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International medical tourism event to be held in Costa Rica

Costa Rica is set to host the fourth edition of the Medical Travel International Business Summit 2013, from April 24-26 at Hotel Los Sueños Marriott, in Playa Herradura, Puntarenas.

Costa Rica’s main international airport shut down

Costa Rica's Juan Santamaria International Airport was shut down on Thursday afternoon after the tires of a plane burst upon landing, sending it skidding along the runway, the country's fire chief sai

Costa Rica rocked by 7.6 earthquake

(eTN) - A 7.6 magnitude earthquake shook Costa Rica at 14:42:10 UTC today, Wednesday, September 5, 2012, off the northwest coast, according to a report from the US Geological Survey.

Costa Rica to create Caribbean tourism hub with record investment

The Costa Rican government is aiming to develop a quiet stretch of its Caribbean coast into a tourism mecca with the biggest investment of its kind in the country’s history.

Costa Rica to seek British police help over journalist’s disappearance

LONDON, England - Costa Rica's Vice President and Vice Foreign Minister promised to take the step at a face-to-face meeting in San Jose with Jeremy Browne in October.

Costa Rica beefs up tourist security for upcoming high season

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica - The Tourist Police Force of the Ministry of Public Security (MSP) is preparing its operations plan to increase tourist safety in all their locations during the coming high seas

2 years and still no answers in search for UK journalist...

LONDON, England - The family of missing British journalist Michael Dixon returns to Costa Rica on the second anniversary of his disappearance to continue to look for answers.

New Costa Rican ad campaign targets US, Canadian tourists

The Costa Rica Tourism Board unveiled a new advertising campaign Thursday that aims to lure tourists in the United States and Canada to the isthmus by giving away $1 million worth of vacation packages

WestJet welcomes new Canada-Costa Rica air agreement

CALGARY - WestJet today welcomed the announcement of a new air transport agreement between Canada and Costa Rica.

Over million tourists come to Costa Rica in first half...

During the first six months of the year, Costa Rica received 1.197.199 international tourists admitted for all ports.

What to do in Costa Rica

Costa Rica, with its beautiful beaches, vibrant culture and stunning wildlife, has long been a peaceful haven in Latin America for US tourists - but now, it seems that the rest of the world is getting

Costa Rica seeks UK help on missing journalist

LONDON, England - Commenting on the case of missing British journalist Michael Dixon, Costa Rican foreign minister Rene Castro has said: "We will welcome the co-operation of the [British] police and w

Number of North American tourists to Costa Rica shrinks

Over the last six years the percentage of North American tourists in Costa Rica has declined, new figures show. However the percentage of visitors from Central and South America has increased.

Minister lays out goals for Costa Rican tourism industry

In his second term serving as Costa Rica’s tourism minister, Allan Flores says he feels a little savvier.

UK Foreign Office issues travel warning for Costa Rica

LONDON, England - The Foreign and Commonwealth Office has published an official warning about the increasing number of missing people in Costa Rica on its travel advice website http://www.fco.gov.uk/e

International Travelers’ Philanthropy Conference goes to Costa Rica for 3rd...

Dr. Martha Honey,Co-Founder and Co-Director of CREST, heads the Washington, DC, office and shares with Sandy the upcoming information for the CREST conference in Costa Rica.

Costa Rica rejects request to declare tourism industry in a “state...

Costa Rica rejected a request made by tourism business owners to declare the country's tourism industry in a "state of emergency." In a press release, tourism leaders said they believe the declaration

Costa Rica’s capital rocked by 6-magnitude earthquake

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica – According to the U.S. Geological Survey, a 6-magnitude earthquake rocked the capital city of Costa Rica Friday afternoon.

Starwood opens first all-inclusive resort

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. - Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. today announced the opening of its first all-inclusive resort - The Westin Resort & Spa, Playa Conchal in Costa Rica.

Costa Rica to host global medical tourism conference

Costa Rica, known worldwide for its leadership in ecological preservation, sustainable development and eco-friendly tourism, will lead the world once again as it hosts the 2011 Medical Travel Internat

Murder of Canadian woman investigated in Costa Rica

PUERTO JIMENEZ, Costa Rica — The death of a Canadian woman is treated as a homicide by local authorities, Costa Rican media reported Saturday.

Costa Rica popular with both tourists and aliens

An orange light in the sky lights up again the controversy between scientists and those who claim that Costa Rica is one of the favourite destinations by aliens - the UFO kind.

Predicting next big things in 2011 luxury travel

MONTREAL, Canada - The recession appears to be petering off, for the luxury villa industry at least, and there has never been a better time to head south, according to 2011 travel predictions made by

Frontier Airlines to start seasonal service to Costa Rica

DENVER — Frontier Airlines will begin seasonal service to Liberia, Costa Rica starting Feb. 13 of next year.

British tourists stuck in Costa Rican mountain pass

SAN JOSE — Sixteen British tourists remain stuck in a mountain pass in the central American country as rough weather kept rescuers from bringing them out, Red Cross officials have said.

Costa Rica launches social media platforms and tweets up its game

The Costa Rica Tourism Board has announced the launch of its official Visit Costa Rica Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube channels, aimed at catering to the increasing demand for information about this sm

Costa Rica Happiest Country In The Americas

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica – Costa Rica, the world’s foremost leader in sustainable tourism practices, has begun to reap the rewards for its commitment to social and environmental preservation alike.

Third Travelers Philanthropy Conference announced

(eTN) The Center for Responsible Travel (CREST) in Washington and the Monteverde Institute in Costa Rica have organized the