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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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Tax Return

With the promulgation of Law No. 1917 from July 29, 1955, the Costa Rica Tourism Board is created to increase tourism in the country. This Law established in Section 46, section a), a five percent tax on the value of the tickets sold in Costa Rica for any kind of international travel.

By 2009, Law No. 8694 was created to strengthen the Tourism Industry, which established in Section 2 a tax of fifteen dollars for entrance by air to national territory, for those who acquired their ticket abroad, and added section b) to Law 1917, which created the five percent tax on the value of tickets with Costa Rica as the country of origin, for any kind of international travel.

In its effort to simplify and improve the services for formal tributary duties, ICT has implemented the Tax Declaration System (ICT-DECLARA) which:

  1. Creates and generates electronically the sworn tax declarations of 15$, 5% section a), and 5% section b).
  2. Generates report files on the sworn tax declaration.
  3. Validates the information through an internal verification process.

To use this service the following is required:

  1. Be subscribed as a contributor before ICT (consult conditions)* REQUISITOS PARA INSCRIPCIÓN
  2. Have a user name and password provided by ICT through the Revenue Department*
Presente su declaración aquí

*For information and questions please call telephone number 2299--5892 or write to the following e-mails:

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Para poder acceder a los servicios de ICT-DECLARA, se requiere estar inscrito ante el ICT como CONTRIBUYENTE, a continuación se detalla los requisitos:

Requisitos para inscribir una Agencia de Viajes:

  • 1) Autorización del IATA
  • 2) Copia de Personería Jurídica (al día)
  • 3) Copia de cédula Representante Legal
  • 4) Copia de patente municipal

Requisitos para inscribir una Línea Aérea:

  • 1) Permiso de Aviación Civil.
  • 2) Acreditación de representación legal en Costa Rica (cuando no tienen oficina propia en el país)
  • 3) Copia de Personería jurídica (al día)
  • 4) Copia de cédula Representante Legal
  • 5) Copia de patente municipal

Requisitos para inscribir empresas de Transportes Terrestres:

  • 1) Permiso del Consejo de Transportes
  • 2) Acreditación de representación legal en Costa Rica (cuando no tienen oficina propia en el país)
  • 3) Copia de Personería Jurídica (al día)
  • 4) Copia de cédula Representante Legal
  • 5) Copia patente municipal

Requisitos para inscribir empresas Navieras:

  • 1) Permiso de transporte marítimo del Ministerio de Obras Públicas y Transportes (MOPT)
  • 2) Copia de Personería Jurídica (a día)
  • 3) Copia de cédula del Representante Legal
  • 4) Acreditación de representación legal en Costa Rica (Cuando no tienen oficina propia en el país)
  • 5) Copia de patente municipal
pdf Descargue aquí el formulario. (196 KB)

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

 

In the aftermath of Tropical Storm Nate, the Costa Rica government has announced two recovery effort priorities: restoring all national highways and continued monitoring of the affected areas.

President Luis Guillermo Solís, together with the National Commission for Risk Prevention and Emergency Care (CNE), which is part of the Costa Rican Tourism Board (ICT), and other first responders, have worked tirelessly to restore operations throughout the country in the s

In the wake of Tropical Storm Nate and as a follow-up to the response to the situation occurred, the President of the Republic, Luis Guillermo Solís, together with the Comisión Nacional de Prevención de Riesgos y Atención de Emergencias (National Risk Prevention and Emergency Response Commission, or CNE) of which the Costa Rican Tourism Institute (ICT) and other first response institutions are members, have taken on the task of responding in a comprehensive fashion to the storm's impact a

 

  • The Board reiterates the importance of the tourism sector protecting tourists’ safety.
  • It maintains coordination with the Emergency Operations Center (COE in Spanish), the Chamber of Tourism and Airports. 
  • ICT provides personnel working emergency, as well as the 800 – TURISMO line. Central line 22995800 / 5738 has also been opened.

The ICT strongly urges all tourism companies to work together with local committees

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