A Black Eye for the Coast Guard in Costa Rica
The National Coast Guard Service of Costa Rica has been proudly protecting life, property and coastal ecosystems for nearly 15 years. The Costa Rica Star often publishes news reports about how the men and women of the Coast Guard in Costa Rica rescue marine species from poachers, capture drug smugglers, save people in the ocean, and prevent illegal fishing. This time, however, we bring you a repor...
Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Centers in Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Drug and alcohol abuse rehabilitation can be rewarding in Guanacaste
The Pura Vida philosophy and the proclivity of Ticos to enjoy their lives by letting others enjoy theirs is often misconstrued as a hedonistic pursuit. Many tourists arrive in Costa Rica in search of what they define as a good time, which is often a euphemism for getting lost in the throes of liquor and controlled substances ...
Beaches of Guanacaste Among the Cleanest in Costa Rica
Of the three coastal provinces of Costa Rica, Guanacaste has the highest number of beaches that proudly display the Blue Ecological Flag. According to online news site Primero en Noticias, 51 beaches in Guanacaste meet the strict environmental conditions needed to receive the blue flags awarded by the Ministry of the Environment and the National Board of Tourism (Spanish initial...
What to do in Guanacaste? Get the One Day Pass at Hacienda Guachipelin
Some of the best things to do in Guanacaste, Costa Rica are found at Hotel Hacienda Guachipelin. The dilemma actually is trying to decide what to do, since there is so much from which to choose.
That’s why the One Day Adventure Pass or the One Day Nature Pass really is your best bet. If you stay at this Rincon de la Vieja hotel for several days, you can go for both! You don’t necessarily have t...
Nicaragua Canal Project Moving Away from Costa Rica, For Now
Part of the San Juan River
Strong warnings by scientists, a sobering maritime navigation analysis and the sudden death of a Chinese engineer are among the latest news coming from the controversial and quixotic Nicaragua Canal project, which appears to moving away from the San Juan River and Costa Rica's northern border. However, some analysts believe that the move may be temporary.
Now is the time for Hot Costa Rica Travel Deals
As the summer season in Costa Rica winds down and the green season draws near, it is time for great Costa Rica travel deals.
One such bargain is a hot Costa Rica vacation package of a romantic getaway for two to Cala Luna boutique hotel at Tamarindo Beach.
The Cala Luna Romantic Beach Package includes: three nights’ accommodation in a deluxe room with a romantic welcome of sparkling wine and...
Top tours in Nosara, Costa Rica
Nosara, Costa Rica is renowned for some of the best surfing in Costa Rica, and for being a yoga paradise. But there are plenty of other exciting adventure and nature tours to do as well on this string of beautiful beaches along the Nicoya Peninsula.
Here are five fun tours to try during your visit to Nosara and Playa Guiones:
1. Miss Sky Canopy Tour
Tours: 8:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. daily.
The Annual Good Friday Cayman Hunt in Guanacaste
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In Santa Cruz, province of Guanacaste, residents of the small town of Ortega will spend a significant portion of Good Friday pursuing a member of the Alligatoridae family of species. To this end, members of the community got together on Palm Sunday to start construction of a large artificial pond where they will keep the cayman for several hours before taking it back ...
Shark Warning for Gold Coast Beaches in Guanacaste
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Swimmers and surfers beware: Several whitetip reef sharks, Triaenodon obesus, have been sighted, photographed and filmed over the last few days in both Playa Langosta and Playa Avellanas, both part of Costa Rica's Gold Coast in the province of Guanacaste. Although sharks are known to swim in the “Barco Hundido” (Shipwreck Alley) underwater spot between Langosta and Av...
The Most Dangerous Beaches in Costa Rica
Life's a beach in Costa Rica; unfortunately, so is death sometimes. The number of tourists who come to enjoy Costa Rica continues to grow each year; alas, the number of those whose beach vacations turn fatal is also on the rise. Since 2009, researchers from the National University of Costa Rica (Spanish initials: UNA) have been working on a comprehensive risk assessment study to...