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CLICK HERE to sign the petition to ban the importation of shark fins into Costa Rica!

9/13 - Illegal Mining in Costa Rica

9/12 - Costa Rican Scientist Wins Prestigious Award for Innovative Health Therapy

9/10 - Costa Rica Tree Planting Initiative at Over 90% of Goal

8/31 - Shrimp Trawling Fishermen in Costa Rica Protest and Seek Agreement With Government

8/30 - 2018 Folklore Festival, Dancing in Celebration of Costa Rica and its People

8/28 - English Teaching Becomes A National Priority in Costa Rica

8/28 - This week in Peace Corps: Protecting national parks and endangered species

8/25 - Thanks to Climate Change, Oranges Are the New Coffee in Costa Rica

8/23 - Attorney General Presents Charges Against Former President of Costa Rica Oscar Arias in Crucitas Case

8/23 - Katja Bader and the animals of Jacó

8/15 - Bird Species that have Increased in Costa Rica

8/15 - 800 People from 15 Poor Rural Communities in Costa Rica Will Improve Their English Language Skills

8/14 -What is the Genetic Makeup of Costa Ricans?

8/14 - This week in the Peace Corps: Building sustainable recycling projects

8/10 - In search of sustainability in Limón

8/7 - Scientist discovers new species of frog in Central America: Sylvia’s tree frog

8/6 - A Litter-Covered Beach in Costa Rica & Breaking Up with Single-Use Plastic

8/5 - Campaign “Costa Rica in a Glass Bottle” Promotes Glass as the Most Sustainable Packaging Material

8/2 - Ecological Debt in Costa Rica

8/1 - Costa Rican Coast Guard Service Assists 8 Foreigners and 4 Locals Stranded at Sea in Golfo Dulce

8/1 - Meteorological Institute in Costa Rica Forecasts Droughts in the Pacific and Heavy Rains in the Caribbean

7/24 - Colorful and Majestic Costa Rican Costumes

7/24 - Celebrating 194 Years of the Nicoya Annexation to Costa Rica

7/22 - Costa Rica Recycles! An Example for All the Planet

7/7 - U.S. Orders Non-emergency Personnel To Leave Nicaragua

7/6 - “Panama Disease” Threatens Bananas With Extinction

7/6 - Power lines and wildlife electrocutions: Finding a solution

7/5 - Addressing a Water Shortage in Costa Rica

7/5 - Government and International Organizations Call for the Replacement of Plastics for Single Use in Costa Rica

6/29 - A conversation with new fisheries head Moises Mug

6/26 - Virgin Forests All Around the World Are Disappearing Fast

6/25 - New Species of Bug Discovered in Costa Rica, a Super Find and a Super Food

6/24 - Isla del Coco in Costa Rica Celebrates 40 Years as a National Park

6/23 - Costa Rica Continues to Be An Example in Ecological Sustainability

6/19 - Costa Rica Will Use Credit Line of $500 Million Granted by IDB For Environmental Programs

6/19 - Use of Plastics in Public Institutions of Costa Rica is Restricted from Now On

6/18 - Costa Rica Farmer’s Market Drops Use of Plastic Bags

6/17 - Costa Rica Breaks Records in Reforestation

6/16 - Costa Rica Leads the Region in Forest Recovery as They Celebrate National Tree Day

6/14 - President of Costa Rica Meets Environmental Leaders at National Geographic Headquarters

6/14 - Costa Rica Aims to Eradicate Child Labor by 2020

6/12 - Electric Public Buses Will Be Put into Service for Costa Rica by 2019

6/12 - Costa Rica Once Again Under Malaria Alert

6/8 - Environmentalist Paul Watson Files Complaint Against 10 Costa Rican Judges

6/7 - Costa Rica to Carry Out Trial Plan With Electric Buses in 2019

6/6 - Costa Rica Celebrates World Environmental Day With Expansion of Rincon de la Vieja National Park

6/5 - Gisele Bundchen and Donna Karan Among Important Figures Gathering in Costa Rica to Take Part on Sustainable Fashion and Lifestyle Summit

5/28 - Two of Many Crawly Things in Costa Rica

5/28 - Costa Rican government approves greenstick licenses for commercial, charter fishing fleets

5/27 - Alert! Herbicide Used In Urban Public Areas Can Cause Cancer

5/27 - World Health Assembly Agreed to Proposal by Costa Rica and Colombia Regarding Snakebite Envenoming

5/27 - Rainy weekend causes flooding, landslides in Costa Rica

5/26 - PRESS RELEASE: The First Surf Conservation Retreat to be Held in Costa Rica.

5/25 - 37 Patients Treat Their Chronic Diseases With Medicinal Cannabis Made in Costa Rica

5/23 - Costa Rica’s snakebite research pioneers save lives worldwide

5/23 - Let’s Talk Turtles, Today is World Turtle Day!

5/22 - Costa Rican Places 4th in Great Wall of China Marathon

5/21 - Want to Visit Costa Rica National Theater’s Basement?

5/20 - Video: Jaguar Rescue Center in Costa Rica Manages to Reunite Baby Sloth With His Mother

5/19 - Juan Santamaria Airport in Costa Rica First in the Region to Receive Airport Carbon Accreditation

5/18 - Costa Rica Saving Lives from Snakebite

5/11 - Everyone loves Costa Rican seafood – but how was it caught?

5/11 - With an eye on the sky, Costa Rica’s farmers harvest rain to beat drought

5/11 - Investigators in Costa Rica Work on a Syrup to Save Your Pet´s Life in the Event of Poisoning

5/10 - Costa Rica to Ban Fossil Fuels

5/7 - New Species of Orchid Named for Costa Rican Christiana Figueres

5/8 - Youth Reforesting Costa Rica

5/5 - Costa Rica Makes Santa Elena Bay a Marine Protected Area

5/4 - “Ecolones” A Hit With More Than 20,000 Consumers In The First Two Weeks, a program that pays you in exchange for separating waste and recycling it

5/4 - Costa Rica Takes First Place in the World for the Use of Pesticides

5/3 - Nightly Closings Of Virilla Bridge In Santa Ana Will Contine To May 10

5/3 - Tourism Investments of US$ 440 Million Will Transform Limón

5/3 - Costa Rica Signs Agreement With Global Fishing Watch To Combat Illegal Fishing

5/3 - Costa Rica Launches a Green Cryptocoin

5/2 - Microbes Living In Toxic Volcanic Lake In Costa Rica Could Hold Clues To Life On Mars

5/2 - Get Your Tattoo and Help The Homeless Who Live on the Streets of San Jose

5/1 - New Species of Vanilla Discovered in Costa Rica

4/27 - Costa Rica : A Paradise for World Class Sport Fishing

4/27 - Watch the Meteor Shower May 6 from Cerro Pelado in Guanacaste, Costa Rica

4/26 - PHOTOS: The annual Oxcart Parade in Atenas, Alajuela

4/25 - Costa Rica Presents its New Map Including Additional Maritime Territory That Used to be in Dispute With Nicaragua

4/20 - Why Inexperienced People Should Not Venture into Costa Rica’s Active Volcanoes

4/20 - Jane Goodall reads about Costa Rica with ‘Guardian of Nature’

4/19 - Costa Rican Aborigines, the beginning of our people

4/18 - Central America’s first hydrogen-fueled bus hits the road in Costa Rica

4/18 - Costa Rica: OECD Endorses Chemical Policy

4/18 - “EColones” Digital Platform in Costa Rica Offers Incentives For Recycling

4/13 - Court Restricts Access by Car to Conchal Beach in Guanacaste, Costa Rica

4/12 - Crucitas in Costa Rica Continues to Suffer Environmental Damages Due to Illegal Gold Mining

4/9 - 5.3 Earthquake Shakes Osa Peninsula

4/5 - Expedition Will Study Migratory Species Between Galapagos Islands Ecuador and Coco Island Costa Rica

4/4 - Costa Rican Surf School and Hotel Internationally Recognized for Their Sustainable Partnership.

4/2 - New grant program seeks to boost Costa Rican nonprofits

3/31 - U.S. Helps Costa Rica in the Evaluation of Underground Water

3/31 - Jacó promotes strategy to reduce single-use plastics

3/30 - Proposed Development Would Turn Limon Into The Cancun of Costa Rica

3/23 - 82 Hectares of Tundra Ecosystem Now Part of Costa Ricans’ Natural Heritage

3/22 - Q&A with Larry Crowder: Costa Rican Initiative Refocuses On Marine Issues

3/22 - Costa Rica’s Government Insists in Trawling Practices Despite Constitutional Chamber’s Ruling

3/21 - Rural communities use solar power to pump water in Costa Rica

3/20 - Modern Technology Allows Coast Guard to Detect Illegal Activities of Foreign Vessels in Costa Rican Waters

3/17 - Costa Rica’s Constitutional Chamber Stops Fishing Institute’s Attempt of Reactivating Trawling Permits

3/14 - Nicaragua pays Costa Rica for environmental damages

3/12 - Another Case of Illegal Fishing Affects Isla del Coco Costa Rica

3/3 - Costa Rica Prepares to Export 10 Tons of Hammerhead Shark Fins

3/6 - Costa Rica Warns Of False Antibiotic

3/6 - Controversy Over Expansion Of the San Jose-Limon Road

3/2 - How Climate Change Could Impact on Costa Rica’s Valuable Marine Tourism Industry

3/2 - Costa Rica Invests Over $100 Million In Environmental Protection

3/2 - Costa Rica Businesses Moving Away From Disposable Plastics

3/2 - Costa Rican NGO Demands Regulatory Water Plan From Puntarenas Municipality

2/27 - Costa Rica Coastguard Discovers Illegal Fishing Activities Thanks to new Partnership

2/26 - Kids Saving the Rainforest: the Costa Rican initiative that’s gone global

2/15 - Old, complex tropical forests support a wider diversity of birds than second-growth forests and have irreplaceable value for conservation

2/15 - Will the Discovery Costa Rica Project Actually Become a Reality?

2/13 - Acoustic imaging reveals hidden features of megathrust fault off Costa Rica

2/12 - Ministry of Environment in Costa Rica Calls Volunteers to Help Clean Camaronal Refuge

2/12 - Specialists in Costa Rica: Ship found at Punta Uva could be the Daisy Gray

2/11 - Scientists Will Gather in Costa Rica to Discuss Characteristics of Isla del Coco

2/10 - Scientists Discover New Species of Plant in Isla del Coco Costa Rica

2/8 - How a Costa Rica Coffee Collective Went Carbon Neutral

2/6 - Isla Portillos A Costa Rican Triumph For Ecology

2/5 - Naturbanas Routes, Bringing Back Nature Into Costa Rica’s Capital

2/3 - U.S. Tourists Drowns in Montezuma, Costa Rica.

2/3 - International Court of Justice Awards Costa Rica Disputed Territory

2/1 - Hundreds of Species of Birds at Risk in Costa Rica

2/1 - Differences Between Costa Rica’s Pacific and Caribbean Coasts

2/1 - New Wolbachia strain more effective at blocking dengue and Zika transmission: Study

2/1 - Toucan Rescue Ranch in Costa Rica is Looking for Volunteers

1/26 - Only in Costa Rica: Initiative Gives Potholes Names to Bring Attention Over Bad Road Conditions

1/25 - Electric Cars A Reality In Costa Rica As Tax Exemption Ready To Be Applied

- Ministry of Security in Costa Rica Launches “Safe Summer” Campaign

1/11 - Westin Hotel Playa Conchal Invested $370,000 to Purchase 12 Electric Vehicles

1/8 - Costa Rica Plans For Sustainable EV Future

1/5 - Scientists help Costa Rican community manage dwindling water supply

1/4 - Researchers Propose Ecuador-Costa Rica Swimway To Protect Marine Life

1/2 - Cold Front Will Affect Costa Rica Between Wednesday and Friday

UPCOMING EVENT! - Beach cleanup with Vista Guapa Surf Camp on December 16th. Join them off Calle Bohio at 9 .a.m. See more details and sign up here

- 2018


12/26 - In Costa Rica, a Loyal Dog Runs Through Traffic To Find Help For Injured Owner

12/27 - Huge Cracks and Landslides in Costa Rica’s Route 27 Demand Immediate Attention

12/27 - East Texas youth pastor dies saving boy (and then the boy's father) in Costa Rica

12/27 - Swimming at Playa Hermosa, Restricted Due to Dangerous Ocean Conditions

12/23 - A Group of Costa Ricans and US Expats Received Lifeguard Certifications in Parrita

12/21 - Costa Rica Authorities Fight Illegal Logging

12/21 - Vacationing in Guanacaste? Take Into Account the Schedules of the Wildlife Protected Areas

12/21 - Protect Our Precious Biodiversity! Supporting Whole-Region Environmental Conservation in Central America

12/20 - Costa Rica Among The Highest In CO2 Emissions in Central Amercia

12/14 - Fuel To Be Extracted From Ship Stranded of Costa Rica Coast

12/11 - Cold Front Affecting Costa Rica Causes Dangerous Conditions at Beaches, 2 Died in Water Accidents

12/10 - Costa Rica Added 82 Thousand Hectares of Marine Protected Area and Also Recovered Protected Land

12/9 - Read our interview with Bodhi Surf School owner - Travis Bays

11/15 - Forest Cover Extends to 75% of Costa Rica Despite Demand for Wood

11/14 - Poas Volcano Eruptions Effecting Costa Rica Businesses

11/6 - Costa Rica has Brought its 1st “Hydrogen Bus”

11/6 - VIDEOS: Ironman ‘competition’ raises funds for orphaned baby sloths

11/6 - Tour an International Shark Research Yacht in Puntarenas, Costa Rica This Week

11/6 - Imperial Beer Teams Up With Youth to Reforest Jacó, Costa Rica’s Coast

11/6 - Expat Instructors Offer Survival Swim Class for Tots in Mal Pais, Costa Rica

11/3 - 50% of Traffic Lights to Run on Solar Energy this Year

11/1 - Paranormal Stories from Costa Rica and Other Latin American Countries

11/1 - Try Delicious Dishes by Some of the Best Chefs in Costa Rica and Help the Victims of Nate

10/26 - Manuel Antonio National Park closed due to heavy rains

10/26 - Costa Rica Losses in the Agricultural Sector

10/26 - Nate’s Ravages and Relief Efforts in Monteverde, Costa Rica Highlighted in Video

10/26 - First Central American satellite is ready to launch

- New country club launches reforestation program

10/18 - Volunteers Removed 2,400 Kilos of Waste from Guacalillo Beach

10/17 - Costa Rica’s Poás Volcano Tourism Businesses Clamor for Park to Open

10/15 - Noah’s Ark Saves Costa Ricans During Flooding

10/13 - Long road ahead for relief efforts in Costa Rica’s Southern Zone

10/13 - Voices of Nate: Five first-hand accounts of Costa Rica’s devastating storm

10/13 - How to help the victims of Tropical Storm Nate in Costa Rica

10/13 - Waze Helps Those Affected by Storms Locate Help Centers

10/12 - Here’s How to Help Animals in Costa Rica Affected by Nate

10/12 - Uber Costa Rica Will Deliver Donations for Nate Victims for Free Weds Oct 11

10/12 - Corcovado National Park on Costa Rica’s Osa Peninsula Partially Re-Opened

10/11 - Origin of Some “Tico” Terms

10/6 - New Global Shark Regulations Require Action by Costa Rican Fisheries Institute

10/6 - Scientists strive to preserve cacao crops

10/6 - VIDEOS: Water sweeps away roads, bridges, cattle around Costa Rica

10/6 - UPDATED: Tropical storm causes deaths, flooding in Costa Rica and region

10/5 - Costa Rica’s Emergency Commission Alerts Presence of Crocodiles Due to Overflown Rivers

10/4 - International Volunteers in Costa Rica Team up With Coast Guard to Save 24,000 Turtle Eggs

10/2 - Major Reforestation Planned for Heredia, Costa Rica

9/28 - 58 Costa Rican School Cafeterias Will Cook With Produce From Family Farms

9/27 - A Ban on Shipping Gas Powered Vehicles to Costa Rica?

9/27 - Rural Areas of Costa Rica Going Green With Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

9/27 - You Can’t Take Pictures of Public Buildings In Costa Rica?

9/21 - Costa Rica Will Invest $52 Million in Purchase of 8 New Trains

9/20 - Twenty Deaf Costa Ricans Receive Training in Sustainable Tourism

9/20 - Juanilama Solar Park Launching in Costa Rica

9/15 - Costa Rica’s Largest Solar Park Benefits Over 2,000 in Guanacaste

9/14 - Costa Rican health authorities declare malaria alert

9/14 - Help Locate Lost pets in Costa Rica Through Waze

9/12 - San Jose Will Undergo Earthquake Drill To Test Emergency Response

9/12 - Costa Rica’s Most Dangerous Road

9/9 - SailCargo Inc. works on creating the first Carbon Negative Marine Freight in Costa Rica

9/5 - Costa Rican students transform pineapple waste into dishes and plates

8/30 - Enjoy the Pleasures of Food & Wine Fest in Costa Rica

8/30 - Flights to and From Costa Rica-Houston Cancelled Until at Least Sept.1

8/27 - Free Expo for Parents and Kids at Both Escazú and Curridabat Multiplazas

8/27 - Oktober Beer Fest Costa Rica Returns

8/26 - Russian Classical Ballet Company to present Swan Lake in Costa Rica

8/24 - How Orange Peels Revived a Costa Rican Forest

8/24 - Social Experiment to Promote Recycling in Costa Rica Pays off

8/23 - Costa Rica’s Timber Industry Losing Ground to Substitutes, Must Innovate

8/18 - Illegal shrimp trawler caught red-handed in Cabo Blanco Marine Managed Area.

8/18 - Costa Rican Poisons Water in Fountain to Protest Damages Caused by Pineapple Crops

8/17 - Legal Challenge to Costa Rican Water Protections Rejected by Court

8/30 - Costa Rica’s 24 Indigenous Territories Review Pact With Government

8/29 - Wheat bran-made Plates the Best Choice to Replace Plastic in Costa Rican Restaurants

8/28 - Conservationists Alarmed at High-Risk Jaguar Tourism in Tortuguero, Costa Rica

8/16 - Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia and Ecuador Join Efforts Towards Ocean Protection

8/15 - Costa Rican Beekeepers Clamor for Stricter Controls on Herbicide Use

8/15 - University of Costa Rica Takes Measures to Protect Green Areas

8/9 - Costa Rica’s Turrialba Volcano Registers two new Eruptions This Monday

8/9 - Costa Rica’s ‘Water Positive Beer’; Imperial on Tap in the U.S.A

8/9 - First Hydrogen Fuel Cell Bus Arrives to Costa Rica

8/5 - Costa Rica Achieves Two New Records in Sustainability Effort

8/5 - Learn Why Savegre River Became a Biosphere Reserve

8/5 - Yellow Sea Snake Discovered in Costa Rica’s Golfo Dulce

8/4 - Three Costa Ricans are participating in the US Kids World Championship 2017

8/4 - Hydrogen-Fueled bus Already in Costa Rica

8/4 - Costa Rican Ag, Envt and Health Officials Commit to Responsible Pineapple Production

7/28 - The Supreme Electoral Tribunal Will Allow Teenagers to Vote in 2018

7/28 - Costa Rica Works to Protect Threatened, and Biodiverse, Mangroves

7/27 - Costa Rica Achieves Two New Records in Sustainability Effort

7/26 - Ostional, Guanacaste is Costa Rica’s First Tsunami-Ready Beach

7/25 - Trees to Produce Electricity in Costa Rica?

7/24 - A Proposal to Create a Marina in Limon, Costa Rica is Being Considered by Tourism Authorities

7/22 - Indigenous Students Bring Solar Energy to Rural Costa Rica

7/22 - Why Do People in Costa Rica Live So Long?

7/19 - Global call on Costa Rica to ban export of 8 tons of stockpiled hammerhead shark fins

7/18 - Crocodiles Cause More Legal Heat for Costa Rican Government

7/18 - Earthquakes and Seismic Swarm In The Area of The Poas Volcano Raise Alert

7/18 - Olive Ridley Turtles Are Nesting on Costa Rica’s South Pacific Beaches

7/13 - Climate Change is Taking its Toll on Cahuita’s Biodiversity

7/11 - Costa Rica Free of Fossil Fuel? Meet the Woman Behind This Ambitious Initiative

7/11 - Arrests Made For Turtle Hunting in Costa Rica

7/11 - How to Protect You and Your Home From Lightning Strikes in Costa Rica

7/10 - Get a Tattoo and Help “Land of the Strays” dog Shelter in Costa Rica

7/7 - Costa Rican Mayor Taken to Task for Dangerous Crocodile-Viewing Bridge

7/7 - Costa Rica’s Beautiful Mural – Hostal Casa del Parque

7/7 - Lava Lake Forms In Turrialba Volcano

7/7 - 250 Dogs at Shelter in Aserrí, Costa Rica Need Families, and Food

7/1 - Costa Rica and Panama Get Closer to Implementing Integrated Border System

6/30 - Are Costa Rica’s Water Protection Laws at Risk?

6/30 - Savegre River; Recognized as Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO

6/30 - Costa Rica Includes Animals in Disaster Risk Plans

6/30 - Jacó, Costa Rica Aims to Become the Country’s First Plastic-Free Zone

6/30 - Costa Rican researchers use coffee waste to brew biofuel

6/30 - Association Costa Rica por Siempre joins Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation in Efforts to Protect the Oceans

6/29 - Costa Rica Proposes the World's Most Advanced Defense Law for Animals

6/29 - 154 Baby Sea Turtles Were Released in Moín, Limón

6/23 - Costa Rica’s Rincón de la Vieja Volcano Eruption Today Blasts Over 2000 meters

6/22 - Costa Rica Employs Techniques for Sustainable Livestock Production

6/20 - Missouri, US Butterfly Attraction to Expand Costa Rica Farm to 25,000 Acres

6/20 - Let’s Go Out and Plant 500 Trees in Costa Rica

6/20 - Heavy rains flood several communities in three provinces

6/16 - UNESCO declares Costa Rica's Savegre a Biosphere Reserve. Read more

6/15 - Osa Peninsula to Held Protest March During Costa Rican President’s Visit. Read more

6/15 - Tamarindo Businesses Lead Environmental Efforts in Guanacaste, Costa Rica. Read more

6/14 - Costa Rica’s New Marine Protected Area Protects 3 Turtle Nesting Sites. Read more

6/9 - Costa Rica launches quest to replace most single-use plastic by 2021. Read more

6/9 - Air pollution in Costa Rica generates health problems and big bills. Read more

6/8 - Sixteen Red Macaws Freed Into Their Natural Habitat. Read more

6/8 - Costa Rica Takes Leading Role in Actions That Promote Healthy Oceans. Read more

6/6 - Geothermal Exploration Costa Rica's National Parks Under Consideration for Exploitation. Read more

6/6 - 5 Hammerhead sharks tagged during expedition to Cocos Island with Sylvia Earl of Mission Blue. Read more

6/2 - Real estate growth without controls in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica alarms locals. Read more

6/1 - 3812 Species in the World Threatened in Costa Rica. Read more

6/1 - Labor Ministry Questioned on Practices Allowed on Costa Rican Pineapple Plantations. Read more

6/1 - Sustainable Costa Rican Tourist Companies Can Get International Certification. Read more

5/29 - Update on the Turrialba, Poas and Rincon de la Vieja Volcanoes in Costa Rica. Read more

5/30 - Tortuguero National Park in Costa Rica Faces Contamination Problem. Read more

5/25 - Costa Rica Looks To Get Bioenergy. Read more

5/25 - Dengue Rates Fall, But Still a Problem in These Parts of Costa Rica. Read more

5/26 - Costa Rica Nominates Savegre River as its Fourth Biosphere Reserve. Read more

5/25 - Can Costa Rica’s Pacific Coral Reefs Be “Reforested”? Scientists Are Trying. Read more

5/25 - Tortuguero Closes 2km of Park to Protect Jaguar Habitat. Read more

5/25 - Intact, Mature Forest Equals More Understory Species. Read more

5/21 - Sea Shepherd Arrives in Costa Rica With Offer to Help Curb Illegal Fishing in Cocos Island. Read more

5/19 - Pesticides in Coffee Plantation on the Brink of Phase-Out. Read more

5/19 - Environmental agency orders suspension of pineapple farming project. Read more

5/17 - New Marine Snake Found in Costa Rica. Read more

5/16 - Herbicide Bromacil Banned in Costa Rica. Read more

5/16 - Costa Rica Launches Plan to Harness Groundwater in July. Read more

5/16 - Costa Rican Rural Water Departments Go Solar With International Aid. Read more

5/16 - 2 Years In Prison For Killing An Animal; Fines Up to ¢212,000 For Abuse. Read more

5/12 - Palo Verde National Park: A private ranch’s loss is the world’s gain. Read more

5/12 - Costa Rica soon to unveil its first hydrogen-powered bus. Read more

5/11 - Pineapple Expansion in Southern Costa Rica Sparks Outrage, Protest. Read more

5/11 - Costa Rica to Offer Free Wireless Internet in 360 Districts. Read more

5/10 - Tropical Depression Moves Away From Costa Rica’s Pacific. Read more

5/10 - Coast Guard Rescues Leatherback Sea Turtle Eggs in Limón, Costa Rica. Read more

5/10 - Costa Rican Conservationists Say Executive Decree Opens Market to Shark Exports. Read more

5/8 - 30 Tons of Trash a Week are Cleaned From Sewage Systems in San José, Costa Rica. Read more

5/8 - First Municipality in Costa Rica to Ban the Use of Agrochemicals in Public Spaces. Read more

5/4 - Effectiveness of hammerhead conservation measure questioned. Read more

5/3 - Costa Rica’s Return to Forest in the Midst of Latin America’s Deforestation. Read more

5/1 - Costa Rica’s School Made of Bamboo. Read more

5/3 - Vital have announced a nine-date Latin American tour, which will kick off in Costa Rica on July 2nd and wrap up in Brazil two weeks later. Read more

4/30 - Costa Rica Nominates Savegre River as its Fourth Biosphere Reserve. Read more

4/27 - Costa Rica’s National University Works to Eliminate Pesticide Use in Coffee. Read more

4/27 - Lapas Begin To Fill The Skies of Costa Rica mostly because intense conservation work.Read more

4/26 - Photos show the changes at Costa Rica’s Poas Volcano National Park caused by eruptive activity. Read more

4/25 - Nova, Costa Rica’s New Uber-Type Transport, Starts Signing Up Drivers. Read more

