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The Weekly Crawler is Costa Rica’s number one news and travel guide, it covers local events with a calendar, nightlife, tourist information as well as local and national news.

23,000 Nicaraguans seek asylum in Costa Rica

According to the United Nations Refugee Agency, the number of asylum applications by Nicaraguans in neighboring Costa Rica and other countries has increased exponentially. Currently, an average of 200 asylum applications are being lodged daily in Costa Rica. Nearly...

Air Canada to launch daily non-stop service to Costa Rica from Toronto

Good news for Canadians. Just after the announcement from Sun Wing about direct flights into Liberia, Costa Rica from Vancouver, Air Canada announces they are increasing flights from Toronto and Montreal into Liberia, Costa Rica. Starting on December 18, 2018, Air...

Sunwing launches new direct flight from Vancouver to Costa Rica

More good news for Canadians looking to travel to Costa Rica. Sunwing is launching new non-stop flight from Vancouver to Liberia Costa Rica starting December 23, 2018 and running through March 31, 2019. You can read more about the flight below from Sunwing’s press...

Top things to do in Tamarindo if you aren’t into surfing

Wondering what to activities to do in Tamarindo if you aren’t into surfing. Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered.  While Tamarindo is one of the best places to learn to surf with several consistent breaks, there are the rare few, myself included, who prefer to skip the...

Continued civil unrest expected in Nicaragua May 25-27, 2018

More bad news out of Nicaragua. This is the latest from the U.S. Embassy in Managua:   “Demonstrations are expected to take place the evening of May 25, 2018, and there is a strong possibility of continued civil unrest throughout the weekend across the country. The...

The best tours and activities in Tamarindo, Costa Rica

If you’re planning a trip to Tamarindo, Costa Rica and looking for some unforgettable tours and activities, make sure to check out our recommendations below. We’ve broken this list down into the top things to do in Tamarindo. Add your own in the comments if you can...

Why La Fortuna/Arenal is better than Monteverde

Vacation time is limited for most people coming from the U.S. to visit Costa Rica, and while visiting every single destination in Costa Rica would be amazing, it’s just not possible. Many tourists try to fit in visits to both La Fortuna/Arenal and Monteverde, but if...

Round trip flights to Costa Rica from NYC and Toronto in the $400’s

Good news for travelers wanting to come down to Costa Rica in June. Some cheap flights just opened up for people living close to Toronto and New York City. $450 Round trip from Toronto: from New York City only $485 with the return non-stop Also, Good news for those...

3 killed during protests in Nicaragua

The situation in Nicaragua is not getting any better. Most recently 3 people where shot during protests against the government. The victims were Carlos Miranda, 19; Kevin Valle, 19; and Alejandro Vega, 53. This brings the estimated number of deaths up to 63 people...

U.S. Embassy in Nicaragua issues curfew for government personnel.

The U.S. Embassy in Managua, Nicaragua just released the following statement: Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Managua, Nicaragua (April 24, 2018) Civil unrest throughout Nicaragua continues to affect normal Embassy operations, and the Embassy is currently available by...

Peace Corps volunteers evacuated from Nicaragua

More news from the situation in Nicaragua. The U.S. Embassy in Managua just announced that Peace Corps volunteers in the country will be evacuated: Message to U.S. Citizens – April 23, 2018: Demonstration Alert A large demonstration is expected to take place on April...

Pray for Nicaragua – an update on the situation and travel warnings.

The situation in Nicaragua is getting serious The unrest started with reports that the government under the leadership of Daniel Ortega was planning to make some big changes to the social security system. Workers would have to pay more into the system, and older...

Top 5 must do Costa Rica wedding activities.

If you’re planning to get married in Costa Rica, you’re likely going to have a lot of people flying down from all over for your big day. Here are some suggestions for what you and your guests can do before and after your big wedding day in Costa Rica. 1. Beach & Pool...

Flights to Costa Rica are super cheap from all over the U.S. right now

If you’ve ever been thinking about taking a trip to Costa Rica, now is the time to do it. Flights are incredibly inexpensive right now. Some of the cheapest flights are round-trip to San Jose in Costa Rica for $215. May seems to have the most cheap flights, and the...

Public access to Playa Conchal now restricted

Playa Conchal is considered one of the most beautiful beaches in Costa Rica. The beach is made up of tiny seashells and crystal clear blue water for most of the year, but things are about to change when it come the public accessing the beach. On March 21 the Tribunal...

New direct flight from Costa Rica to Switzerland

Edelweiss, a Switzerland based airline announced a third weekly flight to Costa Rica direct from Zurich, Switzerland. Mauricio Ventura, the Costa Rican Minister of Tourism, made the announcement. Less than a year ago, we announced that this prestigious airline, a...

