General Travel News

Costa Rica on Facebook and Twitter

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica – The Costa Rica Tourist Board has announced the launch of its official Visit Costa Rica Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube channels, aimed at catering to the increasing demand for information about this small and peaceful Central American country. Through its new social media platforms, Costa Rica hopes to bring the experience a little closer to home for the more than one million visitors the country receives every year from North America and to those who are simply interested in learning more about the country and its tourism offerings.

With over 145 million Facebook users in the United States and Canada alone, the initiation of social media for Costa Rica is an essential tool for showcasing the elements that have made the destination increasingly popular. Therefore, the sites will provide information and feature images and video which captivate the essence of the country. Whether it is to plan their vacation or to share their own travel stories in Costa Rica, users will be able to participate in an engaging and interactive platform that will allow both travel professionals and consumers to learn more about the destination.

“Our research indicates that consumers are increasingly using social media to communicate with other travelers and to stay atop of latest information. People are hungry for knowledge on Costa Rica travel and want up-to-date information that is readily available whenever they are planning a trip to the
country,” said Maria Amalia Revelo, marketing director, Costa Rica Tourist Board. “We think that given the country’s broad and diverse offering, there is no better way to illustrate the Costa Rica experience than by sharing it one-on-one with users,” she added.

Costa Rica has long been a favorite destination for adventure and nature lovers alike. Aside from its spectacular scenic views, Costa Rica has become a haven for weddings, honeymoons, family vacations, and girls' getaways. The country has increasingly risen to the top of every travel enthusiast’s must-see list.

Users of Visit Costa Rica’s social platforms will be able to virtually experience a bit of Costa Rica’s 28 environmentally-protected national parks, which include tens of thousands of acres of rain and cloud forests, active volcanoes, beaches, and waterfalls, allowing visitors to get a sneak-peek into its most exquisite offerings.

An added appeal for Costa Rica and its position as a Central American tourist destination has been its commitment to giving back to the planet and to its people. Due to these efforts, the country has become an ecological haven, which is hosted by warm people who are proud and eager to show visitors their
wonderful land. Their pride is translated into the vast amount of knowledge that they individually possess, turning any vacation to the country into an educational experience, in addition to being adventurous and relaxing. This attention to detail is what keeps visitors coming back to enjoy its natural wonders.

More General Travel News
World’s longest urban zipline launches in Dubai
Luxury cruiseliner Crystal Symphony makes Dubai first port of call
French President Macron inaugurates Louvre Abu Dhabi
Latest Travel News
Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Dubai, will be clo...
Etihad Airways National Day takeover of ...
World’s longest urban zipline launches i...
Featured Sights To See
The Sterkfontein Caves

The Sterkfontein Caves

Johannesburg, South Africa

The Sterkfontein Caves are the most productive paleontological and archeological site of the world and is the place where the world's first adult 'Ape-Man' remains were discovered. It is now host to an interactive new exhibition center and restaurant, and visitors are given guided tours along walkways inside the caves.   Address: 50km (30 miles) west of the city on the R563 Telephone: +...

Beijing Aquarium

Beijing Aquarium

Beijing, China

This is an inland aquarium which exhibits numerous species of under water creatures. Dolphin shows take place daily and are a highlight of this aquarium. A panda house is located nearby as well.   Timings: Daily 9 A.M- 4 30 P.M Admission: Y 110 [Adults]; Y 60 [children]- includes admission fee for Beijing Zoo Address: Gaoliang Qiao Xiejie 18 B Tel: 010-6217-6655   ...

Abai’s Theater

Abai’s Theater

Almaty, Kazakhstan

Address: 110 Kabanbai Batyr Street, corner of Panfilov Street, Almaty Phone:  +7(727) 272 7934 +7(727) 2722042 Timings: shows are held several times during the week, depending on the season. Call in advance to find out the show timings, or visit to view the complete schedule on display Tickets: depends on nature and duration of performance. Generally inexpensive The National Stat...

Royal Elephant Thai Museum

Royal Elephant Thai Museum

Bangkok, Thailand

This is a very interesting museum. It houses various exhibits pertaining to Thailand's most prized animals, elephants. The museum displays shed light on the significance of elephants in Thai culture and society as well as the importance that is ascribed to white elephants which are all deemed royal property and kept in stables built in Dusit Palace.    Timings: Daily 9:30 A.M- 4 P...