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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.

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Regional Offices

Where can you find us?

Our locations and what you can do in regional offices

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Es tiempo de kiteboarding en Guanacaste

Los fuertes vientos que soplan en la provincia de Guanacaste son el condimento especial para la práctica del kiteboarding, un deporte de deslizamiento que consiste en el uso de unacometade tracción (kite, del inglés), que tira del deportista (kiter) por cuatro o cinco líneas, dos fijas a la barra (de dirección), y las dos o tres restantes (de potencia) pasan por el centro de la barra y se sujetan al cuerpo mediante un arnés, permitiendo deslizarse sobre el agua mediante unatablao un esquí del tipo Wakeboarddiseñado para tal efecto.

Precisamente, como la época de verano es muy ventosa en la costa del Pacífico de Guanacaste, el kiteboarding se pone de moda. Eso es lo que promociona el sitio http://www.tripatini.com/ que recomienda esta época para visitar las playas guanacastecas y disfrutar de este emocionante deporte.

Si desea conocer más detalles puede ingresar al sitio http://www.tripatini.com/profiles/blogs/guanacaste-costa-rica-kiteboarding


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


If you want to know more about the indigenous culture and their different events, you can enjoy the 2017 Maleku Festival on October 7th, which will demonstrate the Maleku gastronomy, art, history and traditions to the public.

The Maleku Cultural Festival will allow participants to live the customs and ancient traditions of this town as well as all of the eye-catching flora and fauna.

Participants can also enjoy traditional Maleku crafts, traditional food and rec


The International Conference Sustainable Tourism Planet, People, Peace in Costa Rica will be the last event of the year for the celebration of the International Sustainable Tourism for Development.

Taleb Rifai, the World Organization for Tourism’s (WOT) Secretary General, invited by the Costa Rican Tourism Board (ICT), will visit Costa Rica for the sixth edition of the International Conference Planet, People, Peace – P3, Costa Rica’s most important eve


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

Costa Rican Art Museum unveils Margarita Bertheau's artwork

The show “Margarita Bertheau Unplublished", consists of watercolor and oil pieces and drawings such as the reproductions of her most memorable murals.  This is the first exhibition dedicate...

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Youth Symphony Orchestra celebrates peace with a musical tour of Central America

  Through musical notes, the Youth Symphony Orchestra of the National Institute of Music (OSJ) will commemorate the 13th Anniversary of the Signing of the Peace Agreement in Central America. Un...

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The National Lyric Company Operas will be projected to the public free

  Lovers of the opera and lyrical singing in Costa Rica will be able to relive the different productions performed by the National Lyric Company (CLN) since 1980, which will be free of charge to...

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Enjoy the play “The Giant, the Tailor and the King”

  Costa Rica’s National Theater presents “The Giant, the Tailor and the King,” a play that the entire family will enjoy. The play will be showing from September 16th until Octo...

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