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  • Thu, 23 Mar 2017 01:06:35 +0000: Windsurfing in Costa Rica - Costa Rica Star News

    If windsurfing and/or kite-surfing is your thing or if you are just looking for something new to try out, head over to Lake Arenal the best destination in Costa Rica for windsurfing, and even considered by many as one of the top spots for windsurfing in the world. Lake Arenal is the largest lake in Costa Rica with 33 square miles, it’s depth varies from 30-60 meters depending on the time of the year, and the winds average 33 miles per hour; the best time of the year to windsurf in this lake is during the summer months, from the...

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  • Thu, 23 Mar 2017 00:27:57 +0000: Costa Rica’s Cleanest Beaches Awarded “Blue Flags” for Conservation - Costa Rica Star News

    Every year, Costa Rica’s Blue Flag Program receives applications for their “Blue Flag” ecological recognition which rewards community efforts towards sustainable development. The program is a joint effort of the Costa Rican Tourism Institute and the Ecological Blue Flag National Commission, known in Costa Rica simply as the “Bandera Azul” program. The Costa Rican Tourism Institute (ICT) announced today that 105 beaches throughout Costa Rica received a Blue Flag ecological recognition that rates beaches on a number of aspects. They are listed by region on the attached table. Three applicants to the program received five stars, the top recognition, and all are on...

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  • Wed, 22 Mar 2017 19:34:42 +0000: Costa Rica Tamarindo Art Wave celebrates first anniversary - Costa Rica Star News

    This Saturday, March 25th is the selected date for the Tamarindo Art Wave Exhibition, presenting fine art, live performances, live music, workshops, etc. which will fill the Garden Plaza in the beach town of Tamarindo. The event comes as celebration of the first anniversary of the Tamarindo Art Wave Foundation, which supports local artists with the purpose of consolidating an Art Center where the community members can express themselves in the diverse techniques of fine arts. Fine arts, contemporary dance, visual arts, sustainable gastronomy and live music will take over Tamarindo Golden Plaza starting at 4 p.m. with the support...

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  • Wed, 22 Mar 2017 19:21:25 +0000: Life Pauses for Soccer Every Sunday in Small Town Costa Rica - Costa Rica Star News

    By Charles Austin Boll Sardinal Defeats San Juan de Abangares 5-4 to Win the Campeonato de Fútbol San Luis Every Sunday, this small town of 500 ticos will pause – for soccer. San Luis de Monteverde hosts club teams that travel from surrounding areas to participate in the Campeonato de Fútbol San Luis. This weekend brought together an unusually large crowd to enjoy the final match and celebration that inherently follows. The motorcade into the valley begins in the morning and continues throughout the early afternoon. Motorbikes, trucks and vans full of teammates head downhill in synchronicity. The season’s final match...

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  • Wed, 22 Mar 2017 18:54:03 +0000: Genesee lager beer can now be found in Costa Rica - Costa Rica Star News

    Florida Ice and Farm Company (Fifco) announced the commercialization in Costa Rica of a beer produced by the Costa Rican company in their U.S.A. subsidiary North American Breweries (NAB), Genesse is a lager beer with a 4.5% alcohol volume and has a light flavor. According to their press release, Genesee is one of the most important brands for their USA division, it was created 139 years ago in a brewery located in Rochester, New York which operates under the same name “Genesee Brewery”. “We are very proud that our brands produced in the United States are crossing borders and that...

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