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If you want to keep up with the latest news, happenings and events taking place at your destination of choice, this is a space entirely dedicated to bringing our holidaymakers with the freshest information on hotel renovations, special attractions, seasonal events and special offers, activities and incentives at some of our resorts, as well as airline news and travel updates.

In this section we keep you posted about the latest goings on this destination travel and tourism industry, from hotel and airline news to cultural events that may be of interest to you, the travelling visitor.

KLM airline launches new direct flights to San Jose, Costa Rica

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines has announced the launch of a new direct flight between Amsterdam and San Jose in Costa Rica. The airline will operate the flights twice a week throughout the winter season, and it will add a third service in January, 2018. The carrier hasn’t operated flights to Costa Rica since 1998, but decided to reintroduce the route due to high demand.

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Andaz Costa Rica Resort Peninsula Papagayo acquired by Miami-based Gencom developer

The leading Miami-based hospitality and residential property firm, Gencom, has announced that the Andaz Costa Rica Resort at Peninsula Papagayo has been acquired by one of its affiliates, Papagayo Partners Ltd. In a joint partnership with local real estate developer Sinergo Development Group S.A, it is the second acquisition for Gencom, following the purchase of the 1,400-acre Peninsula Papagayo and Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica last year.

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Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica to reopen in December

Costa Rica is one of the greenest destinations in the world, and its government works hard to ensure its landscapes and wildlife are well protected. The Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica on the Papagayo Peninsula in the northern province of Guanacaste is undergoing an extensive refurbishment programme which focuses on sustainable tourism development and land preservation.

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Iconic Gran Hotel Costa Rica due to reopen following careful renovations

The Gran Hotel Costa Rica will reopen to guests before Christmas, according to the hotel's operators the Elite Hotels and Resorts de Costa Rica. The iconic hotel in the capital San Juan has hosted President John F Kennedy, and is currently undergoing a major renovation programme, and it will be run under the Curio by Hilton brand when it reopens at the end of the year.

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Rosewood Puerto Papagayo resort to open in Costa Rica in 2020

Rosewood Hotels and Resorts has announced it will open the Rosewood Puerto Papagayo in Costa Rica in 2020. The luxury resort will be located on the north-western coast of the country in the Guanacaste province, and it will have 180 guest rooms and treehouse-style suites, and 50 residences, which will all be surrounded by natural, tropical landscapes.

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Costa Rica launches new global tourism campaign

The Costa Rica Tourism Board has teamed up with the United World Tourism Organisation and CNN International to launch a new campaign this month. The “Essential Costa Rica. My Choice, naturally” campaign will be rolled out across digital and TV platforms in the UK and Europe, Canada, Mexico and the U.S, and will help promote the tropical Central American country as an overall tourist destination.

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New multi-million-dollar theme park planned for Guanacaste region of Costa Rica

A brand new theme park is planned for Costa Rica, following an announcement from Discovery Communications, the owner of the Discovery Channel and Animal Planet. The $400 million theme park will be located in the coastal province of Guanacaste, and it will have hotels, sports areas, restaurants, and eco-adventure activities spread out over 800 hectares of land.

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Top sites for scuba diving adventures in Costa Rica

Costa Rica is one of the world’s greenest destinations and over recent years it has become a hotspot or adventure lovers. With two coastlines facing the Caribbean Sea and the Pacific Ocean, there are plenty of opportunities to enjoy scuba diving and snorkelling adventures in the country, and it is home to a variety of diving sites such as Cocos Island, Cano Island and Catalina Islands.

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Hilltop Casa Chameleon at Las Catalinas opens to guests in Costa Rica

A brand new boutique hotel has opened to guests in the town of Las Catalinas in Costa Rica. Owned and operated by NP International, Casa Chameleon at Las Catalinas is located on the hilltop, and offers 21 luxury villas with private plunge pools, plus facilities including an open-air yoga pavilion, a zero-edge swimming pool, an open-air restaurant and a poolside bar.

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Hard Rock Hotel Papagayo, the first Hard Rock International in Costa Rica

Hard Rock International has revealed that it will bring the Hard Rock Hotels brand to Costa Rica in 2019. Hard Rock Hotel Papagayo, Costa Rica will be located in the Guanacaste province of the Central American country, just 30 minutes from Liberia International Airport, and it will have 294 guest rooms and suites, as well as the brand’s signature facilities such as the Rock Spa and The Sound of Your Stay music programme.

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KLM airline launches new direct flights to San Jose, Costa Rica

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines has announced the launch of a new direct flight between Amsterdam and San Jose in Costa Rica. The airline will operate the flights twice a week throughout the winter season, and it will add a third service in January, 2018. The carrier hasn’t operated flights to Costa Rica since 1998, but decided to reintroduce the route due to high demand.

Andaz Costa Rica Resort Peninsula Papagayo acquired by Miami-based Gencom developer

The leading Miami-based hospitality and residential property firm, Gencom, has announced that the Andaz Costa Rica Resort at Peninsula Papagayo has been acquired by one of its affiliates, Papagayo Partners Ltd. In a joint partnership with local real estate developer Sinergo Development Group S.A, it is the second acquisition for Gencom, following the purchase of the 1,400-acre Peninsula Papagayo and Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica last year.

Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica to reopen in December

Costa Rica is one of the greenest destinations in the world, and its government works hard to ensure its landscapes and wildlife are well protected. The Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica on the Papagayo Peninsula in the northern province of Guanacaste is undergoing an extensive refurbishment programme which focuses on sustainable tourism development and land preservation.