Shoppers taking advantage of lower prices in Costa Rica’s Golfito Free Trade Zone no longer need to stay the night. The Deposito Libre de Golfito… Read More »Shopping in Costa Rica’s Golfito Free Trade Zone to Become Easier
Switzerland of Central America
The number of years since army was abolished in Costa Rica.
The number of foreign visitors who visited Costa Rica pre-pandemic.
The percentage of protected land in Costa Rica.
Costa Rica Stories, Information, and Opinion
Panama and Costa Rica make opposite decisions over the reopening of their land borders. One country opens up to tourists again while another stays closed.… Read More »Panama Reopens its Land Borders while Costa Rica Stays Closed for (at least) Another Month
Sexism in Costa Rica is alive and well. Most women can talk about various degrees of harassment in many aspects of their lives, from the… Read More »Sexism in Costa Rica: One Woman’s Account of Everyday Abuse and Harassment
Costa Rican travel pro Marco Soto offers some ideas on how Costa Rica’s heath service could collaborate with tourism to provide COVID-19 tests for tourists… Read More »COVID Testing in Costa Rica: Could the Caja Help in Rural Areas?
Scottish celebrity chef Gordon Ramsey spotted in Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica checking out the local delicacies. Soda Mirna is a small restaurant serving typical, local… Read More »Celebrity Chef Gordon Ramsey Boosts Business for a Small Restaurant in Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica
Jaco, Costa Rica will open its beaches until 6:00 PM instead until 2:30 PM, according to mayor Tobias Murillo. Municipal authorities in Garabito on Costa… Read More »Jaco, Costa Rica Breaks with Government Again Over Beach Closures
After its worst year on record, 2021 is a welcome new start for Costa Rica’s beleaguered tourism sector. But how much better will it be?… Read More »Costa Rica Tourism Predictions: What the Industry Expects in 2021
Costa Rica flight/airline information update: Latest weekly update for flights and airlines flying into into Costa Rica during the coronavirus pandemic as of December 30,… Read More »Costa Rica Flight/Airline Update December 30, 2020
Costa Rica’s tourism industry almost died in 2020. It’s still on life-support, but getting better slowly, thanks to the efforts of thousands. Here we list… Read More »Who are Costa Rica’s Tourism Heroes of 2020?
The Best Christmas Present: Costa Rica Becomes the First Country in Central America to Begin COVID-19 Vaccinations
Costa Rica receives its first batch of COVID-19 vaccine, becoming the first country in Central America (and the second in Latin America) to do so.… Read More »The Best Christmas Present: Costa Rica Becomes the First Country in Central America to Begin COVID-19 Vaccinations