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Costa Rica Tourism Board

The Costa Rican Tourism Board (ICT) invites you to explore this dynamic platform, in which you can learn in detail about the area of activity of Costa Rica's leading tourism institution, with up-to-date information for all of your inquiries.

While you browse the sections of this site, which has been designed for you, you will discover the reach of the Board: tourist figures, the departments and divisions that make its work possible, sustainability certifications and the services the Board provides. Information such as the requirements for the tourism declaration and the participation in international trade fairs are just some of the material of interest that you will find among this website's content.

It is a privilege for us to serve you and to work together to strengthen the tourism industry, which drives development, foreign exchange and employment in Costa Rica, and is an engine of growth in its economy. As ICT employees, we are all proud to set ourselves to this difficult task every day, in partnership with the private sector.



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


Institutional Services

Institutional Services

Institutional Information

Institutional Information

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 video, filmed in various Costa Rican destinations, is entitled “Best Place to Travel in 2021 (Costa Rica)”.
  • Influencer and filmmaker Rob Strok has over 544,000 followers on Instagram and 105,000 subscribers on his YouTube channel. He visited the country a few weeks ago as part of the ICT’s marketing strategy.

Thursday, April 8, 2021- The beaches of the Paciifc, the unique experience


  • President of the Republic and Minister of Tourism signed Law 9977 on Monday in a ceremony at Marina Pez Vela in Quepos.
  • The regulation strengthens Costa Rica’s position as an international destination for nautical tourism and broadens the scope of the Marina and Tourist Quay Concession and Operation Act.
  • Nautical tourism offers high potential and is in line with a focus on sustainable development, both important for boo


  • The route will be flown using Airbus A340-300 aircraft, with a capacity of 279 passengers: 30 in Business Class, 28 in Premium Economy and 221 in Economy.

Beginning on March 28 and for a period of one month, Lufthansa will increase its flights on the Frankfurt to San José route from three to five per week.

The flights will operate on Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, with flight LF518 leaving Germany at 1:40 p.m. local time an


  • Following a call to avoid travel on these dates during the first year of the pandemic, the sector now calls on Costa Ricans to do so responsibly.

In the lead-up to Holy Week, chambers of tourism around the country came together to send a message to motivate the Costa Ricans who plan on traveling during the holiday to redouble their efforts to remain safe and follow the protocols established by the public health authorities.

About 80 participants f


  • In the video, explorer and filmmaker Filipe DeAndrade says that he will show viewers the most charismatic creatures the country has to offer.

Thursday, March 25, 2021- Costa Rica had the honor of being selected by the prestigious magazine and media outlet National Geographic to launch its TikTok account, which posted a 39-second video this morning showing the country’s “most charismatic creatures”.

A vivdly color

Did you know that you can go glamping in the southern Caribbean in a geodesic dome based on NASA designs?

  Faith Glamping Dome Costa Rica offers futuristic geodesic domes placed in the middle of the forest, just a few meters from the beach in Playa Grande, Manzanillo. Eco-glamping stays are avai...

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Nine can’t-miss attractions you have to see in Santa Cruz and Nicoya

  Did you know... That the crafts of Guaitil are made with iguana sand? That the church of San Blas is one of the country’s oldest? That Barra Honda has caverns that are 60 million years o...

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Manuel Antonio to open Mondays beginning April 1

The objective is to extend the weekend schedule in order to promote the reactivation of the local economy, which has been affected by the pandemic. The park will close on Tuesdays for maintenan...

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Did you know that you can see 30 species of birds in a one-hour tour of Bahía Ballena with a specialized tour guide?

  Bahía Ballena in Uvita might conjure up images of dolphins and whales (since ballena is the Spanish word for whale). Even so, the area offers a wealth of fauna to discover outside the w...

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Última Modificación: 16/04/2021.
Instituto Costarricense de Turismo