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    2017 - 2021

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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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¿Viajes verdes? Costa Rica lo tiene todo

El ecoturismo se ha convertido en una palabra de moda en los últimos años. Algunos piensan que esto es una moda cara, pero la tendencia hacia los viajes "verdes" se ha mantenido firme. De acuerdo al sitio www.escapehere.com un 53% de los estadounidenses buscan reservar hoteles verdes, y el interés en el turismo ambientalmente viable y sostenible es probable que aumente en este 2016. Entonces, ¿dónde podemos esperar que los viajeros verdes vayan en el 2016? Costa Rica es uno de los 10 sitios destacados por el portal. Según la publicación, nuestro país es un líder reconocido en el ecoturismo; incluso, considerado como un pionero. El enfoque del país en la sostenibilidad tiene sentido, porque la industria turística costarricense está fuertemente centrada en sus recursos naturales, incluyendo su abundante vida silvestre, los ecosistemas de montaña exuberantes, y bosques nubosos. Su compromiso de “Costa Rica verde” se extiende más allá de la industria del turismo. En 2007, el país se comprometió a convertirse en carbono neutral para el año 2021 y, a partir de 2015, el 93% de las necesidades energéticas del país se satisficieron por fuentes renovables. Los impuestos ambientales sobre las empresas disuaden a la contaminación, y las leyes, como la Ley Forestal de 1996, han ayudado a reorientar otras industrias para el desarrollo sostenible. Todo esto significa que los turistas que viajan a Costa Rica pueden sentirse seguros sabiendo que han hecho una opción ambientalmente racional. Otros países considerados por el artículo son Laos, Camboya, Groenlandia, Noruega, Botswana, Islas Maldivas, Isla Seychelles, Kenia y Nueva Zelanda. Para conocer más información acerca del tema, puede ingresar a la dirección http://www.escapehere.com/destination/10-ecotourism-hotspots-for-2016/10/

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 airline will offer two direct flights to our country.
  • With this connection between San José and Amsterdam-Schiphol, there will be access to 131 destinations around the world.

Today, Royal Dutch Airlines opened their direct flight to Costa Rica. The airline will fly directly to San José, Costa Rica (Amsterdam-San José-Amsterdam) twice a week (Tuesdays and Fridays) during the European winter (November to Mar

 

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

Enjoy the Museum Walk Pass

 With the new Museum Walk Pass, you can now visit the Jade Museum, the pre-Columbian Gold Museum, and the National Museum of Costa Rica, where you will be able to visit the stone, ceramic, jade a...

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Enjoy the Weekend with These Options

  If you do not have plans for this weekend, the Costa Rican Tourism Board (ICT, as per its acronym in Spanish) invites you to enjoy these free and low-cost options. The options range from spend...

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