Costa Rica

Country Costa Rica
Capital San José
Continent North America(Central America)
Currency Costa Rican colón(CRC)
Languages Spanish, Mekatelyu, Bribri & Patois

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Introduction

Although explored by the Spanish early in the 16th century, initial attempts at colonizing Costa Rica proved unsuccessful due to a combination of factors, including: disease from mosquito-infested swamps, brutal heat, resistance by natives, and pirate raids. It was not until 1563 that a permanent settlement of Cartago was established in the cooler, fertile central highlands. The area remained a colony for some two and a half centuries. In 1821, Costa Rica became one of several Central American provinces that jointly declared their independence from Spain. Two years later it joined the United Provinces of Central America, but this federation disintegrated in 1838, at which time Costa Rica proclaimed its sovereignty and independence. Since the late 19th century, only two brief periods of violence have marred the country's democratic development. Although it still maintains a large agricultural sector, Costa Rica has expanded its economy to include strong technology and tourism industries. The standard of living is relatively high. Land ownership is widespread.

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Meteor shower 2019: Meteorite that hit Costa Rica found to be rare "extraterrestrial mud ball" - CBS NewsMeteor shower 2019: Meteorite that hit Costa Rica found to be rare "extraterrestrial mud ball"  CBS News

"It formed in an environment free of life, then was preserved in the cold and vacuum of space for 4.56 billion years, and then dropped in Costa Rica"



Can green pioneer Costa Rica get citizens on their bikes? - Deutsche WelleCan green pioneer Costa Rica get citizens on their bikes?  Deutsche Welle

Costa Rica gets 98% of its power from renewables, yet has one of the biggest carbon footprints in Central America. Now, it wants to clean up transport, but can ...



IACHR mission visits Costa Rica to evaluate protections for indigenous communities - The Tico TimesIACHR mission visits Costa Rica to evaluate protections for indigenous communities  The Tico Times

Representatives of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) began on Monday a visit to Costa Rica to supervise protection measures for two ...



How Costa Rica plans to become the world's first zero-carbon country - The TelegraphHow Costa Rica plans to become the world's first zero-carbon country  The Telegraph

Long admired as the most eco-conscious nation in the Americas, Costa Rica upped the sustainable tourism ante last week when it announced aims to achieve ...



San Jos: Why you shouldn't ignore Costa Rica's capital - CNNSan Jos: Why you shouldn't ignore Costa Rica's capital  CNN

San Jos is the capital of Costa Rica but tends to be treated as a way station. You'll think differently after checking out the best things to do here in this lively city.



Trip to Costa Rica open to area students | Briefs - Norfolk Daily NewsTrip to Costa Rica open to area students | Briefs  Norfolk Daily News

Norfolk and area students can travel to Costa Rica in 2020 through a trip Norfolk Public Schools teachers Joe Myers and Blake Wockenfuss are planning.



Huawei-Costa Rica will continue to provide security updates of its brand of smartphones - Q Costa Rica NewsHuawei-Costa Rica will continue to provide security updates of its brand of smartphones  Q Costa Rica News

Are Huawei smartphones the most favorite brand in Costa Rica? But more important, will the hundreds of thousands of users of Huawei samrtphones in Costa ...



Costa Rican spider found at a supermarket in the West Midlands - ITV NewsCosta Rican spider found at a supermarket in the West Midlands  ITV News

A tiny tropical spider from Costa Rica has been found at a supermarket in the West Midlands. Supermarket workers were stunned when they discovered the ...



Donating Hair Is Donating Hope - The Costa Rica NewsDonating Hair Is Donating Hope  The Costa Rica News

Hair donation is born of kind hearts. This alternative is given to take all women who go through a painful disease such as cancer, and have lost their hair in the ...



Cartel Drug Submarines are Becoming More Common in Costa Rica - The Costa Rica StarCartel Drug Submarines are Becoming More Common in Costa Rica  The Costa Rica Star

On May 14, three people fled or were chased away from a narco submarine in Playa Llorona in Osa Peninsula in southwestern Costa Rica's Corcovado Park ...



