• Plan Nacional de Desarrollo
  • Plan Nacional de Desarrollo Turístico

    2017 - 2021

    Plan Nac. Desarrollo Turístico


Costa Rica Tourism Board

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.



Tourism Statistics

Every tourism indicator for Costa Rica in one place.



Tourism Sustainability

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



and Citizen Information

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

Esencial Costa Rica

Regional Offices

Where can you find us?

Our locations and what you can do in regional offices


Corcovado, entre los mejores sitios para acampar

La revista digital http://www.theactivetimes.com/ confeccionó una lista con los que, ellos consideran, los mejores sitios para acampar. Entre ellos se menciona el Parque Nacional Corcovado, al cual describen como lo último en experiencias con la vida silvestre. Con mochila en mano puede disfrutar de 13 ecosistemas principales; nadar bajo una hermosa cascada, o dar un paseo por la increíble selva tropical, y observar 400 especies de aves, ranas, mariposas, lagartijas o el mono ardilla. El listado también destaca sitios como el Parque Provincial Lago Boya, en Canadá; Big Sur en California; la Reserva Nacional Masaai Mara, en Kenia; el desierto del Sahara, en Marruecos; el Parque Nacional Yellowstone, en Estados Unidos; y el Parque Nacional Denali, en Alaska. Si quiere conocer más al respecto puede ingresar al sitio http://www.theactivetimes.com/adventure/expeditions/best-places-go-camping-around-world

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


  • Ávoris will begin operations in April, connecting Lisbon, Portugal with San José, Costa Rica.  

Ávoris, a company in the Barceló Group, confirmed that beginning in April, it will fly to Costa Rica from Lisbon with an Airbus 330-300, with a capacity of 338 passengers and one flight per week. The flight will be operated by the Evelop airline, which belongs to the Barceló group.

The arrival of this flight



  • LATAM Airlines has chosen Costa Rica as its first Central American destination.
  • The air route will allow flights to Argentina, Chile, Brazil, Peru, Uruguay and Paraguay.

LATAM Airlines has launched its first flight to Costa Rica, making the country the first Central American destination for the airline.

Luis Guillermo Solís Rivera, President of the Republic of Costa Rica, noted that the arrival of this major airline

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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Instituto Costarricense de Turismo