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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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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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City Living

For years, San José has been a purgatory for backpackers and travelers alike: a necessary layover on route to Costa Rica’s sunnier destinations. It’s true that “Chepe,” as the city is affectionately known, can appear hectic and intimidating at first, and its gritty stereotype keeps even the more experienced travelers

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The tourism industry is constantly changing, and in Costa Rica, that means rapidly developing in order to fit the needs of the increasing number of tourists that arrive every year. Travelers and tourists across the globe are looking for variety: ecotourism is booming and adventure and educational packages are on

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poas eruption

Poás Volcano, located 30 kilometers from downtown Alajuela, has shown a dramatic increase in activity over the past several days. The massif erupted this morning shortly before 8:00 am, sending a plume of ash and gasses over three kilometers skyward. Parque Nacional Volcán Poás, the second-most visited national park, is

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It’s been almost 70 years since women gained the right to vote in Costa Rica, and although a gender wage gap still persists, the country has made significant progress towards gender equality in the workforce. The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development places Costa Rica second highest for pay equity,

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In the first three months of 2017, Costa Rica produced more than 99 percent of its electricity by using renewable energy sources, according to data from the National Energy Control Center (in Spanish, CENCE). Between January 1 and March 31, 2017, water, wind, and geothermal activity — employed according to

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Photo Essay

Outside of downtown San José, tucked into a lot on a side street, is this odd Mercedes-Benz graveyard. It’s an odd place to be. The sign flapping in the wind advertising designated drivers is far from any bar or restaurant. In fact, all that’s around are houses. For some reason,

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Costa Rica Day TripsRío Celeste

By Aída Araya I had heard a lot about Río Celeste and had high expectations. Even with my mind set to experience something incredible, the panoramic natural beauty that surrounds Río Celeste left me astounded. The human mind cannot conceive of such a level of magnificence and purity until it

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HotelsPhoto of the Day

For direct access to Manuel Antonio – one of the most beautiful beaches in the world – at an affordable rate, go straight to Hotel Verde Mar. This isn’t awe-inspiring luxury. Instead, it’s a wonderfully friendly staff, reasonable accommodations, and a gate that leads right to the beach. For proles

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