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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.

Belize and Costa Rica respond to new CDC requirement for US travel

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- January 14, 2021 02:53

As the cases of COVID-19 continue to accelerate in the America, the US CDC has instituted a new protocol for everyone enterting the country. All travelers will now be required ... Read More

Travel from Canada to Costa Rica projected to grow 54.6% by 2024

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- December 10, 2020 18:54

The number of international travelers from Canada to Costa Rica is set to grow from 233,143 in 2019 to 360,344 in 2024, increasing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) ... Read More

Medjet expands COVID-19 transport benefits to include travel in Costa Rica

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- October 30, 2020 18:34

As of November 1, 2020, Costa Rica will open its borders to U.S. travelers, and no longer require a negative COVID-19 test result to enter the country. In advance of this ... Read More

Costa Rica announces border reopening and tourist entry requirements

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- October 23, 2020 19:06

On November 1, Costa Rica will reopen its air borders to all international countries, as long as they meet the visa requirements and the requirements established within the framework of ... Read More

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

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- October 5, 2020 11:56

Residents and citizens of all states within the United States will be permitted to enter Costa Rica beginning Nov. 1, a measure that will help the country's economic reactivation and ... Read More

Costa Rica air border opens for tourists from Mexico and Ohio

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- September 28, 2020 15:16

Citizens and residents of Mexico, the third largest tourism market for Costa Rica, will be permitted to enter the country by air beginning October 1, as long as they comply ... Read More

Residents of 12 US states now allowed to visit Costa Rica

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- August 28, 2020 00:05

Six new US states, for a total of 12, are added to the list of territories whose residents will be permitted to enter Costa Rica by air. As of Sept. ... Read More

Earthquake rocks Costa Rica’s capital city

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- August 24, 2020 23:47

Strong earthquake shook buildings in Costa Rica's capital city San Jose on Monday and was felt strongly throughout the country today. No deaths, injuries or structural damages have been reported ... Read More

Costa Rica extends list of countries allowed to visit

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- August 24, 2020 23:01

On August 1, 2020 Costa Rica opened its international airports: Juan Santamaría International Airport, Daniel Oduber Quirós Airport, and Tobías Bolaños Airport. The list of countries allowed to enter is ... Read More

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

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- August 24, 2020 16:14

Costa Rica announced that the residents of just six US states will be allowed to visit the country starting on September 1. According to an announcement made by Costa Rica's ... Read More

High Level Conversation on the impacts and actions taken by States

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- July 28, 2020 05:21

Jamaica makes its case at a high level discussion today with Caribbean and South American States to coordinate, learn and take actions on the impact of the Coronavirus and Tourism. ... Read More

Costa Rica appoints new Tourism Minister

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- July 21, 2020 18:26

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

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

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- June 18, 2020 23:05

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

Sex tourism and prostitution: Which destinations are safe?

editor editor- November 26, 2019 03:01

Some travelers specifically plan to travel to fulfill their sexual desires. Call it a sexually-indulgent holiday, if you will. They dream of having fun in red light districts and look forward ... Read More

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

editor editor- August 20, 2019 01:39

Travel and Security is a hot subject these days, whether it be deaths related to tainted alcohol or theft, rape and murder at hotels, or terroristic shootings at tourism venues. ... Read More

Panama Costa Rica region struck by a 6.3 magnitude earthquake

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 26, 2019 07:00

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

UNIGLOBE Premium Travel signs exclusive partnership with BAC Credomatic VIP Lounge

editor editor- March 1, 2019 00:52

Passengers flying with UNIGLOBE Premium Travel in Costa Rica now have free access to the newest airport lounge at Juan Santamaria International Airport, also known as San Jose International Airport ... Read More

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 08:23

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

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

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 3, 2018 17:59

Traveling to Costa Rica and staying at an AIRBNB and taking an UBER may not be a safe decision. be A body was reportedly found Monday on the Costa Rican property where ... Read More

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

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- September 4, 2018 17:10

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

eTN Managing Editor eTN Managing Editor- August 24, 2018 02:17

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

Earthquake rattles Costa Rica

editor editor- August 18, 2018 00:14

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

editor editor- July 31, 2018 23:03

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

Student tourist drowns in Costa Rica

Hon. Thomas A. Dickerson Hon. Thomas A. Dickerson- May 31, 2018 03:29

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 “Plaintiffs Roshni Thackurdeen and Raj B. Thackurdeen filed the present ... Read More

Costa Rica appoints new Tourism Minister: María Amalia Revelo Raventós

editor editor- May 17, 2018 18:23

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

Just opened: Brand New Costa Rica Convention Center

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 16, 2018 14:59

The Costa Rica Convention Centre (CRCC) has just opened its doors – a futuristic and sustainable 15,600-square-metre space located just 10km away from the capital city of San José. The ... Read More

Costa Rica: UK visitor numbers up 6.7% in 2017

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 16, 2018 16:51

The latest figures from the Costa Rica Tourism Board (ICT) indicate that a total of 76,173 visitors from the UK traveled to Costa Rica in 2017 – representing an increase ... Read More

LATAM Airlines inaugurates flight to Costa Rica

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 2, 2018 19:55

The airline group will operate the new route to San José from Lima, offering connections from cities including Santiago, Buenos Aires, São Paulo, Montevideo and La Paz. Read More

Earthquake in Costa Rica: 6.5

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- November 13, 2017 04:10

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

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 20:06

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

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- October 5, 2017 10:02

Costa Rica is ready to host a new edition of the prestigious International Conference on Sustainable Tourism: Planet, People, Peace (P3), which is taking place 9-11 October in San José, ... Read More

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

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- July 17, 2017 19:30

Good news for all fans of Central America: Lufthansa will include the Frankfurt - San José connection in their summer 2018 flight schedule. From 29 March 2018, a non-top Lufthansa ... Read More

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

Hon. Thomas A. Dickerson Hon. Thomas A. Dickerson- May 11, 2017 04:34

In this week’s article, we examine the case of Wolf v. Celebrity Cruises, 2017 U.S. App. LEXIS 5348 (11th Cir. 2017) wherein the Court noted that “Brent Wolf sued OCT ... Read More

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 09:39

As part of the observance of the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development, the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), which is leading the campaign, has named Costa Rican President Luis ... Read More