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Source: HealthRevive.com Guanacaste Firm Launches Mobile App for Doctors and Patients

Source: HealthRevive.com VANCOUVER, British Columbia, May 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- A new service is set to change the way people interact with their physicians. Available now as an online membership and on the Apple App Store, Health Revive (http://www.healthrevive.com) stores and maintains personal health information and lets patients communicate directly with their doctors. Gone are the d...

Source: Wikimedia Commons Italian Tourist Drowns in Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Source: Wikimedia Commons Powerful rip currents have once again taken the life of a foreign visitor who arrived in Costa Rica in search of fun and relaxation. This time, the setting of the unfortunate incident was the pristine Playa Flamingo, located in the province of Guanacaste, and the victim has been identified as a 40-year male from Italy named Giorgio Modula. According to a news report by...

Dreams Las Mareas Kids Stay Free at this Guanacaste Hotel in Costa Rica

Dreams Las Mareas Orlando, FL (PRWEB) May 13, 2015 -- For a great beach vacation without the crowds, book a trip for late August or fall. Members of Unlimited Vacation Club (UVC) by AMResorts can take advantage of the Kids Stay Free promotion, good at family-friendly resorts in top beach destinations, where the weather is glorious all year-round. The Kids Stay Free promotion invites members...

Dreams Las Mareas Travel to Costa Rica for Free Courtesy of BookIt.com

Dreams Las Mareas PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla (PRWEB) May 08, 2015 . BookIt.com is revealing a series of Top Ten resort lists this week, with categories ranging from Family Resorts in the Caribbean and Mexico to Brand New Luxury All-Inclusive Resorts (including the Dreams Las Mareas resort in Guanacaste, Costa Rica). To kick off their annual reveal, BookIt.com today announced the biggest giveaway i...

Source: Pixabay Commons Guanacaste and Panama Hotels Join Unlimited Vacation Club

Source: Tri-Hard (TRAVPR.COM) USA - April 28th, 2015 - Unlimited Vacation Club (UVC) by AMResorts continues its rapid expansion with the recent news that it will open eight new properties in Mexico, Latin America and the Caribbean over the next three years. Upon completion, these latest additions will bring the total of UVC hotels to 45 with a combined 17,087 rooms in 23 destinations across Me...

Source: Fuerza Publica Immigrants from Bangladesh Detained in Guanacaste

Source: Fuerza Publica Officers from Fuerza Publica, the national police force of Costa Rica, detained 17 undocumented immigrants who were trying to cross the border into Nicaragua. The incident occurred in the canton of La Cruz, province of Guanacaste, specifically in the midst of the teak forest near the Peñas Blancas border crossing point, which is often used by perpetual tourists on visa r...

Thrive Medicinal Plant from Guanacaste Revolutionizes Men’s Grooming

SAN FRANCISCO, April 7, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Face it! Men want to look good and feel good, from head to toe, and are looking for better choices for their shave and skin care. With the sales of all natural and organic personal care products expected to grow to $13B by 2019 driving the growth of the overall personal care category and a population of 101.6 million men in America between 15 – 64 shopp...

Source: Wikimedia Commons Renowned Author Jonathan Franzen Talks About Guanacaste

Source: Wikimedia Commons By: Carol Pierson-Holding (3BL Media and CSRHub Press Release) - The California drought caused hydropower production to plummet by 46 percent. The silver lining? Solar power increased, making up for 83 percent of the hydropower decline. I’m a huge supporter of solar energy, which appears to be an inexhaustible and “free” source of energy. But an article in this wee...

Historic photograph from a Santa Cruz brothel in the 1960s Next, Please! A History of Prostitution in Guanacaste

Photograph from a Santa Cruz brothel in the 1960s Most of the research conducted on the topic of prostitution in Costa Rica tends to be concentrated in the Greater San Jose Metropolitan Area (Spanish acronym: GAM) and on the phenomenon of sexual tourism, which has been on the increase over the last few years. Almost invariably, academic researchers who study prostitution in Costa Rica focus...

Source: Facebook Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas Enjoyed Guanacaste

Source: Facebook Celebrated actors Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones are often considered to be Hollywood royalty, and they recently visited Costa Rica to enjoy the Gold Coast beaches of the Guanacaste province. The fabulous couple and their two children were in Costa Rica to relax during Spring Break. According to a news report filed by Allan Andino of national newspaper La Nacion, ...

