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Costa Rica Holiday Calendar for 2012

When planning your vacation always make sure it doesn’t fall on a major Holiday in Costa Rica. That will make your trip more relaxing, and easier to plan. Otherwise hotels maybe booked, and traffic could be backed up for hours.

Here is a list of Costa Rica Holidays for 2012.

August 6, 2012 | Leave a Comment

Bus Schedule San Jose to San Isidro del General

Just published the most recent bus schedule for Autobus Musoc going to San Isidro from San Jose, Costa Rica. Also, know as San Isidro Perez Zeledon.

Included information about what to expect on trip, and a map to bus station.

August 5, 2012 | 4 Comments

Manuel Antonio National Park Temporarily Closed

According to the Tico Times Manuel Antonio National Park is temporarily closed since Tuesday due to the heavy rain.

The main road from Quepos to Manuel is still closed and expected to reopen to restricted traffic soon. The old Manuel Antonio road is open.

Learn more about travel to Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica.

November 11, 2010 | 6 Comments

Hurricane Ida: Cancun, Playa del Carmen, Cozumel

US Consulate of Merida has issued a Warden Message about Hurricane/Tropical Storm Ida is likely to head towards Cancun, Playa del Carmen, and Cozumel. Please register with state department.

This Warden Message is being issued to inform U.S. citizens that the National Hurricane Center (NHC) has issued alerts for Hurricane/Tropical Storm Ida that is currently located inland of east-central Nicaragua. The U.S. National Weather Service predicts that Ida will follow a northern track towards Quintana Roo. Under the current prediction, Ida will cross over Nicaragua and the Caribbean Sea and make landfall again early Sunday morning as a tropical storm and continue up the coast slowly towards Cozumel and Cancun. Please visit the National Hurricane Center’s website to follow the storm’s path.

In addition to danger from wind, life threatening flash floods and mudslides are possible. Coastal areas are especially vulnerable to these hazards. U.S. citizens in coastal areas may be impacted by the storm and are strongly encouraged to monitor media reports, and the Mexican Government’s Proteccion Civil website, for updated information about the storm and to follow official instructions. U.S. citizens are urged to stay clear of beaches as rough seas associated with storm conditions create severe hazards. U.S. citizens should stay in contact with relatives and friends in the U.S. to apprise them of their whereabouts, both before and after the storm. Visitors should be familiar with their hotel or cruise ship evacuation plans. If you must travel during this time please follow normal heavy rain precautions.

U.S. citizens should carry their travel documents (i.e. U.S. Passport, Birth Certificate, picture ID’s, etc.) with them at all times or secure them by placing them in a safe waterproof location.

JeffMasters of says “for Cozumel give the Mexican resort island a 26% chance of receiving tropical storm-force winds of 39 mph of higher, Sunday or Monday.” Hurrican Ida Tracking Resources: National Hurricane Center’s  Tropical Depression IDA Mexican Government’s Proteccion Civil – website U.S. Department of State – Travel

Cities: Playa del Carmen

November 6, 2009 | 4 Comments

Finding Cheap Flights to Costa Rica

Finding inexpensive flights to Costa Rica can be simply depending on where you live and the flexibility of your schedule. [Read more...]

July 17, 2009 | 23 Comments

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