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$261 round-trip flights to Costa Rica from Canada (January and February 2019)

If you’re still looking to get down to Costa Rica, United Airlines has some amazing deals out of Toronto Canada. $261 ($356 CAD) for round trip flights from Toronto into Liberia, Costa Rica. Lot’s of good availability for January and February. Here are some of the dates available: 3rd-10th Jan 3rd-13th Jan 8th-16th Jan 8th-17th Jan 8th-19th Jan 9th-16th Jan 9th-17th Jan 9th-19th Jan 10th-17th Jan 10th-19th Jan 12th-19th Jan 14th-21st Jan 14th-22nd Jan 14th-23rd Jan 14th-24th Jan 14th-27th Jan…

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Costa Rica named top destination for 2019 by Travel + Leisure Magazine

Not that it’s any surprise that Costa Rica is a top travel destination for those looking to take a trip, Travel + Leisure Magazine named Costa Rica to its “50 Best Places to Travel in 2019” List. With its beach-meets-jungle coastline, splendid array of biodiversity, and climate as warm as the locals, it’s no wonder Costa Rica’s northwestern corner became an early paragon of ecotourism. That’s a lot of paradise to protect. Now, Guanacaste is ripening into a sanctuary for…

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National Geographic features Costa Rica in new series ‘Untamed: Costa Rica’

National Geographic released a new serie titled “Untamed Costa Rica,” directed by Filipe DeAndrade. The wildlife filmmaker traveled through Costa Rica “documenting the most diverse, iconic and unexpected animal species the country has to offer,” according to the Costa Rican Tourism Board (ICT). According to ICT, National Geographic chose to highlight Costa Rica not only because of the country’s ecological beauty, but also because of Ticos’ pride in nature. You can view some of the close-up footage here on National…

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23,000 Nicaraguans seek asylum in Costa Rica

According to the United Nations Refugee Agency, the number of asylum applications by Nicaraguans in neighboring Costa Rica and other countries has increased exponentially. Currently, an average of 200 asylum applications are being lodged daily in Costa Rica. Nearly 8,000 asylum claims by Nicaraguan nationals have been registered since April, and some 15,000 more have been given appointments for later registration. Many arriving Nicaraguans are being hosted by an estimated 100,000 to 150,000 Nicaraguan families living already in Costa Rica. In…

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U.S. Border Patrol rescues 6-year-old Costa Rica boy abandoned by smuggler

Ajo Station (Arizona) Border Patrol agents rescued a 6-year-old Costa Rican boy after he was abandoned on the border road Tuesday evening. Agents discovered the child west of Lukeville, Arizona and just north of the border, in temperatures over 100 degrees. The child told agents he was dropped off by his uncle and that Border Patrol would pick him up. He added that he was on his way to see his mother in the U.S. The child, who was found…

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Air Canada to launch daily non-stop service to Costa Rica from Toronto

Good news for Canadians. Just after the announcement from Sun Wing about direct flights into Liberia, Costa Rica from Vancouver, Air Canada announces they are increasing flights from Toronto and Montreal into Liberia, Costa Rica. Starting on December 18, 2018, Air Canada will offer a 3x weekly service direct from Montreal to Liberia (Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday). Also, starting on December 15, 2018 Air Canada will offer daily non-stop service from Toronto into Liberia, Costa Rica. Both of these services will…

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U.S. Embassy raises Nicaragua travel advisory to Level 3 “Reconsider Travel”

With the situation in Nicaragua getting worse each week, the U.S. Embassy in Managua raised the travel advisor to Level 3. You can see the full statement below: Reconsider travel to Nicaragua due to crime, civil unrest and limited healthcare availability. On April 23, 2018, the U.S. government ordered the departure of U.S. government family members and authorized the voluntary departure of U.S. government personnel. Rallies and demonstrations are widespread and occur daily with little notice. In many instances the government responds…

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Continued civil unrest expected in Nicaragua May 25-27, 2018

More bad news out of Nicaragua. This is the latest from the U.S. Embassy in Managua:   “Demonstrations are expected to take place the evening of May 25, 2018, and there is a strong possibility of continued civil unrest throughout the weekend across the country. The U.S. Embassy in Managua reminds U.S. citizens in Nicaragua that several Nicaraguan laws could be construed to prohibit foreigners from participating in demonstrations, marches, and protests. Article 1 of the Nicaraguan Constitution prohibits foreign…

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