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Costa Rica welcomes its 29th national park
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Costa Rica welcomes its 29th national park     Costa Rica has recently declared the Miravalles Volcano National Park-Jorge Manuel Dengo the country’s 29th national park. The new addition, located in the north-western region of Guanacaste, is one of Costa … Read More

UK Social Media Launch
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UK Social Media Launch   Costa Rica Tourism Board launches UK Facebook and Instagram channels as a way to stay connected with the UK market. The tourism board will also be launching channels in Germany, Spain and France. Visit_costaricauk (Instagram) … Read More

Turtle nesting season – the rules and etiquette
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The village of Tortuguero (land of turtles) in the north Caribbean is the Mecca for seeing green turtles nest. During the months of July to mid-October the endangered species arrive on Tortuguero beach in their hundreds to lay their eggs. … Read More

Costa Rica aims to achieve zero carbon emissions by 2050
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  Costa Rica launches unparalleled plan to suppress carbon emissions by 2050   Costa Rica has just launched an unprecedented plan by which the country aims to achieve zero emissions by 2050. With this new initiative, the Central American country strengthens … Read More

Five facts about Costa Rica you need to know
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Here are five reasons why a trip to Costa Rica should be on your bucket list – although there are many more!     1. Biodiversity   When you think of Costa Rica, the first thing that automatically comes to … Read More

Costa Rica pledges to be emission free
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Costa Rica aims to be a modern, green, emission-free, resilient and inclusive economy Costa Rica has set out to lay the foundations of the new Costa Rican economy of the 21st century by creating a positive, innovative and inspiring vision … Read More

UK Cinema Premier
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The Costa Rica Tourism Board premiers its first ever UK cinema trailer this month. The video will be played in selected theaters across London and will offer viewers 30 seconds of sensory delight, showcasing the best of Costa Rica in … Read More

Visit us at Destinations London
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Costa Rican Tourism Board will once again be at Destinations Consumer Show in London. You can find our UK team on the LATA Pavilion helping  with itinerary ideas, general information and any questions you may have for us. Come over … Read More

Tastes of Costa Rica
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Want to know more about Costa Rican gastronomy or are you looking to learn how to make some of your favourite Costa Rican dishes. Watch our short cooking videos below for some inspiration and cooking tips. If you would like us … Read More

Costa Rica to promote ‘Rural’ tourism in the UK
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Rural tourism will be a key product for Costa Rica in 2019, offering travellers an intimate glimpse into the country’s pastoral heritage and communities. Costa Rica’s new minister of tourism, María Amalia Revelo Raventós, said: “Most of our hotels and … Read More

Costa Rica to drive tourism growth through hotel investment and rural tourism initiative
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Costa Rica is aiming to grow its tourism by 6% per year globally, its tourism minister has revealed.   María Amalia Revelo Raventós told TTG@WTM she hoped to boost visitor numbers by “increasing operations in terms of flights” and widening … Read More

Costa Rica’s Poás Volcano National Park re-opens to the public
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The park becomes the first National Park in Central America and the eighth in the world to have a risk management system in place     (1 October 2018) After being closed for 16 months, Costa Rica’s Poás Volcano National … Read More

And the winners are…..
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Thank you to everyone who entered our coffee competition to celebrate National Coffee Day! Last month we gave away the chance for five agents to win a Costa Rica Coffee Experience. The coffee hampers contain two fresh bags of  Costa Rican … Read More

UK visitors to Costa Rica increase by 2.5% in the first half of 2018
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  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 2018 – representing an increase of 2.5% compared to … Read More

2018 MEGA FAM
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Last year the Costa Rica tourist board and partners from Costa Rica travelled around the country on a sales mission – training agents in London, Manchester and Scotland. The highlight of each event was announcing the winners for our 2018 … Read More

WTM 2018 – Ticos are coming to town
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With summer officially over, the UK trade have started to gear up for the biggest industry event in the travel and tourism calendar – yes we are talking about World Travel Market! The year has gone by so fast since … Read More

Costa Rica From Above
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Watch the video below for an aerial look at what Costa Rica has to show you. From beaches to forests to waterfalls, Costa Rica has something for the traveller’s soul inside all of us. For more inspiring videos take our … Read More

Central America Takeover
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Taking Over Manchester This month the UK office headed up north to Manchester for a Central and South America takeover day at Travel Counsellors head office. The takeover was a educational training day for TCs to learn all about the … Read More

Costa Rica appoints new Tourism Minister, María Amalia Revelo Raventós
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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. María Amalia Revelo holds a master’s degree in Business … Read More

107 Beaches of Costa Rica are awarded the Blue Flag status for 2018
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The Costa Rica Tourism Board (ICT) has awarded the Blue Flag status to a total of 107 beaches for 2018 – three more than last year. The list recognises the cleanest and most sustainable beaches in the country, which are … Read More

All Things Latin America
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ELA 2018 Experience Latin America is over for this year and we can’t wait for 2019.  An insightful 3 days full of meetings with trade specialising in selling Latin America product, it was a great opportunity to meet some of … Read More

Opening of the new convention Centre
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Costa Rica unveils its brand new Convention Centre   Sustainability is at the heart of the country’s first purpose-built business centre (16 April 2018) The Costa Rica Convention Centre (CRCC) has just opened its doors – a futuristic and sustainable … Read More

Top 10 things to do in San José, Costa Rica
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  San José, the lively capital city of Costa Rica, has recently been chosen as one of the world’s top 10 “destinations on the rise” by TripAdvisor’s 2018 Travellers’ Choice Awards. The city, sometimes overlooked by visitors who want to … Read More

Destinations review and Wanderlust photo competition
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  This month we took part in Destinations, London’s largest consumer show. The Costa Rica stand was part of the LATA pavilion this year. However, due the high demand for Costa Rica last year we had a bigger booth this … Read More

Top five iconic Costa Rican wellness experiences
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  Reconnect with nature at a wellness retreat  Costa Rica is the place to disconnect from the world. Visitors can swap technology and tweeting for an energising morning yoga session in a rainforest, a midday jungle trek and an afternoon surf … Read More

Costa Rica 2018: the next big thing in wellness
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The Costa Rica Tourism Board (ICT) has launched a new tourism strategy for 2018 – ‘Wellness Pura Vida’ – a new ethos that redefines what it means to look after the body and soul.  According to the World Health Organization, … Read More

WTM 2017 and all things ‘Wellness’
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Costa Rica has had another successful year at WTM. Our rainforest stand was by far the most ‘standout’ stand at Excel and was packed with product managers, journalists, influencers and consumers all enjoying Costa Rican coffee, candy floss and watching … Read More

Costa Rica Tourism Board launches new campaign in five key markets
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  For the first time in its history, the Costa Rica Tourism Board (ICT) has established a partnership with the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and CNN International to launch a new campaign: “essential Costa Rica. My Choice, Naturally.” … Read More

Costa Rica news round up
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New ‘Life of a Caballista’ experience at Hacienda AltaGracia, Costa Rica Luxury hotel AltaGracia, located in the mountains of Perez Zeledon in Costa Rica has launched a new hands-on adventure activity where guests will get the chance to be real … Read More

Costa Rica leads the way in sustainable tourism
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2017 has been named as the year of sustainable tourism for development by the United Nation’s World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO). In recognition of Costa Rica’s pioneering work in this field, the country’s President, Luis Guillermo Solís, has been appointed as … Read More

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