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Costa Rica Looking At Medical Tourism and Conventions An The Future
The Instituto Costarricense de Turismo (ICT) has awakened to the fact that "eco tourism" is not enough to attract foreign visitors to Costa Rica and will now focused on promoting medical tourism and conventions.

I Can See Clearly Now. Not!
While the legislative assembly was in recess during Semana Santa and most of the ministries as well as public works gone on vacation, one would expect not too much to happen except the open roads and easy driving.

New Corporate Tax Payment On Agenda For Most Businesses
Though the annual corporate tax for 'active companies' went into effect last Monday, today, the first real business day of the month will be key for the start of payment.

Costa Rica Cigarettes Will Continue Among The Cheapest In Latin America and The World
While the Ley de General de Control del Tabaco imposes a ˘20 colones tax on each cigarette, prices in Costa Rica are still one the lowest in Latin America and around the world.

Arrests During Burning Of Judas Remains a "Tradition" In Costa Rica
Once again Holy Saturday the burning of Judas was held and once again a good number of participants had to be detained by police for causing unrest during the activity.

Chepecletas Tour Of San José on Sunday
This coming Sunday April 15 starting at 8:30am the group calling themselves "Chepecletas" will be touring San José on two wheels, all part of a project to regain the value of bicycle transport in the capital.

Costa Rican Authorities To Get Tough On Smokers Starting This Week
Although the regulations and enforcements, nor where to pay the fines, is in place the Ministerio de Salud says it will start this week visiting bars and restaurants around the country to ensure compliance to the Ley de Antitabaco.

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Smooth Drive Home On Sunday
Perhaps it was that the actual number of vacationers was less than estimates or that Costa Ricans are finally learning not to leave the return home until the possible last minute, the drive home on Sunday was smooth and not with the typical traffic congestion.

Small Waves Big Crowds at Triple Crown Finale
The Triple Crown Surf contest wrapped up a successful third and final round at Playa Guiones on Saturday April 7. Despite poor conditions a few hundred people gathered throughout the day to watch the conclusion.

Costa Rican Famers Beat Climate Change by Protecting Soil
Farmers toiling the slopes of Costa Rica’s Irazú volcano are using electric fences, improved pastures and practising ‘contour farming’ — planting crops across the slope — in their efforts to fight soil erosion and conserve water in a region that experts have declared is “highly vulnerable” to climate change.


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