Repeating earthquakes discovered in Costa Rica - temblorRepeating earthquakes discovered in Costa Rica  temblor

An open invitation for worldwide researchers to study repeating earthquakes in multiple fault systems in Costa Rica.



Costa Rica 'does not comply with International Civil Aviation Organization safety standards,' FAA says - The Tico TimesCosta Rica 'does not comply with International Civil Aviation Organization safety standards,' FAA says  The Tico Times

The United States's Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has announced that Costa Rica no longer meets the highest international standards for air travel.



on Scene: Discovering Costa Rica | TravelPulse - TravelPulseon Scene: Discovering Costa Rica | TravelPulse  TravelPulse

We're in Costa Rica with Grupo Proimagen and the Costa Rican Tourism Board, where we've joined a dozen travel agents from Canada and the United States ...



A Bohemian-Meets-Tropical Wedding at a Private Resort in Costa Rica - Martha Stewart WeddingsA Bohemian-Meets-Tropical Wedding at a Private Resort in Costa Rica  Martha Stewart Weddings

Go inside this couple's destination wedding in Costa Ricathe bride made the majority of the wedding dcor herself.



Costa Rica captain Ruiz resumes training with eye on Gold Cup - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaCosta Rica captain Ruiz resumes training with eye on Gold Cup - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

RIO DE JANEIRO, May 22 (Xinhua) -- Costa Rica national team captain Bryan Ruiz has returned to training with Brazilian club Santos as he bids to prove his ...



Morning-after pill can now be sold without a prescription in Costa Rica - The Tico TimesMorning-after pill can now be sold without a prescription in Costa Rica  The Tico Times

Levonorgestrel, marketed commercially as Plan B and commonly known as the morning-after pill, can legally be sold without a prescription in Costa Rica.



American Airlines expanding service to Costa Rica The Tico Times | Costa Rica News | Travel | Real Estate - The Tico TimesAmerican Airlines expanding service to Costa Rica The Tico Times | Costa Rica News | Travel | Real Estate  The Tico Times

Visitors to Costa Rica will have additional flight options when the world's largest airline expands it *service* to the country. Starting Dec. 18, 2019, American ...



Lessons on political willpower from Costa Rica and Peru - The Africa ReportLessons on political willpower from Costa Rica and Peru  The Africa Report

Can African countries copy the modus operandi of a small country like Costa Rica, which has few mineral resources but earns forex from agricultural exports and ...



Getting Ready for an Organ Transplant - The Costa Rica NewsGetting Ready for an Organ Transplant  The Costa Rica News

There are many steps you need to take to prepare for a kidney transplant. First, you must have an evaluation by a transplant center to decide if you are ready for ...



Costa Rica Government Prevents APM Terminals From Putting Container Scanner to Work - The Costa Rica StarCosta Rica Government Prevents APM Terminals From Putting Container Scanner to Work  The Costa Rica Star

Since March APM Terminals in Limn announced they now had the most modern container scanner in Latin America which helps verify all the cargos traveling ...



Earthquakes felt across Costa Rica on Sunday The Tico Times | Costa Rica News | Travel | Real Estate - The Tico TimesEarthquakes felt across Costa Rica on Sunday The Tico Times | Costa Rica News | Travel | Real Estate  The Tico Times

A 6.4-magnitude earthquake shook Costa Rica at 1:24 pm Sunday afternoon. The earthquake had an epicenter approximately 7.5 km south of the town of ...



US downgrades Costa Rica's aviation authority - Travel WeeklyUS downgrades Costa Rica's aviation authority  Travel Weekly

The FAA said Costa Rican airlines cannot add *service* to the U.S but can continue existing operations.



Costa Rica tree frog found in bananas at Nottingham Lidl - BBC NewsCosta Rica tree frog found in bananas at Nottingham Lidl  BBC News

The RSPCA says the frog, nicknamed Lloyd, turned up in a Nottingham supermarket.



