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Airline Travel News

Costa Rica Travel – Let’s give a big shoutout to airlines expanding their destination options, thereby allowing us more access to, well, more. Last summer, the Costa Rica Tourism Board confirmed that Jetblue a second flight to Liberia, Costa Rica, leaving out of Boston and arriving in Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport in Liberia, the largest city and capital of Costa Rica’s Guanacaste province.  

 On top of that, Southwest Airlines announced the addition of Libera as the 97th destination on their roster, with direct flights leaving from Houston. While Liberia received a decent share of inland tourists as it stood, the new direct flights make Costa Rica’s western coast a weekend destination.

The Nicoya Peninsula is a quick flight (or two) away.

2015 A Record Year for Costa Rica Tourism

Last year proved to be a record year for inbound tourism to Costa Rica with revenue from tourism up by nine per cent - an increase of approximately three times that of the country’s GDP which was up by 2.8 per cent.  International tourist numbers hit an all-time high, with 2,665,608 visitors arriving in 2015 through all ports of entry - an increase of 5.5 per cent on 2014.  Those travelling by air totalled 1,858,965 – a year on year increase of eight per cent.

There were 49,499 visitors from the UK in 2015 – an increase of 20.1 per cent on 2014 – the highest rise of all European markets (with France coming in second with an increase of 10.2 per cent).

Expats Find Opportunity in Costa Rica for Retirement

During my travels through Costa Rica in the last couple of years, I’ve met expats of all stripes, including many who decided to move overseas…and go into business at the same time. There are young families, middle-aged couples, single folks, and people of retirement age who definitely aren’t ready to quit working…all seeking opportunities in this little Central American gem.

Among them are Scott Dinsmore and David Russell, who run a string of hotels and restaurants on Costa Rica’s unspoiled southern Pacific coast. Michael and Grace Cummings bake American-style cheesecakes and sell them in an upscale convenience store chain in San Jose, the country’s capital. Glenn Jampol has a hotel and organic coffee farm in the mountains of the Central Valley region. Chris Shea started his own software company with a partner in the U.S.  Really I could go on and on. What they have in common is they’re all doing something they’re passionate about in a place they’re passionate about living in.  (The owners of La Palapa Resort are from Portugal)   Read the full expats article  See for Panama Retirement or for Nicaragua Retirement

Information Resources
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Maps and Driving Directions around Costa Rica
US Department of State Travel Information
Educational and Living Abroad College Credit Courses in Costa Rica
Costa Rica English News Source for Tourists & Expats
Costa Rica Videos about Living and Retiring in Costa Rica
Chris Howard's Live in Costa Rica Retirement Tours
Wedding Information / Costa Rica Wedding Information - How to get Married
Best Costa Rica Vacation Packages
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Costa Rica Canopy Rides near Arenal

Costa Rica Travel and Vacation Information
Luxury Beachfront Vacation Rental in the Tango Mar Resort, Casa Oceano is a stunning vacation rental right on the beach at the Tango Mar Resort perfect for family vacations and weddings.
Flying into San Jose? While coordinating your plans to fly or drive to the La Palapa Resort or other destinations, consider a stay at the airport close Alta Hotel in Escazu.

Medical Tourism in Costa Rica

Costa Rica has become a very popular destination for dental and medical treatment in the past few year and it will continue that way.  And, why not?  After all, just as it is a magnet for nature travelers, why not combine your eco-vacation into saving money with dental or medical services that will actually pay for your vacation?  Travelers could have a short stay in San Jose for dental treatment and then continue to the Pacific side of Costa Rica and enjoy the natural environment of the La Palapa Resort just south of Mauel Antonio. Below are some suggestions for finding medical and dental facilities in Costa Rica:

Costa Rica Eye Doctor Specializing in Eyelid, Orbital and Tear Duct Diseases - Offices in CIMA Hospital
Ibogaine Treatment Center in Costa Rica for Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation - Opiate, Heroin, Oxycontin, Methadone Addiction
Stem Cell Research and Treatment Center for Alzheimer's, Parkinson's Diseases, Multiple Sclerosis, Knee Injury, Diabetes, Heart Disease
Costa Rica Medical Tourism Marketing Company
Dr. Flikier's Dental Clinic specializes in dental implants, crowns, full mouth reconstruction and cosmetic dentistry.

International Travel

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Puerto Vallarta Vacation Rentals has the perfect villa, house or condo, in the city or on the beach, for your vacation to Vallarta Mexico.

Mexico Vacation Rentals: ( Villa Experience Mexico is the best option when it comes to planning your next visit to Mexico. Their travel consultants specialize in luxury vacation rentals in Mexico´s premier destinations, such as Los Cabos, Puerto Vallarta, Cancun, Riviera Maya and Punta Mita, Riviera Nayarit among the most popular. Whether you are looking for a cozy bungalow for your romantic weekend escape or a large beach front villa to host your next celebratory event, Villa Experience Mexico  offers all the necessary ingredients to plan your desired trip.

Renta de Casas en Mexico: ( Villa Experience México es la mejor opción cuando se trata de planear su próxima visita a México. Sus asesores de viajes se especializan en  renta de apartamentos y villas de lujo en los destinos mas importantes del país , como Los Cabos, Puerto Vallarta, Riviera Maya, Cancún y Punta Mita, Riviera Nayarit entre los más populares. Ya sea que usted está buscando un bungaló para un fin de semana romántico o una villa frente a la playa para disfrutar con familiares y amigos, Villa Experience México ofrece todos los ingredientes necesarios para planificar su viaje deseado.

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Cayman Islands Vacation Rental Condos  Resort Regal Beach Villas is right on the beach and perfect for a family vacation or romantic getaway.


Other Central America Medical Tourism in Mexico and Guatemala

Mexico has become an increasingly popular medical tourism destination in recent years not only because it is next to the United States and easy to drive or fly to, but because carefully chosen medical professionals, doctors and dentists, can provide the same level of care at saving of 50% or more.  Some of the towns just acorss the US/Mexican border are Mexicali and Algodones.  In Algodones, recommended dentists specialising in dental implants and cosmetic surgery are at  Or, if you are looking for a guide to doctors in Los Algodones, is the place to look.  Los Algodones Dental Guide lists the best dentists.  In Guatemala, find the best dentists for all procedures at


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