International Living’s Retirement Index, an annual comprehensive guide to global retirement destinations curated by US expats, was released. The ranking takes several factors into consideration, including the cost of healthcare, the cost of living, the process of obtaining a visa and owning property, the access to entertainment, and the ease […]
Coffee has been growing in Costa Rica since the 19th century when the government gave away free coffee seeds to encourage production. Costa Rica has always had a good reputation for higher-quality coffee. Tourism has helped boost Costa Rica’s coffee trade. Visit INSIDER’s homepage for more stories. The following is […]
Costa Rica’s Health Ministry has issued an alert after people died from drinking adulterated alcohol. Methanol, added to counterfeit and bootleg alcohol to increase potency, can be deadly but hard to detect. Being aware of your surroundings and knowing the signs of alcohol tampering can help keep you safe. Visit […]
Last week, a couple went viral after a video of them missing their cruise ship in the Bahamas was shared on YouTube. INSIDER spoke to the woman in the video, Maria González Roesch, who turns out to be an Instagram-famous TV personality from Costa Rica. She was on her honeymoon […]
Grayleigh, a woman from Cypress, Texas, is supposed to be the maid of honour in her sister’s wedding in Costa Rica on Saturday. But one small thing: she forgot to bring her bridesmaid dress. Her friends came together to help her get the dress. Her friend Taylor Kenney tweeted to […]
TripAdvisor’s annual Travellers’ Choice awards celebrate the world’s best hotels and resorts. This year, Tulemar in Costa Rica was named the top Travellers’ Choice hotel in the world. Travellers who visit the resort can choose to stay in a variety of rooms, ranging from bungalows to private villas. The resort […]
Sick and tired of cold nights and dark days? On The Go Tours has analysed 40 popular travel destinations and ranked them by average temperature this winter. They also looked at the average hours of sunshine in those destinations, so you can maximise your sunbathing time. We narrowed it down […]
If you are ever in Costa Rica, you cannot leave without visiting the country’s only Sloth Sanctuary. The Sanctuary takes in abandoned and physically disabled sloths, rescuing the animals and giving them a new chance at life. The Sanctuary offers guided tours and the opportunity to learn about the two […]
Upon first glance, you might think this Boeing 727 in the photo above had an unfortunate crash landing in the jungle. But it’s actually a hotel – and yes, you can stay in it. The fuselage, or the frame of an aircraft, is one of many accomodations offered by Hotel […]
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Deadly violence rose again in Costa Rica in 2017, continuing a sustained increase seen over the past few years. While Costa Rica’s security situation is far better than its neighbours, homicides are at levels the country has never seen before. Drugs and drug trafficking have been blamed for the increased […]
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Bridgewater Associates executive Bruce Steinberg and his family were among 12 dead in a Costa Rica plane crash on Sunday. Steinberg was a senior researcher at the firm, the world’s largest hedge fund. Costa Rican authorities say strong winds or mechanical failure are likely causes. Bridgewater Associates senior researcher Bruce […]
A plane crashed in Costa Rica on Sunday, killing all 12 people on board. According to Costa Rican authorities, 10 of those passengers were US citizens. The crash happened near Punta Islita in the Guanacaste province, according to Costa Rican officials who posted images of the burning wreckage amid a […]
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