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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.

Gran Hotel Costa Rica, Curio Collection by Hilton reopens after restoration

Historic San Jose hotel Gran Hotel Costa Rica, Curio Collection by Hilton recently reopened after a three-year remodel. Because the hotel is a historic landmark, many of its original features were maintained, while adding numerous modern amenities.

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Costa Rica sees upsurge in UK visitors

The Costa Rica Tourism Board has reported a steady rise in the number of travellers visiting the Central American country recently, with a 2.5% increase in visitors from the UK in the first half of 2018 compared to the same period in 2017, helped along by the introduction of direct British Airways flights from London.

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Costa Rica sees numbers of UK visitors rise in the first half of 2018

Costa Rica is proud to welcome a higher number of tourists this year, as numbers grow for European travellers in the first half of 2018. Visitors from the UK alone have reached a sum of over 40,000 in this period, which represents an increase of 2.5 per cent in comparison to the previous year.

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New Rancho Villa Verde offers accommodation in southern Costa Rica

The finishes touches are currently being added to a new high-spec ranch between the Talamanca mountains of southern Costa Rica. Rancho Villa Verde is being offered as a boutique hotel or residential compound with plush suites, a swimming pool, stables and dining facilities all within easy reach of San Isidro and the Costa Rican coast.

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Gran Hotel Costa Rica, Curio by Hilton reopens in San Jose

Gran Hotel Costa Rica, Curio Collection by Hilton has reopened following extensive renovations. Located in downtown San Jose, the capital of Costa Rica, the property has 79 stylish guest rooms. The historic hotel originally opened in 1930, and it now features modern design, indoor gardens, a gourmet restaurant, and a rooftop piano bar which overlooks the National Theatre and vibrant city.

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Caribbean Journal lists the top ten all-inclusive Costa Rica resorts

Renowned travel and tourism publication, Caribbean Journal recently posted an article on the best all-inclusive holiday experiences in exotic Costa Rica. The online magazine listed the top ten all-inclusive resort brands in the country and commented on their most attractive features.

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Costa Rica welcomes a new minister of tourism

Maria Amalia Revelo Raventos has been selected the new Tourism Minister of Costa Rica by Carlos Alvarado Quesada, the President of the country. Raventos brings more than 40 years of experience and knowledge of the tourism sector in Costa Rica, and she will be responsible for the development of new local destinations and products, promoting local companies, and strengthening projects between the public and private sector.

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Selling Travel magazine reviews Andaz Peninsula Papagayo in Costa Rica

The UK's leading travel trade publication recently reviewed one of the most lavish resorts in Costa Rica, the Andaz Peninsula Papagayo. Since it opened its doors to the public in 2013, the property has maintained an excellent reputation for its bay-side location, delicious flavours of local cuisine, attentive services and top-notch facilities.

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Costa Rica records increase in arrivals of UK holiday-makers

New statistics from the Costa Rica Tourism Board have revealed that the number of travellers from the UK increased by 6.7 percent in 2017 compared to 2016. The number of UK tourists visiting Costa Rica totalled 76,173 last year, making it the Central American country’s largest source market in Europe. This has been helped by an increase in flights between London and San Jose.

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Two Costa Rica hotels make it to the TripAdvisor's Top Ten World's Best Hotels 2018

2018 will be a great year for Costa Rica it seems. Not only was the country listed in the Top Ten Destinations on the Rise in 2018 by TripAdvisor's Traveller's Choice Awards, but two of its hotels also made it to the Top Ten of the same awarding body's Top 25 Hotels in the World, while one of its beaches was included in the Top 25 Beaches in the World list too. With so many accolades, no doubt this is likely to be a good year for Costa Rica, according to TripAdvisor at least!

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Gran Hotel Costa Rica, Curio Collection by Hilton reopens after restoration

Historic San Jose hotel Gran Hotel Costa Rica, Curio Collection by Hilton recently reopened after a three-year remodel. Because the hotel is a historic landmark, many of its original features were maintained, while adding numerous modern amenities.

Costa Rica sees upsurge in UK visitors

The Costa Rica Tourism Board has reported a steady rise in the number of travellers visiting the Central American country recently, with a 2.5% increase in visitors from the UK in the first half of 2018 compared to the same period in 2017, helped along by the introduction of direct British Airways flights from London.

Costa Rica sees numbers of UK visitors rise in the first half of 2018

Costa Rica is proud to welcome a higher number of tourists this year, as numbers grow for European travellers in the first half of 2018. Visitors from the UK alone have reached a sum of over 40,000 in this period, which represents an increase of 2.5 per cent in comparison to the previous year.