• Costa Rica Achieves Two New Records in Sustainability Effort

    SAN JOSE, Costa Rica – July 26, 2017 – In just the first half of 2017, Costa Rica has reached a new record in clean energy production and received their latest Biosphere Reserve declaration by UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization)—solidifying their unshakeable commitment to sustainability.

    During the first six months of the year, 99 percent of Costa Rica’s electricity came from renewable sources, according to data from the National Energy Control Center (CENCE). In the last 30 years, renewable sources such as wind, geothermal, solar and hydroelectric have been responsible for production of nearly 93 percent of Costa Rica’s energy, but this July they broke their own record. With a goal to be the first carbon neutral country in the world by 2021, sustainable practices can be observed in every region of the country, across all industries, adopted by all citizens and embraced by visitors. With almost all of its energy being produced by renewable resources, it’s clear that sustainability is embedded deeply in the culture and traditions of Costa Rica. 

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  • Costa Rica Launches New Campaign in North America

    SAN JOSE, Costa Rica – June 06, 2017 – For the first time in its history, the Costa Rica Tourism Board (ICT) has established a partnership with the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and CNN International to launch a new campaign: “essential Costa Rica. My Choice, Naturally.”

    This new advertising campaign will go beyond promoting traditional products, which has been the predominant approach of the past. Mauricio Ventura, Costa Rica’s Minister of Tourism, explains that while the responsibility of promoting the image of the country as a tourist destination rests on the marketing and advertising actions carried out by the ICT, it was time to expand their strategies beyond the norm. 

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  • Costa Rica Tempts Couples with the Perfect Backdrop for a Memorable Wedding

     

    Begin your blissful union in a captivating oasis...

    SAN JOSE, Costa Rica – July 10, 2017 – Couples looking for the ultimate au naturale setting for their romantic boho chic wedding, need to look no further than Costa Rica. The country offers a variety of green environments for a picturesque day. Instead of incorporating natural elements into your celebration, make nature a definitive centerpiece. Whether in the mystical rainforest, gorgeous countryside or on one of the many pristine beaches, Costa Rica has it all. 

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General Travel

How to Make the Most Out of 48 Hours in Costa Rica

With more Americans taking fewer, shorter vacations a year, the Central American nation of Costa Rica – known for its natural wonders, colorful culture and friendly locals – offers travelers an ideal destination for a quick getaway. Roughly the size of West Virginia, visitors can take advantage of the country’s small size to explore numerous opportunities for adventure and relaxation. 

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Weddings and Honeymoons

Costa Rica's Natural Wonders Seduce Couples Looking for Unconventional Destination Weddings and Honeymoons

According to the multiplatform wedding resource, TheKnot.com, 24 percent of couples opt for destination weddings. With the average wedding cost at just over $31,000, many couples forgo the traditional ceremony at home altogether; instead, they favor a more intimate celebration in a destination they love, many times at a fraction of the cost. With its diverse landscapes that go from tropical rainforests to active volcanoes and cascading waterfalls, Costa Rica offers couples a prime destination for weddings and honeymoons with a wide range of accommodations and activities for adventure and relaxation. 

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