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Costa Rica: Entry ban for foreigners starting Wednesday

Costa Rica closes its borders for foreigners. Starting Wednesday, March 18 (11:59 p.m.), only Costa Ricans and foreigners living in the country are allowed to enter Costa Rica. Costa Rica: Entry ban for foreigners starting Wednesday The regulation applies until Sunday, April 12, 2020 (11:59 p.m.), and affects air, land and sea borders. In addition, […]

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Costa Rica: Is a new era breaking in Limón?

The opening the APM Container Terminal in Moin (Limón) in February 2019 could well be the beginning of a new era in the province of Limón. Costa Rica: Is a new era breaking in Limón? The megaport has to pay about 30 million dollars a year to the province. It may even be more, depending […]

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Costa Rica: Six months amnesty for unregistered wells

Illegally drilled wells in Costa Rica can be registered starting September 24, 2019. The Ministry of Environment and Energy (Minae) has issued a six-month amnesty for wells that were illegally drilled before 2010. The deadline is March 24, 2020. Costa Rica: Six months amnesty for unregistered wells Landowners must obtain an affidavit from a notary […]

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„The people here are just great“

– Expats in Costa Rica – In 2014, Hansruedi, 74, and his partner Nelly, 63, from the canton of Solothurn (Switzerland), are traveling three weeks in Costa Rica. Two years later, in August 2016, they leave Switzerland, fly to Costa Rica and rent a house in Turrúcares for three months. They visit 15 properties and […]

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„I don’t want to grow old in Germany“

– Expats in Costa Rica – When Frank Witter, 57, a freelance cameraman, left the plane in Myanmar, he knew it was not the country he was looking for, too hot and too humid. Neither was South America, which he had traveled from top to bottom. „Then my wife’s sister came up with Costa Rica“, […]

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Costa Rica: AA announces 2 new daily flights from Dallas

American Airlines announced two new daily flights from Dallas to Costa Rica, one to Juan Santamaría airport and another to Daniel Oduber in Liberia, starting December 18, 2019. Flights will leave Dallas (DFW) late at night and will return from Costa Rica at dawn. American Airlines currently operates three daily flights from Juan Santamaría to […]

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Nat Geo starts a six-part TV series about Costa Rica

Starting this Sunday, National Geographic Wild is broadcasting a television series about wildlife, nature, flora and fauna in Costa Rica. The TV series has a total of six episodes and will be broadcast on Sundays at 5pm. Among the places presented by the renowned photographer and filmmaker Felipe DeAndrade are Corcovado National Park, Isla del […]

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Costa Rica bans Boeing 737 Max aircraft from its airspace

The General Directorate for Civil Aviation in Costa Rica (DGAC) closed the airspace in Costa Rica for Boeing 737 MAX 8 and 737 MAX 9 aircraft until further notice. The following airlines flying to and from Costa Rica have the 737 Max 8 or Max 9 in their fleet: Copa Airlines, Aeroméxico, Air Canada, Alaska […]

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Costa Rica real estate, Airlines increase flights to Guanacaste

Not only the international airport Juan Santamaria in Alajuela is expanding, the little brother in Liberia (Guanacaste) is also growing. Last year, Daniel Oduber Quiros International Airport posted record results: 518,000 arrivals. This year the number is expected to be even higher as some airlines will increase their frequencies on certain routes. Alaska Airlines will […]

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Costa Rica real estate, Juan Santamaría Airport: Second best airport in the regi

Juan Santamaría Airport: Second best airport in the region According to the World Airport Awards of the British consulting firm Skytrax, Juan Santamaria International Airport is the second best airport on the Istmus and the Caribbean. The Costa Rican airport in Alajuela was only surpassed by the Tocumen Airport in Panama. With the arrival of […]

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Lufthansa opens new route: Nonstop from Frankfurt to San Jose

Starting today, the German airline Lufthansa is flying every Thursday and Saturday nonstop from Frankfurt to San Jose, Costa Rica. This makes Lufthansa the tenth airline to announce its arrival on Costa Rican soil in the last two years. Southwest, Alaska Airlines, WestJet, Volaris, Tui Thompson, British Air, Air France and Edelweiss had announced their […]

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100 dollar fine for overstaying visa

Foreigners staying longer than allowed in Costa Rica and having their immigration document (DIMEX) expired at the time of departure must pay 100 dollars for every month expired. Starting April 20, 2018, the new regulation applies to non-residents and foreigners arriving with a temporary (residencia temporal) or special residence permit (categoría especial). The fine will […]

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Annual Global Retirement Index: Costa Rica Number 1

For the first time Costa Rica reached the top position in the Annual Global Retirement Index 2018. The index is compiled each year in January by International Living. The country was particularly convincing in the areas of healthy lifestyles and health care. In addition, it achieved good results in the categories of governance, amenities and […]

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New website for tourist activities in Costa Rica

Experiences Airbnb (www.airbnb.co.cr/s/costa-rica/experiences) is a new website where the US company lists 50 different leisure activities in Costa Rica. According to Shawn Sullivan, Airbnb’s public relations director in Central America and the Caribbean, tourists and Costa Ricans can rediscover the country in a completely different way by getting together with local families who show their […]

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Why relocate to Costa Rica?

Costa Rica is an interesting destination for both retirees and investors. A small Central American country between the Caribbean and the Pacific, situated between Nicaragua and Panama, it has virgin forests, palm-fringed sandy beaches, active volcanoes, a healthy climate, safety, and a friendly, open-minded population, the Ticos. The country, also known as „The Switzerland of […]

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