Wednesday, May 25, 2005

Enjoy Zarcero 2005 agro-eco-tourist expo-fair

San Jose, Costa Rica (ICT) - The Costa Rican Tourist Board (ICT) invites you to the Zarcero 2005 Agro-eco-tourist Expo-fair on May 26 - 30 , an activity to enjoy from the tourist attractions, handicrafts, handmade objects and products of the area as well as the milk cattle exhibition of Alfaro Ruiz. The expo-fair shall be held at Zarcero’s Exhibition Area.

“Our goal for the expo-fair is diffusing Zarcero’s cattle and agriculture and its tourist production. Likewise, it intends to collect funds that will be destined to the Alfaro Ruiz Rehabilitation Centre, a non-governmental institution of the canton that gives services to persons with different types of disabilities”, comments Luis Blanco, one of the organizers of the event.

This year it is complemented with the Alfaro Ruiz Cattle Expo Fair, which gathers the best examples of milk production cows of races like Holstein and Jersey, of the canton and from other milk production areas of the country.

As part of this Cattle Fair there will be activities as a runway show to choose the best animal by race as well as a milk production contest. It’s important to mention that Alfaro Ruiz is one of the most acknowledged areas for its milk production.

Visitors may also buy typical food, flowers, cheese, sour cream, breads, and bakery products, among others. Besides that, profit from the offer from greenhouses, restaurants, trout fishing, cabins and hotels of the canton.

Likewise, for a longer trip, those who wish may visit the Juan Castro Blanco National Park, of which Alfaro Ruiz owns a part of its territory.

Tuesday, May 10, 2005

United Airlines will fly twice a week to Liberia

The American airline, United Airlines, will fly twice a week from Chicago to the Daniel Oduber international airport, in the city of Liberia, province of Guanacaste, starting on the next high tourist season, which starts in December of 2005 and ends in April of 2006.

The Minister of Tourism, Rodrigo Castro, indicated the company is in the process of obtaining the permits and is considering the possibility of having three weekly frequencies of its direct flight from that city, although it will begin with two.
The Minister of Tourism pointed out that with this new route there will be tourists coming from the South, Southeast, Northeast and centre of the United States to Liberia.

Four airlines are currently landing in the airport of the city of Liberia: American Airlines, from Miami, Florida; Delta from Atlanta, Georgia; Continental from Houston, Texas, and US Airways, from Charlotte, North Carolina.
The accumulated number of tourists arriving through the Daniel Oduber airport during the last 12 months –to the month of March—increase by 122% as to the registered figure for the period of March of 2004.

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