4/20 - Opposition to Costa Rican Shrimp Trawling Mounts With Protests Planned. Read more

4/21 - Costa Rican police rescue U.S. family adrift off Pacific coast. Read more

4/21 - Guanacaste tourism operators and artisanal fishers opposed to sustainable shrimp trawling bill. Read more

4/20 - New taxi cooperative plans an all-electric fleet in Heredia. Read more

4/19 - Easter Tradition in Costa Rica; Crocodile Hunting. Read more

4/19 - Socially Responsible Tour Companies Come to Aid of Tortuguero, Costa Rica School. Read more

4/14 - Mega Post-Hurricane-Otto Reconstruction Work Begins in Northern Costa Rica. Read more

4/13 - One Canadian Boy’s Wish in Costa Rica: No Straws, Please! Read more

4/12 - Thousands of dead fish found in Caribbean rivers. (Summary: Environmentalist have proven it is from the farms leaking chemicals into the waterways. What is even more troubling not a single company or farm owner has ever been convicted so the wanton disregard of the environment and wildlife continues unchallenged). Read more

4/11 - 150 Illegal Wells in Santa Cruz Threaten Drinking Water Supply in Guanacaste, Costa Rica. Read more

4/7 - Costa Rica authorities call on visitors to help protect the environment. Read more

4/6 - Surfrider’s New Beer Helps Protect the Coast as Much as Any Beer Can. Read more

4/5 - Costa Rica’s Poas Volcano Acting Up Again. Read more

4/4 - Into the Deep Blue: Costa Rica Thermal Dome Expedition Launches. Read more

4/3 - Guana Beer? Try this Environmentally Friendly Craft Beer in Costa Rica. Read more

3/30 - Costa Rica’s Environmental Authorities Attempt to Control Illegal Fishing in Isla del Coco. Read more

3/30 - CREMA joins Fins Attached in call to protect oceanic whitetip sharks. Read more

3/30 - Ashes from Turrialba Volcano's explosions reach San José, Heredia. Read more

3/28 - Sport Fishing Industry Requests Protection of Sailfish, Marlin in Costa Rica. Read more

3/28 - Is Biofuel Going to Be Mainstream in Costa Rica? Read more

3/24 - Cars, cars and more cars: Costa Rica's worsening love affair. Read more

3/24 - Environment Ministry officials report increased damage of wildfires inside protected areas. Read more

3/23 - Tamarindo, Costa Rica Residents Protest Building on Land Destined for Park. Read more

3/21 - Project to Install a Cableway in Chirripó raises serious concerns. Read more

3/17 - Costa Rica Halts Tuna Licenses Until Industry Policies Updated. Read more

3/16 - Costa Rica is one of Three Countries Which Offers Training in Aquatic Rescue for Surfers. Read more

3/16 - New study: Costa Rica is giving away its fishing wealth. Read more

3/16 - Free App Helps You Locate Organic Produce in Costa Rica. Read more

3/15 - Costa Rican Coast Guard rescues U.S. tourists adrift at sea near Quepos. Read more

3/14 - U.S. Embassy in San Jose Warns: “Crime Is Increasing In Costa Rica”. Read more

3/12 - At Long Last Costa Rica Has Plans to Clean Up Its Wastewater. Read more

- ISLS Spanish, Service & Turtle Rescue Itinerary 2017. Read more

3/9 - Plastic collected in Costa Rica beaches used to create exclusive clothing collection. Read more

3/8 - Costa Rica’s First Ever Wetlands Policy Takes Effect. Read more

3/6 - Costa Rica’s Imperial beer – first beer globally to be declared water positive. Read more

3/7 - Tree-replacement project is improving biodiversity at San José's La Sabana Park. Read more

3/4 - Thousands of Hectares of Forested Ecosystems in Costa Rica Wiped out by Pineapple Growing. Read more

3/4 - Palo Verde National Park wetlands win battle against typha and celebrate with Bird Festival. Read more

3/1 - Electric Cars Are Coming To Costa Rica. Read more

2/28 - Hydrogen-powered Buses in Liberia, The Future is Just Three Months Away. Read more

2/28 - Research by Nat Geo will help Costa Rica determine if protection area at Coco Island must be extended. Read more

2/23 - Study: Costa Rica’s Marine Protected Areas Need to Include Fishers. Read more

2/23 - Activities in Tamarindo, Costa Rica must comply with sustainability regulations. Read more

2/23 - Scientific Research at Costa Rica’s ‘Island of Sharks’ Aids Protection. Read more

- Crocodiles trapped in Chira Island, Costa Rica were returned to their habitat. Read more

2/17 - Crocodile found dead in Gulf of Nicoya following thousands of washed up fish. Read more

2/17 - Costa Rican Police Making a Dent in Alcohol-Related Traffic Deaths. Read more

2/15 - Thousands of dead fish wash up at Nicoya Gulf. Read more

2/10 - Taiwanese woman jailed for shark fins' haul in Costa Rica. Read more

2/9 - Crocodiles at the Tarcoles River in Costa Rica suffering health problems. Read more

2/9 - Will Health Dept. Close Costa Rica’s Manuel Antonio Natl Park? Read more

2/8 - Colombian Crime Prevention Model to Be Used in Costa Rica. Read more

2/8 - U.S. Visitors May Have to Hand Over Social Media Passwords. Read more

2/8 - Studies Found that Local Scorpion species aren’t Dangerous. Read more

2/4 - Randall Arauz, Costa Rica’s own Eco-Angel. Read more

2/4 - Costa Rican court orders effective protection for Corcovado National Park. Read more

2/3 - Toucan Rescued From Shantytown by Costa Rican Police. Read more

1/31 - Costa Rica’s State Electric Company Reforests With Rare Trees. Read more

1/31 - 50mph Winds in San José and Other Parts of Costa Rica This Week. Read more

1/30 - Hammerhead Shark Fins Are Harvested in Costa Rica Despite Ban. Read more

1/27 - Biggest Eruption in Two Weeks by Costa Rica’s Turrialba Volcano. Read more

1/26 - Costa Rican Environmental Groups Demand End to Trawling. Read more

1/25 - Fins Attached Announces Partnership with Costa Rican Biologist Randall Arauz. Read more

1/24 - New Orchid Found In Costa Rica. Read more

1/22 - The Costa Rican Electricity Institute is installing artificial reef in Hermosa beach. Read more

1/22 - Volunteers Help Clean Costa Rica Beaches for the Turtles. Read more

1/20 - Endless Olas Surf Camp & Global Vision International Help At-Risk Costa Rica Kids. Read more

1/20 - Olas Verdes, a Costa Rican boutique hotel in Playa Guiones, Nosara, has been awarded the highest designation for the international sustainable design and construction standard, LEED Platinum (i.e Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design). Read more

1/18 - Costa Rica's Surf for Youth (S4Y) started four years ago with just a handful of kids but the hard work is now paying off. Read more

1/17 - Costa Rican Park Guards Rescue 485 Wild Animals Over Holidays. Read more

1/17 - Costa Rican Nonprofit Spearheads Open-Sea Conservation Treaty. Read more

1/14 - Changing paradigms in La Carpio through volunteering. Read more

1/13 - “Green” Pura Vida? Costa Rica’s Renewables Conceal Dependence on Oil. Read more

1/12 - Want to do something amazing for charity? Trek to Costa Rica in aid of Marie Curie. Read more

1/10 - Costa Rican Park Guards Rescue 485 Wild Animals Over Holidays. Read more

1/6 - Rebuilding the community of La Carpio through cultural education. Read more

1/6 - Costa Rica got 98 percent of its electricity from renewables in 2016. Read more

1/6 - UPDATE: Green alert declared as Turrialba Volcano ashfall intensifies Read more

1/4 - Ruta Madre: In Costa Rica We Drive On The Left, Pass On The Right. Read more


12/28 - There are big plans for the port at Limón. Read more

12/28 - Christmas In San Jose: Bull Fights, Horses and Carnaval. Read more

12/27 - 26 High Schools in Costa Rica Offer International Baccalaureate. Read more

12/28 - Guanacaste Fashion Week will take place December 28. Read more

12/23 - Dining options for your New Year’s celebrations. Read more

12/23 - Air Canada Inaugurates Twice-Weekly, Non-Stop Service between Montreal and San Jose, Costa ...Read more

12/22 - Traveling we can also help those affected by hurricane Otto. Read more

12/21 - The perfect Costa Rican Christmas in 10 easy steps. Read more

12/23 - Dining options for your New Year’s celebrations. Read more

12/19 - Costa Rica’s N. Pacific Fishermen Demand Shrimpers Leave. Read more

12/18 - Leonardo Di’Caprio says climate action is U.S.’s “biggest economic opportunity”. Read more

12/10 - Oceans: Hammerhead Sharks Need Protection. Read more

12/10 - Community rights: A key to conservation in Central America. Read more

12/7 - Route 32 expansion project receives environmental permits. Read more

12/6 - Natural Nomads, Leatherback Turtles Stay Put in Mozambique. Read more

6/6 - Study Shows Shark Meat in Costa Rican Markets Has High Levels of Toxic Mercury. Read more

5/26 - The Plastic Pollution Coalition was started by Bodhi Surf Camp to inspire others to become plastic-free. Their organization is already seeing a positive affect in Uvita. They have created guides to help provide idea on how we all can strive to become plastic free. Read more

5/10 - The Creation of a Plastic-Free Tourism Destination. Read more

3/11 - Great News: Controversial shrimp trawl bill withdrawn from Costa Rican Congress Read more

2/16 -
Victory for Threatened Sharks and Rays at Memordum of Undestanding (MoU) of Migratory Sharks! Read more

Please join the facebook group END WILDLIFE ELECTROCUTIONS IN COSTA RICA, and sign the petition here.

11/24 - Watch Thousands of Turtles Lay Eggs on Costa Rica Beach. Read more

11/23 - Costa Rican Costa Guard Seize Illegal Nets in Gulf of Nicoya. Read more

11/21 - Ivory Coast Looking to Follow Costa Rica’s Lead for Reforestation. Read more

- Protecting the Rainforest on Costa Rica’s Most Famous River. Read more

11/10 - What is Costa Rica’s Real Stance on Shark Protection? Read more

11/10 - Costa Rica consolidates its position as leader in sustainability during WTO World Summit. Read more

- Shrimping boat sinks in Guanacaste, spilling diesel on Costa Rica's Pacific coast. Read more

11/2 - U.S. Southern Command supports Costa Rican indigenous communities. Read more

11/1 - TURTLES: Lucy Baker, 18, is off with mum Jane to protect endangered sea turtles. Read more

11/1 - Paulownia Trees Could Support Reforestation Efforts. Read more

11/1 - Kambo Frog Poison – an Amazing Healing Treasure from the Rainforest. Read more

10/29 - Costa Rica’s Animal Welfare Law Making a Rebound

10/26 - Patrol Boat Will Aid Protection of Costa Rica’s Cocos Island 

10/24 - Is there or isn’t there an overpopulation of crocodiles in Costa Rica?

10/23 - Costa Rica police and environmental authorities of Osa unite forces to fight environmental crimes

- Costa Rica promotes pesticide-free rice farming. Read more

10/20 - Luna Roja: A journey through Costa Rica’s culinary heritage. Read more

10/19 - Floods Affect Tourists in Costa Rica; Tambor Hotel Latest Victim. Read more

10/19 - Road to Limon Rejected Due to Environmental Study. Read more

- Pacific Leatherback Conservation Day: Their Future is in Our Hands. Read more

10/8 - The Jairo Mora Sandoval Award - Society for Marine Biology Conservation (SCB) recently announced the creation of the Jairo Mora Sandoval Award, named after the murdered Costa Rican environmentalist. Read more

10/10 - Habitat for Humanity Wants To Build Homes in Costa Rica. Read more

10/9 -
Op-ed: Reduce and Recycle to Remain Relevant in Global Tourism. Read more

- Santa Rosa National Park provides cutting-edge data on changing planet Read more

- Shark species win international protection despite Costa Rica's abstention. Read more

- Santa Ana, Costa Rica Wind Energy Project Supplies 12K Homes a Year. Read more

- Puerto Limon Celebrates Columbus Day. Read more

- Costa Rica and Sea Shepherd at odds again over failed turtle conservation effort. Read more

- Costa Rica has the most contaminated river in Central America. Read more

- Agüizotes: The Folk Magic of Costa Rica. Read more

- Mobile library brings books and more to Limón communities. Read more

9/27 - Costa Rica has the Cleanest Energy Matrix in the World. Read more

9/25 - The Music and Lifestyle in Costa Rica. Read more

9/22 - Sea Shepherd Turtle Protection Campaign. Read more

9/22 - International Peace Day in Costa Rica. Read more

9/21 - Program to Aid Conservation in Costa Rica’s Reventazón Watershed. Read more

9/19 - Costa Rica to use drones to deliver medicine to indigenous communities. Read more

9/16 - Lifeguards Lobby for Funds for 300 More Positions in Costa Rica. Read more

9/17 - Sea Shepherd Turtle Protection Ordered to Stop by Costa Rican Government. Read more

9/15 - Costa Rica has been running on 100% renewable energy for 2 months straight. Read more

9/14 - Turrialba Volcano spews ash, vapor. Read more

9/12 - Costa Ricans pledge to go car free on Sept. 22. Read more

9/8 - The surprising link between the tapirs of Costa Rica and climate change. Read more

9/5 - Caminos de Osa rural tourism project takes you to the doorsteps of Costa Rica's people. Read more

9/4 - Costa Rica hastens to recover its previously undervalued wetlands. Read more

8/30 - Costa Rica & Japan move forward with geothermal energy project. Read more

8/29 - Sea Turtle Conservation Volunteer Vacations in Costa Rica. Read more

8/27 - Costa Rica Microorganism Could Alleviate Climate Change. Read more

8/27 - CR’s First Desalination Plant Opens at Reserva Conchal Hotel. Read more

8/26 - Costa Rica Fishermen Trained in Sea Turtle Conservation. Read more

8/26 - Cherokee Youth Social Entrepreneurship Venture Benefits Costa Rican Schools. Read more

8/23 - Carbon Neutrality; Costa Rica to Plant 5,000 Trees For Upcoming Adventure Travel World Summit 2016. Read more

8/22 - The 2016 Ocean Guardian Contest opens October 1st! Get your video submissions ready and come back to this page between October 1st and October 10th to enter this year’s contest.

8/17 - In Wake of 12 Ocelot Highway Deaths, Immediate Action Demanded. Read more

8/17 - Marine conservation award to be named after murdered conservationist Jairo Mora. Read more

8/17 - Government Buildings Evacuated in Costa Rica After 2 Earthquakes. Read more

8/14 - In Costa Rica, Photographing Jaguars to Help Save Them. Read more

8/12 - Costa Rica Yoga Academy Supports Low-Income Teens in Guanacaste. Read more

8/10 - Fight over shrimp trawling continues in legislature. Read more

8/8 - Save the Turtles: Sea Turtle Conservancy in Tortuguero. Read more

8/6 - Costa Rica Losing Its “Green” Image & Credentials? Read more

8/5 - Tour Guide Becomes Hero After Saving Anteater Read more

8/4 - Florida Biologists Study Extinction Potential of Costa Rica Frogs Read more

8/4 - Costa Rica Thermal Dome Could Become a World Heritage Site Read more

8/2 - Costa Rica Turtle Egg Poachers Teaming Up With Drug Traffickers Read more

7/28 - Animal Rights Law Passes in Costa Rica. Read more

7/28 - Conservationists Urge Increased Protections of Silky Sharks at International Meeting. Read more

7/28 - El Nino has ended, but La Nina could return this year. Read more

7/19 - New Venomous Snake Discovered in Costa Rica Read more

7/19 - Leatherback Sea Turtle Saved by Costa Rican Coast Guard Read more

7/12 - A rare find: African voices in the Costa Rican National Archives. Read more

7/12 - Draft law to support electric vehicles and clean energy. Read more

7/7 - Our Ocean Creators Need Your Help: Tuna and mahi mahi longliners set lines up to 60 miles long with thousands of baited hooks that kill tons of marine wildlife - including the beleaguered silky shark. Please sign

7/7 - Latin American Medical Cannabis Conference announces speaker agenda. Read more

7/7 - Today Turrialba Volcano erupts and launches ash 1km high. Read more

7/5 - Slaughter of majestic sailfish brings law enforcement action. Read more

7/3 - Activists Demand FedEx to Stop Shipping Shark Fins. Read more

6/27 - Turtles Caught in Fishing Nets & Shark Finning; Costa Rica Non-Protected Water. Read more

6/27 - Activists Decry Costa Rica Proposal to Protect Silky Sharks. Read more

6/26 - Costa Rica Geologists Busy as Two Volcanoes Erupt. Read more

6/15 - Tamarindo Art Wave - 3 day Art and Music Festival. Read more

6/25 - Costa Rica Fruit Festival, this Sep. 2016, will awaken your senses and nourish your body & soul! Read more

6/24 - Surf Rider is have a International Surfing Day Fundraising Event in Tamarindo tonight. Get Details

6/24 - Government continues to push for shrimp trawling despite a constitutional court prohibition and environmental opposition. Read more

6/24 - Costa Rica adds hydroelectric dam to clean energy grid. Read more

6/24 - Dengue vaccine approved in Costa Rica. Read more

6/23 - 80% of indigenous zika cases concentrated in Puntarenas. Read more

6/22 - Protecting Costa Rica’s Coral Reefs. Read more

6/17 - Turrialba Volcano again spews ash and vapor. Read more

6/17 - List of districts with Zika alerts. Read more

6/16 - U.S. Firm Donates $20K to Soup Kitchen in Costa Rica. Read more

6/15 - National campaign collects used batteries for recycling. Read more

6/14 - 382 people registered to use public bikes in Cartago on the initiative’s first day. Read more

6/14 - Costa Rica Flora & Fauna Online Directory. Read more

6/13 - ICE encourages creation of artificial reef to protect ecosystems in Playa Hermosa. Read more

6/13 - LIMITED TIME Surf Camp Special offered by Pura Vida Adventures, located in Mal Pais, starts NOW! Read more

6/10 - ICE to create artificial reefs with waste from electrical grid. Read more

6/10 - If Your Car Pollutes in Costa Rica Expect a Fine. Read more

6/8 - Discovery Shark Week: Bull Sharks Fight Crocs in Costa Rica. Read more

6/8 - Costa Rica's shark conservation record is a 'mixed bag,' observers say. Read more

6/8 - Picking Up Jairo Mora’s Dream of Protecting Turtles in Costa Rica. Read more

6/8 - Sea Shepherd Conservation Society Announces New Campaign In Time For World Oceans Day. Read more

6/8 - Costa Rica’s Forests: The Jungle’s Incredible Comeback Story. Read more

6/6 - Surfrider Foundation Wants Costa Rica to Stop Using Plastic Bags. Read more

6/7 - Recommended Law would declare June 17th Father’s Day in Costa Rica. Read more

6/5 - Costa Rica National Photography Contest Begins. Read more

6/2 - Coast Guard Rescues 14 Baby Sharks in Costa Rica. Read more

6/2 - It's Official! Surfer Legend Bruce Iron's will be Competing in Costa Rica this July. Read more

6/1 - Plastic bag pollution is daunting but has an easy solution, says environmentalist Read more

5/30 - Guanacaste fishermen met to reiterate opposition to trawling Read more

5/30 - Can Globalization Reduce Cultural Expression in Costa Rica? Read more

5/28 - Lava Gushing From Costa Rica’s Turrialba Volcano Read more

5/28 - Entrepreneur makes hemp-based fuel in Costa Rica Read more

5/28 - Costa Rica's Turrialba Volcano threatens to wreak havoc on agriculture Read more

5/27 - Uber and Toyota join forces so that drivers can lease vehicles Read more

5/26 - Taxi drivers to stage another demonstration against Uber. Read more

5/26 - Turrialba volcano becomes increasingly dangerous within 2 kilometers, says volcanologist. Read more

5/24 - Costa Rica Named The Top Contributor to Biodiversity in Latin America. Read more

5/17 - WhatsApp: Costa Rica's latest policing tool. Read more

5/10 - The Creation of a Plastic-Free Tourism Destination. Read more

5/20 - Sales of Surgical Masks Soar in Costa Rica Due to Volcanic Ash. Read more

5/12 - New map shows importance of Central America indigenous communities to forest conservation. Read more

5/11 - Nicaragua canal threatens jaguars, other endangered species, study finds. Read more

5/10 - Foreign firms announce more than 2,000 new job openings in Costa Rica. Read more

5/9 - Reggae to the Rescue Concert in Dominical on July 16th featuring REBELUTION and Ojo De Buey. Get Details

5/6 - Sea Shepherd Conservation Society has announced the release of its first feature-length, in-house documentary, titled “Why Just One?” The documentary addresses the dramatic decline in sea turtles and the organization’s efforts to defend them, it said. Read more

5/6 - Government said shrimp fishermen subsidies reach 118 million colons. Read more

5/6 - Lawmakers, citizen groups keep up fight for animal welfare bill. Read more

5/5 - Mysterious monkey deaths could be related to climate change. Read more

5/3 - The iconic 'El Gallito' stores close after 106 years in business; more than 200 employees dismissed. Read more

5/2 - New Trail Running Event in Liberia, Costa Rica. Read more

4/29 - Winners of Costa Rica Fishackathon. Read more

4/28 - Activity Increases at the Turrialba Volcano in Costa Rica. Read more

4/26 - Canadian University Inaugurates Rainforest Campus in Costa Rica. Read more

4/25 - Supermodel and nature-lover Gisele Bundchen Plants a Tree in Costa Rica with her Children for Earth Day.
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4/26 - Pioneer Monteverde conservationist Wilford 'Wolf' Guindon who had devoted his life to protect the jungles of Costa Rica dies at 85. Read more

4/25 - Weekend “seismic swarm” between two Costa Rica volcanoes sparks eruption fears. Read more

4/23 - Costa Rica advances the global conversation on planet conservation. Read more

4/22 - Fishackathon invites conservation-minded techies to help solve overfishing. The winning team from Costa Rica will represent the country in the global Fishackathon competition, where the grand prize is $10,000 plus...Read more

4/22 - Costa Rica seeks to make coffee production carbon-free (Video) - Watch here

4/22 - Happy Earth Day Costa Rica! Read more

4/21 - Costa Rica surfers rescue baby pilot whale in Puntarenas. Read more

4/21 - Newport Beach Film Festival: Documentary on 'Endless Summer' return to South Africa to be screened. The film also follows students visiting Robert August in his home in Costa Rica, where he lives when he’s not in Huntington Beach, CA. Read more

4/15 - Bodhi Surf School makes a pledge to become plastic-free and sets a goal to help others in Uvita to do the same. Read more

- Costa Rican Homes, businesses that produce renewable energy can now store it in the grid. Read more

4/6 - New study shows that conservation research is not focusing on the countries that need it the most, i.e. those with the highest biodiversity. Read more

4/1 - Here's why Costa Rica leads the Ameria's in its response to climate change. Read more

3/29 - Four turtle poachers convicted in Jairo Mora, a Costa Rican enviromentalist, death. Read more

- Solís administration backs down from bill to reinstate shrimp trawling. Read more

3/23 - Costa Rica moves forward on distributed generation with net metering to start in April. Read more

3/22 - Road checks to fight wildlife trafficking during Holy Week. Read more

3/18 - Fishermen report more tuna, dolphin along Pacific coast. Read more

3/11 - Controversial shrimp trawl bill withdrawn from Costa Rican congress. Read more

3/6 - Endless Olas Surf Camp and Manuel Antonio Surf School have decided to host their first contest for Endless Olas Surf Camp! It’s a SURF PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST and the prizes are unbeatable. Get Details here

3/3 - UoM supports campaign to save endangered amphibian. Read more

3/3 - Central American Megaflyover to Measure Impacts of Humans & Cows in Largest Remaining Rainforests
Overflight will analyze widespread changes across Central American isthmus and examine status of largest five forests.“What was once an unbroken corridor of biological wonders has become threatened by rapid deforestation and fragmentation– especially due to uncontrolled cattle ranching” Read more

3/3 - Five distinguished scientists and conservationists from Costa Rica, South Africa, Sri Lanka, and the United States are the 2016 recipients of the Pew fellowship in marine conservation, which supports research to improve ocean conservation and management. Read more

3/2 - Costa Rica Putting in Controls to Track the Country’s Shark Finning Industry. Read more

2/19 - Costa Rica seeks to boost electric, hybrid cars. Read more

2/16 - Victory for Threatened Sharks and Rays at Memordum of Undestanding (MoU) of Migratory Sharks! Read more

2/15 - Costa Rica says it will support new shark protections despite agreements with fishermen. Wildlife experts from all over the world will converge on San José Monday to discuss international protections for shark and ray species. The meeting comes on the heels of scathing critiques from environmentalists of Costa Rica’s recent record on shark conservation. Read more

2/15 - Conservation groups call for more protection for rays as well as sharks in new 10-year strategy. Read more

- Mora residents battle to stop a landfill from being built in their backyard. Read more

2/10 - Paralyzed baby sloth thrives in Manuel Antonio rescue center. Read more

2/10 - Taxi driver chains herself in front of Costa Rica president's house to protest Uber Read more

2/19 - The Line-Up for Envision 2016 has been published! Wahoo! Get in the Know here

2/18 - Envision Festival Special Announcement - The 2017 Festival Tickets and Dates are available! Read more

2/16 - ENVISION 2016 FESTIVAL starts in just a few more days. Learn more about the area the festival will be hosted to make the most of your time here.