Costa Rica tree frog found in a box of bananas at grocery store - Fox NewsCosta Rica tree frog found in a box of bananas at grocery store  Fox News

That's a very long journey. A tree frog from Costa Rica was discovered more than 5,300 miles away inside a box of bananas at a Lidl grocery store in Nottingham ...



Costa Rica Loses FAA Category 1 Safety Rating - Simple FlyingCosta Rica Loses FAA Category 1 Safety Rating  Simple Flying

Costa Rica has lost its Category 1 rating from the FAA. In a press release, the FAA announced that Costa Rica does not comply with international safety ...



Two Strong Earthquakes Shook Costa Rica This Sunday - The Costa Rica StarTwo Strong Earthquakes Shook Costa Rica This Sunday  The Costa Rica Star

A 6.0 magnitude earthquake shook Costa Rica the afternoon of this Sunday, May 12 at 1:24 p.m., its epicenter was in the South Zone of the country in ...



Costa Rican taxi drivers strike (again) against Uber - The Tico TimesCosta Rican taxi drivers strike (again) against Uber  The Tico Times

Alajuela As Uber drivers in the United States and around the world went on strike Wednesday to object against the platform's wages and working conditions, ...



Cultural events in Costa Rica: May 13-19, 2019 The Tico Times | Costa Rica News | Travel | Real Estate - The Tico TimesCultural events in Costa Rica: May 13-19, 2019 The Tico Times | Costa Rica News | Travel | Real Estate  The Tico Times

For those who live here, Costa Rica is about more than its rainforests and beaches. Here are arts- and culture-themed events occurring across Costa Rica in the ...



Costa Rica celebrates 150 years of free education The Tico Times | Costa Rica News | Travel | Real Estate - The Tico TimesCosta Rica celebrates 150 years of free education The Tico Times | Costa Rica News | Travel | Real Estate  The Tico Times

Costa Rica on Monday celebrated 150 years of free, obligatory and state-paid education with a ceremony at the Escuela Jess Jimnez in Cartago. The event ...



It's a bug's life: Protecting Costa Rica's buggy biodiversity - The Tico TimesIt's a bug's life: Protecting Costa Rica's buggy biodiversity  The Tico Times

The Osa Peninsula in Costa Rica's South Pacific is a corner of paradise, named the most biologically intense place on Earth due to its striking natural setting.



Grantsburg High School students' trip to Costa Rica - Burnett County SentinelGrantsburg High School students' trip to Costa Rica  Burnett County Sentinel

Grantsburg High School's trip to Costa Rica lasted from March 15 - March 24. The trip consisted of 11 students and five chaperones who went and stayed with ...



Institute of Technology creates microcontroller fully designed and developed in Costa Rica - The Tico TimesInstitute of Technology creates microcontroller fully designed and developed in Costa Rica  The Tico Times

You might have to squint to see this for yourself. The Costa Rica Institute of Technology (TEC) has created the first RISC, 32-bit microcontroller completely ...



Magnitude 6.1 earthquake shakes Panama area near Costa Rica - Washington PostMagnitude 6.1 earthquake shakes Panama area near Costa Rica  Washington Post

A strong earthquake has struck a lightly populated area of Panama near its border with Costa Rica, causing some wooden porches to collapse and products to ...



The exception that is Costa Rica - The Daily AdvertiserThe exception that is Costa Rica  The Daily Advertiser

Costa Rica has had a lower crime rate than others in the region, but that may be about to change.



KLM, Air Canada increase flights to Costa Rica - The Tico TimesKLM, Air Canada increase flights to Costa Rica  The Tico Times

Costa Rica's status as a tourist destination continues to grow. This month, two major international airlines have announced additional flights to Costa Rica. KLM ...



Terremoto! What Is Going On ln Costa Rica? - The Costa Rica NewsTerremoto! What Is Going On ln Costa Rica?  The Costa Rica News

No matter how jaded one can be, when the earth shakes, and shakes hard like it did this Sunday at the border between Costa Rica and Panama, will may falter.



