Costa Rica albergará dos nuevos hoteles al oeste de San José. Se trata del hotel Aloft y otro cuyo nombre aún no se define El primero estará ubicado en los terrenos de Forum II, en Lindora de Santa Ana, y el segundo en Guachipelín, Escazú, a un costado del hotel Intercontinental.
La información sobre ambos inmuebles fue confirmada a La Nación por Juan José Castro, vicepresidente de la empresa Edificar, a cargo de ambas obras. Johnathan Raineau, representante de EXT Development, verificó la construcción del hotel en Guachipelín.La llegada de Aloft también la confirmó a este medio Alfredo Montealegre, representante de Terranum Hotels...Read More »
Lawmakers from five political parties agreed this week that the country’s tourism sector is in a state of emergency.On Tuesday, 150 members of the Costa Rican tourism industry traveled to the Legislative Assembly in downtown San José to support the creation of the Association for the Protection of Tourism, or PROTUR, a new tourism organization. The new head of PROTUR is Boris Marchegiani, president of the Gaia Hotel and Reserve in Manuel Antonio.
PROTUR was formed to address the growing concerns of tourism businesses in Costa Rica, which include a low exchange rate that has remained stationary recently, increased costs for services such as water and electricity, and employee payments into the Social Security System (Caja) that many consider to be too high or unnecessary. Marchegiani describes PROTUR as a grassroots movement created nearly a year ago with a membership of more than 500 tourism business owners from each of the six national provinces. Tuesday afternoon, legislators of the five largest political parties welcomed PROTUR members to the Legislative Assembly and pledged to support the organization.
“Tourism is the hen that lays golden eggs for Costa Rica, and we as legislators are responsible to remind our government of the importance of tourism in the country,” said Mireya Zamora, legislator for the Libertarian Movement Party. “The lack of government response to the problems in tourism isn’t a small problem. It has become an emergency in this country. We as legislators are responsible to represent the voice of the more than 500,000 people that work in national tourism, and we plan to do that.¨...Read More »
The Costa Rican Electricity Institute (ICE) has announced that it will soon offer the Apple iPhone 4 to its customers. According to a company press release, ICE and Apple came to an agreement late last week that will allow the iPhone 4 to be sold nationally in “the next few days.”
“We have arrived to an agreement with the Apple company and we are performing the final tests to assure that the phone is compatible with our platforms,” said Jamie Palermo, the manager of customer relations at ICE. “Soon Costa Ricans will be able to enjoy all the benefits of this new technology.” According to ICE, the iPhone 4 will provide access to social networks such as Facebook and Twitter, email, instant messaging, a camera with 5 megapixels, video recording capability in high definition, and audio and video play applications. Currently, all national iPhones must be purchased and programmed outside of Costa Rica before they can be used here...Read More »
An exhibit showcasing the works of one of the most widely diverse geniuses of all time is coming to Costa Rica in a few months. Some 135 replicas of Italian Renaissance artist, inventor, scientist, anatomist, engineer, architect, sculptor and philosopher Leonardo da Vinci will be on display in July and August at the La Aduana arts and technology center in eastern San José’s Barrio Escalante.
According to the website of the traveling exhibit “Da Vinci: The Genius,” Italian artisans worked from da Vinci’s codices to faithfully craft interactive and life-size replicas of the master’s inventions, including the first concepts of a car, bicycle, helicopter, glider, parachute, scuba gear, submarine, military tank and the ideal city. The exhibit also features facsimiles of da Vinci’s most famous codices, anatomical studies and Renaissance art...Read More »
La construcción de la nueva terminal del aeropuerto Daniel Oduber avanza con paso ágil, pero no tan rápido como exige el contrato; por eso, la concesionaria afronta una multa de unos $540.000
La estructura de 21.000 metros cuadrados que levanta el consorcio Coriport recibirá pasajeros a partir de noviembre, siete meses después de lo previsto. Eso lo expone a una sanción que rondará los ¢272,7 millones ($540.000), según precisó Luis Carlos Araya, viceministro de Transporte Aéreo y Marítimo...Read More »