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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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Why La Fortuna/Arenal is better than Monteverde

Vacation time is limited for most people coming from the U.S. to visit Costa Rica, and while visiting every single destination in Costa Rica would be amazing, it’s just not possible. Many tourists try to fit in visits to both La Fortuna/Arenal and Monteverde, but if you’re crunched for time, you can skip Monteverde and go straight to La Fortuna/Arenal The “Cloud Forest” Lie One of the draws of Monteverde is that it’s located in a “cloud forest”. Whoever came…

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3 killed during protests in Nicaragua

The situation in Nicaragua is not getting any better. Most recently 3 people where shot during protests against the government. The victims were Carlos Miranda, 19; Kevin Valle, 19; and Alejandro Vega, 53. This brings the estimated number of deaths up to 63 people since the protests have begun. This is a report from an eyewitness in Nicaragua: Roads are also being blocked, even in tourist areas: There are even reports of the Nicaragua government preparing to put a pause…

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Yes, Ticos will call you FAT.

Ticos aren’t known to mince words when it comes to weight issues. If you’ve added on some pounds since last seeing your Tico friend, be warned, they will mention it! This video does a good job explaining how/why Ticos will call you fat. Comments comments

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U.S. Embassy in Nicaragua issues curfew for government personnel.

The U.S. Embassy in Managua, Nicaragua just released the following statement: Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Managua, Nicaragua (April 24, 2018) Civil unrest throughout Nicaragua continues to affect normal Embassy operations, and the Embassy is currently available by phone for emergencies only. Until further notice, travel by U.S. government personnel within Nicaragua is restricted to the hours between 5:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., with restrictions on driving on Carretera Masaya North from rotunda Centroamerica and near all universities. Restrictions on…

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Peace Corps volunteers evacuated from Nicaragua

More news from the situation in Nicaragua. The U.S. Embassy in Managua just announced that Peace Corps volunteers in the country will be evacuated: Message to U.S. Citizens – April 23, 2018: Demonstration Alert A large demonstration is expected to take place on April 23 beginning at 3:00 p.m. near the Metrocentro rotunda in Managua. The demonstration may attract violence and elicit a police response. Travel by U.S. government personnel within Nicaragua is restricted, and additional restrictions on movements by…

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Nicaragua travel warning raised to level 3 due to crime and civil unrest

The State Department released a new travel warning today regarding the situation in Nicaragua. The U.S. State Department is now ordering the evacuation of U.S. government personnel and family members. Reconsider travel to Nicaragua due to crime and civil unrest. On April 23, 2018, the U.S. government ordered the departure of U.S. government family members and authorized the departure of U.S. government personnel. Political rallies and demonstrations are occurring daily, often with little notice or predictability.  Some protests result in injuries and deaths. …

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Pray for Nicaragua – an update on the situation and travel warnings.

The situation in Nicaragua is getting serious The unrest started with reports that the government under the leadership of Daniel Ortega was planning to make some big changes to the social security system. Workers would have to pay more into the system, and older pensioners would have to pitch in more for their share of healthcare. Tension reached a new level when a reporter was killed while doing a Facebook live video: https://www.facebook.com/ilelacayo/videos/pcb.2176953972331416/2176957312331082/?type=3&theater Travelers currently in Nicaragua are reporting looting,…

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