Source; Wikiemdia Commons Medical Tourist Suffered Ibogaine Death in Costa Rica

Source: Wikimedia Commons A 42-year old woman from Norway who came to Costa Rica in search of a controversial addiction treatment suffered a fatal heart attack after ingesting ibogaine, a hallucinogenic substance derived from plants native to Western Africa. According to a news report filed by David Delgado of national newspaper La Nacion, the Norwegian woman passed away in 2014, but her cause...

Bagaces US Expat Dies in Guanacaste After Heart Attack and Crash

A 73-year old expat from the United States lost his life in an automobile crash that may have been precipitated by a cardiac arrest. According to a news report published by daily tabloid Diario Extra, the fatal accident took place during the early morning hours of Tuesday on the road that connects the cities of Bagaces and Cañas in the province of Guanacaste.   The departed expat has be...

Snapper. Source: Wikimedia Commons Fishery Program in Guanacaste Seeks Sustainable Certification

Snapper. Source: Wikimedia Commons The Nicoya Peninsula artisanal snapper fishery located in the nearshore waters of the Nicoya Peninsula on the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica has voluntarily entered the Marine Stewardship Council’s (MSC) full assessment process. Targeted species in the fishery are spotted rose snapper (Lutjanus guttatus), yellow snapper (Lutjanus argentiventris), and tallfin cro...

Los Lagos School in Liberia Renowned Asset Manager Chooses Costa Rica for Charitable Work

Los Lagos School in Liberia Columbia, MD, March 14, 2015 --(PR.com)-- Gary Williams, President of Williams Asset Management, in Columbia, MD, gathered with a group of prominent financial advisors at Commonwealth Financial Network®’s Leaders Conference, held March 1–6, 2015, at the Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica at Peninsula Papagayo. The Leaders Conference recognizes highly successful advisors...

Source: Wikimedia Commons Canadian Surfer Attacked by Caiman in Guanacaste, Costa Rica

A tourist from Montreal who visits Costa Rica each year to enjoy surfing was unexpectedly attacked by a caiman (crocodile) while waiting for a set. The attack occurred last weekend in Tamarindo Beach, a coastal community that is home to many North American and European expats. According to a news report filed by Pablo Rojas of online news daily CRHoy.com, the Canadian surfer was sitting on his ...

Hard Rock Cafe logo. Wikimedia Commons Hard Rock Cafe Guanacaste Confirmed in Costa Rica

Wikimedia Commons The second Hard Rock Cafe in Costa Rica will be located in Guanacaste, specifically in Playas del Coco, and it is expected to open later this year. Such was the news reported by Cristina Fallas Villalobos of business weekly El Financiero.   The report from El Financiero quotes Mr. Gustavo Araya, president of the iconic Hard Rock franchise in Costa Rica. Mr. Araya e...

Dreams Las Mareas Adults-Only Luxury Resort Coming to Guanacaste

Gulf of Papagayo PHILADELPHIA, PA (March 3, 2015) — Apple Leisure Group®’s subsidiary, AMResorts®, announced the signing of the company’s third deal in the first quarter of 2015. Secrets® Papagayo Resort & Spa will also be the second property for the company in Costa Rica, following the highly anticipated opening of Dreams® Las Mareas Costa Rica late last year. Apple Leisure Group Signs D...

Source: Google Maps Guanacaste Residents Fight to Keep Beach Public

Source: Google Maps Last week, nearly 250 residents of Liberia assembled at the Municipal Gymnasium to coordinate an effort to reclaim one of the most treasured beaches in their canton: Playa Cabuyal. According to a report by online news outlet Primero en Noticias, residents of Liberia are protesting against what they consider to be an issue of illegal land registration by an extremely wealthy...

Source: Recovery Ranch A Clean and Sober Habitat for Humanity Project in Guanacaste

Source: Recovery Ranch One of the most important aspects of recovery from substance abuse is being able to once again provide meaningful contributions to society. Here is a very good example of such an action taking place in Costa Rica, specifically in the Nicoya region of the Guanacaste province. The Costa Rica Star thanks Recovery Ranch for this inspiring press release and for their excellen...

Source: Bue River Resort Guanacaste Resort Earns Distinction from Fodor’s Travel

Source: Bue River Resort Guanacaste, Costa Rica, February 17, 2015 -- (PR.com) -- This year, Blue River Resort & Hot Springs was chosen by Fodor's for the service, quality, and value they offer every visitor at their resort.   Although each and every business that is included in Fodor’s Travel guide is deemed worthy of a traveler’s time, the Fodor’s Choice distinguishes hotels, ...

