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As a world leader in the Sustainable Tourism sector and with over 60 years of commitment to preserving the environment, Costa Rica has become a top destination for global travelers seeking wellness, health, relaxation, balance, connection, adventure, or business. At the heart of the Americas, flanked by the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, lies an incredible area of rainforests, beaches, and wildlife. Welcome to Costa Rica: home to over 6% of the planet’s biodiversity.

We have succeeded in creating a world-class international brand in tourism, thanks to the country’s natural environment, quality of life, highly talented people, and sustainable development. Brands catering to diverse audiences have established successful operations in the country such as Four Seasons, Autograph, JW Marriott, Auberge Hotels, Andaz, IHG, Hilton, Sheraton, Barcelo, Dreams, Selina Occidental, Hampton, Wyndham, and several other leading hospitality brands.

Costa Rica offers sun, beach, jungle, mountain, adventure, ecotourism, rural tourism, business, and wellness. It provides a growing opportunity to establish your travel and tourism project to take part in one of the country's biggest economic drivers.

tourism exports

$3.99 billion Costa Rica tourism industry exports (prior to COVID-19). Tourism exports have been growing at an average of 6% annually for the past 20 years

nights per stay

Visitors staying the longest: 12.9 nights per stay and $1,592 spending per person on average

international arrivals

+3 million international arrivals in 2019, growing around 2.8x in the last 20 years.

Spending growth

Average spending per person has grown +7% since 2009

Top 2
on FDI Strategy

Costa Rica Ranks Top 2 on FDI Strategy for Tourism Locations of the Future 2019/2020 (FDI Intelligence, 2019)

covered in forest

Over 59% of territory covered in forests and 26% of the territory is protected. Costa Rica is the only nation globally to revert deforestation

in English language

Highest performance in TOEIC & TOEFL in LATAM (ETS, 2020)

most desirable

Most Desirable Country to Travel (Long Haul) for 2021

of world's biodiversity

6.5% of the world’s biodiversity, in just 0.03% of the Earth's surface

in the world

#1 in the world attractiveness of natural assets (WEF, 2019)


Costa Rica is #2 in Latin America and 14th in the world, in the Global Green Economy Index (Dual Citizen, 2018)

UNESCO sites

4 UNESCO World Heritage Sites within the world's Top 20, ranking above places like Iceland, Colombia and Greece

of 5 Blue Zones

Costa Rica has one of five only “Blue Zones” in the globe

environmental treaties

45 international environmental treaties (Ministry of Foreign Trade, 2018)

5 star

A 5-star hotel, 6 four-star and 2 highlighted hotels, stand out in the list of the most luxurious of the Forbes Travel Guide 2021.

of visitors from United States or Canada

Preferred vacation spot for North American travelers: 67% of visitors by air came from the U.S. and Canada (ICT, 2020)

diplomas in Tourism

Around 500 diplomas granted annually in Tourism on average in the last 5 years

Tourism conections
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Some companies growing

in Costa Rica:

Specialized service providers for Tourism Infrastructure projects:

DPA is a consulting firm in Human Resources with 25 years in the market, offering solutions in human capital.


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