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Costa Rica Botanika Hotel Construction Officially Underway at Hilton’s Newest Resort in Costa Rica, Botánika Osa Peninsula

After more than 20 years as one of Costa Rica's most iconic billfish sportfishing destinations, Crocodile Bay Resort has begun its transformation into Botánika Osa Peninsula, Curio Collection by Hilton. Slated to open in October 2021, Botánika will belong to a global portfolio of distinctive, upscale hotels and resorts that cater to passionate travelers seeking local discovery and authentic experi...

Costa Rica Adventure Tourism New Law to Help Costa Rican Tourism: No More IVA on Tourism Related Products and Services

As we all know Costa Rican economy is suffering especially in the area of tourism. Costa Rica is currently sitting at a historic high 24% unemployment rate which has left hundreds of thousands of people without work and without a means to take care of their families. As of Aug 1st Costa Rica has reopened it's doors to select countries in an attempt to "Reactivate" tourism and for obvious COVID ...

Costa Rica Coronavirus, Restrictions, Updated Information Costa Rica Implements New Restrictions for the Entire Month of August

As of Wed July 28th Costa Rica has registered a total 16,800 confirmed cases of Covid-19 out of which 4,050 have already recovered. 334 people are currently hospitalized and 75 of them remain in the intensive care unit. The number of deaths related to this virus has increased to 133 with over 110 deaths in July alone. The Costa Rican government announced the new measures that will be in place for...

June 1 Comes With a Change on Sanitary Measures in Costa Rica

Monday, June 1st, Costa Rica enters phase three of its sanitary measures, these will be in place through June 19 and will apply for the entire country. More businesses will be allowed to operate, especially on the weekends For now, the daily and nightly vehicular transit restrictions remain the same for weekdays and weekends based upon license plate numbers. Hotels and lodging facilities in ...

Costa Rica Economy Coronavirus Restaurants and Hotels in Costa Rica Suffer the Consequences of Covid19

The effects of the coronavirus on the economy of the country and worldwide are inevitable and began several days back, in Costa Rica, it is obviously the tourism sector the most affected, with borders closed as of today and for almost one month in the best case scenario the economic landscape is certainly not looking good for the hundreds of thousands of people that depend on this industry and for...

Hacienda Altagracia Costa Rica Gencom Acquires Hacienda AltaGracia in Costa Rica

Hospitality investment and development firm Gencom announced the acquisition of Hacienda AltaGracia, Auberge Resorts Collection, a high-end resort in the mountains of Pérez Zeledón in the southern region of Costa Rica. The resort was originally conceived and developed as a family retreat and coffee farm in a storied agricultural town and has consistently ranked among the top resorts in Central Ame...

Costa Rica Cartoons, Simpsons VIDEO: D’oh The Simpsons Travel to Costa Rica

On Sunday, November 17th, Fox TV aired episode #669 of the famous cartoon family The Simpsons, in “Livin’ La Pura Vida”, in which the entire Simpson family and members of their Springfield community visit Costa Rica on vacation. Amazing. La Nacion newspaper commented about the episode, saying that it “without a doubt, positions tourist information (about Costa Rica) before the eyes of the world.” ...

Costa Rica Igloo Lodge IGLOO Beach Lodge to Open Doors in Costa Rica this December

Ocean Park Hotels announced the upcoming launch of its luxury eco-tourism accommodation IGLOO Beach Lodge that is scheduled in December. "An exclusive beach front property in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica, IGLOO Beach Lodge is the first ever destination for the company. With the opening of this property, Ocean Park Hotels will also unveil a groundbreaking eco-friendly design concept that has neve...

Costa Rica Glamping VIDEO: Experience Glamping in Costa Rica at Kinkara Luxury Retreat

Glamping “glamorous camping” is becoming more and more popular specially among young travelers looking for an experience that bring them closer to nature. Costa Rica has several options for glamping and luxury glamping, one of this last lodging options opened doors just close to a year back for private groups, but is now open to the public, Kinkára is part of the Coyuga Collection Hotels. The b...

Hacienda Altagracia Costa Rica Seven of the Best Resorts in the World are in Costa Rica According to Forbes

Costa Rica is home to seven of the best resorts in the world, distributed in the Pacific coast and in La Fortuna de San Carlos, according to Forbes magazine: Forbes Travel Guide - 2019 Star Award Winners These are the seven resorts listed by Forbes as being among the world’s best: Four Seasons Costa Rica at Península Papagayo: The spa is a destination in itself, with a volcanic purification ...

Six Sense Papagayo COsta Rica Six Senses Papagayo Costa Rica is Slated to Open in 2021.

Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas is a renown operator of luxury hotels, resorts and spas, managing 19 hotels and resorts across 14 countries, plus 37 spas under the brand names Six Senses, Evason, Six Senses Spas and Raison d’Etre; since February 2019, Six Senses became part of the IHG® (InterContinental Hotels Group) family of hotel brands. Six Senses will be opening its first resort in Central Ame...

Costa Rica Glamping Nayara Tented Camp Luxury Glamping Will Arrive to La Fortuna Costa Rica December 2019

Soon you will be able to camp in style overlooking the Arenal Volcano in La Fortuna, San Carlos, Costa Rica, glamping “glamourus camping” will arrive to this popular tourist destination by December 2019 by way of Nayara Tented Camp, a new option by award winning Nayara Resorts. The concept, inspired on the tented camps in Africa and Asia, is designed by Luxury Frontiers and will include a total...

Hotels Monteverde Costa Rica Selina Hostel Now in Monteverde Costa Rica

A new location of Selina Hostel recently opened doors in Monteverde, Costa Rica, this is the tenth hostel the company inaugurates in the country. Selina, named as one of the 2019 World’s Most Innovative Companies by Fast Company, targets millennials and offers a hostel style lodging that includes services such as yoga, meditation classes, coworking spaces, concerts, cultural activities, worksho...

Costa Rica Selina Hostel Nosara Selina Hostel Opens Doors in Nosara Costa Rica

Selina inaugurated another of its hotels in Costa Rica, this time in Nosara, Guanacaste, with the idea of offering surf lovers, backpackers and adventurers a laid back, modern environment where they can feel comfortable and enjoy the beautiful location. “Nosara, Costa Rica is paradise for surfers and yogis looking for a warm, sunny getaway. This popular retreat location is renowned for its unsp...

The Retreat Spa Costa Rica First Ayurvedic Healing Center Set to Open in Costa Rica

Located adjacent to The Retreat Costa Rica on Crystal Mountain and overlooking a tropical organic coffee plantation with Pacific Ocean views, the opening of a new 7,000 square foot Vida Mia Ayurvedic Healing Center and Spa is set to open proudly on Saturday, June 8, 2019. This will be the debut of the first Ayurvedic healing center in Costa Rica and will include a healer from Kerala, India special...

Costa Rica Hotels Costa Rican Hotel in Manuel Antonio Rated #1 in the World by TripAdvisor

Tulemar Bungalows & Villas, located in the Tulemar Resort in Manuel Antonio, Quepos, took the top spot as the #1 Hotel in the World in the 2019 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards. Recognized last year as #2 in the World by TripAdvisor, this prestigious award continues to further distinguish Tulemar as a world-class vacation destination. President of the Hotel, Tom Paul, responded to the a...

Senda Hotel Monteverde Cayuga Collection Opens New Sustainable Boutique Hotel in Monteverde Costa Rica

Cayuga Collection Hotel Chain recently opened another of its sustainable luxury boutique hotels in Costa Rica, Senda Monteverde. Senda joines the other 7 properties owned by Cayuga Collection in Costa Rica, Kura Design Villas in Bahia Ballena; Arenas del Mar in Manuel Antonio; Finca Rosa Blanca in Santa Barbara, Heredia; Lapa Rios in Osa Peninsula; Latitud 10 in Santa Teresa, Puntarenas; ...

Costa Rica Las Catalinas Hotels Santarena Hotel Will Open Doors in Las Catalinas, Guanacaste in February 2019

Las Catalinas located in Playa Dante, Guanacaste will have a new hotel in February 2019, Santarena, part of the expansion plans of independent hotel brand Preferred Hotels & Resorts. Santarena is a “bohemian gem” that promises to offer guests “unparalleled world-class service” and “one-of-a-kind experiences”. "Costa Rica, with its fantastic year-round climate, lush landscape, secluded be...

Nantipa Hotel Santa Teresa Nantipa: New Boutique Hotel in Santa Teresa Costa Rica

Nantipa Boutique Hotel, a Tico Beach Experience, is now ready for a soft opening this December 20 in Santa Teresa beach in the beautiful Nicoya Peninsula in Puntarenas. This new hotel is being developed with an investment of $6 million and its official inauguration is set for January 29, 2019; however, this December 20 it will be receiving its first few clients in a “soft opening” with limited ...

Costa Rica Flamingo Hotels Margaritaville Beach Resort Opens its Doors at Flamingo Beach, Guanacaste

Margaritaville Beach Resort Playa Flamingo has already opened doors in Guanacaste, Costa Rica. The hotel was known in the past as Flamingo Beach Resort & Spa, but back in July, 2017 it became part of Margaritaville Holdings portfolio. Margaritaville Beach Resort Playa Flamingo made its debut under the Margaritaville brand with several new signature restaurant concepts, updated guestrooms, a...