2/6 - Costa Rica's Envision Festival Has Officially Sold Out! Read more

2/6 - Arts and culture in brief: the week ahead in Costa Rica. Read more

2/6 - Celebs May be Coming to Costa Rica for “Creative Bootcamp” Says Brand Executive Director Devin Gibson. Read more

2/6 - President Solis is now taking new action to protect sharks in Costa Rica. Read more

2/5 - Cameras To Capture Details on Costa Rica Diversity. Read more

2/5 - Transito (Traffic Police) Seizes Vehicle of Uber Driver. Read more

2/4 - ‘Ed Force One’ To Visit Costa Rica March 7 (Iron Maiden's Airplane is landing and it's HUGE!) - Their concert will be in San Jose, March 8th. Read more

2/3 - Half a million people in Costa Rica expected to see water rationing up to 12 hours per day. Read more

2/1 - A Costa Rican man will serve 33 years for brutal rape of French tourist (Thanks to "Cap on Crime" and the diligent efforts of Matt Kirsch, owner of, who helped provide video evidence which helped convict this rapiest). Read more

1/31 - Tourists Cancel Costa Rica Vacations Due to Zika Scare. Read more

1/29 - The Importance of Forest Corridors in Costa Rica. Read more

1/29 - How Buzzfeed's Co-Founder Is Protecting a Costa Rican Town. Read more

1/29 - Costa Rica backs University conservation campaign. Read more

1/23 - Five things to know about the new Jairo Mora murder trial. (New trial starts 1/25) Read more

1/23 - Stop Costa Rica's Illegal Logging From Destroying National Parks. Read more

1/22 - Costa Rica Will Host Important Shark Conservation Meeting. Read more

1/21 - New Study Analyzes Impact of Rising Carbon Dioxide Emissions on Ocean Fish. Read more

- New trial in killing of Costa Rica conservationist Jairo Mora to start Jan. 25. Read more

1/11th - Illegal logging threatens Costa Rica's valuable species and vulnerable national parks. Read more

12/28 - AyA asks to increase water rates 49.5 percent for conservation, protection of water resources. Read more

12/23 - British Professor Helped Costa Rica Win Claim Against Nicaragua. Read more

12/23 - Costa Rica Developing Nature Reserves to Support Communities and Sustainable Tourism. Read more

12/6 - Costa Rica Commits to Reforestation of 2.4 Million Acres Read more

12/5 - Help Whooping Cranes and Win a 2-Week Vacation in Costa Rica Read more

12/2 - Bluetrailz SurfCamp Special: The perfect time to get away from it all and to learn to surf. With our 5 night Package at only $249, there is no reason not to go. With lessons to get you started and board rental to keep you going this package includes everything you need to ride your first waves. Book now! (link Book now! Valid until December 12, 2015.

12/1 - Latin America hands climate bill to rich world at summit. Read more

11/30 - Costa Rica President Solis’ Rightfully Awarded ‘Shark Enemy’ Dishonor. Read more

11/29 - A Paris climate change talks primer for Costa Rica. Read more

11/26 - Costa Rica to Get $500 Million From IDB for Renewables Read more

11/23 - National Geographic: Costa Rica Is Not Doing Enough to Protect Diminished Shark Populations. Read more

11/23 - Costa Rica squirrel monkeys:Conservation group holds fundraiser to count endangered species. Read more

11/18 - Sea Shepherd's Paul Watson files human rights lawsuit against Costa Rica. Read more

11/14 - Real Surf Trips just announced an amazing retreat for all those who would like to become a Standup Paddle Yoga instructors. Learn more here

11/23 - Costa Rica squirrel monkeys: Conservation group holds fundraiser to count endangered species. Read more

11/19 - Jones Supports Rainforest Reforestation, Community Carbon Trees, in Costa Rica Read more

11/19 - Costa Rica boasts clean energy -- and bad car pollution. Read more

11/3 - "Playa Esterillos Photo Contest 2015" – 6° Edition - Hotel La Dolce Vita is a photo award competition open to photographers anywhere in the world who love Esterillos and Costa Rica. Application period: From the 17th of September to 15th of November 2015. Get details here

11/2 - Green Circle unites 5 Costa Rica hotels in eco-tourism marketing venture. Read more

10/28 - Oxybenzone, an ingredient found in most sunscreens, has been tied to the demise of coral populations in Hawaii, the Virgin Islands, and South Florida, according to new research. Read more

11/3 - Support Sea Shepherd's by purchasing some of their cool hemp hoodies....quality, sustainable, and to support those who fight for our oceans and environment! Shop now

10/26 - Costa Rica issues 1-year moratorium on export of hammerhead shark products Read more

10/23 - Save water, ban golf courses, says Costa Rican lawmaker - Read more

10/23 - Witch's Rock Surf Camp has put together an amazing Girl's Surf Retreat. Find out the details here. YOU DO NOT WANT TO MISS OUT!

10/22 - CONTEST ends Oct 22nd. 4 Days stay at their new location near Tamarindo beach. Click here to Enter

10/17 - Sharks Have Received Their Death Sentence from Costa Rica. Read more

10/17 - Happy International Sloth Day! Read more

10/16 - First Grade Class "Adopts" Sloths to Teach About Rainforest Conservation -The Sloth Institute together with Kids Saving the Rainforest announces the Elementary School Sloth Challenge, inspired by Ms. Megan Yang, 1st grade teacher at West Point Elementary in Surprise, Arizona. Ms. Yang believes in teaching students at a young age about conservation. Read more

10/15 - Brooklyn yoga studio plans fundraiser to protect Costa Rican rain forest. Read more

10/11 - A Legal Victory for Sea Shepherd’s Paul Watson in Costa Rica Read more

10/1 - One of Sea Shepherd’s missions in Costa Rica: Protecting whales Read more

9/29 - Costa Rica defends its sea turtles against tourist throng. Read more

9/1 - Leilani McGonagle visits Dominical to speak with underserved girls who are part of the organization Chicas Con Propisito - Read more (en Espanol)

9/3 - Environmentalists outraged after Costa Rica park ranger sentenced to 12 years Read more

8/26 - Warming seas rising faster than predicted, NASA scientists say Read more

8/24 - Conservationists want you to help crowd-patrol illegal fishing around Cocos Island - Now you can REMOTELY FROM HOME! Read more

8/17 - Around Alamo: Girls help save sea turtles in Costa Rica Read more

8/16 - Tour de Turtles: The Race to Save the Turtles and Maybe Humans as Well Read more

7/13 - A new surf resort, called Olas Verdes, is using their version of "Creative Sustainability" to create an eco-friendly resort that pushes the boundaries of what others call sustainable development...they go much deeper. Read more

8/20 - Global Wave Conference October 2015 - The most ambitious and impactful enviro-surf conference to date. Learn more about the conference, speakers & attendees - and act quickly to register. Tickets are going fast!! Buy Here

8/16-->Bodhi Surf School, located in Uvita Costa Rica, just announced their 3rd Annual "2015 MY OCEAN DEFENDER CONTEST" to celebrate innovative Ocean Guardian actions (and they are offering some seriously awesome prizes) - Get details of Bodhi's Uvita Surf School here

8/14 - Teens Aid in Sea Turtle Conservation, Scuba Dives in Panama, Learns to Surf in Costa Rica. Read more

8/13 - Lifeguard Charity Party to raise money for Costa Ballena Life Guards - Read more

8/13 - “Green” Tax on Plastic Containers Read more

8/13 - Surf Camp in Costa Rica Announces Annual Conservation Contest Read more

8/06 - Sea Turtle Poachers Arrested After Sea Chase in Costa Rica. Read more

7/29 - Don't Miss the Surfing in Tamarindo, Costa Rica. Read more

7/30 - Costa Rica Luxury Resort Helps Orphaned Sloths. Read more

7/29 - PBS and BBC Production Features Baby Sloths in Costa Rica. Read more

7/22 - Swimming with Sharks - Malibu foundation seeks volunteers to save our seas and fish, especially sharks. Read more

7/21 - Costa Rica Government Launches Sea Turtle Conservation Workshop. Read more

7/22 - Police in Costa Rica Prevent Butchering of Five Sea Turtles. Read more

7/19 - Coast Guard Rescues 165 Sea Turtle Eggs in Costa Rica. Read more

7/16 - Drones could help spot illegal fishing around Costa Rica's Cocos Island. Read more

7/18 - Rehabilitated sea turtle in 'Tour de Turtles' to be tracked with satellites Read more

7/18 - Drones could help spot illegal fishing around Costa Rica's Cocos Island Read more

7/15 - Rockford Spanish Immersion students travel to Costa Rica Read more

7/15 - HPU Students Serve God and Experience Spanish Culture on Costa Rica Trip Read more

7/15 - Conservation involves much more than reducing deforestation Read more

7/12 - Lewis University students are studying ecology this summer in Costa Rica Read more

7/10 - Without Sharks, There Would be No Shark Week. Read more

7/9 - Shark At Cocos Island in Costa Rica Applies for Residency Read more

7/9 - Neo Fauna in Jacó: Saving the world, one snake at a time Read more

7/8 - Make Shark Week About Saving Sharks (National Geographic). Read more

7/8 - It may sting, but mosquitoes just find some people more attractive than others. Read more

7/7 - Drones & Submarines Assist Scientists At Cocos Island National Park, Costa Rica Read more

7/7 - MHS students take trip of a lifetime. Read more

7/6 - Crocodile Bay Marina: Osa destroyer or Golfo Dulce dream? Read more

7/5 - Directory of Places to Buy Organic Produce in Costa Rica. Read more

7/4 - Who doesn’t love to see fireworks on the 4th? Unfortunately, many types of fireworks litter tiny pieces of #plastic all over our beaches, oceans, rivers and lakes. These microplastics are then absorbed and stored in animals’ bodies, releasing toxic chemicals. It’s time for plastic-free fireworks! #protectouroceans - (post written by SurfRider Foundation)

7/3 - Ten-year-old siblings take the stage to promote education for women. Read more

7/3 - GREAT NEWS - Thunder Captain And Officers Face Justice In The Wake Of Operation Icefish. The Captain, Chief Engineer and Second Mechanic of the notorious poaching vessel, Thunder, have been charged with counts of pollution, reckless driving, forgery and negligence in São Tomé and Príncipe. Read more

6/26 - This guy thinks plastic water bottles should have graphic warning labels. He makes a great point with his amazing and shocking art. Read more

6/19 - Crocodile warning signs in Costa Rica have decreased bad encounters with tourists, Environment Ministry reports. Read more

6/17 - US Economist Praises Value of Nature Conservation in Costa Rica. Read more

6/17 - Environment How I Went From Skeptic to Hopeful at the Surf + Social Good Summit. 20 countries got together to share, listen, learn and brainstorm around the overarching objective of leveraging the power of surfing to contribute to a better world.Read more

6/16 - Massa touring agriculture sites in Costa Rica. Read more

6/7 - PHOTO REPORT: University of Costa Rica celebrates World Environment Day. Read more

6/7 - Costa Rica consumes more agrochemicals per hectare than any country in the world. Read more

6/3 - 20-Year-Old Inventor’s Idea For How To Make Ocean Clean Itself Will Be Launched In Japan. Read more

6/1 - Jairo Mora murder case: Costa Rica prosecutor seeks new trial. Read more

4/6 - Conservation groups PRETOMA and Turtle Island Restoration Network and have found evidence that hammerhead sharks (Sphyrna lewini) are being exported from Costa Rican ports and flown to plates in Hong Kong by way of stop-overs on U.S. soil. Read more.

4/06 - Endangered Hammerhead Shark Fins Exported from Costa Rica. Read more.


12/26 - APM Terminals set to begin construction in 2015 on $1 billion Costa Rica port after environmental study approved. From the Tico Times.

11/25 - Exportation of shark fin cargo halted in Costa Rica. Read more.

7/8 - Odyssey 2050 Climate Change film features Costa Rican astronaut Franklin Chang raising awareness of global issues and highlighting what is important to kids around the world. Watch the video on YouTube.

6/20 - First Scientific Proof of Migration Paths & Connection Between Marine Protected Areas in the Eastern Tropical Pacific. Read more.

5/24 - Here is a new map of Costa Rica showing the variety of its rainforests - LINK.

CR Surf Travel Company is offering to plant a tree for each trip purchased by a B-Corps member or anyone! Book a hotel or rental vehicle for a week or more in Costa Rica by the end of 2014 and they will donate $25 to Community Carbon Trees, a non-profit group that empowers women by teaching them about the environment and planting native species of trees for reforesting projects in Costa Rica. The money goes to purchase the tree, having the women plant it, and maintain it until it reaches maturity. This helps offset the carbon burned on the travelers' flight. Just mention 'Plant a Tree' when making your reservations. You can now reserve vehicles online through U-Save and Adobe here.

Contest: The My Ocean Guardian Journey Contest is your chance to showcase what you are already doing for the ocean and environment, or share a new and original idea. The contest runs through December 31st and the prizes awarded (including a week's stay at Bodhi Surf School) on January 26, 2015. The two categories are Best Actions and Best Ideas.


12/26 - Franklin Chang Diaz, the Costa Rican-U.S. astronaut, has written a second book in his autobiographical series. This is "Dream’s Journey" that begins as Chang, now 18, is on his way to the United States with $50 in his pocket. "Dream´s Journey" is not available in bookstores and can be purchased by contacting

12/11 - PRETOMA describes 'historic' day for international shark conservation as hammerheads, thresher, and silky sharks added to protected list. LINK

12/4 - Exportation of shark fin cargo halted in Costa Rica. Read more.

10/11 - The Surfrider Foundation hires Chad Nelson as the new CEO. Learn more about him and his plans to help protect our oceans, waves, and beaches. Surfrider link.

10/4 - Urge Costa Rica to support silky shark conservation. Read more and sign the petition here.

9/26 - A river survives in Costa Rica, with help from Lynchburg College. Read more about how activists helped save the Veracruz River near Monteverde. Courtesy of

8/16 - Odyssey 2050 Climate Change film features Costa Rican astronaut Franklin Chang raising awareness of global issues and highlighting what is important to kids around the world. Watch the video on YouTube.

8/8 - Bodhi Surf School has started a Travelers' Philanthropy Program donating funds to three community service organizations in the Bahia Ballena region.

8/1 - Costa Rica Coast Guard arrest two men in Limon with 200 sea turtle eggs and green sea turtle meat, from

7/24 - Read this interesting article from on the advantages and disadvantages of recycling in Costa Rica. LINK

7/1 - Tuna cannery dispute freezes proposed net-free zone. Read more in

6/23 - First Scientific Proof of Migration Paths & Connection Between Marine Protected Areas in the Eastern Tropical Pacific. Read more.

6/16 - Costa Rica proposes further international protection for hammerhead sharks. Read more.

6/16 - Check out the photos from the Community Carbon Trees workshop on Trees and Bees on Facebook. There are some diagrams explaining how bees help our environment through pollenation. Special thanks to Harold Mena Ramirez of Abejas Feliz Apicultura.

5/16 - From AM Costa Rica - President acts to protect dolphin and sports fishing by creating a 60-mile area parallel to the coast where no purse seine operations will be allowed - LINK

4/29 - Check out the summary of the Impact of Tourism Related Development on Costa Rica's Pacific Coast on the CREST website - PDF document

4/12 - From the Tico Times: Ocean conservation group MarViva filed a lawsuit with the Constitutional Chamber of the Supreme Court (Sala IV) on Thursday, alleging that the Costa Rican Fisheries Institute (Incopesca) illegally renewed three shrimp trawling licenses following a court order not to do so. Read more.

3/28 - Help L.A.S.T. (Latin American Sea Turtles), a non-profit group protecting the Leatherback and Green turtles on Pacuare Beach, by voting for them on the European Outdoor Conservation Association website. The winner gets $35,000 in funding. Click to vote.

3/28 - From AmCostaRica: The organization Movimiento Ríos Vivos will stage a hike along the Río Chirripó-Pacífico Sunday beginning at the Catholic church in Miraflores The group organized in the Valle de El General, which includes Buenos Aires and Pérez Zeledón, to express concern over the estimated 14 private hydro power projects that are planned for local rivers. The hike will terminate at one of the power plant sites.

3/21 - Costa Rica is losing 30 percent of its ecosystems, study finds. Read more.

2/13 - From Randall Arauz at Latest publication on movements of hammerhead sharks in the Eastern Tropical Pacific LINK (there is a cost to read the entire article, but no charge to view the abstract)

2/13 - Check out this story of a PUMA sighting in the Santa Rosa National Park - LINK.

“Ambientes de la Isla del Coco”: artist Carlos Hiller showcasing regions of Coco Island, Hidden Garden Art Gallery, 5km west of Daniel Oduber airport, Liberia, Guanacaste,

CR Surf Travel Company is offering to plant a tree for each trip purchased by a B-Corps member or anyone! Book a hotel or rental vehicle for a week or more in Costa Rica by the end of 2014 and they will donate $25 to Community Carbon Trees, a non-profit group that empowers women by teaching them about the environment and planting native species of trees for reforesting projects in Costa Rica. The money goes to purchase the tree, having the women plant it, and maintain it until it reaches maturity. This helps offset the carbon burned on the travelers' flight. Just mention 'Plant a Tree' when making your reservations. You can now reserve vehicles online through U-Save and Adobe here.

CONTEST! - My Ocean Guardian Journey is a friendly contest created by Bodhi Surf School that promotes marine conservation and environmental awareness, and allows you to share your journey on becoming an Ocean Guardian. It is important to keep in mind that you don’t have to be living near the coast to be an Ocean Guardian; actions such as reducing plastic use, consuming responsibly grown/caught ocean products, and curbing your energy use will all help contribute to a healthier ocean. The contest consists of two categories: BEST ACTIONS and BEST IDEAS. Contestants in both categories will have the chance to win one of several Bodhi Surf School prizes.


12/19 - Public calls for the creation of new Marine Management Area in Nandayure, Guanacaste, Costa Rica. Protection would be provided to olive ridley, hawksbill and green turtles, and would foster a sustainable spotted rose snapper fishery. Read more.

Sloth Rescue center in Costa Rica is raising money for their program and have this cute video on YouTube to help raise awareness. You can donate through IndieGogo here.

11/22 - New Satellite Map shows worldwide deforestation, including in Costa Rica. Use this link to see it - LINK

11/12 - Shannon at the Bluegrass Cafe in Playa Hermosa de Jaco is having music jam sessions on Sunday afternoons. Bring your instrument and come join the group.

11/12 - CR Surf Travel Company is offering to plant a tree for each trip purchased by a B-Corps member. Book a hotel or rental vehicle for a week or more in Costa Rica by the end of 2014 and they will donate $25 to Community Carbon Trees, a non-profit group that empowers women by teaching them about the environment and planting native species of trees for reforesting projects in Costa Rica. The money goes to purchase the tree, having the women plant it, and maintain it until it reaches maturity. This helps offset the carbon burned on the travelers' flight. Just mention 'Plant a Tree' when making your reservations. You can now reserve vehicles online through U-Save and Adobe here.

11/3 - The CR Surfing Federation hosted a junior surf camp for the kids of playa Cieneguita de Limón on October 26th-27th. Find out more here.

10/2 - Longline Fishery in Costa Rica Kills Thousands of Sea Turtles and Sharks Decade-long observation study shows smaller and fewer sharks, massive capture of sea turtles. Find out the numbers here.

Procter & Gamble will remove plastic micro-beads from their products by 2017, but our oceans can't wait that long. While we applaud this move, campaign partners worldwide believe this phase-out timeline is far too long. That's why we urge you to take action and urge P&G to have all beads removed no later than January 1, 2015. The ocean can't afford trillions and trillions more of these beads entering our shared waters for 3.5 more years. So take 30 seconds to tell P&G that their timeline is unacceptable. Sign the petition and share it on Facebook

7/28 - The culture of pre-Columbian Costa Rica is on display at the Smithsonian Institute through Febraury 2015. Check out some of their top pieces of art and culture on Flickr.

This Saturday, August 17th, Nosara Wild Life Rescue and SIBA are holding a charity race to help with the recent issue of area monkeys suffering from electrocutions. There will be a 5k and a 10k, as well as a kids race. Cost is 2,000 colones or $4. If you would like to participate, donate, learn more about this situation, or all 3, please show up at the main Guiones beach entrance at 7:00 am this Saturday.

7/14 - CR Surf renews its commitment to 1% for the Planet. Read about their decision to support PRETOMA for the third year here.

7/7 - From Steve at Jazzy's River House (Dominical Hotel)- The Dominical Lifeguard Party was a great success with over $10,000 added to the account and the Tortilla Flats X-Games were well received and well attended.

6/18 - Randall Arauz chosen as one of the "100 Guardian Angels of the Planet" Read more.

6/11 - The Surf for Youth Program in Tamarindo is looking for support from the local and international community to continue their program of teaching kids in poor rural towns how to surf, stay healthy, and respect the ocean. Click here to learn more.

4/3 - Hope for the Hammerhead Shark by Randall Arauz - - Opinion Piece for La Nacion.

4/06 - Endangered Hammerhead Shark Fins Exported from Costa Rica. Read more.

3/30 - Find a sponsor and Swim with us on MArch 30th 2013 @ 3pm on the beach in Playas del Coco. Finathon find people who are willing to give you some cash for every 500 meter you swim. Our team will keep track of your distance and you can collect the money which will all be donated to Project Aware. Give Sharks a fighting chance. Email Rich Coast Diving if you want to help out.

3/19 - Check out the latest community initiates supported by Bodhi Surf School in Uvita. Plus book a trip in March and get 25% Bodhi surf sessions.

3/13 - Can your next surfboard help save our oceans? Find the answer here.

3/13 - CR Surf Travel Company sponsors the Surf for Youth Program in Tamarindo (started by Waves Costa Rica) to help kids learn to surf. Read more.

2/26 - Bodhi Surf School in Uvita is contributing time and resources to building containers for trash and recycling in their community. Their hope is that the art on the cans, placed in areas where through GIS mapping was shown to have the most litter, will attract the eyes and make one want to recycle. Read more about their project here.

2/21 - PRETOMA has reached their goal of 10,000 signatures to add Hammerhead Sharks to the CITES list as a protected species. Follow this link by to help them get to 20,000!

2/21 - Real Surf Trips Gives back to their local community by offering first aid classes in April. Read more.

1/28 - Up to 280 sea turtles found dead along the coast near Punto Banco. MINAE is investigating the deaths, which may have been caused by offshore trawlers in the area. Read more in and the Tico Times.

1/24 - Safari Surf School, Costa Rica’s premier surf school and camp for fourteen years, strives to be carbon neutral with the addition of the “Innovative Biodiesel Project” — the world’s first small-scale biodiesel production system that is closed-loop (zero waste), energy independent (off-grid), and carbon-negative. Read more.

1/11 - The immediate intervention of Incopesca and the destitution of its Board of Directors, is the recommendation of The Front for Our Seas. Read more and see the letter.


12/12 - CR Surf Travel Company to donate $250.00 to PRETOMA as part of their commitment to 1% for the Planet. You can adopt a sea turtle for only $50. Find out here.

2/3 - From Christina at the Hermosa Surf Inn: Sergio Santana, the executive director for the not for profit Costasverdes, is working to help conserve and restore the biodiversity in the ecosystems along the coast. Together with SINAC-MINAET, businesses and the community, Costasverdes is working in the National Refuge Vida Silvestre in Playa Hermosa. They are currently looking for sponsors for the upcoming tree planting in May. If you would like to be a sponsor or make a donation, visit

12/2 - From Debbie at Jaco citizens petition the government and get new aquatic rescue center approved. See photos on our Facebook page.

12/2 - United States Suspends BP From New Contracts due to 2010 Horizon Explosion and Spill. Read more in the NY Times.

11/14 - Help protect Hammerhead Sharks~ Sign the petition on created by PRETOMA. This will add them to the list protected species offered by international law (CITES II).

10/31 - Arte Viva 2012 was a huge success with hundreds of kids and community member participating in four days of sports, arts, dance, and workshops to improve the lives on the Caribbean Coast. Read their summary and see pics here (Word Document)

10/24 - Sea turtle tagged with satellite tracking device hooked by illegal long lines in Isla de Coco National Park. More from

10/12 - Richard Branson was in Costa Rica to join President Laura Chinchilla in signing a ban on the import/export of shark fins in Costa Rica. Read more here.

10/6 - Costa Rican lawmakers on Tuesday night approved a series of amendments to the Wildlife Law, which prohibits hunting for sport in the country. The law allows the hunting of animals only in the case of scientific research, subsistence and species control. The effort was organized by local conservation group Apreflofas.

10/2 - Find out more about a planned Mega-Marina Project in Puerto Jimenez, Costa Rica. Read more.

9/14 - Hotel Byblos in Costa Rica hosted a "Kids Saving the Rainforest" fundraiser to support the only local government sanctioned wild animal rescue center near Manuel Antonio National Park. They are very happy to say that they raised $4511 at the fundraiser to save the Rescue Center! Details here.

9/14 - Tropical Adventures has a new program, Vecinos del Mundo, meaning "Neighbors of theWorld" whose mission is to bring cultures and people together in the community of Hojancha, Costa Rica in a collaborative effort to increase cross-cultural understanding with an emphasis in community development, education, culture and conservation. 

9/4 - Safari Surf donated $500 to the Kickstarter campaign for a new Recycling Center in Nosara!! Our community rallied around this project put together by Tobias Holler and his students at NYIT. The new recycling center will be a huge improvement for our area and contribute to Nosara's continued sustainable growth. The NYIT students arrived in June and worked on the project through the end of August. Follow their blog to see the progression of this community development initiative.

SurfCredits partners with the surf industry to offer exclusive discounts on merchandise, trips and more! SurfCredits launched successfully last month during the Volcom Fiji Pro and Safari Surf School in Nosara is stoked to be an early supporter of this innovative surf-philanthropy nonprofit. Read more.

8/23 - The Certification for Sustainable Tourism Program - CST - is a product of the Costa Rican Tourism Board (ICT). The CST was designed to differentiate businesses of the tourism sector, based on the degree to which they comply with a sustainable model of natural, cultural and social resource management. Is YOUR business ready to earn this certificate? Read more.

8/19 - President Chinchilla has a 'blue agenda' for reforming how Costa Rica manages its marine resources, but will she follow through with it? Read more in the Tico Times.

8/10 - SurfCredits partners with the surf industry to offer exclusive discounts on merchandise, trips and more! SurfCredits launched successfully last month during the Volcom Fiji Pro and Safari Surf School in Nosara is stoked to be an early supporter of this innovative surf-philanthropy nonprofit. Read more.

7/29 - Presidential Commission recommends total reform of Costa Rica´s Fisheries Institute. Read their solutions.

7/28 - New petition delivered to President Laura Chinchilla of Costa Rica against shark fin imports. Read more.

7/21 - "2.5%" is a  documentary short focused on protecting the Osa Peninsula. Our message is clear, this is a region that should be developed responsibly and in line with the environment. Help fund this movie by donating here - LINK

7/15 - Male green turtle travels from Cocos Island, Costa Rica, to Las Perlas, Panama - read more from Pretoma

7/6 - Las Bordadoras - Sustainable Embroidery by Women in Costa Rica by Maria del Mar

7/6 - The executive president of the Costa Rican Fisheries Institute (Incopesca), Luis Dobles, is under scrutiny from the Prosecutor’s Office in Puntarenas for possible dereliction of duty. Read more in the Tico Times

6/29 - Losing the Leatherback - a report from the Tico Times

6/15 - CR Surf Travel Company donates to Save the Waves. Overall they raised over $60,000 to help protect surf breaks around the world. Read more.