Wide-eyed adventure: Exploring Costa Rica in pictures - The GuardianWide-eyed adventure: Exploring Costa Rica in pictures  The Guardian

Eric Etchart's trip to Costa Rica with Exodus Travels was a prize for winning our travel photography competition. His images document an eye-opening journey.



Universal Periodic Review 33: Costa Rica - GOV.UKUniversal Periodic Review 33: Costa Rica  GOV.UK

The UK calls on Costa Rica to improve processing systems for migrants seeking refugee status.



This Costa Rica Adults-Only Boutique Hotel Is Expanding - Caribbean JournalThis Costa Rica Adults-Only Boutique Hotel Is Expanding  Caribbean Journal

The Villa Buena Onda boutique adults-only hotel in Costa Rica, set in the heart of Guanacaste, is in the midst of an expansion.



How Outward Bound Costa Rica builds resiliency in Ticos and international travelers alike in Costa Rica - The Tico TimesHow Outward Bound Costa Rica builds resiliency in Ticos and international travelers alike in Costa Rica  The Tico Times

Traveling through Central America with Outward Bound Costa Rica isn't the right choice for everyone. If you want to stay in your comfort zone, visit only the ...



The Youngest Rip Curl GromSearch Winner Ever Crowned In Costa Rica - CoastalwatchThe Youngest Rip Curl GromSearch Winner Ever Crowned In Costa Rica  Coastalwatch

COASTALWATCH | BEST OF THE WEB. American Caitlin Simmers is just 13 years old and over the weekend won the highly respected junior specialist event, ...



Costa Rica inaugurates third meeting of International Contact Group on Venezuela, hosted in San Jos - The Tico TimesCosta Rica inaugurates third meeting of International Contact Group on Venezuela, hosted in San Jos  The Tico Times

Costa Rican president Carlos Alvarado inaugurated the third meeting of the International Contact Group (ICG) on Venezuela on Monday night at Casa Amarilla ...



Costa Rica: A Small Country Giving Gigantic Lessons - The Costa Rica NewsCosta Rica: A Small Country Giving Gigantic Lessons  The Costa Rica News

We are used to pressing a button to turn the light on or off, but for electricity to reach homes, businesses or industries there is a huge infrastructure behind to ...



Keylor Says Goodbye! - Q Costa Rica NewsKeylor Says Goodbye!  Q Costa Rica News

This Sunday's game for the Real Madrid was a carousel fo emotions for Costa Rican goalkeeper Keylor Navas, as the Tico said goodbye to fans and teammates.



Costa Rican Flavored Coffee - The Costa Rica NewsCosta Rican Flavored Coffee  The Costa Rica News

Our delicious coffee has been a beautiful culture for many years. Also, it has been, for almost 2 centuries, the main source of family income and national ...



Spider arrives from Costa Rica on supermarket bananas - Birmingham LiveSpider arrives from Costa Rica on supermarket bananas  Birmingham Live

The little-known arachnid has been taken into care after its 5000-mile trip.



MINAE raises alarm about drug trafficking in Costa Rica's protected land - The Tico TimesMINAE raises alarm about drug trafficking in Costa Rica's protected land  The Tico Times

The Environment and Energy Ministry (MINAE) has requested assistance from the Public Security Ministry in the face of increased drug trafficking through ...



US Embassy Alerts of Possible Demonstrations by Uber Drivers Next Monday - The Costa Rica StarUS Embassy Alerts of Possible Demonstrations by Uber Drivers Next Monday  The Costa Rica Star

These past Wednesday taxi drivers protested on the streets once again demanding sanctions against Uber and actions against this company and the drivers that ...



Jungle Travel Tips From A Costa Rica Insider - ForbesJungle Travel Tips From A Costa Rica Insider  Forbes

Eco-luxury reaches new heights at Costa Rica's Drake Bay Getaway Resort, a Forbes Travel Guide Recommended tropical retreat where the jungle meets the ...



UNHCR Costa Rica: 2019 Funding Update (as of 7 May 2019) - Costa Rica - ReliefWebUNHCR Costa Rica: 2019 Funding Update (as of 7 May 2019) - Costa Rica  ReliefWeb

A *service* provided by UN OCHA. ReliefWeb has been the leading online source for reliable and timely humanitarian information on global crises and disasters ...