LATAM Airlines launches new direct service to Costa Rica from Peru

LATAM Airlines Peru launched non-stop flights between Lima and San José, Costa Rica for the first time. LATAM operates three weekly flights between the two cities with an Airbus A319 aircraft on Tuesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. Flight LA2408 departs Lima at...

Planet Hollywood Beach Resort opening in Costa Rica Fall 2018

More good news for tourists looking to escape to Costa Rica. Planet Hollywood just announced plans for a beach front resort in the Guanacaste province. Opening Fall 2018  • Brand new entertainment themed resort with authentic Hollywood memorabilia • Savour signature...

U.S. donates 2 Coast Guard boats to Costa Rica’s ‘Military’

Looks like Costa Rica’s military is getting even larger thanks to the recent donation of 2 de-commissioned U.S. Coast Guard boats. The recent donations are in addition to the 3 armored vehicles the U.S. just gave to Costa Rica. Here’s the full statement from the U.S....

Toronto to Costa Rica round-trip for only $334!

More great airfare deals are coming out for those looking to escape Canada’s winter and enjoy the tropical sunshine of Costa Rica. Copa Airlines has a round trip from Toronto to San Jose, Costa Rica with 1 stop for $334 in May. Similarly priced flights can also be...

Round trip flights to Costa Rica from Toronto for April 2018 now $305!

The flight deals down to Costa Rica are getting insanely cheap. We just highlighted cheap flights from New York City.  Now, flights from Toronto are even cheaper! Here are some samples for trips in April 2018. If you’re looking for non-stop from Toronto it’s just...

Round trip flights to Costa Rica from Canada for March 2018 under $400!

Good news for Canadians looking to escape the cold and fly down to Costa Rica in March 2018. There are several good deals on flights available now. Last week we found some great deals on U.S. non-stop flights, looks like it’s Canada’s turn. From Toronto $318 on Delta...

Things to do in Tamarindo at night

Tamarindo, Costa Rica is a beach town known worldwide for its nightlife and party scene. If you’re in town, chances are you can find something to do any night of the week in Tamarindo. Whether it’s Reggae Night at Pacifico Bar or the popular Friday night at Crazy...

How to travel to Costa Rica for free

If you’re short on money but have the desire to visit one of the most beautiful countries in the world, there’s an easy way to get to Costa Rica for free. Thanks to Costa Rica’s vibrant tourism driven economy, several airlines have direct flights daily to Costa Rica’s...

Excursions in Tamarindo, Costa Rica. Top 5 things to do.

If you’re planning a trip to Tamarindo, Costa Rica you don’t want to miss out on these excursions. From zip lining to sailing, these top 5 excursions will make sure you don’t miss out on anything Costa Rica has to offer. 1. Beach & Pool Crawl It’s Sunday Funday and a...

Round trip flights to Costa Rica from U.S. for January 2018 under $400!

Good news for those who haven’t yet booked a winter getaway trip yet. Several airlines are offering incredible deals on round trip flights to Costa Rica for under $400! All the flights below arrive into the Liberia Airport, which is close to the best beaches in Costa...

Killer whales spotted in Costa Rica VIDEO

It’s not every day that you hear about killer whales, or orcas, spotted in the waters of Costa Rica. But that’s exactly what happened near Cocos Island when 6 killer whales were filmed underwater hunting and killing a tiger shark: The King’s Fall from Edwar Herreño on...

The #1 tropical destination that has never been hit by a hurricane

If you’ve been paying attention to any of the recent hurricanes to crash through the Caribbean you might be wondering to yourself if there’s a safe place to travel to that hasn’t been affected by these hurricanes. The answer is Costa Rica. Costa Rica has not been...

Costa Rica is NOT Puerto Rico

Seems like every Gringo in the United States and Canada was sleeping or home sick during geography class. With the recent devastation of Puerto Rico, many expats living in Costa Rica have friends and family asking them if everything is ok. We are here to tell you that...

Esplendor Tamarindo Hotel Review

The Esplendor Hotel in Tamarindo is one of the best value hotels in the Tamarindo area. Prices for rooms average around $100 night and include a free breakfast buffet. One of the best things about the Esplendor is that every room has an ocean view. The hotel is...

Outkast visits Tamarindo, Costa Rica

Big Boi and Andre 3000 along with several members of their entourage recently visited Tamarindo, Costa Rica for a bit of rest and relaxation. Unlike the Kardashian’s visit to Costa Rica, the duo and their crew were welcomed with open arms to Costa Rica, except for one...

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