YOU CAN HELP in 3 ways~

1.Check out the Kickstarter program for expanding the recycling center in Nosara, organized by the Nosara Recycling Association.

2. Since 2010 Pretoma is working on a hawksbill sea turtle tagging program in Guanacaste, Costa Rica. Now you can help PRETOMA by adopting your own sea turtle! Read more.

3. Marc DiMaggio, a school teacher from California, announced he’ll be at it again this summer, riding coast to coast this time to raise awareness and support for his Spinning to End (shark) Finning campaign. Read more from ARCAE.

6/1 - PRETOMA is following through with their lawsuit for slack oversight by INCOPECSA, who manages the local fisheries. They are still allowing shrimp trawlers to go out without TED's (turtle exclusion devices). Read more.

6/1 - After a successful surf event that brought out members of the surf community to help the less fortunate children of the Guanacaste area, Waves Costa Rica under the spearhead of owner Andrea Diaz, is partnering with CEPIA to create an organization that will develop young surf talent for the Circuito Nacional de Surf. Read more.

5/24 - Paul Watson of the group Sea Shepard will head to Costa Rica to face charges, and then help the government improve the protection of marine resources. Read more in the Tico Times here - LINK.

5/17 - Read's letter sent in to La Nacion showcasing how shrimping is leading to the extinction of other marine life - LINK.

4/26 - On Saturday April 21, the Nosara Recycling Association organized the event with over 100 volunteers that removed nearly 1,000 bags of garbage (which had been thrown around the landfill over the past 5 years), collected recyclables, planted trees and bushes in decorated tires, and posted signs to encourage people not to litter. Check out the Kickstarter program for expanding the recycling center.

4/20 - Marc DiMaggio, a school teacher from California, announced he’ll be at it again this summer, riding coast to coast this time to raise awareness and support for his Spinning to End (shark) Finning campaign. Read more from ARCAE.

4/12 - The lifeguard program at Playa Cocles is struggling to stay afloat and need assistance from the surf travel community. Visit to see how to help.

4/12 - Environment Ministry Announces Tough Measures Against Polluters Of Rivers. Read more.

3/29 - PRETOMA's Sustainable Fishing / Tourism Project in Guanacaste. Read more about how artisanal fisherman are partnering with local restaurants to improve the local economy.

3/22 - The group Pretoma has just put out their newsletter in English. Read it here - LINK.

3/2 - Satellite study disclosed danger zones for leatherback turtles. From the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science article LINK.

2/15 - From the Voice of Nosara: Friends of Nosara Celebrates Partner Achievements at Annual Meeting. More than $107,000 received in 2011. Visit their website to find out their next events.

2/1 - Project Seeks Funds for Guaitil School Computer Lab - Find out more.

1/12 - Thanks to all those who contributed to help pay for an A.E.D. device in Dominical. We did not reach our goal in 2011 and so we rounded up the total of donations to $100 and gave that to the lifeguard program to help pay for salaries and equipment. If you read the top news below, their lifeguard program is about to close due to lack of funds.

In 2012, CR Surf Travel Company will continue our goal of supporting the lifeguard programs on both coasts and getting A.E.D. devices and training provided for them. Email if you want to help.

Help put up bridges for monkeys in Manuel Antonio. Call 2777-2592 or e-mail

Latin American Surf Tour's - Seven Ways to Help the Planet (in Spanish)

Recycling locations on the southern Pacific coast, set up by the Nature Conservancy.

Count how much water you use HERE

** How about some winter reading for the kids?? Check out All the Way to the Ocean, a book that teaches kids not to litter, because eventually it will end up in the sea and hurt marine life.

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9/13 - The Essential Costa Rica Surf Tournament Expects to Attract Close to 170 Thousand People

8/30 - World Surf League QS Returns to Costa Rica with the Essential Costa Rica Surf Pro

8/29 - Jaco is the Preferred Beach by Surfers in Costa Rica


8/17 - National Open Team Selected for the Japan World Cup


8/1 - Anthony Fillingim crowned 2018 Costa Rican surf champion, Rubiana Brownell scores historic triple win

7/27 - Surf’s Up: Margot Robbie’s The Perfect Wave in Costa Rica

7/7 - Strong Waves Expected in the Costa Rican Caribbean and North Pacific Beaches This Weekend

La Gran Final Reef Event 2018

6/28 - Win a surf trip to Costa Rica through this Instagram photo contest

6/24 - Leilani is now in sixth WCT position!

6/23 - Ten Ways to Help Our Oceans

6/21 - Sixth Date of National Surf Circuit Takes Jaco This Weekend

6/16 - Leilani was the athlete of the day in Los Cabos

6/14 - Malakai Martínez could be the 1st Tico to surf at Kelly Slater's Surf Ranch - QuikSilver Young Gun Contest

6/9 - Top 5 Boards To Add To Your Arsenal

6/9 - How a Surf Retreat Is Fueling Conservation in Costa Rica

6/9 - Integrated Circuit arrives at El Hoyo for the first time

6/7 - Ticas and Ticos are traveling to WSL in Los Cabos.

5/27 - Anthony Fillingim Claims His Spot as Number 1 in Fifth Date of National Surf Tournament

5/27 - Costa Rica Struggles To Adapt As Beach Retreats Inch By Inch

5/25 - Fifth Date of Kolbi Surf Tournament at Playa Bejuco

5/26 - Fifth Date of Kolbi Surf Tournament at Playa Bejuco

5/25 - Adaptive surfing, part III: Riding the waves with Noah

5/22 - Adaptive surfing, part II: The story of Dean Bushby

5/18 - Through adaptive surfing, disabled athletes conquer Costa Rica’s waves

5/11 - WSL Summons First Tico to His International Staff


5/6 - 1st Annual Surf Conservation Retreat in Costa Rica

4/28 - Five Tips to Protect your Belongings while on the Beach in Costa Rica

4/23 - Valeria Salustri Soto Won the Sub 17 of the Carolina Cup ( en Español)

4/16 - Tomas King and Rubiana Brownell Take Fourth Date of Kolbi Surf Tournament

4/21 - alsjdf

4/21 - alf

4/15 - Fotos by Alfredo Barquero of Copa Arenas Kolbi National Circuit Contest April 2018

4/13 - Costa Rican Blind Surfer Wins Competition 4/11 - 4th Date of the Kolbi Costa Rica Surf Tournament Happens April 14-15 With the Best Surfers of the Country

4/3 - Safari Surf School and Olas Verdes Hotel Earn “Sustainable” Designation From STOKE Certified

4/3 - Costa Rican Surfer Malakai Martinez Finishes 4th in the World Surf League

4/1 - Surfer Leilani McGonagle First Costa Rican To Win A WQS 3000 Event

3/31- - Semana Santa Classic Dominical March 31st 2018

3/29 - Tomas King Scored The Second Ticos Win in Barbados (in Spanish)

3/28 - Dominical will reward more than $ 2,000 this weekend (in Spanish)

3/18 - surf contest

3/10 - surf contest

3/2 - Gorgeous waves on the Pacific coast

3/7 -

2/25 - Second Date of the Kolbi National Surf Tournament Finished With Two New Champs


2/17 - Semena Santa Surf Contest March 2018 Dominical Costa Rica

2/16 - Surf Contest Feb 24th 2018 Playa Cocles, Costa Rica

2/10 - Good Event Results by Costa Rican Surfers Earn Them Scholarships


2/17 - Semena Santa Surf Contest March 2018 Dominical Costa Rica

2/16 - Surf Contest Feb 24th 2018 Playa Cocles, Costa Rica

2/10 - Good Event Results by Costa Rican Surfers Earn Them Scholarships

- Costa Rica’s best surfers look to the 2020 Olympics

2/4 - Carlos Muñoz and Jamie O'Brien Won The Heat in Pipeline

2/4 - Surf Contest

2/1 - Lisbeth Vindas and Leon Glazner Take the First Date of the Kolbi National Surf Tournament

1/26 - Get Contest Details Here

dominical surf contest - Kolbi 2018

1/22 - VIDEO: Four things to avoid in your first surfing lesson

1/18 - How Jim Hogan Went From SoCal Pro to Expat Surf Coach in Costa Rica

1/18 - Record number of Costa Rican Surfers Start QS on 1/19 in Florida (en Español)

1/13 - Today Playa Cocles in front of 506 starts the Puerto Viejo Open Pro

Puerto Viejo Open Jan 2018

1/8 - Selina Open Pro next week:

Seline Open Pro Jaco Jan 20th 2018


1/5 - The Greatest Female Surfers of All Time

2018 -
National Circuit Kölbi 2018 Will Bring Back Live Broadcast and New Circuit Schedule. (English & Spanish)

carlos munoz and leilani McGonagle winning Gold!

12/17 - Costa Rican Athletes Accumulated 176 Medals at Central American Sporting Games

12/15 - Costa Rica Leads 100% Of Its Team To The Final Day of Competition (En Espanol)

12/15 - Costa Rica Surfing Awards to take place on December 21st at 8 p.m. at Club Vertigo in Centro Colón, Paseo Colon, Costa Rica.

12/15 - Paddling Across the Gulf of Nicoya

12/9 - Costa Rica National Surf Team heads out to the Central American Surfing Games (in Spanish)

12/6 - Adaptive Surf Team from Costa Rica Comes Back with the Bronze Medal! (In Spanish)

11/16 - Noe Mar will face Jordy Smith in Hawaii.

11/15 - Finally: Ticos Start First Prime Today in Hawaii

11/10 - Jim Hogan Entered The WQS Of Barbados And Ranked Round 2.

11/9 - Triplet of Ticos in The Triple Hawaiian Crown.

11/4 - Coral Wiggins Traveled in Search of the Top 15 in WSL

10/27 - Tomás, Carlos, Noé Mar and Anthony Start WQS Tomorrow in Hawaii

10/21 - For Surf, Leilani Mcgonagle Won Yesterday The First Olympic Scholarship

- Leilani leaves this Friday in Search of the Top 20 in The WQS.

10/17 - Tropical Storm Nate left this awesome wave in Dominical!

10/17 - Costa Rica & The Adapted Surfing World Championship

10/12 - Camila, Kalani And Rachel Earn International Economic Surfing Scholarship. Read more

10/9 - Surfer Leilani McGonagle Gives Costa Rica Gold at Chile WQS

10/4 - Leilania McGonagle surfs into the record books

10/1 - Leilani McGonagle Places 2nd In U-18 World Surfing Junior Championship

10/1 - Costa Rica’s Junior Surf Team Wins Fourth Place of Aloha Cup, ISA World Jr.

9/28 - Eva, Zulay And Coral Entered Repechage Rooms VISSLA ISA World Junior Surfing Championship

9/27 - Attention: Tomás King 2º in WQS 3.000 Of Philippines!

9/24 - Costa Rica’s Junior National Surf Team Ready in Japan for the World Junior Surfing Championship


Surf News

groms to watch

9/8 -

Las Olas Quiksilver Surf Contest Sep 16 2017

8/31 - Tomás King Acaba De Meter Un 10.00 Perfecto en El WQS De North Carolina

8/29 - Leilani Started With Victory In Spain

8/25 - Tomás King Just Moved To Quarter Finals In Virginia

8/24 - The Great Generation Sub 12

8/23 - Carlos Muñoz And Four Ticos More Start Today WQS 3.000 Of Virginia

8/18 - Emily Gussoni Another Promise of Costa Rican Professional Surfing

8/18 - Cali Muñoz didn't make it at US Open Surfing

8/7 - Cali Muñoz advances to US Open Surfing quarterfinals

8/6 - Carlos Muñoz Brings the Costa Rica Flag to the Semifinals of the US Open of Surfing

8/5 - Costa Rican Carlos Muñoz Gets Through to Quarterfinals at US Open of Surfing

8/5 - Costa Rican surfer Carlos Muñoz makes it to round 5 of US Open of Surfing

8/5 - Costa Rican surfers Noe Mar McGonagle and Cali Muñoz will face off in round 4 of US Open of Surfing

7/29 - Six Costa Rican Surfers head to California to take part in the US Open of Surfing

7/24 - Costa Rica has new National Surfing Champions

7/22 - The stellar fight of the Kölbi National Grand Final REEF Begins

7/21 - This is the weekend of the REEF Grand Final of the Kölbi National Circuit in Playa Hermosa Jaco!

7/13 - Hermosa Beach Will Host the National Surf Tournament’s Final July 21-23

La Gran Final REEF

Surf 5ta Fecha CNS 2017

Surf Series Jaco

6/28 - ISA Celebrates StandUp Paddle Inclusion at 2017 Central American Games, Held in Nicaragua

6/27 - Sean Foerster and Lisbeth Vindas win 5th date of “Kölbi” Surfing Tournament in Jaco

6/23 - Fifth Date f the Costa Rica Kolbi Surfing Tournament Will Take Place This Weekend in Jaco

6/22 - Vote for Malakai Martinez, perhaps he can win again for Costa Rica

Malakai Martinez Vote for him

6/17 - The Jaco Cup "INS JOVEN" Campaign to Distribute 1.3 Million Colones to Champions. Read more

6/9 - Perfect Barrels and Empty Lineups in Costa Rica Read more's Costa Rica trip with North Carolina's Brett Barley and San Diego's Ryland Rubens Read more:

6/10 - National Circuit Kolbi Surf Contest on June 24th-25th in Jaco (click image for more info)

National Circuit Kolbi Surf Contest in Jaco on June 24th to 25th 217

6/1 - Costa Rica Ranked 9 at the ISA World Surfing Games. Read more

5/30 - The Surfersvillage Interview with Germany's Leon Glatzer (Did you know he almost was lost at sea with Noe Mar McGonagle?) Read more

5/24 - Leilani McGonagle wins bronze medal at World Surfing Games. Read more

5/22 - Costa Rica National Surfing Team: Leilani to semi-finals, Emily out in round 3 – ISA World Surfing Games. Read more

5/21 - Costa Rica National Surf Team up to a good start in France ISA World Surfing Games. Read more

5/19 - Costa Rica’s National Surf Team has been in France since Tuesday, but their boards have not arrived. Read more

5/18 - Costa Rica’s national team departs for World Surfing Games in France. Read more

5/15 - Leilani McGonagle and Anthony Fillingim win Fourth Date of Kolbi Surf Tournament. Read more




4/28 - Santa Teresa had the perfect conditions during the third date of the Costa Rica Surf Tournament. Read more

4/26 - A chat with Costa Rican surfer Noe Mar McGonagle. Read more

4/21 - Kölbi National Circuit Moves to Santa Teresa This Weekend. Read more

4/14 - The National Circuit continues with the Otis Cup on April 22nd-23rd at Banana Beach. Read more

4/3 - New Triple Crown Masters Winners Light Up The Championship Before The Final. Read more

4/1 - Santa Teresa Receives Triple Crown Masters This Weekend. Read more

3/30 - Jim Hogan Is the New Coach of the National Costa Rican Surfing Team during 2017. Read more

3/28 - Earth Hour in Costa Rica saved more electricity than in 2016. Read more

3/27 - Jair Pérez And Emily Gussoni Won The Unit Cup in Puerto Viejo last weekend. Read more

3/24 - Surfers Come To Puerto Viejo This Weekend to Compete in the Kölbi National Circuit. Read more

3/17 - Circuito Power Caribe 2017 this weekend in Playa Cocles!

3/10 - kina cup-- Get details


3/10 - facebookHappening Now - March 9th-12th - Watch Live

3/10 - copa puerto - Get details

3/4 - How Yoga’s 5 Yamas Can Make You a Better Surfer. Read more

3/4 - Do This Stretch Before and After You Surf to Improve Your Breathing. Read More

3/4 -

La Isla Pro Surf Contest March 4 2017 #surfcontest #crsurf

2/23 - Adapted Surfing Inaugurates Championship in Costa Rica. Read more

- "The Surfer's Surf Trip" Read more

La Isla Pro 2017

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2/9 - CGS surf contest up in Marbella this weekend!! It will be at Marbella Surf Inn - Cabinas, Bar & Restaurant in Costa Rica - Get details here

2/3 - Carlos Munoz moves to Round 3 in the Volcom Pipe Pro. Read more

Carlos Munoz

1/25 - ISA praise preparations for 2017 World Surfing Games. Read more

1/24 - Experienced surfing champ, rising talents claim victory on Dominical waves. Read more

1/23 - Jason Torres and Coral Wiggins Won the HookD Cup last weekend in Dominical, Costa Rica (KÖLBI NATIONAL CIRCUIT) Read more

1/22 -Leilani McGonagle placed second in Heat 2 in Round 2 at the Subway Surf Series Pro Junior at Cronulla. Read more

1/20 - Hookd Cup Inaugurates Kölbi National Circuit This Weekend In Dominical. Read more

1/19 - The Latin Pro Puerto Viejo presented by Atlantida Lodge is the next stop of the Alas Latin Tour and will be carried out for the first time in cocles beach, located in the Caribbean South of this central American country Jan 28th-29th.
More info soon on

1/18 - Pavones, Costa Rica's 19-Year-Old Goofyfoot Leon Glatzer Flares Around Portugal. Read more

1/11 - Costa Rica’s “Kölbi” National Surf Tournament will hold its first date this January. Read more

Leilani McGonagle competing in the Junior World Surf League competition in Australia.


12/20 - Small waves, big talent: Tamarindo PRO/AM showcases rising surf stars. Read more

12/10 - Dominical Inaugurates National Tour No.17 Edition Kölbi (Get 2017 Schedule). Read more

12/9 - Derek Gutierrez from Costa Rica is just about to rewrite the history of Swedish surfing. Read more

12/3 - Vans World Championship: Noe Mar moves to Round 3 - Costa Rica is still in it as of Dec 3. Carlos will not be advancing from Round 2 unfortunately. Watch LIVE Day 9 of 12

11/30 - Small waves open the 2016 Vans World Cup of Surfing. Read more

11/22 - Leilani McGonagle makes history by winning North American Junior surf title. Read more

11/19 - Costa Rica Shines at the 2016 Central American Surfing Championships. Read more

11/16 - Entry-level surf event opens doors for Guanacaste kids. Read more

- Central American Surfing Games kick off today in Jaco, Costa Rica. Read more

11/6 - Playa Pavones Costa Rica, World-Class Surfing. Read more

11/2 - Gilbert Brown Named Coach for Central Surfing Games. Read more

10/31 - A weekend of good news for Costa Rica’s surf tarnished by a sad event. Read more

10/29 -
You're invited

10/27 - Emily Gussoni and Leilani Mcgonagle are already in Chile and ready to run the wqs pichilemu 1.500 that starts tomorrow. RIP in the heats 6 AND 8 respectively, round 1.
Live on:

emily gussoni and leilani mcgonagle pre-surf contest

- Selected National Team for Central American Surfing Games In November 2016. Read more

Selected National Team for Central American Surfing Games In November 2016. news/contests/cns/2016/central-american-surfing-games-11-2016.html

10/16 - Costa Rica will host Central American surfing games 2016. Read more

- Ethan Ewing and Silvana Lima claim Costa Rica pro victories. Read more

10/9 - Noe Mar McGonagle finishes third in Essential Costa Rica Pro. Read more

- 8 Costa Rican surfers remain in competition at the Essential Costa Rica Open Pro. Read more

10/5 - Making Costa Rica Beaches Safer. Read more

- World-class surf in Costa Rica: WSL QS3000 kicked off today. Read more

10/5 - Costa Rica's Esterillos Este kicks off World Surf League event. Read more

10/2 - Costa Rica Open Surfing Competition Back After 14 Years. Read more

9/28 - This Film (and These 9 Men) Will Change the Way We Look at SUP Surfing. Read more

9/26 - Leilani Wins the Bronze Helping Costa Rica Climb the ISA World Ranks. Read more

9/24 - History Made!: Costa Rica has won their first medal at the World Junior ISA 2016. Read more

9/23 - Costa Rica Junior Surfing Team gets first place in semi-final of ISA Aloha Cup. Read more

9/22 - Costa Rica maintains 5 out of 10 competitors at World Junior Surfing Championship. Read more

9/17 - Costa Rican surfer Aldito Chirinos wins his first round at the ISA World Junior Surfing Championship. Read more

9/15 - Costa Rica’s National Surfing Team ready to compete in Vissla ISA World Junior Surfing Championship. Read more

9/1 - Friday, 9/2, Noe Mar McGonagle and Carlos Munoz will be competing in the WQS 6,000 Pantin Classic Galicia Pro in Galicia, Spain - Day 4 of 6 Round 2 - Heat 22 & 23 consecutively Watch Live Here

8/25 - World Surf League Competition Coming to Costa Rica. Read more

8/18 - Costa Rica Confirmed to Host Men's and Women's QS3,000 in October. Read more

8/18 - World Junior ISA 2016: The Junior National Team has been picked and are traveling to Portugal in 22 days. Read more

8/16 - Peru grabs gold in World Surfing Games. Read more

8/15 - Among the 26 nations competing in the World Surf Games 2016, Costa Rica took fifth place! Read more

8/15 - After Bronze Medal, Costa Rica Looks Forward to Olympic Surfing. Read more

8/15 - Noe Mar McGonagle wins bronze, Team Costa Rica finishes fifth at ISA World Surfing Games. Read more

8/12 - Costa Rica's surfers maintain control nearing finals of World Surfing Games. Read more

8/12 - Costa Rica and Portugal Lead World Surfing Games in Jaco Beach. Read more

8/9 - Emily Gussoni passes to the quarterfinals in INS ISA World Surfing Games. Read more

8/8 - PHOTOS: World Surfing Games take over Jacó. Read more

8/5 - Scoring the World Surfing Games: A guide Read more

8/3 - World Surfing Games preview: Can Costa Rica win second consecutive title? Read more

7/27 - Jacó to Host World Surf Competition Next Week. Read more

7/27 - Colorado surfer survives large crocodile attack. Read more

7/25 - Ten things you need to know about the 2016 ISA World Surfing games. Read more

ISA World Surf Games 2016 Jaco Costa Rica Schedule

7/21 - Heads up! The Puerto Viejo Open Pro is this July 30th 2016, should be a great time. Get details

7/20 - Costa Rica announced it's team for the World Surfing Games this August! Read more

7/19 - Leilani McGonagle wins national surf championship! Read more

Costa Rica National Surfing Champ 2016 Leilani McGonagle

7/15 - Emily Gussoni and Leilani McGonagle Could Receive Their First National Title in the Final REEF Surf Competition. Read more

7/12 - Tristan Thompson won the first edition of Airborn Huck & Hack Tour in Costa Rica. Read more

7/8 - Legend Christian Fletcher will Narrate the Playa Hermosa Airborn Huck & Hack Tour this weekend. Read more

Christian Fletcher in Playa Hermosa Costa Rica July 9th and 10th.

