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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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Sunwing launches new direct flight from Vancouver to Costa Rica

More good news for Canadians looking to travel to Costa Rica. Sunwing is launching new non-stop flight from Vancouver to Liberia Costa Rica starting December 23, 2018 and running through March 31, 2019. You can read more about the flight below from Sunwing’s press release: Heading off on a winter escape just got a bit easier for Vancouverites, with the news that Sunwing will be offering a weekly non-stop direct flight service from Vancouver to Liberia in Costa Rica this…

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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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Round trip flights from Toronto to Tamarindo, Costa Rica with 7 nights at the Diria only $580

Even more deals are coming up for those living in Canada. This deal is for travel from June 12, 2018 through June 19, 2108 and includes 7 nights at the Diria Hotel in Tamarindo, daily buffet breakfast, roundtrip direct flights from Toronto into Liberia, and airport transfer to and from the hotel. All this for only $580 ($749 CAD)! If you can’t book this deal because it’s too soon, check out this other deal we published yesterday for travel a…

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Round trip flights from Toronto to Costa Rica only $415 (7 night hotel stay included!)

It’s tough to beat this deal coming from Toronto, Canada. The price for the flight alone is worth it, $415 or $539 CAD. Plus, this package includes 7 nights at the Tamarindo Wyndham! The total for two people is super cheap: The Wyndham Tamarindo is not an all inclusive, but this deal comes with a free buffet breakfast and access to the Beach Club. Plus, it’s a direct flight. These packages don’t come around often (about once a year) so…

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Top things to do in Tamarindo if you aren’t into surfing

Wondering what to activities to do in Tamarindo if you aren’t into surfing. Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered.  While Tamarindo is one of the best places to learn to surf with several consistent breaks, there are the rare few, myself included, who prefer to skip the surfing. With the whole town consumed with surfing, how could you possibly figure out something else to do, right? Wrong! Here are some of my favorite activities to do in a surfer’s paradise…

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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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The best tours and activities in Tamarindo, Costa Rica

If you’re planning a trip to Tamarindo, Costa Rica and looking for some unforgettable tours and activities, make sure to check out our recommendations below. We’ve broken this list down into the top things to do in Tamarindo. Add your own in the comments if you can think of an experience people shouldn’t miss out on while visiting Tamarindo. 5. Sunset Catamaran Cruise Nothing better than catching the sunset on a boat and enjoying an open bar with your best…

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