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First half of the year showed positive growth in tourist arrivals

First half of the year showed positive growth in tourist arrivals

September 11th, 2014 (InsideCostaRica.com) Costa Rica recorded 1,391,617 tourist arrivals in the first six months of this year, an increase of 5.4% compared to the same period last year, according…

Construction activity expected to end the year 9% lower than 2013

Construction activity expected to end the year 9% lower than 2013

September 11th, 2014 (InsideCostaRica.com) The Costa Rican Chamber of Construction (CCC) expects the year to end with a 9% decrease in construction activity compared to 2013.   The sector blames…

Bill would force families of rape, child abuse victims to testify in court

September 11th, 2014 (InsideCostaRica.com) Rep. Humberto Vargas (PUSC) has presented a bill that would change Costa Rica’s constitution to force family members of rape and child abuse victims to testify…

Police seize nearly 10,000 sea turtle eggs from two men in one of the biggest busts of its kind

Police seize nearly 10,000 sea turtle eggs from two men in one of the biggest busts of its kind

September 11th, 2014 (InsideCostaRica.com) Police seized 9,400 sea turtle eggs from two men traveling in a vehicle in Nicoya, Guanacaste.   The seizure was made at a checkpoint after a…

Lack of jobs resulting in falling salary expectations

Lack of jobs resulting in falling salary expectations

September 10th, 2014 (InsideCostaRica.com) Data gathered at the recent Expoempleo 2014 employment expo shows that Costa Ricans are increasingly willing to accept lower salaries in exchange for steady employment as…

New iPhones expected to hit Costa Rica store shelves in November

New iPhones expected to hit Costa Rica store shelves in November

September 10th, 2014 (InsideCostaRica.com) Apple’s electronic ecosystem just got larger with the official launch of two new phones.   The iPhone 6 has a 4.7 inch-display, while the larger iPhone…

Woman accused of drugging and stealing thousands from men she met online

September 10th, 2014 (InsideCostaRica.com) The Judicial Investigation Police (OIJ) have arrested a 38-year-old woman on charges of robbery and attempted murder after she allegedly drugged at least three men before…

Samara has some special visitors: Humpback Whales

Samara has some special visitors: Humpback Whales

By Roberto Acuña Ávalos / La Voz de Guanacaste / additional editing by Inside Costa Rica September 10th, 2014 (La Voz) Just like any other tourist spot, Samara receives visitors every day.…

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