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Costa Rica Tourism Board
INSTITUTIONAL SITE

To offer better customer service, the Costa Rica Tourism Board (ICT in Spanish) is being renovated. As a part of this process, we put at your disposal a web site with a modern design that includes an array of information to help speed up institutional procedures, operations, and consultations.

We are the governing tourism institution in Costa Rica; our premise is constant innovation so that tourism activities become the engine for the economic growth of the country.

We are the governing tourism institution in Costa Rica; our premise is constant innovation so that tourism activities become the engine for the economic growth of the country.

Estadisticas

Statistics

Tourism Statistics

Every tourism indicator for Costa Rica in one place.

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Sostenibilidad

Sustainability

Tourism Sustainability

Our mission to protect the environment has made us stand out.

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Tramites

Procedures

and Citizen Information

Quick access list to every kind of ICT procedure and consultation.

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Esencial Costa Rica

Regional Offices

Where can you find us?

Our locations and what you can do in regional offices

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Costa Rica reaches 99.35% of renewable electricity in the first half of 2017

 

According to the data from the National Energy Control Center (CENCE), Costa Rica generated 99.35% of its electricity with renewable resources during the first half of 2017. This percentage is higher than any annual average from the last 30 years.

Between January 1st and June 30th, the National Electricity System (SEN) produced 5,575.61 gigawatts per hour with the five renewable sources of the national matrix: water (74.85%), geothermal energy (11.10%), Wind (11.92%), biomass (1.47%) and sun (0.01%). The thermal backup represented 0.65%.

At the end of the first half of 2017, Costa Rica accumulated 160 days with 100% renewable electricity and in the same period the SEN exported 93.5 gigawatts per hour to the Regional Electricity Market (MER).

Historically, the first half of the year - which includes the dry season, from January to April – had the highest thermal generation. It is projected that between July and December this percentage will remain stable.

 

Tourism in Costa Rica

Viistantes por MOtivo de Viaje Placer

75% travel for vacation purposes.

75% of the people visiting Costa Rica travel for vacation, pleasure, and leisure; while only 13% do so for professional and business purposes.

Más de 2 Millones de visitas anuales

More than 2 million visits per year.

Costa Rica has a constant visit growth year after year; and, it remains as the main destination of the Region.

Satuisfacción del Turísta

68% enjoy the sun and beaches of Costa Rica.

Costa Rica offers idyllic beaches in both the Caribbean Sea and the Pacific Ocean, becoming a favorite destination for this activity

Notes Section

 

The Ballena Marine Park in the South Pacific of our country is ready for nature lovers to come and enjoy the sightings of whales and dolphins. During this season these mammals approach the park’s coastline due to the special water conditions.

From the 15th to the 18th, and the weekends of the 23rd and 30th of September, the Costa Rican Tourism Board invites you to the 2017 Whale and Dolphin Festival. Come enjoy the programmed events such as activities on the beach

 

The International Conference on Sustainable Tourism: Planet, People, Peace has become a venue for initiatives promoting sustainable tourism.

This year, our country will host the 6th International Conference on Sustainable Tourism: Planet, People, Peace (P3) –the only international venue on sustainable tourism hosted by Costa Rica and organized by the Costa Rican Chamber of Ecotourism and Sustainable Tourism (CANAECO*) together with the Costa Rican Tourism Institut

With the purpose to make Costa Rica known in Spain, el Instituto Costarricense de Turismo (The Costa Rican Tourism Board) alongside with well-known Spanish journalist Paco Nadal are discovering Héroes anónimos (Anonymous Heroes) of Costa Rica. 

Héroes anónimos is intended to show the wonders of the country through “anonymous” people that standout among their diverse communities thanks to their contribution.

This project is in respon

 

According to the data from the National Energy Control Center (CENCE), Costa Rica generated 99.35% of its electricity with renewable resources during the first half of 2017. This percentage is higher than any annual average from the last 30 years.

Between January 1st and June 30th, the National Electricity System (SEN) produced 5,575.61 gigawatts per hour with the five renewable sources of the national matrix: water (74.85%), geothermal energy (11.10%), Wind (11.92%), b

‘’Farewell Dear Cuco’’ a play for children

  The whole family is invited to enjoy the performance of "Farewell Dear Cuco", this play is intended for the little ones. You can catch this performance at the Teatro Vargas Calvo from July 29 ...

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Juan Santamaría Museum opens proposal period for artistic exhibitions

The Juan Santamaría Cultural Historical Museum invites local artists with painting, sculpting, photographic and audiovisual project skills to present their artistic proposals from which the tem...

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Reading lovers will enjoy the International Book Fair

If one of your favorite hobbies is reading a good book, please join us at La Feria Internacional del Libro (International Book Fair) 2017 that will take place from August 25th to the 3rd of September ...

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Instituto Costarricense de Turismo