7/8 - 20 year-old Costa Rican surfer, Noe Mar McGonagle, will be representing Monster Energy Latin America. Read more

7/5 - ¡Dios Mío! Airborn Huck & Hack Tour Launches in Costa Rica. Read more

7/5 - U.S. Surfers Rescue Stranded Baby Dolphin in Costa Rica. Read more

7/1 - Surfs Up: Rough Seas Predicted This Weekend. Read more

6/30 - Jaco Beach Best Western Hotel to Host World of Surf Contest in August 2016. Read more

6/28 - Forecast of high waves on the Pacific coast. Read more

6/24 - FIRST CUT: 33 Nations Just Announced to Compete in the ISA World Surfing Games. Read more

ISA World Games August 2016 Jaco

6/21 - Making History is Anthony Fillingim, the New National Surfing Champion! Read more

MAKING COSTA RICA HISTORY - Anthony Fillingim is Costa Rica's New National Surfing Champion! Just announced on June 21, 2016 #costarica #surfcontest #nationalsurfingchampion #surfing #prosurfers

6/23 - Team Argentina Announced for 2016 ISA World Surfing Games. Read more

6/22 - Costa Rica prepares for World Surfing Games - Read more

6/21 - South African Team for the 2016 ISA World Surfing Games in Costa Rica announced by Surfing South Africa. Read more

6/17 - World Surf Day is on June 20th - How will you celebrate International Surfing Day!? Let ISA know by sharing your photos on June 20! Tag your photos on Facebook International Surfing Association with
 ‪#‎ISD16‬ and  #‎ForABetterSurfingFuture‬. Read more

6/17 - The World Surfing Games in Jacó is happy that the World health discounts zika threat at large gatherings.
Read more

6/17 - This weekend in Santa Teresa will be the sixth date of Kölbi National Tour. Read more

6/16 - Surfing & Love; “Sobre las Olas” Romantic Comedy to be Filmed in Costa Rica. Read more

6/16 - The Champions of the First National Master Longboard and SUP Announced. Read more

6/11 - This Weekend: The final National Tour Masters & Longboard & SUP contest. Read more

Master Longboard SUP contest

6/11 - Next Weekend the Otis Cup - 6/18 to 6/19 - Get Details

surf contest poster

6/10 - Go Skateboarding Day Events Announced - Additional events will happen across the world including in Costa Rica. Read more

6/7 - Surfing Witch’s Rock with the legendary Robert August. Read more

6/2 - It's Official! Surfer Legend Bruce Iron's will be Competing in Costa Rica this July. Read more

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6/3 - Skateboarding And Surfing To Be Confirmed As Tokyo 2020 Olympic Sports By The IOC Before Rio 2016
Read more

6/1 - The Bruce Irons' Huck and Hack Contest in Playa Hermosa - July 9th and 10th Learn more

- Despite Zika virus, Garabito mayor says "no chance" World Surfing Games will be cancelled Read more

5/23 - Fillingim Happened to Make National Circuit Kölbi History. Read more

- The Best of the National Surfing Circuit, the Beach Club Cup, Closed with a Real Show. Read more

5/21 - Copa Beach Club Opens The Final Stretch of the Kölbi National Circuit. Read more

5/20 - Named are the Pre-Selected Surfers to Represent Costa Rica in the World Games in August. Read more

5/17 - Guanacaste Surf Circuit crowns winners. Read more

5/13 - Circuito Guanacasteco de Surf - Contest Location:Hotel Playa Negra - Date: 14-15 de Mayo. Read more

5/12 - Surf championship in Jacó gains some official government support. Read more

5/11 - Jacó zika outbreak could jeopardize surfing games. Read more

5/7 - Final Results of the 2016 Rip Curl Grom Internation Final, ala Moana Bowls, Hawaii. Read more

5/3 - Leilani Mcgonagle Rip Curl received the invitation to run the final world grom search who won last year in Brazil and is already in Hawaii ready to defend her title from 3 to 6 May. Read more

5/3 - "Aldo Chirinos will be your new favorite surfer of Costa Rica". Read more

4/26 - Alvaro Solano Defended his Championship and Returned to Victory. Read more

4/23 - Nosara Receives Tour Masters & SUP & Longboard This Weekend. Read more

4/18 - Anthony Fillingim Wins Bejuco and is the Favorite for the National Title. Read more

4/8 - Costa Rica will be hosting the ISA World Surfing 2016 in Jaco. Read more

4/8 - Costa Rica Surf Competition in Jaco Beach Expected to Bring In Over $30 Million in Revenue. Read more

4/6 - International Surfing Association Unites Member Nations to Highlight the Power of Surfing. Read more

4/1 - Fourth date of Surf Guanacaste Circuit (Surf Cgs) This weekend April 2nd to 3rd. Location: Playa Avellana, front of Lola's Restaurant. Read more

4/1 - National Circuit Kölbi 2016, presented byAdrenaline Rush CR. Location: Playa Bejuco Parita / Date: April 16-17th, in front of the Hotel Playa Bejuco. Read more

- 6th Annual Semana Santa Classic Surf Contest 2016 in Dominical, Costa Rica this Friday. Read more

3/16 - Costa Rica to host World Surf League comp in Esterillos Este. Read more

- International field emerges in surf contest - Surfers from Barbados, Costa Rica, Venezuela, Peru, Puerto Rico and the U.S. remained in contention. Read more

3/2 - The 1st Masters & SUP & Longboard closed with waves to remember in Santa Teresa. Read more

2/26 - Santa Teresa will host the 1st National Circuit Masters & Longboard & SUP. Read more

2/22 - Champion Jason Torres Wins the Arenas-Marley Cup. Read more

2/19 - Jaco to Host the Arena-Marley Cup 2nd Annual 2016 National Circuit Kölbi Surf Contest on 2/20 to 2/21st. Read more

2/19 - Circuito Guanacasteco de Surf 2016 Circuit Schedule and Event Details. Read more

2/16 - Costa Rica's Circuito Guanacasteco de Surf: A new surf philosophy. Read more

- The Pueto Viejo Open Pro contest: As of now, it is 2nd round, with a couple of our favorites, Jason Torres and Anthony Filligim, are about to surf. Read more here to get updates

2/9 - Next World Surfing could be held in Costa Rica (in Spanish) - Read more

2/2 - Costa Rica Surfers earn "Award for Excellence" & 21 athletes received the Hummingbird Trophy. Read more

1/26 - Anthony Fillingim Wins the First of Seven Surf Contest in the Kölbi National Tour Circuit. Read more

1/26 - National Surf Circuit kicks off at Playa Cocles. Read more

1/23 - The National Surf Circuit starts today in Puerto Viejo, Limón. This circuit will crown the best surfer at year end in Costa Rica. This circuit consists of seven rounds on contest throughout Costa Rica testing surfers on a varity of different waves. Get Detailed Map and Schedule (en Español)

1/20 - Team WRSC scores EPIC Ollie’s Point. Read more

- The 16th Year of the National Circuit Kölbi 2016 is Ready Start (2016 Contest Schedule) Read more

1/17th - Costa Rica 2016 surf competition on Jan 23-24 at Playa Cocles. Read more

1/9 - 2016 Ericeira World Junior Championships 1/4th to 1/13th - As of today, Noe Mar McGonagle has advanced to Round 3. Watch Live

1/6 - Surfing Nation paid tribute to 2015 Costa Rican Surfer Champions in a private ceremony. Read more (es en Espanol)


12/28 - Upcoming Surf Contest: Ericeira World Championships in Portugal - January 4-13. 2016 - Noe Mar McGonagle will be competeing. Read more

12/24 - Surf's up: Caribbean beaches to see large waves over the weekend continuing to next week. Read more

12/21 - Surfing year in review: 2015 a historic year for Costa Rica surf. Read more

12/7 - Costa Rica surf squad wins Central American Games for 10th straight year Read more

12/3 - Costa Rica's top two surfers bow out against the sport's best at Vans World Cup Read more

12/2 - Costa Rica Surf Team Expects Victory at the 10th Central American Surfing Competition. Event starts 12/4. Read more

11/30 - ISA World Bodyboard Championship starts Dec 6 to 13th (IQUIQUE, CHILE) - Read more

11/24 - Costa Rica to Compete in the 2015 Taiwan Open of Surfing. Read more

11/23 - Jason Torres takes Billabong Fest surf title. Read more

11/21 - An international outdoor fitness event for women organized by Roxy, RUNSUPYOGA, is coming to Costa Rica this weekend. The contest includes three different disciplines: Running, standup paddle, and yoga. Read more

11/14 - The first ever i20 Hyundai Surf Championships, starts today, 11/13, with free reggae concert. Read more

11/14 - Sprite Soup Bowl Pro Junior is on (Nov 12th-15th)! As of today, Leilani McGonagle made it to the Quarterfinals. Watch Live

11/12 - Monkeys steal show at Costa Rica conservation conference in Punta Leona. Read more

11/9 - Puerto Viejo crime is down, but travel alert is still up. Read more

11/7 - Leilani McGonagle made it to the Quarterfinals in the Pichilemu Woman's Pro - Read more

11/7 - Sprite Soup Bowl Pro Junior is on (Nov 12th-15th)! Leilani McGonagle and Emily Gussoni will be competing. Read more

11/6 - Noe Mar McGonagle and Carlos Munoz only made it to Round two of the Sao Paulo Open 2015 - the event is still going on. Watch live

11/3 - Oi HD São Paulo Open - Carlos in Heat 11 and Noe Mar McGonagle in Heat 22 - Next Call @ Nov 4, 2015 7:30am BRST - Watch Live

11/3 - Skim Fest 2015 in Punta Leona November 28-29th. Get details here

10/26 - Billibong Fest 2015 - Jaco Surf Contest. Nov 20th to Nov 22nd. Find details on Jaco bullentin board here

10/25 - Third round of Grom's ACOS Surfing Championship will be held in Playa Avellanas ! Great waves and a good atmosphere for the whole family ! SURF LESSONS FREE ! Nov 7th-8th Get details here

10/18 - i20 Hyndai SURF Contest is on Nov. 14th - Location is Playa Esterillos. The surfers who will be competing must be voted in. So please find your favorite surfer here so you can vote for her/him. Voting is closed on Nov 6th.

10/17 - Leilani McGonagle Costa Rica qualified for the final day! Read More

10/15 - Costa Rica with good performance at the World Junior Surfing. Read more

10/3 - The Junior National Team Chosen to Represent Costa Rica on Oct. 11th in Califoria in the ISA Junior World Championship Surf Contest. Read more

10/3 - Noe Mar McGonagle made it to Round 2 in the Allianz Billabong Pro Cascais. Read more

10/3 - We are still waiting to find out if Malakai Martinez pass to the next round at the KING OF THE GROMS. As of today he was in the top 10. Find out scores here

9/28 - Ismael Araya has the distinction of being the First Costa Rican to Compete in the First ISA World Adaptive Surf Contest. Read more

9/2 - Surfing When You Can’t Stand Read more

8/31 - Puerto Viejo native Gilbert Brown wins Latin Pro surf competition in ALAS debut Read more

8/30 - The Champions of Claro's Latin Pro Surf Competition [en Espanol] Read more

8/30 - Swiss Pro Surfer Bikini Model Travels to Costa Rica. Read more

8/23 - Leilani MacGonagle will be in Dominical, Costa Rica on Read more

8/23 - Official World Surf League app - Watch live surfing, follow athletes, and get event updates. Download here. Read more

8/11 - Jason Torres: From bad boy to national surfing champ Read more

8/11 - Puerto Viejo Open Pro Surf Contest Aug 22nd Read more

8/01 - 1st Annual Cosmic Hermosa surf festival on August 29th at Playa Hermosa in Costa Rica. Read more

7/31 - Carlos 'Cali' Muñoz eliminated from Vans US surf comp in California. Read more

7/29 - US Open of Surfing enters final wave of competition. Read more

7/26 - Vans US Open of Surfing commences with top-rated junior performances. Read more

7/23 - New generation of Costa Rican surfers puts sport in the spotlight. Read more

7/20 - Jacó's Jason Torres tallies 1st Costa Rican national surf championship win. Read more

7/18 - Reef 2015 Grand Final Day Two: Playa Hermosa exploded into tubes before 4,000 people! Read more

7/17 - Grand Final Reef, Kölbi 2015 National Tour Leilani, Malakai, Samuel and Valentina Resano Reidy, former National Champions Read more

7/17 - Reef 2015 Grand Final: Playa Hermosa is ready for a spectacular closing championship! Read more

7/8 - Costa Rican surf team honored by president Read more

7/8 - ISA welcomes the addition of Surfing to the 2019 Pan American Games Sports Programme Read more

7/8 - Gold Cup 2015: TV schedule and streaming information. The United States (which will host the event), Mexico, Costa Rica and Jamaica already have qualified. Read more

7/3 - La Gran Final Reef 2015 (Also a Miss Reef Contest) - July 17th to 19th - Playa Hermosa, Jaco
Watch Live at Read more.

6/28 - Hurley Classic - Circuito Metropolitano Punto Surf - Jaco Beach - Dates: June 27th to 28th - Use #circuitopuntosurf in Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram - Read more.

6/25 - Ballito Pro 2015 - Ballito, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa - 6/29th to 7/5th - Watch LIVE -Read more.

6/30 - La Gran Final Reef 2015 (Also a Miss Reef Contest) - July 17th to 19th - Playa Hermosa, Jaco. Watch Live at Read more.

6/28 - Hurley Classic - Circuito Metropolitano Punto Surf - Jaco Beach - Dates: June 27th to 28th - Use #circuitopuntosurf in Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram - Read more.

6/25 - Ballito Pro 2015 - Ballito, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa - 6/29th to 7/5th - Watch LIVE - Read more.

6/21 - Alvaro Solano and Cassio Carvalho dominated Boca Barranca.

6/18 - Playa Bonita de Limón. - Este fin de semana. June 27th - 28th - Read more.

6/21 - Circuito National Master SUP & Longboard 2015 - This Saturday in Mouth Canyon all invited tournament of surf master lomboard and sup do not miss it and approaches to see the best surfeadores in these categories, beach sun and sport in Mouth Canyon, Boca Barranca.

6/21 - Alvaro Solano and Cassio Carvalho dominated Boca Barranca. Read more

6/14 - Carlos Munoz won the Kölbi National Nosara Beach Club Cup!

6/7 - It's official COSTA RICA Wins the ISA World Surfing Games 2015

6/3 - Costa Rica cerro una jornada perfecta en el dia tres of ISA Mundial 2015

6/1 - Three out of four Ticos advance to Round 2 at the ISA World Surf Games 2015!

6/19 - If you’ve missed it, the International Surfing Association’s long time president Fernando Aguerre has announced an application for surfing’s inclusion in the 2020 Tokyo Summer Games Read more

6/14 - Carlos Munoz won the Kölbi National Nosara Beach Club Cup! Read more

6/8 - It’s official: Costa Rica’s Dream Team surfers are the best in the world. Read more

6/4 - What's next : Nosara Beach Club Cup 2015. On June 13th and 14th of the country 's best surfers will run scripts for the penultimate round of the championship. Besides closing tribute to the Red Hot Chili Peppers in concert Script skatepark. Read more

5/25 - This weekend: Master Circuit Longboard & SUP & Going to Mal Pais: RESULTS ARE IN...

5/31 - ISA World Surfing Games 2015 - Starts tomorrow. Get Heat Schedule Here

5/25 - This weekend: Master Circuit Longboard & SUP & Going to Mal Pais: RESULTS ARE IN!

5/22 - Master CircuitLongboard & SUP & Going to Mal Pais starts 7am, 5/23. Get details here.

 5/22 - ISA World Cup 2015: World Class 'Costa Rican Surfers' Competing starting May 31st in Nicaragua.

5/17- Kölbi National Tour's May 2015: Alberto Muñoz is FOX CUP CHAMPION!

5/16 - Kölbi National FOX CUP Surf Contest is this weekend in Jaco
Find out where and when here.

5/15 - Kölbi National Tour FOX CUP is this weekend in Jaco - Get the "Where & When" of the Fox Cup surf contest here.

5/13 - Jason Torres is the new champion of the Guanacasteco De Surf! Get all the scores.

5/6 - 2015 Quiksilver Pro Saquarema Brazil - Watch Carlos Muñoz and Noe Mar McGonagle compete - Live webcast and updates here!

5/2 - EPIC! Leilani McGonagle from Costa Rica WON World Rip Curl Grom Search 2015

5/1 - Oakley's Lower Pro 2015 LIVE Webcast - Watch Live Surf Contest

5/22 - ISA World Cup 2015: World Class 'Costa Rican Surfers' Competing starting May 31st in Nicaragua.

5/23 - interviews Noe Mar McGonagle. In this video, Noe discusses his childhood, his start in surfing, life in Pavones, Costa Rica, his family, and what he thinks of his recent achievements (i.e. ranking #12 in the WQS of the World Surfing League).

5/17 - Kölbi National Tour's May 2015: Alberto Muñoz is FOX CUP CHAMPION!

4/27 - Jason Torres won Avellanas this last weekend. Read more.

4/25 - Circuit Guanacasteco reaches Avellanas this weekend Read more.

4/21 - Angelo Bonomelli premiered at the National Circuit Kölbi Read more.

4/27 - Jason Torres won Avellanas this last weekend. Read more.

4/25 - Circuit Guanacasteco reaches Avellanas this weekend Read more.

4/21 - Angelo Bonomelli premiered at the National Circuit Kölbi Read more.

4/16 - Santa Teresa place a new leader in the National Circuit Kölbi. Read more.

4/13 - Alvaro Solano repeat victory in National Masters in Tamarindo. Read more.

4/16 - Santa Teresa place a new leader in the National Circuit Kölbi. Read more.

4/13 - Alvaro Solano repeat victory in National Masters in Tamarindo. Read more.

4/9 - Tamarindo receive the Circuit Masters & SUP & Longboard. Read more.

3/22 - Anthony Fillingim Repeat Victory Kölbi National Tour in Dominical. Read more.

2/20 - Tamarindo to host the Kölbi National Circuit this weekend with waves of 2 meters. Read more (Spanish and English)

2/16 - Federico Pliurzo wins the second date on the Circuito Guanacaste de Surf, the Copa Tiki Hut, held on February, 14th and 15th in Playa Marbella. The next event is the Copa Kina Surf on March 7th and 8th in Santa Teresa. For details, photos, and sign-up info visit the SURF CGS Facebook page


11/24 - Leilani McGonagle (CRsurf team rider) earns 4th place and the Copper Medal in the ISA China Cup! Read the article and see photos here.

11/18 - The ACOS junior contest in Avellanas was a great success. Congrats to Zulay Martinez for her 1st place finish for the girls and Dean Vandewalle for the boys. See all the results and photos on the ACOS Facebook page.

11/11 - Felicidades to the Costa Rican National Team as they 4th place in the ISA World Surfing Games in Peru. Anthony Fillingim from Santa Teresa took home the Silver Medal for the Men's division, while CRsurf team rider Leilani McGonagle from Pavones earned 6th for the Women. Read more.

9/26 - Gabriel Medina wins the second match with Carlos Muñoz at the Hurley Pro. Read more.

9/12 - Check out the photos from the recent surf contest held in Montezuma, hosted by Young Visions Surf School on Facebook. From TUANIX magazine: "Las condiciones de la ola izquierda de Cedros permitieron un buen desempeño de los participantes. A pesar de la lluvia los surfistas alegraron un fin de semana en la Península de Nicoya."

9/11 - Check out the photos from the recent surf contest held in Montezuma, hosted by Young Visions Surf School on Facebook. From TUANIX magazine: "Las condiciones de la ola izquierda de Cedros permitieron un buen desempeño de los participantes. A pesar de la lluvia los surfistas alegraron un fin de semana en la Península de Nicoya."

9/11 - Felicidades to CRsurf team rider Leilani McGonagle for her top showing in the recent ACOS contest in Pavones. She won Junior Womens, Womens, AND the Mens division!

9/11 - More great news from the McGonale family as Noe Mar took 2nd in the ALAS Latin Tour contest held last week in Peru. Go team CRsurf!

9/5 - Gabriel Medina will be the first opponent Carlos Muñoz on the Hurley Pro. Read more. Follow the event live here - LINK

8/1 - Gilbert Brown wins the final event on the CNS in Playa Hermosa and the Open Title. Lisbeth Vindas takes the crown for the Open Women's Division. Read more.

7/1 - The 'Stand Up Paddle' Finals define its second generation of national champions. Geovanny Espinoza takes the overall crown. Read more.

7/8 - Check out the results and photos by TuaniX Surf Magazine of the recent Puerto Viejo Open Pro held in Jaco on June 21st. Maykol Torres won the event.

5/26 - Maykol Torres wins the Copa Fox in Jaco! Nataly Bernold takes 1st in the Women's Division. Read more.

5/26 - Geovanny Vega wins again at the SUP event in Bahia Ballena. Tortilla Flat's Jennifer Brummer takes 1st in the Women's 4.5 km race. See the results.

5/22 - Maykol Torres wins the Copa Fox in Jaco! Nataly Bernold takes 1st in the Women's Division. Read more.

5/21 - Isaac Vega is crowded the champion of the Circuito Guanacasteco after winning in Playa Negra. Check the results and photos here.

5/11 - Felicidades to Costa Rican Jenny Kalmback who earned a bronze medal in the ISA World Stand Up Paddleboard competition held in Nicaragua!

5/5 - CRsurf team riders excel at the ALAS Pepsi Reef Classic in Playa Hermosa. Noe Mar McGonagle takes 1st in the Open Division (and $5000) and 2nd in Juniors. Leilani McGonagle earns 2nd in Women's Open. Read more.

4/29 - Here are the results and photos from the Camelo Bikinis All Womens Surf and Bodyboard Contest on April 19th in Playa Hermosa. Lisbeth Vindas won the Womens Pro Surf and Megwyn Saunders took 1st in Womens Bodyboarding.

4/12 - The next event on the CREATURES Circuito Guanacasteco de Surf by Reserva Conchal to benefit the Surf for Youth program will be in Tamarindo this weekend. Check the flyer here.

3/21 - Carlos Muñoz wins the Copa House of Marley in Playa Dominical. See the results here.

3/13 - Isaac Vega Wins the Copa Lolas in Avellanas, part of the CREATURES Circuito Guanacasteco de Surf by Reserva Conchal to benefit the Surf for Youth program. See results here. The next event will be in Tamarindo on April 12th-13th.

2/23 - Felicidades to Geovanny Espinoza who won both the 9km and the 4km races during the second date of the Circuito Nacional de Stand Up Paddle SURFTECH 2014 in Tamarindo. He will be representing Costa Rica at the ISA World SUP Games in Nicaragua this May.

2/13 - Maikol Torres wins the third stop on the Circuito Guanacasteco Creatures Presentado por Reserva Conchal in Playa Marbella - the Copa Tiki Hut y Lomas del Sol. Read more.

1/26 - Danny Bishko wins the Lime Coral Caribbean Classic in Playa Cocles. Nataly Bernold takes the women's top honor. Read more (English y espanol)

1/16 - The second stop on the CNS tour will be the Lime Coral Caribbean Classic on January 25th-26th behind La Isla Inn.. Check out the event details on Facebook. Un Rojo Reggae Band to close the event!

1/5 - The second date of the Circuito Nacional de Stand Up Paddle SURFTECH 2014 will be on February 22nd in Tamarindo.

1/5 - New dates and locations for the Circuito Guanacasteco de Surf to benefit the Surf for Youth program:
Feb 8th-9th in Marbella - *****
Mar 8th-9th in Playa Avellanas - ****
Apr 12th-13th in Tamarindo - *****
May 10th-11th in Playa Negra - *****

1/1/14 - CRsurf re-signs Leilani and Noe Mar to the team for 2014! Check out the contest results for Noe Mar and Leilani, plus see photos and videos.


12/19 - Maikol Torres wins the COPA Dunkelvolk in Playa Bejuco. Lisbeth Vindas takes the women's top honor. Read more (English y espanol)

12/19 - Internacionales dominaron la primera fecha del Circuito Nacional Master & SUP Surfing. Read more.

12/11 - The second edition of Surfing Junior Camp is coming to Tamarindo this weekend. Check it out here.

12/11 - Olympus 2014 National Tour opens national tournament season. See who has won previously and get details on this year's events here (English y espanol). Next one is in Puerto Viejo on January 25th-26th behind La Isla Inn.

12/8 - Angelo Bonomelli ganó la segunda parada del Circuito Guanacasteco Creatures - Lea mas (English, too)

Surf for Youth Contest

11/21 - Results of the TORNEO DE SURF BOCA BARRANCA 2013 OPEN: 1st Anthony Fillingim, 2. Jason Torres, 3. Josymar Fuentes Villalobos, 4th Olman Morales. Photos here on Facebook.

11/4 - From Christina at Surf Inn Hermosa - Carloz Munoz breaking into the top 50 surfers ranked in the world.  Read More in Spanish in La Nacion.

11/4 - Puerto Viejo Endless Summer Paddleboard Race on November 9th starting in Playa Cocles with cash prizes for top place finishers. See the flyer here.

11/4 - From Seafari Costa Rica: November 9th is the first edition of a SUP paddle race, “La Bruja” it’s a long distance race from Roca Bruja (Witch’s Rock) to the Four Seasons Papagayo, a total of 25km (15.53 miles) starts at 7am. Cost US$ 40 includes lunch box and boat transportation to Roca Bruja (Witch’s Rock) for long distance racers.

10/28 - Felicidades to CRsurf Team Rider Noe Mar McGonagle who made it to the Quarterfinals of the ALAS Guaiquerí Latin Pro copa Clayton (Venezuela) Open division plus the Semifinals of the Junior Division.

10/24 - Jason Torres from Jaco wins the Boca Barranca Classic. Bruno Carvalho takes the under 18 victory. Read more.

Boca Barranca Surf Contest

10/8- Boca Barranca Classic is back this weekend To benefit the Children's Home Monserrat. Read more.

Hurley Surfing Event in Jaco

8/5 - Jason Torres wins the 1st stop on the Puerto Viejo Open Pro in Playa Cocles. Check all the results and highlights here.

7/28 - It's Official: Jair Perez is the new National Surf Champion of Costa Rica. Lisbeth Vindas is 10x Women's Champion. Noe Mar takes the Junior Men's Title and Leilani McGonagle the Jr. Women's. Read more.

7/28 - Olman Morales wins the Reef Grand Final in front of 4,000 people. See all the results here.

7/8 - Anthony Segura from Esterillos wins the Surf for Youth contest in Marbella. Read more.

7/8 - Surf contest to raise funds for the lifeguards in Esterillos and Bejuco on July 13th. Check out the flyer here.

7/8 - Surf contest in Santa Teresa organized by the local Surf Association this weekend. Check the details on their Facebook page.

6/23 - Jair Perez wins the Copa Olympus Tough and takes 1st in the overall standings. Emily Gussoni takes the Women's crown. See photos and the results here.

The Pura Vida Ride Paddle Battle 2013 in Playa Danta, Costa Rica on Saturday June 1st at 9a.m. This SUP event is sponsored by Surftech, Las Catalinas, RipCurl, Lola's Restaurant, Smith Optics, Camelbak, Chums, and Pura Vida Bracelets.

5/1 - Noe Mar and Leilani McGonagle win the Oakley Cup in Santa Teresa! Results and photos here

4/26 - "Fala Brasil": Alan Sauro wins the ALAS Reef Classic. CRsurf team rider Noe Mar McGonagle takes the Juniors Title. Read more.

4/19 - Entraron al agua los sembrados y el Reef Classic Adrenaline Rush se puso al rojo vivo - Lea Mas.

4/12 - The Reef Classic will be back in Santa Teresa on April 17-20th with over 12.5 million colones in prizes. Read more.

4/11 - Tequila helps Costa Rica win at least one medal in Ecuador. Read more.

4/3 - 7Mares Magazine is running a photo contest with support from Punto Surf for a week trip to Witch's Rock. Vote for photos in accion, lifestyle, and line up - and check out the shots by Costa Rica's Esteban Delgado of Jair Perez at Isla Damas.

4/3 - From Jazzy's River House (Dominical Costa Rica Hotel): The Dominical Lifeguards raised over $1300 for their program during a perfect day for a contest with great waves, weather, and vibe on the beach.

Dominical Lifeguard Contest this weekend

3/29 - Luis Vindas wins in big surf in Dominical last weekend. Noe Mar wins the Juniors division. Leilani McGonagle wins Women's, Jr. Women's, and takes 3rd in Boys, too. Leon Glatzer wins the Boys group, while Anthony Flores gets 1st in Longboard. Read more and see photos and current rankings (in both Spanish and English) here.

3/26 - Luis Vindas wins the Quiksilver Cup in Playa Dominical. CRsurf team rider Leilani McGonagle takes 1st in Women's AND Jr. Women's categories - rider Noe Mar wins Jr. Mens and takes 3rd in the Open Division. Read more.

3/23 - Playa Cocles on the Caribbean coast hosted its first Grom Contest on March 23rd, called the King of the Suricats. There was $1000 in prizes for 3 age divisions: 8 to 10, 10 to 12, and 12 to 14, with a Girls Division, too. As part of the event, there will also be a Beach Volleyball Competition. Check the flyer here.

3/13 - Kenneth Ávila ganó la final Master y con él se nombró la Selección Nacional. Lea mas.

3/6 - Perfect conditions arrive for the frist Stand Up Paddleboard Race held in Punta Leona last weekend. See who won and get all the results here - LINK. The next round of the SUP National Circuit, Condovac La Costa, will move to the coast in Playa Hermosa de Guanacaste, on 6 and 7 April.

3/6 - Here are some photos from the Drake Bay Skimboard Fest, courtesy of

2/21 - Jair Pérez wins the Cup MAUI and earns three wins at home. Read more

2/12 - Cristian Jimenez and Josiah Dearnley win the second stop of the Masters & Metropolitan Circuit. Read more (Spanish and English)

1/26 - Congratulations to CRsurf team riders Noe Mar McGonagle and Leilani McGonagle! Noe Mar took 3rd in Open and 1st in Juniors at the Lime Coral Surf Contest in Playa Cocles. And Leilani won 1st in BOTH Women's and Jr. Women's divisions. We are extremely proud of you both! Read more.

