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2014-10-20 16:24:32

BERN, Switzerland, Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- After nine years, Encuentra24.com has solidified its position as the leading online classifieds marketplace for Panama and Costa Rica. In the past month, the site recorded 4.1 million unique visitors and more than 80 million page views, meaning visitors tended to browse rather than bounce. Email analytics show that Encuentra24.com helped to generate 150,000 leads for both individual consumers and businesses....

2014-10-17 23:06:21

Pro-wildlife conservation resort Tulemar Vacation Homes in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica celebrates International Sloth Day by adopting a sloth and encouraging social media users to share sloth photos online. Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica (PRWEB) October 17, 2014 Tulemar Vacation Homes in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica, is ranked the #1 resort in the area on TripAdvisor, and one of the features that makes this vacation spot so special are the daily wildlife sightings throughout the grounds....

2014-10-17 04:21:39

LONDON, Oct. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The family of a missing British journalist, Michael Dixon, will on Saturday (18 October) mark five years since he vanished in Costa Rica. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20141016/152637 Michael walked out of his hotel one evening in the seaside town of Tamarindo and never came back. His brother's own efforts turned up several leads which indicate he was the victim of a violent crime. But Costa Rican and British authorities did...

2014-10-10 12:20:37

New Travel Options Now Available at southwest.com as Daily Service Between San Jose, Costa Rica, and Baltimore/Washington Begins March 7, 2015, Subject to Government Approval DALLAS, Oct. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Southwest Airlines® (NYSE: LUV) today published an initial flight schedule for new, daily nonstop service between Baltimore/Washington Thurgood Marshall International Airport and Juan Santa Maria International Airport in San Jose, Costa Rica, facilitating connecting service...

2014-10-08 20:21:41

- Software development engineers are part of the new and specialized teams. SAN JOSE, Costa Rica, Oct. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Amazon Support Services in Costa Rica (NASDAQ: AMZN) today inaugurates its fourth service center and announces 1000 new jobs at its offices located in Calle Blancos and Lagunilla. The Earth's most customer centric company offers seasonal jobs and permanent positions with open dress code, paid training, transportation, doctor on site, plus others. The new...

2014-09-23 08:30:08

WASHINGTON, Sept. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Healthcare seekers contemplating an affordable treatment overseas and looking for just the right destination should know that Canada, the United Kingdom, Israel, Singapore and Costa Rica have been ranked as the most attractive destinations for medical tourism in 2014, the International Healthcare Research Center announced today. The Medical Tourism Index, which measures the attractiveness of a country for medical travel along...

2014-09-19 23:08:17

In recent weeks, humpback whales have been spotted in Tulemar Resort's bay area in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica, during their annual migration period. Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica (PRWEB) September 19, 2014 Tulemar Vacation Homes, in Manuel Antonio Costa Rica, is a resort known for its abundance of wildlife. Monkeys, sloths, toucans, iguanas and more can be seen on a daily basis throughout the grounds; more recently, though, visitors have reported whale sightings in the Tulemar Bay area,...

2014-09-12 12:20:38

Nonstop Flights Between Baltimore/Washington and Costa Rica to Begin March 7, 2015 Subject to Government Approval DALLAS, Sept. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) announced today that it has filed an application with the U.S. Department of Transportation to add its first destination in Central America with daily roundtrip service between Baltimore/Washington Thurgood Marshall International Airport (BWI) and Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO) in San Jose,...

2014-09-05 20:21:09

Costa Rican team has developed one-of-a-kind technology in the market for breast implants. SAN JOSE, Calif., Sept. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- During a visit to the medical device manufacturing plant of the company Establishment Labs in Coyol de Alajuela, Costa Rican President Luis Guillermo Solis, accompanied by the general director of the Costa Rican Development Initiatives Coalition (CINDE), Gabriela Llobet, were able to observe how Costa Rica's talent has become part of the...

2014-08-25 23:09:33

Costa Rican Law Firm, Guardia, Montes & Asociados, has been accepted into membership by the International Society of Primerus Law Firms. San Jose, Costa Rica (PRWEB) August 25, 2014 San Jose, Costa Rica-based law firm, Guardia, Montes & Asociados has been accepted into membership by the International Society of Primerus Law Firms, a highly selective society of the world’s finest independent boutique law firms. The firm was accepted following a rigorous screening process by the...


Latest Costa Rica Reference Libraries

Irazú Volcano
2014-10-04 18:35:23

Irazú Volcano, known as Volcán Irazú in Spanish, is an active stratovolcano that is located in Costa Rica. The origin of the volcano’s name is unknown, but it is thought to be a variant of the word Iztarú, which is the name of a village that was near the volcano, or a mixture of the words ara, meaning point, and tzu, meaning thunder. It is locally known as The Colossus due to large past eruptions. This volcano is located within Irazú Volcano National Park, which holds montane forests...

Rincón de la Vieja
2014-10-04 18:29:11

Rincón de la Vieja is an active complex volcano that is located in northwestern Costa Rica. Its name, meaning The Old Woman's Corner, refers to a legend that says that a woman’s lover was thrown into the volcano by her father, after which she lived on the volcano as a recluse. This volcano reaches 6,286 feet in elevation and is the tallest volcano in Rincón de la Vieja Volcano National Park. Visitors were once permitted to climb up to the crater, but a recent eruption caused this area to...

Costa Rican Variable Harlequin Toad, Atelopus Varius
2014-08-29 09:49:13

The Costa Rican Variable Harlequin Toad, Atelopus varius, known also as the clown frog, is a neo-tropical true toad belonging to the family Bufonidae. Ranging once from Costa Rica to Panama, A. varius is currently listed as critically endangered and has been decreased to a single remnant population near Quepos, Costa Rica and is assumed to be extinct within Panama. Some recent variation in the air temperature, precipitation, stream flow patterns, and the following spread of a pathogenic...

Arenal Volcano
2014-08-28 11:31:44

Arenal Volcano, also known as Volcán Arenal, is an active stratovolcano that is located in northwestern Costa Rica. It can be found in Arenal Volcano National Park and was one of Costa Rica’s most active volcanoes until 2010. This volcano has a small crater and several eruptive vents and is the youngest of all active volcanoes in Costa Rica. Arenal Volcano has produced some violent eruptions, including the eruption of 1968, which covered three villages, killed eighty-seven people, and...

Granular Poison Frog, Oophaga Granulifera
2013-06-25 13:49:03

The Granular Poison Frog (Oophaga granulifera) is a species of frog belonging to the family Dendrobatidae, found in Costa Rica and Panama. Its natural habitats are tropical and subtropical, moist, lowland forests, but it's threatened by habitat loss. This frog has been switched from Dendrobates granuliferus to Oophaga granulifera. The frog is an aposematic animal, and it utilizes poison only for the purpose of self defense from predators. It's clearly visible red color is designed as a...

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