traffic in San Jose costa rica
Driving in Costa Rica

Changes to Costa Rica’s transit laws are set to become law once they are published in the official government newspaper La Gaceta. Here are some of the changes. Hefty Fines Some fines are going to increase with the latest reforms to the traffic law, and there are a few new

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Costa Rica Vacation Itineraries

Families traveling on a budget can enjoy a stress-free, adventurous vacation to Costa Rica while learning a little along the way – and with a heavy dose of adventure and relaxation. This trip is a little more scaled back than our Classic Family Adventure, and we want to offer you

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active volcanoes in costa rica
Volcanoes

Things Area Heating Up at Poás Volcano The usual suspects in the Central Valley are still acting up. Lava lakes have been detected in Turrialba and Poás volcanoes, according to field reports from the National Seismological Network (RSN). The National Emergency Commission (CNE) had experts on the ground yesterday at

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Costa Rica Vacation Itineraries

Live it up at two of Costa Rica’s most luxurious hotels in two of its most popular destinations. Bonus: Free night at Arenal Kioro. Adventure, relaxation, nature, and luxury all come together in this eight-day, even-night vacation package. You’ll start out amid lush tropical gardens that grow around natural hot

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toy horses at store in costa rica
Walking Around

I love walking around Costa Rica’s cities and towns. You never know what you’re going to see. These toy horses peeked out from behind a gate at a small general store on the south side of San José, where they awaited young riders from amid a tangle of brooms, dustpans,

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Arenal volcano and lake
Costa Rica Vacation Itineraries

Nine days and eight nights in Costa Rica’s natural splendor You travel to Costa Rica for its tropical nature. Sun, sandy beaches, swaying palm trees, and sweaty fruit drinks all come to mind. Costa Rica’s nature, however, is much more than the beach lifestyle. It’s an incredibly diverse collection of

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manuel antonio beach
Costa Rica Vacation Itineraries

Traveling to Costa Rica with children? There are so many destinations to visit and activities to do that it’s hard to decide where to start. That’s why we put together this itinerary that we call the Classic Family Adventure. This seven-day trip will take you to active volcanoes, hot springs,

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luis guillermo solis costa rica presidente
Only in Costa Rica

Costa Rican President Luis Guillermo Solís got a mouthful while he was speaking in southern Costa Rica. During his declarations, a small bee fluttered near his mouth and, well, you’ll have to watch the video. But I will say this: Mr. Solís certainly handled the situation with humor and aplomb.

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poas volcano activity map
Volcanoes

Poás has erupted again. Just before nine this morning, the volcano shot a plume of steam and gas 1,000 meters (3,300 feet) skyward. According to the Costa Rica Volcanological and Seismological Observatory (OVSICORI), “during the last 24 hours a constant, low-range tremor with small VT and LP type earthquakes. SO2

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orotina airport costa rica new
Flying

Costa Rican government officials announced this morning that the location study and master plan for a new international airport are ready. Carlos Villalta, the head of the Ministry of Public Works and Transportation (in Spanish, MOPT) and President Luis Guillermo Solís held a press conference at the Jade Museum in

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