Happening Now: Costa Rica Making Big Changes in 2017

The Guanacaste region of Costa Rica is getting a world-class makeover with a billionaire budget. A full revamp has been set in motion to bring this already booming tourist hot spot on to a level of international recognition by highlighting the essence of the country's natural opulence. Plans have been announced for major infrastructure projects that will bring global attention and demand to this heralding investment destination.


The Resort amenities are off to an amazing start! With the first of three beautifully designed pools finished (see picture inset), the countdown to the much anticipated villa resort in the Playa Lagarto Eco Development and community is almost complete. Construction on-site has been in over drive to finish the last remaining details of this tropical community expansion, with one gorgeous pool now complete, the second pool already underway, and the restaurant nearing completion. With 62 villas perfectly designed with paradise perspective, the Playa Lagarto Eco Resort will open as the kick-start to Costa Rica's tourism and infrastructure transformation. This active, sustainable community is opening the door to it's new Resort in the upcoming month, and will welcome visitors into the authentic eco-lifestyle of this natural sanctuary in the heart of Guanacaste. Stay tuned for more news on the final countdown to the resort's grand opening, and get ready to reserve your stay in paradise! 


The regional government is making global headlines with announcements for social, productive and infrastructure development, with several projects already underway. The initiative is to increase the country's tourism industry while maintaining the destinations brand of natural conservation.

  1. Discovery Costa Rica - 800 hectare, nature theme park. Construction set to start in 2018 and completion by 2020.
  2. KLM Airlines will offer direct flights to San Jose, starting in October 2017.
  3. MMA Friday Night Fights in Tamarindo - fights planned to take place within the next six months.



⋅ June 2017 ⋅ Clear your schedule on June 11 because Tamarindo is hosting the areas first ever Taco Festival! Taking place in Selina Tamarindo from 12pm - 7pm, this is sure to be an epic foodie event you won't want to miss. 

⋅ July 2017 ⋅ The annual Dia de la Virgen del Mar celebration will be taking place on the 16th of July. A true festival for the eyes on the Gulf of Nicoyaas, as vibrantly decorated fishing boats pass by the excited patrons celebrating on the beautiful sandy beach. 


Discovery Costa Rica  | KLM | Tamarindo Fitness

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