They miss us and we are present in the minds of potential tourists in our main markets. Remembering Costa Rica and in these weeks of quarantined in their countries, ours stands out for the diversity of natural attractions and biodiversity, the fullness that is experienced when feeling the experience of a rainforest, the incomparable beauty
Costa Rica confirmed only one new case of the coronavirus over the past day, totaling 687 known cases, the Health Ministry announced Friday afternoon. Over the same period, 20 more people have recovered from COVID-19, meaning Costa Rica has registered its eighth-straight decrease in known active coronavirus cases. Twelve people are currently hospitalized with COVID-19
Costa Rica has extended its entry restrictions in response to the coronavirus pandemic until May 15. Until at least that date, Costa Rica will deny entry to tourists and non-resident foreigners, the Health Ministry announced Monday. The restriction applies to the country’s ports of entry via land, air or sea. Exceptions may be made for
Over the past several months, we have introduced you, dear reader, to tiquismos and costarriqueñismos as part of our “Tico Talk” series. Check out the previous installments here. As the coronavirus crisis changes life in Costa Rica and elsewhere, it’s more important than ever to have media literacy. Of course, The Tico Times will keep you up-to-date every day, but
Costa Rica confirmed just two new cases of the coronavirus over the past day, totaling 662 known cases, the Health Ministry announced Monday afternoon. Over the same period, 12 more people have recovered from COVID-19, meaning Costa Rica has registered its fourth-straight decrease in known active coronavirus cases. Costa Rica has added 20 or fewer
Costa Rica plans to develop its own test for the coronavirus, President Carlos Alvarado announced Thursday afternoon. The Costa Rican government is also preparing to announce a roadmap for easing restrictions against the spread of COVID-19. In addition to the latest coronavirus data, here’s what you should know from today’s press conference: Costa Rica developing coronavirus
The coronavirus pandemic has impacted nearly everybody. The global crisis is stressful, more than a little scary, and has quickly changed many of our day-to-day lives. Here are a couple of more uplifting stories — that alone don’t merit a full article — to brighten your Monday. ‘Don’t cancel, postpone’ President Carlos Alvarado joined dozens
The coronavirus pandemic has impacted daily life in Costa Rica, which has declared a State of Emergency and enacted sweeping measures to slow its spread. Not all the news is negative, though. Here are some positive stories with which to start your week: ‘Chepe se Baña’ installs sanitary stations in San José A group of
Some 100,000 restaurant workers in Costa Rica have lost their jobs after the closure of more than 40% of the establishments in the sector, a result of the crisis caused by the novel coronavirus. According to the Costa Rican Restaurants Chamber (CACORE), 7,980 restaurants have closed this month, leading to the dismissal of 109,440 workers.
Costa Rica has confirmed 295 cases of the novel coronavirus, the Health Ministry announced Saturday afternoon. The figure marks a 32-person increase over the same time Friday. It matches the largest day-over-day increase in known cases of COVID-19 within Costa Rica. In addition, 15 people are now hospitalized with COVID-19, six more than on Friday.