Jordan Hernandez ganó la gran final del Open Pro y la Copa Kölbi Puerto Viejo. Lea mas. (English, too


12/21 - C.O.R.E. (Comunidad de Orgullo, Recreación y Educación de Tamarindo) hosts 92 surfers in their 2nd Annual Intercollegiate Surf Contest in Tamarindo. See the results and pics.

12/21 - Brother and sister - Luis and Lisbeth Vindas - win the first contest on the CNS tour - the Copa OFF! in Parrita. Read more.

12/2 - The Costa Rican Surf Team has won their 7th Central American Surfing Games Title. Read which surfers made the finals here.

11/13 -Carlos Muñoz Takes the 3rd Circuit Event - The Kölbi Open Cup Pro. Read more. (in both English and Spanish)

11/14 - Congratulations to CRsurf team rider Noe Mar McGonagle for his 2nd place finish in the Open Division in the recent ALAS event in El Salvador. You can help him win another contest put on by Red Bull, Just vote for his video HERE

10/12 - Check out Volcom Team Rider Carlos Munoz in the Oakley Pro Jr. Surf contest in Bali. (round 1, heat 14)

10/2 - Here are the results from the latest Skimboarding Jam held at Playa Prieta on 9/29, on Facebook. Kelmer Sandoval from Guanacaste won the event, with Daniel Sasso from San Jose taking second.

9/24 - Esteban Fernandez Matamoros is one of 27 recipients of a $1000 scholarship from the International Surfing Association. Felicidades Esteban! Read more on the ISA website.

8/26 - Gilbert Brown is the new King of the National Surf Tour. Here are the results. WipeOutFilms showcases the Finals of the Circuito Nacional de Surf in Playa Hermosa on YouTube

8/26 - Philips | O'neill sign up Manuel Mesen and Emily Gussoni to their Latin American Surf Team. More details

8/23 - CEPIA and WavesCR Host Contest to Help Local Kids. Read more.

7/29 - Tequila y Costa Rica vuelven a casa con dos medallas mundiales. Team finishes in the Top 10 at the ISA World Masters Contest in Nicaragua. Read more and catch the video of the final day of competition.

7/29 - Ramón Taliani dejó el Banana Boat Surf Challenge en casa. Ramon keeps the title at home in Santa Teresa. Read more and see pics.

7/14 - Ian Bean wins the Pura Vida Ride - Stand Up Paddle Battle in Playa Danta. Read more.

7/6 - The Hermosa Pro 2012 organized by Camacho Productions took place last weekend with over 1000 spectators. To see photos, check our Facebook favorites above. For results, visit the Salsiboy Facebook page here

6/25 - Local Ronald Brown Wins the Second Cup in the Puerto Viejo Open Pro

6/17 - Jair Perez wins the Copa Britt Iced contest in Jaco. Read more.

6/3 - Masters Craig Schieber, Randall Chaves, Luis Diego Morales y Andrea Días ganaron la Copa Master 2012. Read more.

First Day of the Circuito Nacional Stop #3
Playa Esterillos
Gracias a WipeOut Films

6/1 - Carlos Munoz and Nataly Bernold are the victors in the 4th stop on the CNS tour in Dominical. Read more.

5/11 - Carlos Muñoz takes the Surf for Youth Series in Tamarindo in an epic final! Read more.

5/7 - Carlos Muñoz takes the Surf for Youth Series in Tamarindo in an epic final! Read more.

5/4 - Felicidades to Jair Perez for winning the third stop on the Circuito Nacional in Esterillos Oeste, in front of the hotel Rancho Coral on April 28-29th. Read more and see the results for all categories.

4/26 - Noe Mar McGonagle (CRsurf team rider) wins a bronze medal in the under 16 age group of the Dakine ISA World Junior Championships in Panama. Read more.

4/3 - Noe Mar McGonagle wins the Quiksilver's King of the Groms in Playa Hermosa, and will head to Mexico with Kevin Montiel to compete for the Latin America title. Get details here.

3/29 - Jefferson Tacson wins the 2nd date on the CNS tour in Palo Seco. CRsurf team rider Leilani McGonagle becomes the youngest champ ever, winning the Women's category. Noe Mar McGonagle takes Juniors, and Anthony Flores wins Longboard. See all the results and more photos here.

Upcoming Event: The 13th Annual Robert August "Surf n Turf" Charity Challenge will take place at Playa Avellanas and Hacienda Pinilla on March 29th to the 31st. The Tamarindo Diria will be the host hotel and the Awards Ceremony takes place at Witchs Rock Surf Camp in Tamarindo. Donations benefit the non-profit group CEPIA.

3/22 - CRsurf team rider Noe Mar McGonagle wins the Juniors Divison of the ALAS Latin Tour in Playa Venao, Panama. In the finals, he scored the contest's only 10 point ride with a backside 360 air. Read more on the ALAS website.

3/14 - Costa Rican sweep! Cali Munoz wins the ALAS Tour Reef Classic in Santa Teresa. CRsurf team rider Noe Mar McGonagle takes the Juniors Division, Nataly Bernold earns 1st for the Women, and Anthony Flores is the Longboard master. Check the full results and pics here - LINK.

3/14 -Check out the pics and results from the 1st Skim Jam for 2012 on Facebook.

3/1 - Diego Naranjo wins the first event on CNS tour in Playa Hermosa. Jason Mora surprises the crowd by winning 1st in Juniors, and Danielle Ciminero takes the Women's top prize. CRsurf team rider Noe Mar McGonagle won the Boys Division, and took 2nd in Juniors and Open. Rider Leilani McGonagle wons the Junior Women's Division. Read more and see photos.

Next events:
Playa Dominical - May 19-20
Playa Jaco - June 16-17
Playa Santa Teresa - July 21-22
Playa Hermosa - August 24-26

This year there will be only six categories: Open, Open Femenino, Juniors, Boys (Sub-16), Grommet Femenino (Sub-15) y Longboard.

Reef Costa Rica Classic

Upcoming Event: The ALAS Tour Reef Classic will take place in Santa Teresa on March 8th to the 11th. There will be over $25,000 in prizes with the best surfers in Latin America competing.

2/1 - Here are the results of the Asociacion de Surf Santa Teresa, Playa Carmen, and Mal Pais contest that took place last weekend behind La Lora. LINK with photos.

2/1 - Jordan Hernandez wins the 1st Event of the Puerto Viejo Open Pro The final overall winner of the circuit to win $2000. Check out the pics.

2/1 - Frederico Pilurzo wins the Red Bull's Blast from the Past contest in Playa Hermosa. Check out the video on YouTube, thanks to Surfos.

12/28 - The Puerto Viejo Open Pro 2012 circuit will be bigger than ever, with four contests throughout the year showcasing the best Caribbean surf talent. Each date will have $3000 in cash/prizes, and the winner of the 4 events recieves and extra $2000. If you want to sponsor a contest, email Beto.
The current dates are:
January 28th - Salsa Brava
June 23rd - Salsa Brava or Playa Cocles
November 3rd - Playa Hermosa
January 5th - Salsa Brava

ISA Billabong World Surfing Games in Playa Hermosa - July 31 to August 9

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9/15 - Envision Festivals 2019 New Music Lineup:

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9/13 - Nacho Coming in Concert in Costa Rica

9/12 - Second Cruise Ship of the Season Arrives to Limon Costa Rica with 2,031 passengers

9/10 - Afro-descendant culture in Costa Rica: Celebrating black excellence in August

9/10 - Tourist Boat Flipped by a Whale in Costa Rica

8/29 - Poas Volcano National Park in Costa Rica Will Open Doors to Visitors Again This Friday, Aug.31

8/29 - There’s still time to get to Costa Rica’s book fair – here’s why you should

8/29 - 6 Ton Sloth in Costa Rica

8/27 - Lionfish Capture Tournament in Manzanillo, Limon September 29-30

8/25 - The 5 Best Rivers for A Rafting Adventure On Your Trip to Costa Rica

8/24 - Additional Tickets Made Available for the Roger Waters Concert in Costa Rica

8/23 - Costa Rica Will Receive 110 Cruises in the Caribbean

8/23 - Welcome to Dalila’s world: The Osa Peninsula

8/22 - Ocaso Festival finalizes line-up with Damian Lazarus, Loco Dice, Guy Gerber

8/18 - Pablo Montero Will Delight San Carlos and Puriscal with His Music this Weekend

8/14 - Whale Migration to Costa Rica: An Incredible Annual Event

8/14 - Puerto Rican Singer ‘Bad Bunny’ Will Give a Concert in Costa Rica Nov.25

1st Annual Surf Conservation Retreat in Costa Rica

Save the Wave Costa Rica 2018 Retreat

Benefits SurfRider - Tamarindo Chapter so they can continue with local initiatives to #SavetheWave

SPECIAL GUEST: Meet Robert August from the famous Endless Summer documentary!

August 13th to the 19th, 2018

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8/11 - Cable Car of Costa Rica’s Rainforest

8/9 - Costa Rica’s International Airport Takes You to 446 Destinations in America and Europe

8/7 - Gastronomic Tourism in Costa Rica

8/7 - Costa Rica’s Philharmonic Orchestra Presents: The Best of Metallica

8/5 - Costa Rica’s Ocaso Underground Music Festival Announces Line Up

8/5 - Required Vaccines to Travel to Costa Rica

8/5 - What Concerts To Look Forward to in Costa Rica for the Rest of 2018

7/28 - Round Trip Flights From Toronto to Costa Rica on Avianca for only $290 USD

7/28 - Prophetic Culture + Gondwana in Costa Rica 2018 (Official Event) - Aug 30th

7/27 - Traditional Dances of Costa Rican Folklore

7/20 - Art, Music, Yoga, and Agriculture Were Again the Perfect Touch in the EcoFeria Last Friday, July 20th

FOR 2018

7/7 - With this App You Can Rent a Car Swiftly in Costa Rica

7/6 - New Challenge CRx5 Invites You to Visit Wildlife Protected Areas in Costa Rica and Win a Cash Prize

7/5 - A culinary adventure awaits beyond the cities and rainforests

7/5 - Botanical Gardens of Costa Rica: The Best Preserved Ones of Central America

7/4 - A King Vulture Was Born For the First Time at Zoo Ave Costa Rica

6/29 - Let Yourself Fall in Love with the Charming Playas del Coco

6/28 - What You Need to Enter Costa Rica as A Tourist

6/26 - Be on the Lookout For Crocodiles in Costa Rican Beaches

6/23 - The 4th Annual Seed Festival to Be Held in Costa Rica

6/20 - Costa Rica Street Food Festival VIP Tickets Now On Sale

6/19 - The Green Fair of San José

6/14 - United States Issues Level 3 Travel Advisory For Nicaragua

6/13 - National Seismology Network in Costa Rica Recommends Precaution Due to Changes in the Seismic Activity of Rincon de la Vieja Volcano

6/13 - Protests, calls for attention in Costa Rica as Nicaragua crisis worsens

6/12 - The White-Crowned Sparrow, Native of North America, was Spotted in Isla del Coco Costa Rica

6/10 - 10 Words to Start Talking Like a Real “Tico”

6/9 - Enjoy the Chocolate Fair This Weekend At the Costa Rica National Stadium

6/6 - LGBTI Pride Parade 2018 in Costa Rica Will Take Place July 1

6/5 - 15 Places to Take Your Kids in Costa Rica

5/29 - Costa Rican Riding His Bike to the 2018 World Cup

5/28 - Costa Rica Advances as a Sports Tourism Destination

5/28 - May 29th: National Day Of People With Disabilities

5/28 - The Longest Canopy On the Planet Built by Ticos

5/27 - Looking for Costa Rica’s Manatees

5/27 - Visit the Katira Maze in Alajuela, Costa Rica and its Wonderful Topiary Garden

5/24 - Birdwatchers Paradise: Alexander Skutch Biological Corridor in Costa Rica

5/22 - Puntarenas Will Build New Park to Receive Tourists from Cruise Ships in Costa Rica

5/22 - Rural Tourism in Costa Rica Brings Meaning to Transformational Travel

5/18 - Tourists and Businesses Impatient For Poas Volcano National Park in Costa Rica to Reopen

5/17 - New Airstrip in Quepos Costa Rica Will be Ready by End of July

5/17 - Dollar Exchange Rate Expected To Move Starting In August

5/16 - Costa Rica’s Free Wireless Internet

5/12 - Guanaride MTB Competition Moves to the Nicoya Peninsula

5/9 - Why Costa Rica Is a Great Place for Stargazing?

5/8 - Experience a Firefly Tour in Costa Rica

5/4 - Costa Rica’s arts scene: vibrant and ready to surprise you

5/3 - Costa Rican Art Museum Celebrates its 40th Anniversary

5/3 - Some of the World’s Most Ancient Mummies Will be on Exhibit at the Jade Museum in Costa Rica

5/2 - What to do in Costa Rica in May and June

5/2 - New tour booking agency for those who want a more authentic vacation in Puerto Vallarta. Soon they will be launching a sister company in Costa Rica too.

5/1 - Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters Breaks Costa Rica Concert Ticket Sales Record

4/28 - Costa Rica and Ecuador Sign Agreement to Strengthen Conservation Efforts in Isla del Coco and Galapagos

4/27 - Now You Can Get Discounts While Recycling

4/26 - Costa Rica to Offset National Team’s World Cup Carbon Footprint

4/26 - Costa Rican third graders ace international technology championship

4/26 - Health Authorities in Costa Rica Will Begin Massive Vaccination Campaign Against Influenza in May

4/20 - Tourism Project that Takes Hikers in Costa Rica from Coast to Coast Declared of Public Interest

4/19 - Again! National Emergency Commission in Costa Rica Alerts of Dangers When Disregarding Warnings at National Parks

4/18 - Love Orchids? Visit the National Orchid Expo in Cartago This Sunday

4/18 - 5 Museums You Definitely Must Visit In San Jose

4/18 - Costa Rica Will Host the Pan American Judo Championship

4/17 - Costa Rica Offshore World Championship Sport Fishing Tournament Underway in Quepos

4/16 - 1,526 Archaeological Pieces Returned by Citizens to National Museum in Costa Rica

4/14 - Police in Costa Rica Recovered 266 Archaeological Pieces so Far This Year

4/13 - Fishing Tournament Marina Pez Vela Open Kicked off Today in Quepos Costa Rica

4/12 - After Being Closed for a Year Poas Volcano National Park in Costa Rica Prepares to Reopen

4/12 - Demi Lovato Cancels Costa Rica Concert

4/11 - Internationally Renowned Classical Ballet Company Bolshoi in Costa Rica May 12 & 13

4/9 - After vibrant first weekend, International Arts Fest continues through April 15

4/7 - What to Do in Costa Rica This Weekend

4/7 - See all The Tico Times’ 360 videos from Costa Rica’s election

4/6 - Study in Costa Rica Evaluated Tolerance and Inclusion in Popular Tourist Sites

4/6 - Fun Birding in Costa Rica at Arenal Lodge

4/2 - Apps you need while you are travelling in Costa Rica

3/30 - Ironman 70.3 in Costa Rica Takes Place June 24, Join the Tri Camp in April to Prepare

3/30 - Round Trip Flights to Costa Rica At $225

3/28 - Visit Costa Rica’s famed Isla del Coco – without leaving San José

3/22 - ‘Costa Rican hot springs’ makes an awfully nice mantra

3/20 - Carmen Busquets to Co-Host Sustainability Summit in Costa Rica

3/20 - ‘Responsible Tourist’ Campaign Will Reward Participants

3/18 - Watch the Devil Rays as They “Fly” in the Waters of Costa Rica’s South Pacific

3/18 - Turrialba Volcano in Costa Rica Could Present Another Strombolian Eruption Soon

3/18 - The Beach Town of Jaco In Costa Rica Takes Steps To Attract More Visitors

3/17 - Dollar Exchange Takes A Dive This Week

3/17 - Flying over the Osa Peninsula

3/17 - From New York to Costa Rica: ‘Costa Rica changed my entire life’

3/16 - Poas Volcano National Park in Costa Rica Could Reopen in May or June

3/16 - Want to rent a plug-in hybrid car in Costa Rica? Now you can

3/14 - Under the Shade of Costa Rica's Magnificent Mangroves

3/9 - Great food for local causes: ‘Festival de Vida’ begins in Atenas

3/9 - Chicago The Musical Returns to the Melico Salazar Theater in Costa Rica

3/8 - Artisanal ice cream festival set for San José

3/8 - Hacienda Alsacia, Starbucks’ Coffee Farm in Costa Rica Opens Doors to Visitors

3/6 - United World College in Costa Rica Presents Rock Musical “Rent”

3/1 -Ocean warming threatens to drown Costa Rica's whale tourism

2/28 - Tourists in Costa Rica Affected by Fishermen’s Strike

2/28 - Manuel Antonio National Park in Costa Rica Has New Universal Trail

2/15 - Bamboo Bass Festival 2018 Set Times, Festival Guidelines, & More!

2/14 - The First Edition of Perro Cross Dog Camping in Costa Rica

2/14 - César Millán The Dog Charmer Coming to Costa Rica

2/14 - Cirque du Soleil Forced to Cancel First Presentation in Costa Rica Scheduled for Today

2/13 - Experts in Costa Rica Evaluate Possibility of Reopening Poas Volcano to Public

2/12 - “Viva el Café”; A Festival for Coffee Lovers in Costa Rica

2/10 - Road Work Near Juan Santamaria Airport in Costa Rica Begins Monday

2/8 - Cirque du Soleil About Ready to Begin in Costa Rica

2/8 - Puntarenas Carnivals Kick Off February 8 (till Feb 18th) in Costa Rica

2/8 - ExpoTur Costa Rica Will Take Place April 25-27

2/7 - Fourth Edition of Diner en Blanc Costa Rica is Coming This March

2/4 - VIDEO:World’s Longest Zip Line in the UAE Made by Costa Ricans

2/3 - Food Truck Festival February 10 and 11 in San Jose, Costa Rica

2/2 - Costa Rican airline Nature Air to resume operations

2/1 - Wine World Festival Will Take Place March 3 – 4 in Costa Rica

2/1 - First Art City Tour of 2018 Invites You To Fall in Love With San Jose, Costa Rica

1/30 - CRcurf's, Greg Gordon, Interviews Stephen Brooks, founder of the Envision Festival.

1/23 - Tamarindo gears up for Art Wave Festival

1/22 - Bamboo Bass Festival in Jaco Beach, Costa Rica this February

1/22 - La Luz Gastronomy Festival Will be Back February 18 in Escalante Costa Rica

1/20 - Baseball legend, all-star fisherman: Wade Boggs in Costa Rica

1/19 - Costa Rica Will Have Direct Flight With Portugal Starting In April

1/18 - Costa Rica retrieves massive archaeological trove from Venezuela

1/18 - Enjoying the San Jose’s Art City Tour in Costa Rica

1/18 - Costa Rica's Ocaso Festival is a sanctuary of the spiritual underground

1/17 - Costa Rica’s Parque de Diversiones Not Just for Kids

1/17 - Check Out The Incredible Giant Manta Ray Spotted in Costa Rican Waters

1/16 - An Epic Fitcation Paradise Awaits in Costa Rica

1/16 - Costa Rica 2018: The next big thing in wellness

1/15 - Don’t Miss The Tamarindo Art Wave Festival January 25-27 Playa Tamarindo Costa Rica

1/15 - Cesar Millan “The Dog Whisperer” Live in Costa Rica February 18

1/15 - Tickets To The Andrea Bocelli Concert in Costa Rica Go On Sale January 15

1/12 - Seismic Swarm Causes Indefinite Closure Of Tenorio Volcano National Park

1/10 - Five Secret Spots you Need to Visit in Perez Zeledon Costa Rica

1/9 - Sport fishing in Costa Rica: where to go, what you’ll find

1/9 - Self-Guided Adventures: Things To Do In Costa Rica Without A Guide

1/5 - Envision Festival Returns to Costa Rica on February 21-25, 2018

1/4 - Tamarindo to host underground electronica Ocaso Music Festival

1/4 - If You Are Traveling from Costa Rica to the US East Coast Jan.5 or Jan.6 Check Your Flight

1/4 - Wild myths: Costa Rican animal legends

1/4 - First-time mistakes to avoid when visiting Costa Rica

1/1 - Costa Rica Recovers Archaeological Treasure in Venezuela

- 2018


- The Best Time to Go to Costa Rica

12/26 - End of the Year Activities Begin Today in Costa Rica

12/28 - Envision Festival 2018 Final Lineup of Entertainment Announced (Click Image Below)

Envision 2018 Final Lineup

12/22 - Coming soon: Tamarindo’s Ocaso Music Festival

12/22 - Andrea Bocelli Live in Costa Rica February 22, 2018

12/21 - Tourists in Tortuguero, Costa Rica Had a Rare Encounter With a Manatee

12/18 - Costa Rica Has Its First Urban Wave Located in Jaco Beach

12/17 - PHOTOS: Costa Rica’s Festival of Light

12/15 - Isla del Coco Costa Rica Will Have a Emergency Attention Station As of January 2018

12/15 - Festival of Lights Saturday, Dec. 16 At 6:00 pm

12/14 - StarFest this Weekend at Avenida Escazu for all Star Wars Fans in Costa Rica

12/14 - Operation Rich Coast Presents Costa Rica’s National Beach Clean Up Day – December 30th 2017

12/11 - Bright Lights Boat Parade inaugurates holiday season in Quepos

12/9 - Witchs Rock Surf Camp Explains How to Pack for the Perfect Surf Trip

12/2 - Volaris Costa Rica To Open Three New Low-Cost U.S. Routes In 2018

11/17 - Costa Rica International Film Festival Will Feature 73 Movies in 18 Different Languages

11/15 - Enjoy the Holidays Celebrating in Costa Rica Tico Style

11/15 - Juan Santamaria Airport in Costa Rica will have New Domestic Flights Terminal in March 2018

11/13 - Upcoming Inauguration of Thematic Park for Italian Cuisine Enthusiasts

11/10 - Envision 2017 Official Aftermovie: A Design for Life

11/8 - Southwest Airlines Launches Service to Costa Rica from Fort Lauderdale

11/7 - Traveling to Costa Rica Without a Yellow Fever Vaccine

11/6 - Four Dutch tourists and guide treated for injuries after Arenal Volcano rescue

11/2 - Edwards Lifesciences Announces Expansion Plans in Costa Rica

11/1 - KLM inaugurates direct Amsterdam-Costa Rica flight

10/31 - The Best Places to Spot Whales and Dolphins in Costa Rica

10/27 - Magaly Movie Theater in Costa Rica Now Operates With Solar Energy

10/26 - “Viva el Arte” Entertains Costa Rica This Weekend

10/26 - Attention Foodies: Jacó Ceviche Festival This Friday Has Something for Everyone

10/26 - Tips for Birding in Costa Rica at Selva Bananito

10/26 - 2 Weeks of Free Concerts in Costa Rica During Baroque Music Festival

10/26 - New Immigration Policies Leading To Long Lines At Costa Rica Airport

- Pumpkins United – Metal Band Helloween in Concert in Costa Rica Monday, Oct.23

10/19 - Now’s a Good Time to Visit Golfito, Costa Rica – Deep Discounts Announced

10/19 - Half Marathon Takes San José This Sunday

10/19 - Parents in Costa Rica Now have a Second Movie Theater Specially Designed for Children

10/18 - Tickets to Bruno Mars’ Concert in Costa Rica go on Sale

10/16 - Costa Rica is a Guest Country to “El Pilar” Festivities 2017

10/16 - Día de las Culturas/Columbus Day: a brief, incomplete guide

10/16 - Costa Rica Vacation For Runners

10/13 - Ferry Between Puntarenas and Paquera, Costa Rica With Temporarily Reduced Schedule

10/13 - Costa Rica Will be One of the Stops of Cirque du Soleil’s New Show

10/13 - Alice in Wonderland Comes Back This December to The National Theater in Costa Rica

10/9 - Nature Air Partners with MyCape APP to Sell Space-Available Seats on Flights

10/7 - Guide to Good Bars in San José

10/7 - Limón Carnivals Rescheduled due to Emergency Caused by Tropical Storm Nate in Costa Rica

10/4 - October 12th Holiday in Costa Rica will be Celebrated Monday, October 16

10/4 - Sidewalk Art To Draw Attention in Costa Rica

10/1 - It's not a proper Costa Rican outdoors adventure unless you're teetering on a bridge

9/28 - Fishing Tournament in Costa Rica’s South Caribbean to Capture Lionfish

9/28 - PHOTOS: A walk in Cahuita National Park

9/27 - Diwali, Hindu Festival of Lights will be Celebrated in Costa Rica Oct.15

9/27 - 'Slow Food' fair to offer Costa Rican specialties

9/27 - Costa Rica Crocodile Alert: Attacks Like This Weekend’s Can Increase During Mating

9/26 - Costa Rican Train Riders Can Get Up-to-the-Minute Mobile Updates

9/26 - 7 Hills in Costa Rica that Every Guy Should Climb

9/25 - Man Survives Crocodile Attack in Costa Rica

9/22 - Bruno Mars and DNCE Live in Costa Rica December 7

9/20 - Seven Vegetarian Restaurants in San Jose You Should Try

9/20 - Concert on Nov 19th Brings Members of Journey, Chicago, Toto and Kansas Together to Costa Rica

9/19 - How To Be A Socially Conscious Traveler

9/15 - Get Your Tickets Now For The New Costa Rica Philharmonic Orchestra Concert: Music in The Movies

9/13 - Art City Tour returns to San José for 'Chepe in the Rain'

9/11 - Whale Festival Kicks Off at Costa Rica’s Marino Ballena National Park, New Wharf Planned

9/8 - Costa Rica’s Meteorological Institute Confirms Hurricane Irma Will NOT affect Costa Rica

9/8 - Sky Adventures Monteverde: Ziplining, Hanging Bridges, And Tram Rides In The Cloud Forest

9/7 - Zipcar “Car Sharing” Service now Available in Costa Rica

8/25 - The XVIII International Book Fair Costa Rica Aug 25th to Sep 3rd

8/25 - Tickets to Fifth Harmony’s concert in Costa Rica go on sale

8/25 - House and Decor Expo – Find the best deal to buy or remodel your house in Costa Rica

8/24 - Celebrate National Coffee day September 9 in San José, Costa Rica

8/22 - Costa Rica’s First Indigenous Tourist Guides Certified in Talamanca

8/22 - Art lovers, this is for you: Plaza Itskatzú August 24 – 27

8/26 - French Artists to Share Electronic Music Workshop and Concert With Children in Costa Rica

8/18 - Costa Rica’s Tenorio National Park Temporarily Closed After Heavy Rain Damage

8/18 - 2017 Tamarindo Art Wave set for November

8/17 - Last Chance to Enjoy the Amazing Tribute to Bob Marley by Costa Rica’s Philharmonic Orchestra and Mitchell Brunings

8/17 - There's a plane hidden deep in the Costa Rican jungle - " you won't believe what's inside

8/17 - 250 artworks by Costa Rican artists in exhibition in Escazú,

8/16 - The Annual Whales and Dolphin Festival 2017

8/14 - El Mangroove Hotel in Guanacaste Invites you to an Exclusive Gastronomy Event

8/9 - Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge Has A New Tourism Infrastructure

8/9 - Costa Rica’s Envision Festival Locks in Bob Moses, DJ Tennis & Audiofly

8/9 - The Best Salsa Dancers Are Officially from Costa Rica

8/7 - Check Out Southwest’s Costa Rica Sale -CHEAP Nonstop Flights Start Nov. 5

8/6 - SINAC  Costa Rica Evaluates Allowing Controlled Visits to Poas Volcano

8/4 - Robots Are Invading Costa Rica

8/4 - Enter Travel Photo Competition To Win a Wildlife Holiday For Two to Costa Rica

8/4 - Costa Rica’s Stunning Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge Is Now More Accessible

8/4 - Costa Rican Park Authorities Close Clandestine Trails Near Arenal Volcano

7/28 - Costa Rica Vineyards and Wineries- Wine With The Taste of Pura Vida

7/28 - “I Human” Exhibition in Costa Rica

7/28 - Quepos, Costa Rica’s Marina Pez Vela Announces 2018 Sport Fishing Tourneys

7/21 - Visit the Gastronomy Festival This Weekend at Parque Viva Costa Rica

7/19 - In Costa Rica for Birding? Now is a Good Time to Visit Quebrada Gonzalez

7/19 Volaris now flies between Costa Rica and several US cities with rates as low as $130 one-way

7/19 - Alaska Airlines Is Selling Flights to Costa Rica for Only $179

7/18 - Taste the Pura Vida on a culinary adventure through Costa Rica

7/18 - App Reveals WiFi Passwords At Airports Around The World

7/15 - Archaeological sites in Costa Rica: Finca 6 Diquis

7/13 - Don’t miss a new edition of Costa Rica’s Art City Tour today

7/12 - U.S. Embassy funds research to preserve Costa Rica's famous stone spheres

7/11 - Costa Rica One Day Tour – La Marta Wildlife Refuge

7/10 - Costa Rica Declares November 3 as National Day of the Biosphere Reserves

7/10 - How Can You Spy on Sharks in Costa Rica?

