

editor editor- May 17, 2018

The newly-elected President of Costa Rica, Mr. Carlos Alvarado Quesada, has chosen María Amalia Revelo Raventós as the country’s new ... Read More

Just opened: Brand New Costa Rica Convention Center
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Just opened: Brand New Costa Rica Convention Center

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 16, 2018

The Costa Rica Convention Centre (CRCC) has just opened its doors – a futuristic and sustainable 15,600-square-metre space located just ... Read More

Costa Rica: UK visitor numbers up 6.7% in 2017
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Costa Rica: UK visitor numbers up 6.7% in 2017

mm Chief Assignment Editor- February 16, 2018

The latest figures from the Costa Rica Tourism Board (ICT) indicate that a total of 76,173 visitors from the UK ... Read More

LATAM Airlines inaugurates flight to Costa Rica
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LATAM Airlines inaugurates flight to Costa Rica

mm Chief Assignment Editor- January 2, 2018

The airline group will operate the new route to San José from Lima, offering connections from cities including Santiago, Buenos ... Read More

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Earthquake in Costa Rica: 6.5

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- November 13, 2017

A 6.5 Earthquake was measured at 2.28 UTC time on Monday 16km South East of Jaco, Costa Rica. Jacó is ... Read More

New flights from Fort Lauderdale to Turks and Caicos, San Jose, Costa Rica and Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
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New flights from Fort Lauderdale to Turks and Caicos, San Jose, Costa Rica and Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- November 5, 2017

Fort Lauderdale to Turks and Caicos, San Jose, Costa Rica and Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. New Service on Southwest Airlines. Read More

Conference on Planet, People, Peace (P3) arrives in Costa Rica next week
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Conference on Planet, People, Peace (P3) arrives in Costa Rica next week

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- October 5, 2017

Costa Rica is ready to host a new edition of the prestigious International Conference on Sustainable Tourism: Planet, People, Peace ... Read More

Lufthansa to fly nonstop from Frankfurt to San José, Costa Rica in 2018
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Lufthansa to fly nonstop from Frankfurt to San José, Costa Rica in 2018

mm Chief Assignment Editor- July 17, 2017

Good news for all fans of Central America: Lufthansa will include the Frankfurt - San José connection in their summer ... Read More

Zip-lining accident in Costa Rica – Is cruise ship liable?
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Zip-lining accident in Costa Rica – Is cruise ship liable?

Hon. Thomas A. Dickerson Hon. Thomas A. Dickerson- May 11, 2017

In this week’s article, we examine the case of Wolf v. Celebrity Cruises, 2017 U.S. App. LEXIS 5348 (11th Cir. ... Read More

UNWTO names President of Costa Rica as Special Ambassador of the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development
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UNWTO names President of Costa Rica as Special Ambassador of the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 10, 2017

As part of the observance of the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development, the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), which ... Read More