$ BUY: 531.00 $ SELL: 541.00 € BUY: 581.44 € SELL: 612.03
Banco BAC Banco BCR Banco Nacional Banco Popular Banco Scotiabank

Guanacaste

Source: MSP Tourism Police Increases Vigilance in Guanacaste

Tourism Police Assisting Backpackers. Source: Fuerza Publica Over the last two months, Fuerza Publica officers assigned to the special branch of Tourism Police have been reviewing their operations and strengthening their presence in Guanacaste and other regions of Costa Rica that welcome a high number of visitors during the high season. According to a press release recently published by the...

Source: Cala Luna Guanacaste Hotel Earns Top TripAdvisor Ranking

Source: Cala Luna Tamarindo, Guanacaste, Costa Rica - January 14, 2015 /MarketersMedia/ --  The online magazine PsychologyToday.com recently featured an article entitled "The importance of vacations to our physical and mental health" written by columnist Susan Krauss Whitbourne, Ph.D. Dr. Whitbourne writes, "Taking a vacation may be necessary for mental health. The act of taking a vacation or ...

Mel Gibson Learn More About Mel Gibson’s Guanacaste Mansion

Readers of The Costa Rica Star are likely to be familiar with the real estate saga of Hacienda Dorada in Playa Barrigona, province of Guanacaste; after all, the owner of this opulent mansion is none other than Hollywood legend Mel Gibson, who has been trying to sell this particular property over the last few years. It so happens that interest in this property is heating up, and more real estate...

Source: Starwood Guanacaste Hotel Honored Twice at World Travel Awards

Playa Conchal The Westin Golf Resort and Spa in Playa Conchal, province of Guanacaste, has earned the coveted World Travel Awards in two important categories. This grand hotel and upscale golf resort in Costa Rica has been recognized as Mexico & Central America's Leading All Inclusive Resort 2014 as well as Leading Family Resort.   As described by parent company Starwood, &nb...

Source: Fuerza Publica Increased Police Presence in Guanacaste for New Year’s Eve

Source: Fuerza Publica Along with Puntarenas and Limon, Guanacaste is a province in Costa Rica that is known to attract many revelers for New Year’s Eve celebrations. These provinces also happen to be hotspots of disorderly activity and domestic violence that transpire during the festivities, particularly after 10:00 pm on December 31st. For this reason, officers from Fuerza Publica, the natio...

mosquito Chikungunya in Guanacaste Impacts Holiday Celebrations

A surprising, last-minute resolution by the Committee on Traditional Celebrations of the Santa Cruz canton to move the National Folklore Festival is being blamed on politics and the Chikungunya virus. According to Guanacaste news website Primero en Noticias, the hasty resolution consists of moving the fair from Plaza Lopez, also known as Los Mangos, to the fairgrounds, and the reason given by the ...

Source: Facebook Will Britney Spears Get Engaged In Guanacaste, Costa Rica?

Source: Facebook The celebrity and tabloid gossip mill surrounding pop music diva Britney Spears is currently running at full speed as rumors about her possible engagement taking place in Costa Rica over the holidays. The extremely popular musician is reportedly dating Charlie Ebersol, a successful entertainment producer who is the son of a powerful couple in the world of television production...

Liberia Airport in Guanacaste Guanacaste in Costa Rica Gets Three New Investment Projects

Wikimedia Commons SAN JOSE, Costa Rica, Dec. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Costa Rican Investment Promotion Agency (CINDE) and the Ministry of Foreign Trade of Costa Rica (COMEX) announced that 39 new investment projects from the sectors of Corporate Services, Life Sciences, Light Manufacturing, Advanced Manufacturing, Agribusiness and Food Industry were attracted to Costa Rica in 2014. Thes...

Source: Wikimedia Commons Don’t Cry for Me, Catalonia: Guanacaste May be Next

The people of Catalonia, an autonomous region of Spain, have democratically spoken: They want out of the Kingdom of Spain, and they are supporting their leaders who are concocting a plan for independence to be achieved in the next two years. As 80 percent of more than two million Catalans turned to the polls to vote on an unofficial independence referendum, some residents of Guanacaste, the former...

Dreams Las Mareas Luxury Real Estate Development Greatly Expands in Guanacaste

The massive Santa Elena luxury resort and housing complex in Guanacaste is set to expand within its 1,000 hectares over the next 15 years with new hotels and gated communities. Such was the report filed by Cristina Fallas Villalobos of business weekly El Financiero earlier this week. Readers of The Costa Rica Star will remember that we reported on the Dreams Las Mareas beach resort earlier this...