7/7 - Costa Rica enforces new methodology for calculating dollar exchange rate

7/7 - New regulations for operating drones will be implemented as of August 13 in Costa Rica

7/7 - Experts document presence of lava in two Costa Rican volcanoes

7/6 - Seven Areas of Costa Rica Will Become key in the Promotion of the Country as Wellness Destination

7/6 - Enjoy Tea and Workshops at the Bonsai Exhibit in Cartago, Costa Rica This Weekend

7/7 - Cheap Domestic Costa Rican Flights When You Buy Bulk on NatureAir

7/4 - Tickets on Sale for Costa Rica’s Annual 3-Day Chocolate Fair

6/25 - Envision Festival Returns to Costa Rica on February 21-25, 2018

6/24 - Costa Rica Immigration Going Paperless

6/24 - Things to do This Weekend in Costa Rica

6/23 - Costa Rica’s International Arts Festival Is Arriving

6/23 - Mega Fun in Santa Ana, Costa Rica at Local Festivities Mid-July

7/1 - Lego Jungle Competition for Kids Offers Costa Rica Trip as Top Prize

6/30 - Oscar Winner Leads Costa Rica’s International Arts Festival

6/30 - New Bat Exhibit in San Ramon Museum

6/30 - Costa Rica Things to do: Beer Fest and Photography Expo

6/12 - In the Forests of Costa Rica you can Find one of the Most Dangerous Spiders in the World. Read more

6/12 - Pura Vida Wellness; Costa Rica’s New Tourism Strategy. Read more

6/9 - First Fluorescent Frog Ever Discovered in the World. Read more

6/9 - Costa Rican Firefighters Relocate 8-Foot Crocodile From Puntarenas Beach. Read more

6/8 - Researchers find specimen of Costa Rican frog believed to be extinct. Read more

6/8 - Your dream photo isn't worth it: leave the fish in the water. Read more

6/8 - World’s Sports Fishing Championship in Quepos. Read more

6/8 - Go Zorbing in Costa Rica? . Read more

6/7 - Cases of Zika, Chikungunya and Dengue Increased in Costa Rica. Read more

6/5 - Birdwatching Hotspots in Costa Rica. Read more

6/4 - No More Lake in Costa Rica’s Poas Volcano’s Crater. Read more

6/2 - Children Should Visit Claro Digital Village in Costa Rica This Weekend. Read more

6/1 - Flying To Costa Rica: What To Know About International Flights To Costa Rica, Departure Tax, Airlines, Check-In, Baggage, And More! Read more

6/1 - Excellent Birding Off the Beaten Track at Albergue Socorro. Read more

5/29 - One Day Tours in Costa Rica – Monte Sky Ecological Reserve. Read more

5/29 - Food Fairs in Costa Rica. Read more

5/26 - Ariana Grande’s Concert in Costa Rica will go on as Scheduled for July 9th. Read more

5/25 - Time To Run With Your Dog! Read more

5/25 - Southwest Airlines Announces The Launch of Daily Nonstop Service to Costa Rica. Read more

5/25 - Recommended One-Day Tour in Costa Rica: Prusia Forest. Read more

5/22 - Costa Rica’s Jade Museum presents”Life and Death in the Jicaro Valley, Culebra Bay”. Read more

5/19 - “As You Like It” by Shakespeare – Costa Rica National Theater June 9-10. Read more

5/19 - Check Out This Crazy Southwest Sale $89 Flights to Costa Rica. Read more

5/18 - Tortuguero Park Partially Closed Due to Jaguar Presence on Beach. Read more

5/15 - Reasons To Visit Costa Rica During The Rainy Season. Read more

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5/12 - Video: Underground adventure awaits at Barra Honda caves. Read more

5/11 - Rainy Season in Costa Rica Has Arrived. Read more

5/10 - Sting In Concert in Costa Rica For The Fourth Time. Read more

5/8 - Intense Rains Blamed For Shut Down Of San Jose Airport Friday Night. Read more

5/6 - Explore Limon, Tours to Learn About the Culture and History of this Costa Rican Province. Read more

5/6 - Costa Rica Dollar Exchange Rate Continues to Rise. Read more

5/3 - Costa Rica To Open Environmental-Friendly ‘Human Playground’. Read more

5/1 - Culture, Art and Music, Things to do in Costa Rica this May. Read more

5/1 - Curu Wildlife Refuge is a Must See for Eco-Tourists in Costa Rica. Read more

5/1 - Handmade Goods & Organic Products This Weekend At the Feria del Gustico in Costa Rica. Read more

4/28 - Live Costa Rican Snake Exhibit at Coronado Agricultural Fair This Weekend. Read more

4/28 - Archaeologists discover ancient petroglyph in Guanacaste. Read more

4/27 - Dog Friendly Restaurant in Costa Rica Offers Menu for Both Humans and Dogs. Read more

4/27 - Incredible Devil Ray Show in Costa Rica. Read more

4/26 - La Luz Gastronomy Festival will take place May 14 in Costa Rica. Read more

4/25 - Offshore World Championship fishing tournament gets underway in Quepos. Read more

4/21 - Mapping Costa Rica’s Hot Springs. Read more

4/19 - Costa Rica’s Volcano Poas Closed Indefinitely To the Public. Read more

4/19 - Book Once, Stay Twice Promotion at Four Season Costa Rica and Caribbean Resorts. Read more

4/14 - Poás Volcano eruption prompts temporary closure of national park. Read more

4/13 - Enjoy Chicago The Musical in Costa Rica this May. Read more

4/13 - Why Wading in the Tarcoles River is Not A Good Idea…..Crocs. Read more

4/12 - VIDEO: A look inside Costa Rica's Good Friday processions. Watch

4/12 - Terraba-Sierpe Wetlands in Costa Rica at Risk. Read more

4/9 - Two Incredible Secret Beaches in Guanacaste, Costa Rica. Read more

4/7 - Only 17 cantons will enforce dry law during Holy Week. Read more

4/5 - Costa Rica among Cheapflight’s “Destinations to make a difference: top ecotourism impact spots”. Read more

4/4 - Justin Bieber’s Concert in Costa Rica will Require Three Stages, 432 Lights and 17 Dressing Rooms. Read more

4/4 - Band of Women of Costa Rica Offered Its First Concert. Read more

3/31 - Things to do in Costa Rica: UK Culture Fest this Saturday. Read more

3/31 - Center for Responsible Travel (CREST) names Bodhi Surf School as their new Platinum Sponsor and has identified them as an outstanding steward of Mother Earth. Read more

3/30 - 4 Mega Activities for a Trip: An Alternative Guide to Holidaying in the Caribbean. Read more

3/30 - Costa Cali 2017 Reggae at The Costa Rica Beaches. Read more

3/26 - Meet Costa Rica's cleanest beaches. Read more

3/23 - U.S. Restricts Laptops, iPads in Carry-On Bags From 10 Airports. Read more

3/23 - Costa Rica Tamarindo Art Wave celebrates first anniversary. Read more

3/22 - Police Beach Patrols in Puerto Viejo, Limón, Costa Rica Aid Tourists. Read more

3/22 - A photographer's love letter to a Costa Rican indigenous community. Read more

3/21 - Vacationing in Costa Rica during Holy Week 2017, What you Need to Know. Read more

3/21 - Costa Rica’s Carara National Park Teems with Wildlife. Read more

- Enter to win a 5-night yoga retreat in Costa Rica with Fayettechill. Enter here

3/17 - Four Temptations in one Event: Tentaciones Fest 2017 in Costa Rica. Read more

3/16 - Wine World Festival in Costa Rica. Read more

3/16 - New Uber-Type Taxi Service by Costa Rican Company Announced. Read more

3/10 - March 17th - March 19th more than 150 artistic shows will take over San Jose, in the 13th edition of Transitarte Summer Festival. Read more

3/8 - This weekend, Fun and free in Costa Rica: Día Nacional del Boyero (The Oxcart Parade). Read more

3/6 - Why has February quickly becoming one of the best months to visit Costa Rica? Read more

3/6 - Slightly Stoopid, Thievery Corporation, Twiddle Hit The Beach For Costa Rica’s Jungle Jam. Read more

3/1 - Bulls, pomp and Guanacaste culture: The 100-year history of this week's Liberia festivals. Read more

3/1 - 9 Bengal Tigers Coming to Costa Rica’s Ponderosa Adventure Park. Read more

3/1 - Guanacaste, Costa Rica to Host World Famous Ironman in June. Read more

3/1 - Discover NATUWA Macaw Sanctuary, Puntarenas, Costa Rica. Read more

- Things to do in Jaco, Costa Rica – Fun for everyone. Read more

2/23 - Street Food Truck Festival (and Microbrewed Beer) March 11th in Parque Viva, La Guácima, Alajuela. Read more

2/23 - 12 Best Places to take kids in Costa Rica. Read more

2/23 - Third Edition of Diner en Blanc Costa Rica coming this March. Read more

2/22 - Great Birding for a Bargain at La Marta Refuge. Read more

2/21 - Four Amazing Places to Visit in Cartago, Costa Rica. Read more

- Envision Festival 2017: Workshops you do not want to miss! Read more

2/18 - Round Trip Flights to Costa Rica Under $200. Read more

2/17 - How To Save Money On Costa Rica Day Tour Reservations. Read more

2/17 - Traditional Festivals in Costa Rica. Read more

2/17 - Costa Rica BMX War Jam in Nicoya, Guanacaste this weekend. Read more

2/17 - TEDxPuraVida – Costa Rica 2017. Read more

2/16 - Nosara may just be the world’s best place to learn to surf. Read more

2/15 - Take advantage of the summer days in Costa Rica, cheap flights are available now. Read more

2/10 - What to do this Valentine’s Day. Read more

2/10 - Professional Skateboarder Ryan Sheckler coming to Costa Rica in a very important mission. Read more

2/9 - Costa Rica Blues Festival – Potrero Beach February 18. Read more

2/8 - Free “Exclusive Promotion” Codes For Costa Rica Vacation Items! Read more

2/6 - ABC7’s Costa Rica Vacation Giveaway Contest. Read more

2/4 - The Costa Rica Beer Factory will have its first “Beer Factory Fest”. Read more

2/4 - American jazz bassist Matt Garrison, live at the Jazz Cafe Escazu -Feb. 16. Read more

1/31 - Who Wants Cheap Costa Rica Flights Right Now? Read more

1/30 - Some Great Places to Learn Spanish While Surfing in Costa Rica. Read more

1/30 - In Jaco, mark your calendars for Bamboo Bass Festival going to be fun - Feb 17-19 and for Jungle Jam March 10-12, 2017 in Jaco Beach - featuring Slightly Stoopid, Thievery Corporation and Fortunate Youth amongst others!

1/26 - Brit singer and songwriter, Ed Sheeran, will give a concert in Costa Rica. Read more

1/26 - Jaco Beach, Costa Rica; Jungle Jam Announces Move To Beachfront Festival Grounds. Read more

1/24 - College Alumnus Builds Hop-on, Hop-off Tour Business in Costa Rica. Read more

1/22 - Envision Festival: Rejuvenate Your Body & Soul On The Beaches Of Costa Rica. Read more

1/19 - Sting Live at Costa Rica’s National Stadium: May 9th. Read more

1/19 - Exciting New Attractions In the Osa. Read more

1/19 - These are Costa Rica’s cleanest beaches. Read more

1/17 - Huge, Cool Car Show Coming to Puntarenas, Costa Rica. Read more

1/13 - Explore Costa Rica from the air. Read more

1/11 - Two Northern Costa Rica National Parks Closed Due to High Winds. Read more

1/11 - Flying in a low-cost airline to Costa Rica, here’s what you need to know. Read more

1/10 - Who is Ready to Try Zorbing in Costa Rica? Read more

1/6 - The party continues in Costa Rica with Palmares 2017. Read more

1/6 - Festival ‘94; Punk Rock in Costa Rica. Read more

1/6 - TransCR: Four-Day Enduro Race in Costa Rica. Read more

1/6 - Palmares 2017 in Costa Rica is Just Around the Corner. Read more

1/5 - Dance on the Beach at Tamarindo, Costa Rica’s Music Fest Jan. 5th to the 9th. Read more


12/29 - Dining options for your New Year’s celebrations. Read more

12/28 - Some help for the holidays: One-day getaways from San José. Read more

12/28 - Jungle Jam; Jaco’s Music Festival Returns March 10th to 12th. Read more

12/29 - Discovering The Trails & the Greatness of Osa Costa Rica. Read more

12/27 - Air Canada Begins Non-Stop Service between Montreal & San Jose, Costa Rica. Read more

12/19 - Tips for Solo Female Travel in Costa Rica. Read more. Read more

12/16 - Hotel boca barranca is hosting the Torneo Open Masters Bodyboard and Longboard Contest this weekend.
Get details


12/16 - Hard Rock Cafe in San Jose was the location of the Costa Rica Surf Awards 2016 last night. So far the list of winners have not been published however here are some photos of this year's winners. Bet you can name them all.

Check out the photos here.


12/16 - Delicious eats for your holiday celebrations. Read more

12/15 - Golfito Marina Village will attract more tourists to this area of Costa Rica. Read more

12/14 - Costa Rica Birding Expectations- Excellent Birding at Finca Luna Nueva. Read more

12/10 - IAFA Music Festival This Sunday in Costa Rica. Read more

12/7 - A Few Tips for Birding Costa Rica around La Fortuna and Arenal. Read more

12/9 - How to Choose the Best Surf Camp for Your Next Trip. Read more

12/8 - Alice in Wonderland – At the Costa Rica National Theater. Read more

12/1 - Costa Rica Film Festival Scheduled for Dec 8th to 17th. Read more

12/1 - Christmas In San Jose Starts Friday! Read more

12/1 - La Luz Gastronomic Festival Will Take Place This Sunday. Read more

12/1 - San Jose Marathon takes place December. Read more

11/25 - UPDATE: Hurricane Otto makes landfall in Costa Rica. Read more

- Many flights to Costa Rica cancelled due to Hurricane Otto. Check flight status if traveling Thursday or Friday. Read more

11/23 - New BBC Documentary Showcases Costa Rica’s Nocturnal Wildlife. Read more

11/21 - Montezuma, Costa Rica Awaits With Plenty Of Attractions. Read more

11/21 - Helicopter Ride Over Cocos Island, Costa Rica. Read more

11/21 - Who was Nicolas Wessberg and why is a Natural Reserve in Costa Rica named after him?. Read more

- 2017 Envision Festival in Costa Rica Announces 1st Phase Lineup. Read more

11/7 - Bamboo festival unveils their lineup. Read more

11/3 - Curridabat, Costa Rica, Would Be The First “Sweet City” In The World. Read more

11/2 - Ecotourism on the Osa Peninsula. Read more

11/1 - Countdown begins for Festival de la Luz. Read more

10/31 - Puerto Viejo Chocolate Festival is rising star in artisanal food movement. Read more

10/30 - Costa Rica has the highest waterfall in Central America. Read more

10/31 - Venado Caves Costa Rica – An Underground Adventure. Read more

10/29 - Dog Friendly Places in Costa Rica. Read more

10/29 - Tickets to Justin Bieber’s concert in Costa Rica cost between $42 and $300 USD. Read more

10/29 - The Bat Islands in Costa Rica. Read more

10/29 - When is the Big Turrialba Volcano Eruption Coming in Costa Rica?

10/27 - Indigenous tour guides to open their own Bribri tour agency

10/27 - Playa Arco: A Secret Beach Near Uvita 

10/24 - Back to the roots of Costa Rica at the Guayabo Monument

10/24 - Costa Rica – Tirimbina Biological Reserve

10/23 - Guide to Places That Are Dog Friendly 

10/23 - Costa Rica’s train stops included in Google Transit

10/22 - Planning A Scuba Diving Trip To The Osa Peninsula?

- Calendar of Costa Rican Annual Festivals. Read more

10/22 - Birding in Costa Rica South of Limon at Casa Calateas. Read more

10/22 - A Guide to Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve. Read more

10/20 - Recommended hotels and restaurants in Quepos and Manuel Antonio. Read more

10/18 - Explore The Magical Osa Peninsula. Read more

- Wine and Coffee lovers these events are for you. Read more

10/11 - Top Touist Attractions During Rainy Season. Read more

10/10 - Humid Forest Birding in Carara National Park. Read more

- First Motocross lesson for rookies in Guanacaste on 10/28 & 10/30 contact for further information 8981-2680 Angelo or 8372-1716 Daniele. Read more

- The 4th edition of Oktober Beerfest will take place October 15-16. Read more

- Costa Rica has the Best National Park in the World. Read more

10/4 - Nature Lovers’ Paradise in Barva de Heredia. Read more

10/3 - Get familiar with the attractions the city of San José has to offer, by bus, bike or foot. Read more

10/2 - Why Manuel Antonio and Quepos are king of the hill in Costa Rican tourism. Read more

- Cheap flights to travel from Costa Rica to Dallas or Houston. Read more

9/29 - Ranger Warns of Crocodiles in Costa Rica’s Central Pacific Waters Read more

9/29 - Craft Beer Enthusiasts Celebrate Oktoberfest in Costa Rica. Read more

9/28 - Tourism and rescue agencies seek lifeguard bill. Read more

9/28 - Simón Bolívar Zoo – Costa Rica’s oldest zoo. Read more

- Cuban artist Tomas Sanchez’ work exhibited in Costa Rica traveling exhibition, which runs until Nov. 28. Read more

9/24 - 8 Awesome Costa Rica Surf Camps for Women by Women. Read more

Surf Camps for Women by Women

9/22 - 4-hour Turrialba Volcano Eruption in Costa Rica Waning. Read more

9/22 - How This Jewelry Insider Takes a Surf Trip to Costa Rica. Read more

9/22 - Big waves, rip currents hit Pacific beaches. Read more

9/22 - Metallica Concert in Costa Rica November 5th, several locations already sold out. Read more

9/22 - Volcano Turrialba Making a Mess of Costa Rica Vacations. Read more

9/22 - Arts and culture in brief: the week ahead in Costa Rica. Read more

9/21 - Costa Rica’s “Jala de la Piedra” Celebrating the Bribri Culture. Read more

9/18 - Southwest Airlines Drops Fares To/From Costa Rica. Read more

9/17 - 3 secluded Guanacaste beaches with great conditions to surf or just relax. Read more

9/17 - Things To Do This Summer In Beautiful Costa Rica. Read more

9/16 - 7th Annual Costa Rica Envision Festival Coming Soon in 2017. Read more

9/16 - The Surfer's Guide: 4 Top Surf Spots in the Osa Peninsula. Read more

9/9 - Arts and culture in brief: the week ahead in Costa Rica. Read more

9/9 - Costa Rica’s Mystery on Caño Island. Read more

9/6 - 8th Whale, Dolphin Festival kick off in Costa Rica. Read more

9/5 - Metallica Announce 2016 Fall Latin America Tour. Read more

9/3 - Meet the Boruca People of Costa Rica; the only indigenous people never conquered by the Spanish. Read more

8/30 - Whale Festival Starts This Weekend in Costa Rica’s Bahia Ballena. Read more

8/30 - On Afro-Caribbean Day, government promises new cruise ship terminal in Limón. Read more

8/29 - For Music Lovers; A Week of Concerts in Costa Rica. Read more

8/27 - Exploring Tortuguero: Costa Rica’s remote wildlife hotspot. Read more

8/26 - $133 Round-Trip Flights to Costa Rica on Read more

8/26 - Arts and culture in brief: the week ahead in Costa Rica. Read more

8/24 - PHOTOS: Celebrating Costa Rica's national parks. Read more

8/23 - Costa Rica's crocodile conflict. Read more

8/17 - Watch Costa Rica’s Poas Volcano Eruption From Yesterday. Read more

8/17 - Miss Costa Rica 2016 Finalists - The beauty contest will be on 8/19! Read more

8/17 - Playa Brasilito: An Authentic Beach Town in Guanacaste. Read more

8/15 - PHOTOS: Celebrating Costa Rican moms. Read more

8/14 - More Tourists Struck by Lightning in Costa Rica. Read more

8/12 - Arts, culture and Mother's Day: the week ahead in Costa Rica. Read more

8/10 - Deal! Travel to 15 destinations for $500 through Nature Air. Read more

8/10 - Can’t Miss Free Apps For Costa Rica Living. Read more

8/10 - Grecia, the toucan with the prosthetic beak, now receiving visitors. Read more

8/6 - 10 reasons to check out the first-ever Coca Cola Music Fest on August 27th. Read more

8/5 - Arts and culture in brief: the week ahead in Costa Rica. Read more

8/5 - Complete guide to Costa Rica's 2016 Olympic athletes and events Read more

8/4 - What not to miss at Costa Rica's National Arts Festival Read more

7/28 - All you need to know for your trip to Tortuguero National Park. Read more

7/27 - Visiting the Nicoya Peninsula? Here are some ideas. Read more

7/26 - PHOTOS: Guanacaste celebrates 192 years of being part of Costa Rica. Read more

7/20 - Yoga Enthusiasts Ready For Costa Rica’s National Yoga Festival. Read more

7/20 - Where to See the New Species on the Costa Rica Bird List. Read more

7/20 - Driving to Monteverde: Best Routes and Road Conditions. Read more

7/15 - Dirty Little Secrets Costa Rica Car Rental Companies Don't Want Customers To Know. Read more

7/15 - Guns N ‘Roses Headed to Costa Rica for Concert. Read more

7/14 - Costa Rica Vacation? Answering Your Questions About The Zika Virus. Read more

7/14 - You knew it was coming: Costa Rica’s own Pokemon Go Pub Crawl. Read more

7/12 - Art Exhibit in Costa Rica is a Tribute to the Earth Read more

7/12 - Guide to affordable trails in Costa Rica Read more

7/7 - Costa Rica hosts its first Songwriters Festival. Read more

7/6 - What Do Costa Ricans Celebrate on the 4th? Chocolate, Of Course! Read more

7/6 - Belen Waterfall: A Hidden Swimming Hole Near Samara. Read more

6/30 - Need a Cold Frosty Beverage? How to Find Good Beer in Costa Rica. Read more

6/30 - Costa Rica Movies at the Beach; Quepos Presents “Entonces Nosotros”. Read more

6/30 - Avoiding Wi-Fi Scams While Traveling to Costa Rica. Read more

6/28 - Top 8 beaches of the Caribbean coast. Read more

6/25 - Know the 11 ‘paradises’ of Costa Rica. Read more

6/25 - Costa Rica Fruit Festival, this Sep. 2016, will awaken your senses and nourish your body & soul! Read more

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6/25 - Photo Contest with Grand Prize Surf Camp in Costa Rica by Transworld Business
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6/24 - Interest is Lighting Up for Major Cannabis Conference in Costa Rica. Read more

6/24 - Win a 'bucket list' tour for two to Costa Rica, with Collette Read more

6/24 - Costa Rica Online Travel Engine Supports Turrialba Volcano Tourism. Read more

6/23 - Ghost Caught on Camera at Sanatorio Carlos Duran Hospital in Costa Rica (Video). Read more

6/23 - Carry-On Requirements at Juan Santamaria Airport in Costa Rica. Read more

6/22 - Costa Rican dolphins perform a stunning aerial show for appreciative tourists. Read more

6/17 - First time in history, IRONMAN Endurance Race Moves to Guanacaste, Costa Rica. Read more

6/17 - Tamarindo Art Wave going on NOW to showcase local, national and international artists. Read more

