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Source: Kalambu New Water Park in Costa Rica is Located Near Arenal Volcano Source: Kalambu Hot Springs The Kalambu Hot Springs Water Park opened its doors and recreational facilities to the public during a rainy afternoon this Saturday. The inauguration of this aquatic-themed park comes at a time when both domestic and international tourism in Costa Rica are at all-time high levels and increasing significantly. This new water park is located in La Fortuna of the San ...
Source: Wikimedia Commons Luxury Services: Business Opportunity for Expats in Costa Rica?   Source: Wikimedia Commons Specialized housekeeping and nanny services, on-call chefs who cook on demand at the residences of their clients, limousine transport, and personalized security are some of the luxury services that are going through a burgeoning phase and could see a brighter future in Costa Rica. To a certain extent, these services could be offered by expats who have not on...
Source: SWAmedia.com Budget U.S. Airline Southwest Will Fly to Costa Rica in 2015 Source: SWAmedia.com The low-cost airline is popular among budget travelers in the United States, and it will be a welcome addition to the various carriers that connect North America with Costa Rica. The announcement explains that the route will connect the Thurgood Marshall International Airport in the Washington-Baltimore region with the Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO). Following...
Source: Apple The Upcoming Apple Watch Has a Costa Rica Connection Source: Apple Technology giant Apple is looking beyond its iPod, iPhone and iPad legacy. After the sad passing of co-founder and former CEO Steve Jobs, the bar was set at an extremely high level for current CEO Tim Cook. At a recent special event organized by Apple for tech news media, Mr. Cook unveiled an ambitious project that seeks to conquer the burgeoning wearable computing market: The Ap...
Pinterest Pinterest Marketing in Costa Rica is Warming Up Source: Bing Creative Commons The Internet marketing realm was recently shaken up by what analysts are calling an email faux pas by burgeoning social network Pinterest. Millions of messages congratulating Pinterest members on their upcoming weddings were accidentally sent to women who are not actually planning to get married. The reaction on Twitter was swift.   According to the Was...
United Airlines United Airlines To Increase Holiday Flights to Costa Rica Source: Bing Creative Commons From December 19th to January 2014, United Airlines will increase the number of non-stop flights to the Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO) from the following departure locations: George Bush International Airport in Houston and Newark Liberty International in New Jersey. United Airlines plans to assign Boeing 737-800 aircraft to these additional flights; ...
4-inch solar cell. Source: Wikimedia Commons Business Sector in Costa Rica Wants Solar Energy Now 4-inch solar cell. Source: Wikimedia Commons Businesspeople from across major industries in Costa Rica met on Tuesday, September 2nd to outline a plan to promote the use of electricity generated by solar energy. The rising costs of electricity in Costa Rica are being cited as the main cause of an ongoing loss of competitive edge in the modern concept of trade and global business.   ...
Source: OPI Costa Rica Second OPI Nail Bar Opens in Costa Rica Source: OPI Costa Rica Curridabat, a municipality located in the eastern suburbs of San Jose, is home to many bars, but only one of them serves dry spa manicures, semi-permanent gel colors, express pedicures, skin treatments, and Coca Cola products that are not meant to be consumed but rather applied to fingernails. Fashionable Ticas who already familiar with Spanish brand OPI and its Nail Bar i...
Source: Bing commercial reuse Costa Rica is Turning Into a Fast Food Nation Source: Bing commercial reuse The ongoing love affair between Ticos and junk food is becoming more steadfast each day. The fast food and casual dining sectors in Costa Rica have become extremely competitive over the last two years thanks to a flurry of brands eager to capture palates, bellies and wallets. According to the 2014 Costa Rica Consumer Profile recently published by business weekly E...
International Roaming Costa Rica Costa Rica Attempts to Stop International Roaming Abuse Source: Wikimedia Commons After more than 20 formal complaints filed by mobile phone consumers in Costa Rica during 2014, the Superintendency of Communications (Spanish acronym: SUTEL) has made a new ruling that will push service providers to continuously inform their customers about every single detail of their international roaming activity. According to a recent article by Rebeca Madriga...