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Southwest Airlines to Fly into Liberia, Costa Rica

Southwest Airlines announced that flights from Houston, Texas to Liberia, Costa Rica will start on November 1, 2015, according to Gary Kelly, CEO of the Dallas-based airline.  “These flights will provide much needed competition,” Kelly said. “There will be much needed relief from some of the highest international fares in the country.”  This is great news for people traveling to and from Liberia! Houston’s William P. Hobby Airport is undergoing a $156 million international terminal project, which broke ground in September 2013.  […]

Fun In The Sun In Costa Rica

One of the great things about living in the Playas Del Coco, Guanacaste area, including Playa Hermosa, is a great choice of sunset cruises to choose from. When people come to visit me in paradise, we like to plan the last full day of their visit as a sunset cruise. So you ask, “What makes these cruises so special?” Let me break down some of the differences. Most of the trips include all-you-can-eat and drink while on board. They will […]

Turrialba Volcano Erupts!

Turrialba Volcano blows! Turrialba volcano erupts! Last Wednesday night (Oct. 29) a huge volcanic eruption spewed ash, rocks and possibly magma from the Turrialba Volcano, located 60 kilometers northeast of Costa Rica’s capital, San José. As strange as it may sound, this is a dream — especially if you are a volcanologist!  Among the observations by volcanologists conducting inspections in the area around Costa Rica’s Turrialba Volcano were craters in the earth measuring up to one meter in diameter – […]

The British airline, Thomson just announced its first scheduled route to Liberia, Costa Rica. New airline service consisting of one time per week, non-stop flights will start Nov. 15, 2014 (capacity: 291 passengers) between London’s Gatwick and LIR in Guanacaste, Costa Rica. This is great news for Guanacaste and especially the beach areas of Playa Hermosa, Playas del Coco, Ocotal and Panama.  Attracting tourists, visitors and guests from foreign destinations such as Europe continues to be a challenging task without […]

San Jose Airport Expansionto to Begin in July

According to a recently released official statement an expansion will begin in July on the Juan Santamaria (San Jose International) Airport. The expansion will consist of a new 3,100 square meter terminal on the east side of the property that will include two new boarding gates. The goal of the expansion is to increase the airports ability to receive some 3.5 million passengers by the year 2015. Along with this the goal is to provide the ability to accommodate larger […]

Costa Rica: No Alcohol on Super Bowl Sunday?

For those of you that are not aware, Costa Rica is currently in full election mode with the primary presidential election being held this coming Sunday, February 2nd they same day as the Super Bowl. No big deal right… Wrong! The current Costa Rican law says that municipalities can ban the sale of alcohol of election day. This has been the case for all of recent memory but is coming under fire with the election falling on the most watched […]

Costa Rica See’s Increase in Tourism in 2013

It is no secret that Costa Rica has started to see a resurgence since the market collapse in late 2007 and the evidence is even more clear with the numbers the Costa Rican Tourism Board (ICT) have just released. In 2013 Costa Rica received some 2.4 million tourists visiting the country which shows a nice increase of 3.6% from 2012. Of the tourists visiting Costa Rica the largest increase was a from the number of people flying into the country […]

About Liberia Costa Rica

The international airport of Liberia in Costa Rica is the country’s second international airport which serves the many popular beach destinations throughout the Guanacaste coast & Nicoya Peninsula. Other than domestic flights, the most frequent flights are from major US cities like Miami, Houston, Dallas & Atlanta. Not too far away from the airport are some famous beaches like Tamarindo, and national parks such as Rincon de La Viejas, Guanacaste, Santa Rosa, Barra Honda & Palo Verde. What most people […]

About Tamarindo Costa Rica

Tamarindo, one of the most conveniently accessible beach towns is situated besides north pacific Coast of Costa Rica. With beautiful turquoise water and extremely pleasant weather conditions, Tamarindo is quite a renowned tourist attraction in the region. With its above average infrastructure and paved streets that are directed towards the tropical utopia in Guanacaste, it is not only a very well-developed region but it is conducive to all kinds of tourists and travelers. If you want a family vacation, a […]

Costa Rica’s New Border Tax (must read if you are going to the border)

Costa Rica has just recently passed and started enforcing a new exit tax of $5 (USD) on people leaving Costa Rica at both its northern and southern borders. While the fee is very minimal and a common practice at many border crossing through out the world, Costa Rica’s implantation of the new tax can only be considered one thing, a complete failure. As anybody attempting to cross the border over the last week can tell you, the system suffered not […]