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Flushing Toilet Paper in Costa Rica: The No. 1 Rule About Going No. 2
Flushing Toilet Paper in Cos...
Visitors to this country are often mystified by the seemingly universal rule that you can’t flush toilet paper in Costa Rica. Typically, they learn of ...
Oct 13, 2021 , 0
20 Amusing Costa Rican Spanish Phrases You Should Learn
20 Amusing Costa Rican Spani...
Costa Rica is often called the happiest country in the world, and some Costa Rican Spanish phrases (most famously, pura vida) are used to describe the ...
Sep 29, 2021 , 0
Playa Avellanas, Costa Rica: Why Now is the Time to Buy
Playa Avellanas, Costa Rica:...
For decades, the quiet and pristine stretch of beach called Playa Avellanas, Costa Rica, was known only to surfers and fishermen. You couldn’t find Playa ...
Aug 18, 2021 , 0
Costa Rica Volcanoes: Fire, Smoke, Wonder and Hot Springs Too
Costa Rica Volcanoes: Fire, ...
Volcan Irazú seems inescapable when you’re peering at its peak from the San Jose province. I’d sailed beside smoky Mount Etna in Sicily and hung ...
Jul 26, 2021 , 0
Playa Brasilito, Costa Rica: Authentic, Attractive and Never Boring
Playa Brasilito, Costa Rica:...
The name of Playa Brasilito, Costa Rica, means “Little Brazil,” suggesting a place that’s exotic, audacious, multicultural, authentic, welcoming and never boring. And all of ...
Jul 14, 2021 , 2
Costa Rica relaxes travel restrictions: No health insurance needed if you’re vaccinated
Costa Rica relaxes travel re...
Relaxing Costa Rica’s costliest pandemic-related travel restriction, the government announced Friday that visitors who have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19 will no longer need to ...
Jul 11, 2021 , 0
COVID-19 Vaccination in Costa Rica: Full Steam Ahead
COVID-19 Vaccination in Cost...
Is Costa Rica a safe place to visit amid an ongoing COVID-19 pandemic? The short answer is yes, for the most part, and that’s measurable ...
Jun 23, 2021 , 0
Playas del Coco, Costa Rica: Fun in the sun by the sea
Playas del Coco, Costa Rica:...
If you were on a sailboat from California at night, entering Costa Rican waters from the north, you wouldn’t see a lot of lights on ...
Apr 11, 2021 , 0
Playa Potrero: One of Costa Rica’s best-kept little secrets
Playa Potrero: One of Costa ...
Playa Potrero, Costa Rica, is as unassuming as its name — which means “pasture” — but those who come here will discover one of the ...
Apr 11, 2021 , 0
Playa Flamingo, Costa Rica: The Beachfront Town that Has it All
Playa Flamingo, Costa Rica: ...
Playa Flamingo is one of the most beautiful coastal towns in Costa Rica today, with two stunning peninsulas, two golden beaches and a backdrop of ...
Feb 17, 2021 , 0
Costa Rica in the Time of COVID — Yes, the Country is Open Again
Costa Rica in the Time of CO...
COSTA RICA IS TEMPORARILY CLOSED WIDE OPEN AGAIN Four months ago, with the evolving Covid pandemic you could go out in Costa Rica and wonder ...
Jan 03, 2021 , 0
Is Costa Rica Expensive? How to Visit Costa Rica on a Budget
Is Costa Rica Expensive? How...
7 Tips for Traveling in Costa Rica on a Budget While many people spend a lot of money on their vacations, it’s totally possible to ...
Sep 26, 2020 , 0
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