Liberia Airport in Guanacaste Guanacaste Will Get a New Science and Tech Park

The city of Liberia in the province of Guanacaste may soon be home to the first Industrial Park of Science and Technology in Central America. According to a news report recently filed by Fiorella Valle of Guanacaste online news daily Primero en Noticias, the intention to build this park was announced during a business and development forum that took place in the campus of EARTH University in Liber...

Wikimedia Commons Luxury Resort in Guanacaste Concedes Water

Wikimedia Commons For a term of 12 months, an upscale resort in the dry province of Guanacaste will provide some neighboring communities with desperately needed water. The resort in question is the Reserva Conchal, which has ceded rights to a local utility so that water can be extracted from the Nimboyores aquifer located beneath the surface of this private property. An agreement between Re...

Tamarindo Beach Guanacaste Costa Rica Expat Squatters Evicted from Tamarindo Beach Home

Tamarindo Beach A group of foreign squatters who had unlawfully broken into a home located in Tamarindo Beach, province of Guanacaste, were removed under the watchful eye of officers from the Municipal Police of Santa Cruz. The eviction took place on Friday, February 6th, and the squatters were reported to be from various countries, including: The United States, Chile, Peru, Venezuela, and the...

Source: Wikimedia Commons 50 Shades of Shady Politics in Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Source: Wikimedia Commons Ever since former President Laura Chinchilla was succeeded by President Luis Guillermo Solis, something has happened to all political parties in Costa Rica. As previously reported by The Costa Rica Star, all political parties in our country are in shambles, and their situation seems to be deteriorating further as time goes by. The latest political party to face a d...

Wikimedia Commons Fiber Optic Internet Service Reaches Guanacaste

Wikimedia Commons Between the months of May and June of 2015, some residents of the Guanacaste region in Costa Rica will be able to enjoy broadband Internet speeds of up to 20 Mbps thanks to a fiber optic cabling project that will be undertaken by the CoopeGuanacaste business consortium. This project is planned to cover the cantonal seats of Nicoya, Filadelfia and Santa Cruz. According to t...

Source: Wikimedia Commons Radical Legislator from Costa Rica Hastily Exits Guanacaste

A polemic representative from the province of Guanacaste before the Legislative Assembly of Costa Rica has unceremoniously left his political seat. Many readers of The Costa Rica Star are probably familiar with legislator Ronal Vargas from the Frente Amplio (Broad Front) political party; Mr. Vargas is particularly known for his support of the separatist movements of Scotland in the United Kingdom ...

Source: El Sabanero A New Yoga Shala in Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Source: El Sabanero New York, NY (PRWEB) January 21, 2015 - Drishti Yoga Teacher Training today announced that Kurt Reichenberger, owner of El Sabanero Eco Lodge near Tamarindo, Costa Rica has built a brand new yoga shala for their upcoming yoga teacher training in March 2015. For the second year in a row Drishti Yoga Teacher Training announces their Yoga Teacher Training in Costa Rica will...

Hotel Iguanazul Hotel in Guanacaste Gets Major Upgrade

Hotel Iguanazul Introducing the new Hotel Iguanazul - a truly unique Costa Rican experience Beautifully updated Costa Rican hotel on the Pacific (TRAVPR.COM) CANADA/COSTA RICA - February 2nd, 2015 - The Hotel Iguanazul, a boutique hotel located in Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica, has recently undergone a wonderful transformation. The upgraded hotel features 24 comfortable guest rooms tha...

Source: Wikimedia Commons Why Are So Many Canadians Drowning in Costa Rica?

Playa Hermosa Guanacaste This past Monday, a retired woman from Montreal and her two-year old grandniece tragically drowned in Playa Santa Teresa, located on the Pacific coast of Costa Rica. According to the Toronto Sun, Andree Hamel rushed into the surf to save little Jasmine, who was born in Costa Rica; alas, both were caught in the strong undertow produced by dangerous rip current condition...

Source: Wikimedia Commons Boa Constrictor Was Homeless Man’s Pet in Guanacaste

In the coastal town Source: Wikimedia Commons of Playa Sámara, province of Guanacaste, a homeless man was relieved of his pet boa constrictor by officers from Fuerza Publica, Costa Rica's national police force. The act of confiscation was conducted in response to calls from several neighbors in Playa Sámara who were concerned that the large snake could slither away into the community when t...

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