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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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Top 5 must do Costa Rica wedding activities.

If you’re planning to get married in Costa Rica, you’re likely going to have a lot of people flying down from all over for your big day. Here are some suggestions for what you and your guests can do before and after your big wedding day in Costa Rica. 1. Beach & Pool Crawl It’s Sunday Funday and a bar crawl combined into one excursion. This tour leaves from Sharky’s at 1:00pm and explores the beaches and resorts north of…

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Flights to Costa Rica are super cheap from all over the U.S. right now

If you’ve ever been thinking about taking a trip to Costa Rica, now is the time to do it. Flights are incredibly inexpensive right now. Some of the cheapest flights are round-trip to San Jose in Costa Rica for $215. May seems to have the most cheap flights, and the majority of them leaving from the southern states. Some of the cheapest flights land in San Jose. You can get to Costa Rica from Orlando for $215, Houston for $227,…

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Public access to Playa Conchal now restricted

Playa Conchal is considered one of the most beautiful beaches in Costa Rica. The beach is made up of tiny seashells and crystal clear blue water for most of the year, but things are about to change when it come the public accessing the beach. On March 21 the Tribunal Contencioso Administrativo issued a ruling that the popular beach will no longer be accessible to cars due to the maritime laws. This change in how the public can access Playa Conchal…

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Costa Rica military boats made in the U.S.A. arriving soon

Costa Rica’s military is about to receive two boats thanks to the generous donation of the United States government. The boats were sent off from Baltimore in the video below: The patrols boats should reach Costa Rica by the end of April. Roman Macaya, the Costa Rica ambassador to the United States had this to say about the new boats. For three months, 47 members of the National Coast Guard Service have participated in an intense training in Baltimore. We…

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N.F.L. player busted with Marijuana possession upon arrival into Costa Rica

When the U.S. sends its people to Costa Rica, it’s not always sending the best. N.F.L. player and New England Patriots safety Darrell Hammond was arrested at the San Jose airport in Costa Rica for possession of Marijuana. According to sources Harmon possessed 58 grams of marijuana. He tried smuggling the marijuana into the country with an Arizona iced-tea can (no reports yet on what flavor). He also brought three pipes with cannabis oil, a THC candy, and four containers…

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Dear Semana Santa visitors, don’t trash the beach!

It’s that time of year again when all of San Jose descends upon the beaches of Guanacaste. Let’s keep the beaches clean, and not looking like this: via GIPHY It’s very simple. If you have any trash, put it in a trash can. via GIPHY via GIPHY via GIPHY Channel your inner Oscar the Grouch and pick up after yourself! via GIPHY Comments comments

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New direct flight from Costa Rica to Switzerland

Edelweiss, a Switzerland based airline announced a third weekly flight to Costa Rica direct from Zurich, Switzerland. Mauricio Ventura, the Costa Rican Minister of Tourism, made the announcement. Less than a year ago, we announced that this prestigious airline, a member of the Lufthansa Group, was beginning operations [in Costa Rica]. Today, we are very pleased to confirm an additional third flight, which will allow us to continue growing in this important market, which has increased almost 25% over last…

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Costa Rica enforces new fine for tourists who stay past 90 day visa.

If you can’t get enough of paradise and want to stay a few extra days past your 90 day tourist visa in Costa Rica, expect to pay some fines. Beginning on April 20, 2018, Costa Rica immigration authorities will be fining those who stay past the 90 day tourist visa $100 per month that they stay past the visa. Also, the new law will prohibit re-entry into Costa Rica for triple the amount of time that you are over the…

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