Source: Asociacion Nacional de Guardavidas de Costa Rica Strong Rip Currents Drag Canadians in Costa Rica, One Dies

Source: Asociacion Nacional de Guardavidas de Costa Rica Thanks to the inexhaustible efforts of the National Association of Lifeguards in Costa Rica, more aquatic lifesavers are being trained and posted on our numerous beaches. On September 15th, the Association was formally accepted into the International Life Saving Federation; this announcement prompted them to complete training of a new gr...

Sea Snake Snakes on the Beach in Costa Rica: No Reason to Worry

One of the most pristine beaches in Costa Rica is home to luxury resorts, spectacular real estate, lush vegetation, sugary sands, and yellow-bellied snakes that slither right out of the ocean and give some people a good scare. Playa Flamingo is located on the Gold Coast of Guanacaste, one of the hottest tourist spots in Costa Rica, and it is here where sightings of Pelamis platura, yellow-bellied ...

ventanas del mar Amazing Mountaintop, Ocean View Neighborhood in Costa Rica

Despite economic uncertainty in Costa Rica, the luxury real estate development sector has experienced a solid year. This is specially the case in the Gold Coast beaches of Guanacaste, where developers are continuing to build exuberant gated communities in the highlands so that residents can enjoy sweeping vistas of the Pacific Ocean. One such project breaking ground at this time is Las Ventanas de...

Dreams Las Mareas New Luxury Resort Celebrates Official Opening in Costa Rica

The Guanacaste province continues to lead the way in terms of luxury resort development in Costa Rica. Earlier this year, The Costa Rica Star reported on the development activity by the Apple Leisure Group at the massive Santa Elena tourism complex in La Cruz of Guanacaste; that project has been finalized just in time for the high tourist season, which is just a few weeks away. Here is the officia...

JetBlue JetBlue Offers Details on New Boston – Costa Rica Route

Thanks to JetBlue Airways, residents of the Greater Boston area in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts can now board a flight from Logan International Airport (BOS) and in just a few hours they could find themselves enjoying the pristine beaches of Costa Rica's Gold Coast. On November 1st, JetBlue announced a strategy to connect New England residents with choice Latin American and Caribbean destinat...

Source: OVSICORI Halloween Earthquake Scares Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Source: OVSICORI Trick-or-treaters and costumed revelers in the Gold Coast beaches of Costa Rica were shaken up by a 4.2 MW earthquake, which was felt in the communities of Santa Cruz, Nicoya, Cerro Negro, Diria, Nambi, Playa Samara, Playa Grande, Hojancha, and Playas del Coco. The epicenter was located inland, about 9 km south of Diria, between Liberia and the Nicoya peninsula, at a depth of ...

Casino Guanacaste Casino Improves Gaming in Costa Rica

The casino experience in Costa Rica is becoming modernized and will soon match the level of gaming seen at some Las Vegas game rooms. Earlier this year, International Game Technology announced that it had been selected as the primary provider of games for the upcoming Croc's Casino Resort in Jaco Beach, slated to open later this year. Nonetheless, casino players in Guanacaste may be able to experi...

Earthquake 4.1 MW Earthquake in Playas del Coco, Costa Rica

Playas del Coco in Guanacaste The Gold Coast beaches of Guanacaste were jolted by an earthquake as residents and tourists were preparing to enjoy the weekend. According to a report by the Observatory of Seismology and Volcanology of Costa Rica (Spanish acronym: OVSICORI), the seismic movement was detected at a few minutes past 1:00 pm, with an epicenter 14 kilometers north of Playas del Coco a...

Sea turtle off Costa Rica's southern Pacific Coast Costa Rica Attracts a Million Sea Turtles for Nesting

The coastal community of Playa Ostional, located in the Guanacaste province, is home to one of the most magical beaches in the Gold Coast of Costa Rica. There is something about the sand on this beach that is attracting more and more sea turtles to massively arrive during nesting season. Although climate change is affecting sea turtle arrivals in other parts of Costa Rica, this is clearly not the ...

Wolf of Wall Street Is There Gold in the Black-Sand Beaches of Costa Rica?

One of the most celebrated Hollywood films of last year has a curious connection to Costa Rica, Florida, Wall Street, and an outlandish financial scam. The film is The Wolf of Wall Street, a biopic directed by Martin Scorsese and starring Leonardo DiCaprio as Jordan Belfort. The connection is Ira Lee Sorkin, a renowned attorney who once represented Mr. Belfort and later Bernard Madoff. Mr. Sorkin ...