Tigo Costa Rica adds Amazon Prime to video offer with new promo - TelecompaperTigo Costa Rica adds Amazon Prime to video offer with new promo  Telecompaper

Tigo Costa Rica has followed other Millicom subsidiaries and launched an Amazon Prime Video promotion open to its broadband customers. The offer gives ...



Cal Thomas: Why is Costa Rica the exception? - Lincoln Journal StarCal Thomas: Why is Costa Rica the exception?  Lincoln Journal Star

In the ongoing U.S. debate about immigration, the Central American countries of Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala are mainly in the news because many of ...



No bull: San Carlos wins historic Costa Rican soccer championship - The Tico TimesNo bull: San Carlos wins historic Costa Rican soccer championship  The Tico Times

A.D. San Carlos has made history. With Wednesday's scoreless draw against Saprissa at Carlos Ugalde lvarez Stadium in Ciudad Quesada, the Toros del ...



Costa Rica: Corruption & the public's right to know - Transparency InternationalCosta Rica: Corruption & the public's right to know  Transparency International

Corruption is difficult to eradicate, both within national borders and across countries and regions. One of the most critical challenges in Costa Rica and around ...



Students study tropical field ecology in Costa Rica - 2019 - Biology - News - OU Magazine - News at OUStudents study tropical field ecology in Costa Rica - 2019 - Biology - News - OU Magazine  News at OU

For Macy Jackson, studying abroad opens the door to experiences that simply aren't possible within the U.S. The environmental science major was among a ...



Mysterious rock that fell in Costa Rica is a meteorite 'of great scientific interest,' UCR says - The Tico TimesMysterious rock that fell in Costa Rica is a meteorite 'of great scientific interest,' UCR says  The Tico Times

An object that caused surprise when it disturbed the skies above Costa Rica with a rumble and a luminous wake turned out to be a meteorite, the University of ...



571st MSAS training engagement with Costa Rican Air Vigilance Service - Air Force Link571st MSAS training engagement with Costa Rican Air Vigilance Service  Air Force Link

The 571st Mobility Support Advisory Squadron completed a training event with the Air Vigilance *Service*, or SVA, of Costa Rica from March 23 through April 12 ...



National Museum restoring Costa Rica's largest pre-Columbian sphere - The Tico TimesNational Museum restoring Costa Rica's largest pre-Columbian sphere  The Tico Times

More than three years of analysis are culminating in 2019 with the restoration of Costa Rica's largest pre-Columbian stone sphere. The National Museum ...



Costa Rica's Most Wanted Fugitive Has Escaped From the OIJ - The Costa Rica StarCosta Rica's Most Wanted Fugitive Has Escaped From the OIJ  The Costa Rica Star

Jose Efrain Lopez Mendoza, aka Dante or M1, is wanted for drug smuggling by the FBI, DEA, and Costa Rica's OIJ. He is the head of a highly sophisticated ...



80 years of illegal (tarpon) immigration The Tico Times | Costa Rica News | Travel | Real Estate - The Tico Times80 years of illegal (tarpon) immigration The Tico Times | Costa Rica News | Travel | Real Estate  The Tico Times

They enter through Panama at the canal and head in both directions. Some go south, settling in Colombia and as far south as Ecuador. Others head north to ...



Costa Rican Aviation Safety Gets Low Rating - Airlines Cannot Offer New Routes to the USA - The Costa Rica StarCosta Rican Aviation Safety Gets Low Rating - Airlines Cannot Offer New Routes to the USA  The Costa Rica Star

The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced that Costa Rica does not comply with International Civil Aviation ...



Olson Kundig designs Costa Rica Treehouse to tread lightly on the earth - DezeenOlson Kundig designs Costa Rica Treehouse to tread lightly on the earth  Dezeen

American firm Olson Kundig Architects has completed a three-storey nature retreat in Costa Rica, featuring local teak wood, slatted walls and columns made of ...



