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Davivienda Financial Group takes control of HSBC

Davivienda Financial Group takes control of HSBC

Bank plans to expand operations in El Salvador, Honduras and Panama. Colombian bank Davivienda took over this week HSBC Bank operations in Costa Rica, after formalizing the acquisition of its shares last Friday. Davivienda’s total investment was $300 million for all companies and businesses belonging to Grupo Financiero HSBC in […]

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30 November, 2012 CommentsRead More
Starbucks’ most expensive coffee is from Costa Rica

Starbucks’ most expensive coffee is from Costa Rica

People are happily paying $7 a cup for Costa Rican coffee. Seattle-based coffee giant Starbucks recently introduced its most expensive coffee ever, Costa Rica Finca Palmilera, in 48 of its U.S. stores – half of those stores in Seattle, Washington. Costa Rica Finca Palmilera is made from a rare coffee […]

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29 November, 2012 CommentsRead More
The world’s largest labyrinth lives just outside Tamarindo.

The world’s largest labyrinth lives just outside Tamarindo.

La Senda, which is strategically built over two energy centers in Guanacaste. The trip to La Senda, the world’s largest labyrinth, is a journey in itself. Located 20 minutes from Tamarindo, Santa Rosa is not a travel destination. It is barely even a town in Costa Rica. It was biologist […]

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28 November, 2012 CommentsRead More
Flamingo Beach to get new Coast Guard station

Flamingo Beach to get new Coast Guard station

The United States will help Costa Rica beef up its Coast Guard presence on the Pacific coast. U.S. Southern Command Rear Adm. Charles Michel helps to place the first stone for the construction of a new Coast Guard in Flamingo, in the northwestern province of Guanacaste. U.S. Ambassador Ann S. […]

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Costa Rica businesses prepare for Black Friday

Costa Rica businesses prepare for Black Friday

Hotels, shops and the state-run lottery all plan on cashing in on Costa Rica’s growing shopping tradition. Local businesses are preparing for the celebration of Black Friday this week, which like in the United States means deep discounts and promotional pricing for shoppers. A year ago, the Finance Ministry said […]

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Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

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22 November, 2012 CommentsRead More
Video: Costa Rica Crocodile tour guide almost loses his life

Video: Costa Rica Crocodile tour guide almost loses his life

A tourist guide had a lucky escape from a crocodile recently after he tried to get up close and personal with the monster. Luckily, the croc was already full. A tour guide in Costa Rica can count himself (and his fingers) lucky after having this near miss with a monster […]

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21 November, 2012 CommentsRead More
The great adventure of life in Costa Rica

The great adventure of life in Costa Rica

  Protected Areas, Ecosystems, Geology, Climate and Biodiversity of Costa Rica With only 0.3 percent of the world’s land mass and 4 percent of the world’s species, Costa Rica is often cited as having the highest species per area unit in the world. The government of Costa Rica, seeking to […]

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20 November, 2012 CommentsRead More
Curú National Park The first private wildlife refuge in Costa Rica

Curú National Park The first private wildlife refuge in Costa Rica

Curú National Wildlife Refuge can be found on the southern Nicoya Peninsula of northwestern, Costa Rica, just south of Paquera. Most traveller to the area are in search of Sandy beaches, the surf of Santa Teresa or the very popular tourist destination, Montezuma, and the Peninsula’s primary wildlife park can […]

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A visit from the turtles

A visit from the turtles

Hundreds of thousands of sea turtles came ashore last week to lay eggs at the Ostional Wildlife Refuge Last week’s visitors to the Pacific coast’s Ostional Wildlife Refuge don’t realize how spoiled they are. Usually, tourists are lucky if they get to see one sea turtle, in darkness, from ten […]

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