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Costa Rica Is Getting Its First Luxury “Tent” Resort

 By the Caribbean Journal staff A new kind of resort is coming to Costa Rica. Nayara Hotels is planning to open its third hotel in the country, but this time with a twist: it will consist of 24, 945-square-foot tents. …

Costa Rica, CARICOM to Join Forces in Climate Change Fight

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Costa Rica is joining forces with CARICOM to promote common interests in the fight against climate change. New Costa Rican Ambassador to CARICOM, Lydia Peralte noted CARICOM-Costa Rica’s mutual climate change concerns and interests in a meeting …

British Airways Launching Flights to Costa Rica

 New flights to Central America By the Caribbean Journal staff British Airways is adding flights to Costa Rica. The carrier announced plans to launch nonstop flights between London Gatwick and San Jose, Costa Rica beginning May 4, 2016. The flights …

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 Signature Vacations launches new program By Dana NilandCJ Contributor It’s a new way to see some of the Caribbean’s less-heralded destinations. Signature Vacations has announced the launched of its new “Off the Beaten Path” program, which will offer travelers a …

 Above: the Hacienda AltaGracia in Costa Rica By Dana Niland CJ Contributor Luxury hotel brand Auberge Resorts Collection has announced plans to manage Hacienda AltaGracia, a newly-opened resort in the lush mountains of Costa Rica, beginning this month. The resort, …

 Above: the San Andres archipelago By the Caribbean Journal staff Avianca is expanding its Caribbean service with new flights to the island of San Andres. The Colombia-based carrier will be operating thrice-weekly service between San Jose, Costa Rica on Fridays, …

 Above: an Alaska Airlines plane By the Caribbean Journal staff Alaska Airlines is adding two new routes to Costa Rica. The carrier is launching service from Los Angeles to San Jose and from Los Angeles to Liberia/Guanacaste. Service will operate …

 Above: Jamaica Industry Minister Anthony Hylton during a media briefing at Jamaica Promotions Corporation’s offices in New Kingston (JIS Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica is looking to expand and strengthen its trade ties in the wider Caribbean Basin. …

 Above: Restaurante Lagarta in Costa Rica By the Caribbean Journal staff The Costa Rica Tourism Board has begun issuing its certification for sustainable tourism to the country’s restaurant sector. The tourism board has issued certifications for five restaurants across the …

 Above: the existing Dreams Las Mareas Costa Rica By the Caribbean Journal staff Apple Leisure Group’s AMResorts subsidiary is expanding its footprint in Costa Rica. The company announced this week that it had opened a second resort in the country, …

 Above: a map of the quake (graphic: USGS) By the Caribbean Journal staff A strong 6.0-magnitude earthquake shook Costa Rica and Panama on Saturday morning, according to the United States Geological Survey. The quake, which occurred at a depth of …

 Above: a map of the quake (graphic: USGS) By the Caribbean Journal staff Costa Rica was shaken Sunday by a 4.3-magnitude earthquake, according to data from the United States Geological Survey. The quake’s epicentre was in San Antonio, about 2 …

 Above: Coconut Bay in St Lucia By the Caribbean Journal staff JetBlue has officially begun its new direct service from Boston to several destinations in the Caribbean. On Saturday, the carrier launched new weekly service from Boston to Puerto Plata …

 Above: a Delta plane By the Caribbean Journal staff Delta Airlines is ramping up its service to Costa Rica, the carrier announced. The company will be resuming service between Los Angeles and Costa Rica, along with service between Costa Rica …

 Above: Costa Rica By the Caribbean Journal staff Wyndham is planning to open its first-ever hotel in Costa Rica, the company announced this week. The Wyndham Papagayo Yu Resort will open in Guanacaste following the signing of a franchise agreement. …

 Above: Costa Rica By the Caribbean Journal staff Southwest Airlines is planning to launch its first-ever flights to Costa Rica, the carrier announced. The company has filed an application with the US Department of Transportation in that regard, it said. …

 Above: Costa Rica By the Caribbean Journal staff Costa Rica is a “model country” for sustainable development and the protection of human rights, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on his first official visit to the country last week. It …

 Above: one of Costa Rica’s famous stone spheres By the Caribbean Journal staff A group of four Pre-Columbian sites in Costa Rica’s Diquis Delta have been added to the UNESCO World Heritage List. The sites, located in the southern region …