Cala Luna Hotel on Tamarindo and Langosta beaches Hotels in Costa Rica Register 80% Occupancy for the Holiday Season

According to a survey carried out by the Costa Rican Hotels Chamber, hotels in the country are registering already over 80% occupancy for the holiday season. Beach hotels as it is common for this time of the year are the ones registering higher occupation numbers of over 82% while mountain hotels are at 80%. It is likely that the upcoming weeks register an increase specially of national to...

Costa Rica Missing Tourist Crime Escazu Municipality Closes Down Lodging Facility Where Carla Stefaniak was Murdered

The Escazú Municipality closed down on Thursday, December 6, the lodging facility Villa Le Mas located in San Antonio, Escazú, where Carla Stefaniak, the Venezuelan-American tourist who was murdered, stayed. According to the Municipality, the hotel, owned by a corporation under the name Adiantum had given up the permit to operate as a hotel back in 2013, and apparently was operating without any...

Costa Rica W Conchal Hotel W Hotel Costa Rica – Reserva Conchal Officially Opened Doors in Guanacaste

W Hotel Reserva Conchal by Marriott opened its doors this November 28th in Guanacaste, Costa Rica, this is the brand’s first hotel in Costa Rica and Central America. Elements of the Costa Rican culture are present everywhere in the hotel, “Plugged into and buffered from it all, standing tall between beautiful beaches and the mangroves, W Costa Rica brings a fresh spin to a Costa Rica adventure...

Costa Rica Peninsula Papagayo Costa Rica’s Papagayo Peninsula Starts Next Phase of its $100 Million Dollar Transformation

Peninsula Papagayo, a 1,400-acre premier resort and residential community on the north Pacific coast of Costa Rica, today announces the next phase of its more than $100 million transformation led by international luxury hospitality and residential real estate investment and development firm, Gencom. As part of a singular vision to connect its remarkable 11 miles of coastline from end to end for th...

Planet Hollywood Costa Rica Planet Hollywood Beach Resort Costa Rica Officially Opens Doors

This Monday, October 1st Planet Hollywood Beach Resort opened its doors today in Papagayo Peninsula, Guanacaste, Costa Rica, “marking the opening of the first ever all-inclusive resort by the iconic lifestyle brand”. “It’s been an amazing journey leading my all-star cast of employees to prepare for the grand opening of Planet Hollywood Beach Resort in Costa Rica,” said General Manager Jonat...

Costa Rica Osa Hotels Crocodile Bay Resort Invites Tourists to Experience the Osa Peninsula in Costa Rica

Crocodile Bay Resort is a cozy 37 room, 4 star eco-adventure resort located in the Osa Peninsula in Costa Rica; this hotel, offers a variety of rainforest expeditions and “expertly crafted eco-tours” that promise a unique and unforgettable experience for national and international tourists. "Crocodile Bay Resort is a family-owned business with strong local roots. We are passionate about protect...

Costa Rica AC Hotel AC Hotels by Marriott Opened Doors in Avenida Escazu, Costa Rica

AC Hotels by Marriott officially opened doors September 24 in Avenida Escazu, Costa Rica; 9 thousand square meters (over 96 thousand square feet) of construction in the heart of one of the most exclusive areas in San Jose, Costa Rica. The hotel offers 122 rooms, 4 suites, 5 ballrooms, in addition to restaurants, bar, beautiful lobby, AC lounge, and fitness center. Ideal for business or pleasur...

Costa Rica Fairfield Marriott Marriott Hotels Will Bring its Fairfield Brand to Costa Rica

In a recent interview with news daily of El Salvador EL Economista, Marco Quinteros, general manager of Marriott Fairfield in El Salvador confirmed that the hotel chain plans to continue its expansion in Central America with Costa Rica as one of the main markets. According to Quinteros Marriott plants to bring the Fairfield Inn brand to Costa Rica’s metropolitan area in the short term, a simil...

Costa Rica Best Hotels Nayara Springs, Hacienda AltaGracia and Nayara Resort in Costa Rica Among 100 Best Hotels in the World

Every year Travel and Leisure magazine carries out a survey to come up for the winners of the World’s Best Awards; the awards include the best hotels, cities, airlines, restaurants, cruise lines, transportation, and much more. The survey was made available at tlworldsbest.com from November 6, 2017 through March 5, 2018, readers of the magazine were invited to participate through the different p...

W Hotel Costa Rica W Hotel Costa Rica in Reserva Conchal Will Begin Operations November 2018

W Hotel Reserva Conchal, Guanacaste, Costa Rica announced it will begin operations in November 2018. The hotel, property of the company Florida Ice & Farm (FIFCO), “will have 151 guestrooms, the W Living Room lifestyle lounge, specialty restaurants a destination bar and lounge, infinity edge pool, a spa and meeting space”, details the press release. This will be the brand’s first hotel in C...

