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Aug 06, 2018, 08:30 ET Costa Rica's New Minister of Tourism Maria Amalia Revelo Reveals Plans to Increase Sustainable Tourism to the Country

Maria Amalia Revelo, Costa Rica's new minister of tourism, has revealed her plans to increase tourism to the Central American nation over the next four years. With over 40 years of experience in the...


Jul 24, 2018, 08:30 ET Old Friends Make New Memories in Costa Rica

They say that all you need in life is a great friend and a thirst for adventure. Traveling with friends, says Elizabeth Lombardo, PhD, author of A Happy You: Your Ultimate Prescription for Happiness, ...


Jul 04, 2018, 09:00 ET Costa Rica offers a world of other-worldly fruits waiting to be tasted

Roadside fruit stands are a delightful culinary experience not to be missed while traveling through Costa Rica. The country's tropical climate and fertile volcanic soil create excellent conditions...


May 21, 2018, 08:30 ET Rural Tourism in Costa Rica Brings Meaning to Transformational Travel

Today's travelers want to bring home more than tan lines and souvenirs. They aspire to achieve personal enrichment through life-changing experiences that create a shift in perspectives—of the world...


Feb 12, 2018, 08:30 ET A Couple's Dream Wedding can be a Green Wedding in Costa Rica

Being mindful of the environment, when planning a wedding, is increasingly important. Luckily, it's also now easier to achieve. For couples interested in hosting an earth-friendly wedding, Costa Rica ...


Jan 17, 2018, 08:30 ET An Epic Fitcation Paradise Awaits in Costa Rica

For travelers interested in going on a fitcation—a healthy vacation where one participates in physical activities, Costa Rica offers a thrilling mix of adventures. Being healthy doesn't have to be...


Dec 19, 2017, 08:30 ET Traditional Tico Tamales Are a Holiday Food Tradition Worth a Try

Introducing unique traditions from around the world into your family festivities is a fun way to celebrate the holidays. In Costa Rica, tamales are a must at Christmastime. Ticos gather days...


Nov 27, 2017, 08:30 ET Earthing? Forest Bathing? Costa Rica!

Travelers in search of innovative wellness therapies that promote a sense of wellbeing and vitality should consider Costa Rica as their next travel destination, as many have already discovered. Costa ...


Nov 14, 2017, 08:30 ET Holidays Are The Happiest When Celebrating Tico Style

This holiday season, globetrotting families should consider exploring the cultural wonders that are waiting to be discovered in sunny Costa Rica. Celebrating the season with an unforgettable...


Oct 24, 2017, 08:30 ET Costa Rica turns business meetings into unforgettable experiences

As company retreats and team building activities continue to grow in popularity, one destination rises to the top as distinctive for its range in offerings and advanced tourism infrastructure: Costa...


Jul 26, 2017, 08:30 ET Costa Rica Achieves Two New Records in Sustainability Effort

In just the first half of 2017, Costa Rica has reached a new record in clean energy production and received their latest Biosphere Reserve declaration by UNESCO (United Nations Educational,...


Jul 17, 2017, 08:30 ET Taste the Pura Vida on a culinary adventure through Costa Rica

If the soul of a destination is found in its gastronomy, then exploring Tico cuisine will unearth an infinite zest for life. Food-obsessed travelers with an insatiable appetite for dynamic...


Jul 10, 2017, 09:00 ET Costa Rica tempts couples with the perfect backdrop for a memorable wedding

Couples looking for the ultimate au naturale setting for their romantic boho chic wedding, need to look no further than Costa Rica. The country offers a variety of green environments for a...


Jun 26, 2017, 08:30 ET It's Always Pura Vida in Costa Rica

Costa Rica's diverse and varied climate makes it easy for travelers to embark on a fantasy escape all year-round. Whether you're a nature buff, thrill seeker or culture enthusiast, Costa Rica's...


Jun 19, 2017, 08:30 ET Disconnect to Reconnect with Your Family

According to a 2016 Nielsen Company study, the average American spends about 11 hours a day looking at a screen and American kids are not far behind, clocking in at an estimated 6 hours per day. It...


Jun 06, 2017, 10:22 ET Costa Rica launches new campaign in North America

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...


May 30, 2017, 16:20 ET Sample the Pura Vida in Costa Rica

For travelers looking to recharge their batteries with a quick getaway, a 48-hour Costa Rica itinerary that indulges in the best things a Pura Vida has to offer is just the ticket. Costa Rica's...


May 08, 2017, 12:50 ET Costa Rica is Livin' La Vida Pura

If the purpose of life is "to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experiences," (Eleanor Roosevelt), then choosing the Pura Vida in...


Dec 15, 2016, 13:37 ET Legendary Wellness Meets Natural Beauty in Costa Rica

Since ancient times, hot springs have been a fabled source for wellness, relaxation and cleansing throughout the world. In Costa Rica, they've not forgotten the many benefits and pure pleasures of...


Nov 30, 2016, 12:45 ET How to Make the Most Out of 48 Hours in Costa Rica

With more Americans taking fewer, shorter vacations a year, the Central American nation of Costa Rica – known for its natural wonders, colorful culture and friendly locals – offers travelers an ideal ...


Oct 28, 2016, 12:09 ET Adventure meets Nature in Costa Rica: Country Reveals Four Must-Do Adventures for Thrill-Seekers

Costa Rica's diverse natural landscapes and terrain set the stage for coast to coast, action-packed adventures. Thanks to the country's compact size, travelers looking for extreme adventures can...


Sep 29, 2016, 13:27 ET Craft Beer Enthusiasts Celebrate Oktoberfest in Costa Rica

As craft beer tourism continues to grow as one of the most popular trends, Costa Rica has become the go-to spot for those looking to savor the many options of brews. With over 40 microbreweries, this ...


Sep 02, 2016, 13:01 ET Catch A Glimpse Of Cetaceans In Costa Rica This Fall

Whales and dolphins, some of the most majestic creatures on earth, put on an impressive, unforgettable show each fall in Costa Rica. Every July to November, over 700 cetaceans (the scientific name...


Aug 22, 2016, 14:00 ET Healthy is the New Sexy with Costa Rica's Gallo Pinto

Adding a sexy, healthy spin to our familiar breakfast menu of pancakes, eggs and cereal is now easier than ever with Costa Rica's "gallo pinto." A recent study published by Nutrition Journal found...