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Airbnb has invoked its "extenuating circumstances" policy globally, which requires all hosts to refund for their reservations amid the sweeping coronavirus pandemic. Many Airbnb hosts, who believe the company should share in the pain, are upset about the policy.
The owner of the Airbnb property, Villa Le Mas apartments in San Antonio de Escazu, is required to pay the family of Carla Stefaniak $53,000 after she was murdered by a security guard in their employ.
Whether we like it or not, technological disruptors like Uber, Airbnb, and others are sparking conflict in Costa Rica, especially around taxis. We review the situation with an aim toward cooperation and innovation.
The Costa Rican government announced plans to formally tax Airbnb, VRBO, and all short term rentals.