Manuel Antonio expands capacity following improvements The Tico Times | Costa Rica News | Travel | Real Estate - The Tico TimesManuel Antonio expands capacity following improvements The Tico Times | Costa Rica News | Travel | Real Estate  The Tico Times

Manuel Antonio National Park now welcomes up to 2,700 visitors each day following upgrades to its wastewater treatment facilities, the Costa Rican Tourism ...



Sachs Chemical Chooses Costa Rica to Establish Operations Center in Central America - The Costa Rica StarSachs Chemical Chooses Costa Rica to Establish Operations Center in Central America  The Costa Rica Star

Sachs Chemical, Inc. chose Costa Rica to become its distribution center in Central America with an investment over US$2,7 billion. Recognized as a leading ...



You can fly from Vancouver to San Jose, Costa Rica for $350 roundtrip - Daily HiveYou can fly from Vancouver to San Jose, Costa Rica for $350 roundtrip  Daily Hive

Thanks to YVR Deals, you can now fly from Vancouver to San Jose, Costa Rica for as low as $350 roundtrip, taxes included.



Costa Rican Keylor Navas Out of Real Madrid - The Costa Rica StarCosta Rican Keylor Navas Out of Real Madrid  The Costa Rica Star

Costa Rican goalkeeper Keylor Navas would be out of Real Madrid, affirms Spanish website Jugones. Navas apparently received the official communication ...



Ad Astra strengthens H2 infrastructure in Costa Rica - gasworldAd Astra strengthens H2 infrastructure in Costa Rica  gasworld

Ad Astra Rocket Company, Costa Rica, has initiated two major projects valued at approximately $765000 to strengthen Central America's first green hydrogen ...



Costa Rica to begin administering HPV vaccine The Tico Times | Costa Rica News | Travel | Real Estate - The Tico TimesCosta Rica to begin administering HPV vaccine The Tico Times | Costa Rica News | Travel | Real Estate  The Tico Times

The Social Security System (CCSS) announced Wednesday that Costa Rica will begin administering the human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccine as part of its ...



An interview with former Costa Rican President, Luis Guillermo Sols - Global AmericansAn interview with former Costa Rican President, Luis Guillermo Sols  Global Americans

Global Americans and the Canadian Council for the Americas present Two gringos with questions, an interview series featuring political and cultural leaders ...



Los Moreco, Worrying New Type of Criminal Group for Costa Rica - Insightcrime.orgLos Moreco, Worrying New Type of Criminal Group for Costa Rica  Insightcrime.org

A new criminal group in Costa Rica, Los Moreco, is causing concern as their tactics, reach and admiration for Mexico's Zetas make them a far more powerful ...



Ireland can learn a lot from Costa Rica its on top for green energy, has good broadband scheme and taxes ar - The Irish SunIreland can learn a lot from Costa Rica its on top for green energy, has good broadband scheme and taxes ar  The Irish Sun

I WANT to know how it performs, in terms of taxes, healthcare, education, levels of poverty, corruption and such.I also tend to compare everything to home, which ...



Strengthening Disaster Risk Management in Costa Rica - Costa Rica - ReliefWebStrengthening Disaster Risk Management in Costa Rica - Costa Rica  ReliefWeb

English News and Press Release on Costa Rica about Disaster Management; published on 23 Apr 2019 by World Bank.



Costa Rican residents sentenced in United States for phone scam - The Tico TimesCosta Rican residents sentenced in United States for phone scam  The Tico Times

Two Costa Rican residents were sentenced to 20 and 25 years in prison, respectively, for participating in a telemarketing operation that defrauded victims in the ...



Costa Rica Sees Growing Demand for Ketamine, Synthetic Drugs - Insightcrime.orgCosta Rica Sees Growing Demand for Ketamine, Synthetic Drugs  Insightcrime.org

A bumper seizure of ketamine bottles in Costa Rica shows evidence that the Central American Country is seeing growth and diversification of its internal ...