AC Hotel by Marriott Costa Rica AC Hotel by Marriott Prepares to Open Doors September in Escazu, Apply for a Job!

The hotel brand ‘AC’ was founded by renowned hotelier Antonio Catalan (‘AC’) in 1998, and following his vision he developed one of the most well respected hotel brands in Spain. In 2011 Marriott International and AC Hotels formed a joint venture and launched AC Hotels by Marriott globally. The first AC Hotel by Marriot in Costa Rica will open doors in Escazú come September this year, the hotel ...

Gran Hotel Costa RIca Hilton Gran Hotel Costa Rica Reopens Today as Curio Collection by Hilton

It was initially scheduled to re-open in December 2017 and then in May, but finally this July 10 the historic Gran Hotel Costa Rica in the center of San Jose, opened its doors now as a Curio Collection by Hilton. The hotel closed in June of 2016 to begin a complete renovation. Famously known as the hotel where John F. Kennedy stayed during his visit to the country in 1963, the Gran Hotel Cos...

Planet Hollywood Costa Rica Planet Hollywood Beach Resort Costa Rica Will Offer Unique Adventures Through Their PH Experience

Planet Hollywood Beach Resort, announces the debut of PH Experiences, an exclusive way to explore the famous landscapes of Costa Rica. Located in the Pacific Coast just north of Playa Panama, the Papagayo Gulf of Costa Rica’s Guanacaste province, Planet Hollywood is the ultimate destination for a Hollywood-inspired vacation. This resort will feature PH Experience’s adventurous excursions where ...

Kura Design Villas The World Travel & Tourism Council Selects Cayuga Collection Hotel Chain in Costa Rica as the Winner of the “People Award”

Cayuga Collection Hotel Chain was one of the winners of the Tourism for Tomorrow Awards in the category People Award. “Cayuga Collection of Sustainable Luxury Hotels and Lodges, Costa Rica Hotel management company Cayuga runs nine sustainable luxury hotels and lodges in Costa Rica, Nicaragua and Panama, only working with projects that share its vision of responsible tourism and are 100% commit...

Wellness Costa Rica Vida by Selina a New Wellness Center in Puntarenas, Costa Rica

The hotel chain Selina, which focuses on millennials and offers “hostel” style lodging, chose Costa Rica as the site to establish its first wellness center, Vida by Selina. “Secluded in the foothills of Costa Rica’s Montes de Oro, Vida by Selina is a hidden oasis with expansive views of the Pacific. Greet dawn with a peaceful vinyasa. Venture down to the fruit orchard to pick fresh mangoes and...

Costa Rica Beach Rentals A Costa Rican Beach Rental Ranks First in the 2018 Traveler’s Choice Luxury Vacation Rentals Awards

Press Release TripAdvisor announced the winners of the second annual Travelers' Choice awards for Rentals this week. The awards recognize 30 of the best holiday homes across the globe in three categories -- luxury ($300+ USD per night), mid-range ($100 - 150 USD per night), and affordable ($99 USD per night and under). The winning homes have traveler-loved amenities including private pools, ho...

Gran Hotel Costa Rica Hilton Gran Hotel Costa Rica Will Re-Open This May After Renovation

In May 2018, the Gran Hotel Costa Rica, which is affiliated with Hilton Worldwide and Hilton Curio Collection, will re-open after a complete transformation. Famously known as the hotel where John F. Kennedy stayed during his visit to the country in 1963, the Gran Hotel Costa Rica is the only hotel in San Jose declared by the government as a historical and architectural monument. It is located i...

Surf Resort Dominical Costa Rica Surfing and Luxury Combined at Kalon Surf Resort in Dominical Costa Rica

Kalon Surf Luxury Resort is located in Dominical, Costa Rica, and offers an all-inclusive 7 night package to national and foreign tourists who want to learn how to surf or improve their surfing skills while at the same time enjoying the beauty of this location and luxury accommodation. “The signature Kalon package includes luxury accommodation, surf coaching at all levels, gourmet cuisine, pila...

Hotels Costa Rica Hotels in Costa Rica Have an Occupancy of Over 90% For Holy Week Despite Presidential Elections

According to a survey carried out by the Costa Rican Chamber of Hotels, the majority of the beach hotels in the areas of the Central and North Pacific as well as the Caribbean are registering a high occupancy of between 90-95%. Although vacationists usually prefer the beach as their tourism destination during Holy Week, other areas also have a good level of occupancy such as mountain hotels in...

Origins Lodge : A Luxury Experience in Upala, Costa Rica

Origins Ecolodge is located in the region of Upala in Alajuela, Costa Rica; it recently invested an approximate US $3 million in a complete renovation and is now offering its clients a unique an luxurious experience that involves not only their space and services but also their gastronomy offer. The hotel is the creation of French investor Thierry Le Goascoz who wanted to create a space inspire...