6/17 - Arts and culture in brief: the week ahead in Costa Rica. Read more

6/17 - The most popular foods in each district. Read more

6/17 - Guide to the best bars in San José. Read more

6/16 - Massive, High-Tech Movie Theater Screen Arrives in Costa Rica. Read more

6/15 - Santa Rosa National Park: Hiking and History in Guanacaste. Read more

6/15 - An App to Solve Costa Rica’s Traffic Nightmare? Read more

6/14 - Myths and realities about mosquito bites. Read more

6/8 - Things To Enjoy Through The Downtown Of San Jose. Read more

6/6 - Indeed, Costa Rica is a land of mysteries. Read more

6/4 - An Online Atlas of Costa Rica’s Biodiversity. Read more

6/2 - Montezuma: A Bohemian Beach Town. Read more

6/4 - Why It’s Important to Study Before a Birding Trip to Costa Rica. Read more

6/3 - Google Makes It Easier to Find Your Lost Smartphone in Costa Rica. Read more

5/31 - Taking the Puntarenas-Paquera Ferry Read more

5/29 - Tuesday begins passenger train service from Alajuela to San Jose with three trips daily Read more

5/28 - Costa Rica Whale Watching; Get the Whale Alert App Read more

5/26 - Alternative Art on Display in San Jose, Costa Rica on Saturday Read more

5/25 - New Type of Adventure Tour is Opening in Jaco. Read more

5/20 - Flight delays, cancellations after latest Turrialba eruptions. Read more

5/17 - Ten yoga events to welcome the full moon. Read more

5/16 - The Tico Times event gives inside look at — and taste of — local craft beer scene. Read more

5/12 - Uber rival Cabify coming to Costa Rica. Read more

5/10 - Yikes! There is another mosquito-borne epidemic to worry about. Read more

5/10 - Nation’s museums will show off in a two-day expo. History buffs, scholars and expats have a chance to learn about the country’s 25 museums May 17 and 18. Read more

5/10 - Ceviche Tour invites public to help pick Costa Rica’s best raw fish dish. Read more

5/10 - Costa Rica to host third International Sustainable Building Congress. The conference runs from May 17-20 at the Wyndham Hotel San José-Herradura. Read more

5/9 - Reggae to the Rescue Concert in Dominical on July 16th featuring REBELUTION and Ojo De Buey. Read more

5/3 - Mysterious Stone Spheres of Costa Rica Get Their Own Festival May 13 to 15th, Osa Penisula. Read more

5/3 - Craft Beer Festival May 14th in San Jose. Read more

4/27 - Enjoying the Flavors of Costa Rica. Read more

4/27 - Protests Disrupt Airport Operations in Costa Rica. Read more

4/22 - 3rd Edition Of #InstameetCostaRica on Saturday, 4/23. Read more

4/21 - 6 ways to get your hands dirty volunteering in Costa Rica. Read more

- Three airlines this week announced new flights to Costa Rica from Canada, Mexico & Venezuela. Read more

4/19 - Costa Rica skate and BMX national championships come to Sabana Park. Read more

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4/1 - Interested to be certified by the International Surfing Association (ISA) as instructors of stand up paddle in flat water, level 1 then you want to attend the certification this weekend. Contact: or call 506-8911-0812 / 506-8315-4962 - Location: Bahia Herradura

3/28 - No new cases of Zika in Costa Rica in recent weeks. Read more

3/25 - Arts and culture in brief: the week ahead in Costa Rica. Read more

3/24 - El Niño heat expected to last through May. Read more

3/24 - The ultimate guide to taxis in Costa Rica. Read more

3/23 - Airports in Costa Rica on Alert After Attacks in Brussels. Read more

3/23 - Beware: ‘Vacation brain’ at the beach can be deadly. Read more

3/22 - Gisele Bündchen and Tom Brady Surf Waves in Costa Rica this Week. Read more & here

3/22 - What's open and what's closed during Easter Holy Week. Read more

3/22 - Fewer cantons to enforce dry law during Easter holidays. Read more

3/22 - Envision Fest. Brings Together Community. Read more

3/18 - Meet the Costa Rican man who lives underground like a hobbit in a subterranean mansion he’s been carving for 12 years. Read more

3/18 - Parque Reptilandia: Komodo dragon, anaconda and tortoise, together at last. Read more

3/18 - Costa Rica's cleanest beaches of 2016 get blue flags. Is your favorite beach listed? Read more

3/17 - Alejandro Sanz Coming to Costa Rica. Read more

3/16 - Vaccine against dengue virus is 100 percent effective. Read more

3/16 - Costa Rica's thermal springs make Central American a prime getaway that's unlike anything in U.S. Read more

3/15 - Three Central American Trips That Won’t Break The Bank. Read more

3/13 - Costa Rica Craft Beer Festival gets bigger and better in 5th edition. Read more

3/10 - Olas Verdes: Costa Rica’s Greenest Boutique Surf Hotel. Read more

3/10 - Iron Maiden blows Costa Rica away with Book of Souls tour. Read more

- Costa Rica craft beer festival highlights quality over quantity. Read more

3/9 - New Flights Make Costa Rica's Nicoya Peninsula a Weekend Spot. Read more

3/8 - This year's Envision festival goers were asked by Thump, "What is the Key to Happiness" - Read more

3/6 - Do I Need a Guide for Manuel Antonio Park, Costa Rica? Read more

3/5 - Surfing Science: Kinesiology in Costa Rica - Students will learn about research
and careers in Kinesiology that are focused on the sport of surfing taking place on some of the best beaches. Read more

3/4 - Actor Josh Brolin Enjoys Surfing in Costa Rica. Read more

3/3 - Public sector employees to have all Holy Week off, Mar. 21-27, in order to promote domestic tourism during the holiday. Read more

3/3 - Barrio Amón unveils daylong cultural festival this Saturday. Read more

3/3 - Experiencing Costa Rica’s Abundant Wildlife at Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary. Read more

2/19 - Envision Festival 2016 Schedule has been published. Read more

2/18 - Get your 2017 Envision Festival "discounted" tickets while the supplies last. Read more

2/16 - Brave Chinese acrobat wins over public in Costa Rica. Read more

2/15 - Costa Rica's Chinatown greets Chinese New Year with traditional performances. Read more

2/12 - Wired for Love: A Special Retreat for Couples in Costa Rica Read more

2/12 - Arts and culture in brief: the week ahead in Costa Rica. Read more

2/12 - “Dreamliner” To Make Rare San Jose Airport Appearance. Read more

2/11 - After 'FIAsco' Culture Ministry regroups with National Arts Festival. Read more

2/11 - Envision Festival Costa Rica Among the Best in the World. Read more

1/29 - The Founder of Costa Rica's Envision Explains Why Transformational Festivals Matter. Read more

1/28 - Nova Scotia circus heading to Costa Rica for Bamboo Bass Festival. Read more

1/22 - Get ready for Envision - Here's our festival guide. Read more

1/22 - Coffee fair, gospel concert, and other events around Costa Rica. Read more

1/22 - Chirripó's newest route dazzles with spectacular views. Read more

1/21 - Avoiding Being a Scam Victim in Costa Rica (Audio). Read more

- Zika virus: US issues travel warning for pregnant women. Read more

1/15th - Costa Rica tourism sets new record with 2.6 million visitors in 2015. Read more

1/15th - Travel Impressions Launches New "Dedicated Vacation Flights" To Mexico & Costa Rica. Read more

1/14th - Palmares Fest, Live Opera Screening, and other happenings around Costa Rica. Read more

1/12th - Southwest Publishes New, $149 LAX – Costa Rica Flight Schedule. Read more

1/12th - There Have Been Reported Sightings of Dinosaurs In The Rincon de la Vieja Volcano National Park in Costa Rica. Read more

1/12th - SJO Planespotting: Eastern Makes Debut Arrival in Costa Rica. Read more

1/8 - Vacation fun for kids, Craft Beer Tour, and other happenings around Costa Rica. Read more

1/4- Dance of the Little Devils in Costa Rica - Costa Rica's Boruca Tribe Relives Ancient Battle Against Spanish Conquerors. Read more


12/27 - The Zapote Party Has Begun in Costa Rica. Read more

12/24 - Corcovado by boat: Tapirs, anteaters and monkeys don’t mind the company. Read more

12/8 - Everything we know (and don't know) about Costa Rica's future rapid transit system Read more

12/7 - A look back at 1930s Limón and the real legacy of Afro-Caribbean immigrants Read more

12/6 - 'Green Season' book excerpt: Day of the Devils Read more

12/4 - Tropical Fair, Gastronomic Festival, and other happenings around Costa Rica Read more

12/1 - Grab your binoculars: It's Christmas Bird Count season in Costa Rica! Read more

11/30 - Costa Rica to unveil its first-ever outdoor ice rink. Read more

11/17 - Chica Surf Adventures Announces Open Dates for Women's Costa Rica Surf Camp. Read more

11/16 - Can I still renew my Costa Rican visa through Peñas Blancas? Read more

11/23 - Where can you eat Thanksgiving dinner in Costa Rica? Read more

11/22 - Envision Festival announces 2016 music and arts lineup. Read more

11/22 - Starting January 2016, all credit and debit cards in Costa Rica must be compliant with the smart chip and PIN technology. Read more

11/13 - Music Festival Junkies: Chill Out With The Costa Rica Envision Festival 2016 Lineup! Read more 

11/13 - India Fest, San Ramón run and other happenings around Costa Rica. Read more

11/12 - Turrialba looks for ways to (safely) build on volcano tourism. Read more

11/11 - Nrmal Festival readies for takeoff Music Beat - The much-anticipated Nrmal Festival Costa Rica is now less than two weeks away: the event, known for promoting emerging talent, will kick off Nov. Read more

11/5 - The Ultimate Guide to Whale Watching in Costa Rica. Read more

11/5 - Storytelling fest returns to Alajuela. Read more

11/2 - Travelers Warned of Violence in Costa Rica. Read more

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11/2 - The Challenges of Surf Tourism Booms in Developing Nations. Read more

11/1 - 3 airlines inaugurate flights to Costa Rica. Read more

10/26 - Sansa starting flights from Costa Rica to Nicaragua, its first international destination Read more

10/26 - Transition to dry season in Costa Rica begins this week Read more

10/24 - VIDEO: Costa Rica's Turrialba Volcano launches ash 800 meters into the sky Read more

10/23 - Afro-Caribbean cultural festival kicks off Read more

10/22 - Serrat concert, live karaoke, and other happenings around Costa Rica Read more

10/19 - Drought: As tourism season approaches, Tamarindo needs a good shower. Read more

10/16 - Tamarindo lifeguard program saves lives despite lack of funding. Read more

10/15 - Costa Rica police launch operations in several neighborhoods in the capital to battle crime wave. Read more

10/19 - Turrialba Volcano Awakens After A Month Of Inactivity. Read more

10/17 - Costa Rican agritourism more popular. Read more

10/18 - Southwest will add two more flights to the Liberia airport. Read more

10/17 - Air Travel: New Non-Stop flights to Liberia, Costa Rica added. Read more

10/5 - Earthquake simulator becomes a tourism attraction in Costa Rica's old colonial capital. Read more

10/01 - It's dolphin and whale season in southern Costa Rica ALBERTO FONT 4 DAYS AGO. Read more

10/1 - Oktoberfest, clarinet all-stars, and other happenings around Costa Rica. Read more

10/1 - Costa Rican Agritourism Growing More Popular. Read more

- Southwest Airlines moves its check-in service at Hobby New ticket counter helps the carrier in its quest for international growth Read more

9/4 - Music for movie buffs, whale fest, and other happenings around Costa Rica Read more

9/4 - Costa Rican carrier Nature Air expands fleet, adds new routes Read more

9/2 - Paddleouts in Honor of all Refugees - Please join us in Costa Rica - Read more

9/1 - Air Panama to offer new flights from San José to David, Bocas del Toro Read more


8/27 - Coast Guard seizes two boats off Pacific coast this week for allegedly transporting tourists without permits Read more

8/26 - Air Panama to begin flights between San Jose, Costa Rica and Bocas del Toro. Read more

8/22 - Santa Teresa: A few wrong turns on the road to paradise. Read more

8/21 - University Theater, Gospel Music Festival and other happenings around Costa Rica Read more

8/19 - Bodhi Surf is having their annual "My Ocean Guardian Journey" - Grand Prize is "7-Day Surf & Yoga Camp for 2". Get details here

8/18 - Lifeguard Party to benefit Costa Ballena Lifeguards located in Dominical on Aug 29th. Get details on Dominical events here

8/17 - Signature Vacations Launches Off the Beaten Path Program Read more

8/17 - 5 Ways Your Vacation Is Killing Sea Turtles Read more

8/16 - New direct flights to Costa Rica with British Airways Read more

8/14 - 5 Reasons Costa Rica is a Great Destination for your Family Vacation Read more

8/08 - It's here: San Jose Jazz Summer Fest! Read more

8/08 - British Airways launching flights from Gatwick Airport to Costa Rica. Read more

8/07 - 'Abominable Creatures,' contemporary dance, and other happenings around Costa Rica. Read more

8/06 - Passion, talent and sweat: dance festival takes the stage in San José. Read more

7/31 - New San José bus terminal for routes to Nicaragua, Nicoya. Read more

7/27 - Costa Rica's famed Manuel Antonio National Park will close on Mondays starting this month. Read more

7/28 - Costa Rica tour explores volcanoes, jungles and rivers. Read more

7/26 - Armando Manzanero Coming in Concert to Costa Rica. Read more

7/23 - Art City Tour, Progressive Rock Concert and other happenings around Costa Rica. Read more

7/23 - Why you should visit Costa Rica during the green 'rainy' season. Read more

7/22 - 'Free Seed Festival' promotes empowerment and healthy living. Read more

7/21 - FFA members get global outlook in Costa Rica. Read more

7/21 - Expect Some Stormy Weather in Costa Rica! Read more

7/22 - Southwest Announces Ultra-Low Air Fares to Costa Rica. Read more

7/23 - New Platform for Vacation Real Estate Rentals in Costa Rica. Read more

7/20 - WestJet today announced it is launching new non-stop service to Florida, Mexico and Costa Rica, as well as adding more than 85 flights across its growing domestic and international network as part of its winter 2015-2016 flight schedule. Read more

7/20 - New Flights Arriving at Liberia Airport in Costa Rica. Read more

7/20 - TomTom Expands to Costa Rica With Turn-by-Turn Navigation. Read more

7/19 - Kageboushi to Display Shadow Theater in Costa Rica. Read more

7/17 - New, All-Inclusive Windstar Cruise Vacations to Costa Rica. Read more

7/18 - Tourists urged to help stop mistreatment of horses Read more

7/18 - New, All-Inclusive Windstar Cruise Vacations to Costa Rica Read more

7/17 - Folkloric show, European film fest and other happenings around Costa Rica Read more

7/15 - 4 Hidden Gem Surf Hotels You Didn't Know Existed Read more

7/14 San Jose to Offer Free Art City Tour Tomorrow Read more

7/12 - Credomatic Music Festival To Bring 37 Concerts to Costa Rica in August Read more

7/11 - Costa Rica tourism entrepreneurs report millions lost to bad weather, street protests. Read more

7/10 - Intent on simplifying life, expats embrace 'pura vida' Read more

7/11 - Record low tourism numbers reported in areas under emergency alert. Read more

7/10 - Low-cost airline to operate Central America flights from Costa Rica. Read more

7/10 - Art City Tour, Progressive Rock Concert and other happenings around Costa Rica. Read more

7/9 - Planning on Surfing the Waves of Costa Rica? There’s An App for That! Read more

7/8 - BREAKING: All United Airlines Flights Grounded Worldwide. Read more

7/7 - Routes to the Caribbean Expected to Be Closed For a While. Read more

7/6 - Real Time Earthquake App for Costa Rica is Launched. Read more

7/4 - On Barva Volcano, a day hike without the crowds. Read more

7/4 - Fourth of July, school vacation romps, and other happenings around Costa Rica. Read more

7/4 - The band 'Faith No More' will be in Costa Rica: September 15th - In the last few years, 'Faith No More' has achieved cult status due to their longevity and a resurgence of interest in the musical styles of the 1990s, which many consider to have been one of the most creative decades in the history of 20th century rock music. The band, which was on hiatus from 1998 to 2009, will perform in Costa Rica with a lineup that include many of the original and longtime band members plus a new and masterful guitar player.

7/3 - Costa Ricans soon won’t need visas to travel to Peru. Read more

7/2 - Several Costa Rican national parks and nature reserves damaged by recent flooding, harsh weather. Read more

7/2 - How to Find the Perfect Beach in Costa Rica. Read more

7/1 - Slippery When Wet: Only 4.5 percent of Costa Rican roads are in good condition, study finds. Read more

6/27 - U.S. Independence Day Concert, ExpoVida 2015 and other happenings around Costa Rica. Read more

6/25 - Surf Your Way to a Better Body This Summer. Read more

6/25 - Travel Resource: Need last minute airline travel tickets to a sporting event or concert not in your area then you may want to bookmark our newest find. Read more

6/25- Delicious Local Cuisine You Can't Miss In Costa Rica. Read more

6/25 - Visit Playa Grande in Guanacaste for Surfing and Sea Turtles. Read more

6/24 - MMGY Study: OTAs Out, Cruising In, Millennials Driving Travel Growth. Read more

6/23 - Central American Festival of Audio & Acoustics Coming to Costa Rica. Read more

6/23 - Museum walk introduces public to sounds of Costa Rica's pre-Columbian past. Read more

6/18 - Which Travel Industry Brands Get The Most Love (And Hate) Online? Read more

6/19 - Yoga Day, Father's Day exhibit and other happenings around Costa Rica. Read more

6/17 - Easy Instagram Contest to Win Surfing Vacation in Costa Rica. Read more

6/16 - United to begin non-stop flights from Denver to Costa Rica. Read more

6/11 - Alaska Airlines Announces Fare Sale for New Costa Rica Flights, Fares as low as $249 one way from Los Angeles. Read more

6/10 - Will New Regional Airlines Offer Cheaper Flights to Central America? Read more

6/11 - Don't miss out on cheap holiday airfares -- and new flights to Costa Rica. Read more

6/12 - State Dept. Stops Issuing New Overseas Passports, May Relate to Hack. Read more

5/28 - Costa Rica country profile - Read more

5/27 - Volaris Announces New Flights to Costa Rica. Read more

5/08 - Undersea Hunter Group: "Scuba Diving Among Costa Rica’s Sunken Shipwrecks (Video)" Read more

5/22 - Santa Teresa lifeguards get creative to keep beaches safe. Motivated by increased drownings that they perceived as preventable, a group of passionate people in this small, yet increasingly popular beach town have started their own nonprofit lifeguard program, Santa Teresa Lifeguards. According to the Costa Rican Red Cross, since 2010 an average of one person has drowned every four days in Costa Rica. The Santa Teresa Lifeguards hope to reduce the size of this tragedy. But they face obstacles.

5/20 - The 1/10 - A tragedy in the Gulf of Nicoya as a catamaran sinks due to heavy waves and winds. Read more in the Tico Times.


12/19 - Tamarindo Growing Together, the Association for Integral development of Playa Tamarindo and the Chamber of Commerce and Tourism of Tamarindo invite to the big fund raising for lifeguards, security, recycling, Oneida park and many more projects of interest for our community. Pangas restaurant, Saturday, 20th, from 4:30pm to 12pm, entrance $10 adults, $5 kids under 10y/o. Raffles, activities for kids, exhibition of sports, cooking and dancing, surf, SUP, skate, reiki, jiujitsu, live music and much more.

9/12 - Costa Rica recorded 1,391,617 tourist arrivals in the first six months of this year, an increase of 5.4% compared to the same period last year, according to data analyzed by the Costa Rican Tourism Institute. Almost 70% of arrivals were by air, an increase of 7.6% compared to the same period last year. Arrivals to the Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO) saw a 6.4% increase in arrivals, while the Daniel Oduber International Airport in Liberia (LIR) saw an increase of 12.7%.

9/1 - Thornton Cohen, surf photographer from Tamarindo has created a cool app to find out more about what's happening in Tamarindo. The app has descriptions of the local beaches and surf breaks, hotels and rentals, restaurant options, local emergency information with a quick call button, and more features are being added weekly. It's called Local Knowledge Tamarindo and you can find it in the I-tunes shop - LINK

8/8 - Bodhi Surf School has started a Travelers' Philanthropy Program donating funds to three community service organizations in the Bahia Ballena region.

8/7 - Be ready for higher rates for rental properties as the Costa Rican government is cracking down on home and condo owners renting their places for less than a month. Right now many are avoiding the 13% sales tax.

8/7 - Budget Travel Magazine created this video of four of their favorite adventures to do in Costa Rica - LINK

8/1 - To get a good background on the prospects of ecotourism in Costa Rica, read "Ecotourism comes to the rescue of Costa Rica’s people," by Paul Belz, in the UK's Travel Spirit Magazine.

6/21 - For International Surf Day, Bodhi Surf School sent in this post - What Kind of Surfer Are You? Take the quiz to find out.

6/23 - Pre-Colombian settlements in Costa Rica declared UNESCO World Heritage sites. From

6/1 - Ten Ways to not get your stuff stolen on a surf trip - LINK

11/22 - 3rd Annual ECO Cup Los Suenos Marriott - SUP Race and Expo. November 23rd and 24th at Playa Herradura. See the flyer and the details to sign up here.

11/22 - Here are the winners of the 2013 Hotel La Dolce Vita photo competition. 1st Place - Diane Reed, 2nd - Bert Wiklund, 3rd - Brian Waithe. They truly are beautiful images of Esterillos.

7/28 - Zephyr Palace, a five-star resort near Jacó on Costa Rica's central Pacific coast, has won World Traveler’s leading hotel award for Mexico and Central America.

6/24 -Anywhere Costa Rica has created travel guides for their visitors. Here is one showcasing what to know when Renting a Car in Costa Rica.

5/31 - Cirque Du Soleil will perform as the VAREKAI at Hacienda Espinal at kilometer 17 on the Caldera Highway from May 31st - June 15th. Tickets go on sale to Credomatic customers March 6th with prices ranging from $58 to $270. Varekai includes acrobatics, acting, art from around the world, imaginary worlds, dance, daring, dexterity and grace. Varekai pays tribute to the nomadic soul, to the spirit and art of the circus tradition

4/3 - The U.S. Embassy has reported that in the past four weeks, there have been 3 armed robberies of U.S. citizens in the Puerto Viejo area, plus armed invasions of two hotels and one residence. Whenever traveling you should remain vigilent, and not travel alone at night. If you are U.S. citizen needing the embassy's help, call (506) 2519-2000.

3/28 - Kalon Surf to Open New Luxury Hotel in Dominical, Costa Rica. See their press release.

3/13 - Inaugural OceanFIT YOLO Experience, hosted by Vista Guapa Surf Camp in Jaco, Inspires the Soul. Read more.

3/8 - Inaugural OceanFIT YOLO Experience, hosted by Vista Guapa Surf Camp in Jaco, Inspires the Soul. Read more.

3/1 - BEWARE!! CAP (Crime Awareness and Prevention) has learned of several reports of counterfeit bills in denominations of either 10 or 20 mil being received from Bank ATM's from individuals and local businesses. The banks (at this time: Banco Popular, Banco National) deny the bills came from their ATM machines. Because it was not a transaction through an inside teller the banks will not refund the money. There are several ways to determine if money is counterfeit - Find out here.

3/1 - UN agency welcomes General Assembly’s adoption of resolution on ecotourism. Read more.

2/12 - Do you have a special event coming up that you want to share with a large group of family and friends? There is only one Microbrewery Hotel in Costa Rica perched high above beautiful Lake Arenal with views of two volcanoes. Hold it at the Volcano Brewing Lodge to get the best service at an affordable cost. Check their Blog for photos and ideas, and contact Shawna to set up your party and make it memorable.

1/22 - Route 32, the highway to the Caribbean will be getting repair work through the end of March. Look out for detours and lane closures starting this week.

12/28 - The Costa Rican Tourism Institute (ICT) estimates that by the end of 2012, 2.3 million tourists will have visited the country this year.

12/21 - A new low cost airline, Rouge, operated by Air Canada, will offer flights from Canada to San Jose and Liberia starting in 2013. Roundtrips start at $389.00.

11/5 - The National Meteorological Institute reported that dry season should start between November 7th-11th for the North Pacific, start in the Central Valley around the 19th, start in Central Pacific around Dec. 14th, and in the South Pacific around Dec. 24th. "El Nino" caused there to be a 15-24% decrease in rainfall along both coastlines.

10/29 - The Canadian airline, WestJet, inaugurated its first trip to Central America on October 29th, in a flight that connects Toronto, Canada, with Liberia. The airline will be travelling twice a week (Mondays and Saturdays) to Costa Rica, using a Boeing 737-800 aircraft, with a capacity for 166 passengers. This flight will allow the country to provide 34,528 additional seats to and from Canada per year, its second most important tourism market, after the United States.

Puerto Viejo Chocolate Festival - October 26-28th. Read more on about the event on their Facebook page.

10/24 - Uvita Surf Camps Surf and Service Programs are geared for travelers who want to surf and give back to the Costa Rica surf community. Learn more.

10/24 - Over 100 paddlers participate in SUP clinic held in Punta Leona. More here.

10/20 - New Traffic Law posts driving fines for Costa Rica. See how much for speeding here - LINK

10/18 - Lisa Andersen "Champ Camp" hosts a new batch womens' champions. Read more.

10/15 - For the second time in a week, an earthquake with a magnitude greater than 5 hit Costa Rica’s pacific coast. The earthquake registered a magnitude-5.2, and was centered 13km Southwest of Parrita. No damage or injuries have been reported. The first 5.3 quake occured 27 miles south of Liberia.

9/5 - Costa Rica Earthquake - Hojacha, Nicoya Peninsula, Costa Rica. A 7.6 earthquake was reported at 8:49 a.m., 10 km NE of the town of Hojancha on the Nicoya Peninsula. Read more.

8/10 - Resort La Dolce Vita is holding their 2nd annual photo contest,now through November 15th. Send in your photos to win nights at their lodging in Esterillos plus other great prizes. LINK.

7/21 - Help Costa Rican photographer Esteban Delgado win the National Geographic Traveler photo contest by voting on his outstanding Isla Damas photo here - LINK

7/5 - Not sure what the waves or weather will be like for your trip? Check out our monthly surf travel report written for the Beachside Resident.

5/2 - Finding Utopia is now available via this movie link

4/26 - School of the World founder and photographer Zach McDuffie has a photo in a contest sponsored by Cultural Xplorers, a great non-profit. Check it out and vote!

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