Unemployment in Costa Rica falls slightly; more women join workforce - The Tico TimesUnemployment in Costa Rica falls slightly; more women join workforce  The Tico Times

Unemployment in Costa Rica fell to 11.3% in the first trimester of 2019, according to data released last week by the National Statistics and Census Institute ...



Healthcare in Costa Rica: Top Quality and Affordable - International LivingHealthcare in Costa Rica: Top Quality and Affordable  International Living

Bob has had plenty of experience with the healthcare system in Costa Rica, and he's found it to be much more affordable than back home...



Most Nicaraguan Exiles in Costa Rica Would Return Home - Havana TimesMost Nicaraguan Exiles in Costa Rica Would Return Home  Havana Times

Persecution, harassment, death threats and fear, are among the reasons that led thousands of Nicaraguans to leave their country, according to study.



American Fugitive Captured in Costa Rica After 11 Years on the run - The Costa Rica StarAmerican Fugitive Captured in Costa Rica After 11 Years on the run  The Costa Rica Star

Costa Rican authorities, with the help of Interpol, turned Henry de la Hoz over to U.S. Marshals last week to be returned to Miami to serve out a 12-year prison ...



My Favorite Airbnb in Costa Rica: A Clifftop Villa in Tamarindo - Cond Nast TravelerMy Favorite Airbnb in Costa Rica: A Clifftop Villa in Tamarindo  Cond Nast Traveler

This five-bedroom Airbnb in Costa Rica's Tamarindo Bay may not be close to the beach, but we didn't mind at all.



Spring Break: Costa Rica Fair Trade Experiential Trip - News - Illinois State University NewsSpring Break: Costa Rica Fair Trade Experiential Trip - News  Illinois State University News

Hello! My name is Lauren Chapman. I am a senior at Illinois State University studying public relations with a minor in Political Science. Over spring break, I had ...



AMIGOS' Trip Delivered Eye Care To Underserved Parts of Costa Rica - Pacific UniversityAMIGOS' Trip Delivered Eye Care To Underserved Parts of Costa Rica  Pacific University

Pura Vida! From March 23-30, a team of eight students along with Dr. Kundart, Dr. Kautz, and Dr. Closson and her son traveled to Puntarenas, Costa Rica to ...



SI Swimsuit Destination: Guanacaste, Costa Rica | SI.com - Sports IllustratedSI Swimsuit Destination: Guanacaste, Costa Rica | SI.com  Sports Illustrated

Experience pura vida all year long in beautiful Costa Rica!



This Costa Rica Hotel Is Opening a Major New Spa - Caribbean JournalThis Costa Rica Hotel Is Opening a Major New Spa  Caribbean Journal

The Retreat Costa Rica, set on Crystal Mountain in Atenas, is set to debut a new 7000-square-foot Vida Mia Ayurvedic Healing Center at its hotel.



Stunning Meteor "Fireball" Deposits A 4.5-Billion-Year-Old Rock In Costa Rica - DOGOnewsStunning Meteor "Fireball" Deposits A 4.5-Billion-Year-Old Rock In Costa Rica  DOGOnews

Meteor showers, which happen when our planet traverses through debris streams left behind by passing comets, are a fairly common occurrence. While the tiny ...



Walking on water: The Nicoya Peninsula's 'Jesus Tree' - The Tico TimesWalking on water: The Nicoya Peninsula's 'Jesus Tree'  The Tico Times

If you Google the topic, you might find photos taken for National Geographic, Pinterest or Flickr, but it's unlikely that you'll discover much more information about ...



Small plane crashes near supermarket in San Jos - The Tico TimesSmall plane crashes near supermarket in San Jos  The Tico Times

The Friday-morning commute took an unexpected turn in Pavas, San Jos when a Cessna 150 single-engine airplane crashed on a road outside a supermarket.



Travel: Nosara, Costa Rica, offers quick getaway to surf, eat, sleep, repeat - OCRegisterTravel: Nosara, Costa Rica, offers quick getaway to surf, eat, sleep, repeat  OCRegister

The look of excitement or fear on my face must have been apparent as I walked on the dirt path leading to the beach entrance. A surfer passing by and still ...



