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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.

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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San Jose, Costa Rica - a must for chocolate lovers

For sweet-toothed visitors to Costa Rica, a trip to Sibu Chocolate should not be missed. It offers guests the opportunity not only to sample some of the country’s fine chocolate, but to learn about chocolate’s place in history. Consider it a sweet, chocolate-flavoured version of a wine-tasting in an exotic tropical environment.

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Casa Chameleon Las Catalinas to open in Costa Rica in February, 2017

The Casa Chameleon Las Catalinas hotel will open its doors to holidaymakers in February. The luxury resort is located in the charming coastal town of Las Catalinas in the Guanacaste province, and it will have 21 private villas with stunning ocean views, a clifftop zero edge swimming pool with 365 degrees of the sea, an open-air yoga pavilion, and a poolside bar lounge.

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NP International to open new Costa Rica villa resort in 2017

The breath-taking coastal town of Las Catalinas in Costa Rica will house a luxury villa resort that will make preserving nature and ensuring intimacy for its clients the topmost priority. Under the administration of NP International, the new Casa Chameleon is the first to open in this up-and-coming region and will begin welcoming visitors after the finishing touches done in February 2017.

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Musical line-up announced for Envision Festival 2017 in Costa Rica

The renowned Envision Festival in Costa Rica has announced its line-up of acts for its next event in 2017. The festival will take place from 23rd to 26th February, 2017 on the beaches of Uvita. Next year’s musical line-up will include Opiuo, Autograf, Rising Appalachia, Pantyraid, The Funk Hunters and Random Rab, and there will be other activities including yoga, workshops, and talks.

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Team CRT Costa Rica brings "Pura Vida" to The Holiday Place

As part of World Travel Market week, a team of Costa Rican experts made their way to The Holiday Place recently to update our travel advisors on all that's new and exciting about this Central American destination. During their visit they provided training on some of our Costa Rica tours as well as an introduction to some new hotels resorts that have recently opened in one of the world's happiest places.

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The Holiday Place gets you closer to Costa Rica with new promotional video

Joining forces with the Costa Rica Tourist Board in the UK, The Holiday Place is proud to present the end result – a promotional video that’s as colourful and vibrant as Costa Rica itself. Showcasing some of the unique attractions that Costa Rica boasts while highlighting The Holiday Place’s expertise and long-standing experience in the destination, our new Essential Costa Rica advert perfectly summarises our capabilities for offering the finest Costa Rica holidays you could book in the UK.

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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.

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.

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.