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W Hotel coming to Costa Rica in 2019

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide announced an agreement with Desarrollos Hoteleros Guanacaste S.A. (DHG) to bring the iconic W brand in Costa Rica. W Costa Rica – Reserva Conchal will be the brand’s first tropical escape in Latin America. “As we continue to pursue aggressive expansion in Latin America, the agreement to develop W Costa Rica – Reserva Conchal is an exciting addition to our pipeline,” said Jorge Giannattasio, Senior Vice-president and Chief of Latin America Operations for Starwood Hotels &…

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5 reasons why Airbnb is bad for Costa Rica’s economy

AirBnB is an online platform that connects people looking for vacation rentals with home and condo owners. Rentals found on Airbnb are often cheaper than hotel rooms in the same location. While Airbnb is great way to find a cheap vacation rental, it’s harming Costa Rica’s tourist economy. 1. Lost tax revenue Hotels collect a 13% tax when people stay at their properties. These funds go to build roads, maintain public utilities, and construct airports to encourage more tourism. Many property…

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7 reasons why Costa Rica is the best place to raise kids

Costa Rica is not only a great destination for a family vacation, but it’s a great destination to raise a family. Costa Rica is full of expat families from the U.S., Canada, Germany, Italy, etc… Here are the 7 reasons why Costa Rica is the best place to raise kids: Tons of schooling options Just in the Guanacaste area alone there are over 8 private schools focusing on expat education, not to mention homeschooling is a great option here. Less…

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Sharon Day nominated to serve as U.S. ambassador to Costa Rica

U.S. President Donald Trump is nominating Sharon Day to serve as the U.S. ambassador to Costa Rica, replacing S. Fitzgeral Haney who vacated the post on January 20th. Sharon Day is the co-chair of the Republican National Committee. She has also served as the national committeewoman for the Republican Party of Florida. You can view her speech at the Republican National Convention below: According to her bio she has “built several businesses in the insurance and marketing industry, creating jobs for…

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$560 for 7 nights at Esplendor Tamarindo, round trip flights included

If you’re looking for a quick getaway to Costa Rica and spontaneous enough to book a last minute vacation, you can get a steal on a package deal offered by Travel Nation. This deal includes round trip airfare from Toronto, breakfast, and an ocean view room at the beautiful Esplendor Hotel in Tamarindo. For only $560 ($753 Canadian) this is one of the best deals available to Costa Rica from Canada right now. Here’s an overview of the hotel you…

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