Russia Ready to Diversify Costa Rican Energy Market Monopolised by US - Diplomat - Sputnik InternationalRussia Ready to Diversify Costa Rican Energy Market Monopolised by US - Diplomat  Sputnik International

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (Sputnik) - Russia is willing to help Costa Rica diversify its petroleum products market, which at present is fully dependent on deliveries ...



Costa Rica approves law against child abuse prepared by alleged victims of priest - The Tico TimesCosta Rica approves law against child abuse prepared by alleged victims of priest  The Tico Times

Costa Rica's congress approved on Tuesday a bill that extends the statute of limitations for the crime of sexual abuse of minors. The initiative, known as Derecho ...



Good news, High School Costa Rica trip, and future construction - Burnett County SentinelGood news, High School Costa Rica trip, and future construction  Burnett County Sentinel

The Grantsburg High School and iForward students and staff earned another US News and World Report national medal. There were 17000 schools throughout ...



International drug rehab in Costa Rica with the Costa Rica Treatment Center - The Tico TimesInternational drug rehab in Costa Rica with the Costa Rica Treatment Center  The Tico Times

Costa Rica Treatment Center understands the process of addiction recovery from personal experience. Their evidence-based treatment programs are ...



Panama's president-elect wants to review trade agreements with US, Costa Rica - The Tico TimesPanama's president-elect wants to review trade agreements with US, Costa Rica  The Tico Times

The president-elect of Panama, Laurentino Cortizo, said he wants to revise free-trade agreements with the United States and Central America and that he will ...



Life in Costa Rica is Just What the Doctor Ordered - International LivingLife in Costa Rica is Just What the Doctor Ordered  International Living

Costa Rica offers you peaceful, beautiful surroundings amidst friendly and welcoming people. A place where I've found that I can unwind, loosen up...



Costa Rica trip makes impression on Spaulding students - Foster's Daily DemocratCosta Rica trip makes impression on Spaulding students  Foster's Daily Democrat

ROCHESTER An April vacation trip to Costa Rica to assist with field research on endangered sea turtles made Spaulding High School students consider ...



A Thought to be Extinct Frog Rises From the Ashes in Costa Rica - The Costa Rica StarA Thought to be Extinct Frog Rises From the Ashes in Costa Rica  The Costa Rica Star

Scientists from the University of Costa Rica (UCR) have announced the reappearance of the Heredia Robber Frog (Craugastor escoces), an amphibian thought ...



Paddling, snorkeling and relaxing at an eco lodge in Costa Rica's Caribbean - Steamboat Pilot & TodayPaddling, snorkeling and relaxing at an eco lodge in Costa Rica's Caribbean  Steamboat Pilot & Today

I'm motoring around Panama's Bocas del Toro islands with friend Rafael Gallo. We're scouting out a sea kayak and stand-up paddleboard itinerary for a new ...



Enjoy Another Art City Tour in San Jose Costa Rica May 15, It's Free! - The Costa Rica StarEnjoy Another Art City Tour in San Jose Costa Rica May 15, It's Free!  The Costa Rica Star

The third edition this year of the Art City Tour is scheduled to take place May 15, Chepe de Moda (Chepe in Style, Chepe being the way Costa Ricans' refer to ...



Has a Tico Pedophile Priest in the US Returned To Costa Rica? - The Costa Rica StarHas a Tico Pedophile Priest in the US Returned To Costa Rica?  The Costa Rica Star

Alejandro Alex Castillo is on the lamb from the US after being accused of sexual misconduct with minors something for which he already served one year in ...



Cherokee High athletes spend spring break at Costa Rica leadership academy - Kingsport Times NewsCherokee High athletes spend spring break at Costa Rica leadership academy  Kingsport Times News

ROGERSVILLE On March 16th, four Cherokee High School Lady Chief student-athletes departed the Tri-Cities to attend the Girls Leadership Academy for ...



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Why does Costa Ricans love Phuket? After all, both are equally attractive tropical countries and one of the most popular among tourists. Still, those Phuket villas ...