Costa Rica awarded as Leading Destination of Central America

The award for “Leading Destination of Central America and Mexico 2019” was given to Costa Rica in the World Travel Awards, regarded as the “Oscars” of tourism.

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Accompanying the award, 9 national businesses stood out in a celebration that took place this weekend in La Paz, Bolivia.

It is a source of great pride that the name of the country stands out internationally, an incentive to continue working with greater effort. In addition, we must recognize the merit that entrepreneurs have in this and we are very proud of”, said Sary Valverde, president of CANATUR about the “Leading Destination of Central America and Mexico 2019”

The Costa Rican companies awarded were:

  • Best New Hotel – Hotel Nantipa
  • Best Boutique Hotel – Gaia Hotel & Reserve
  • Best City for an Urban Getaway – San José
  • Best Convention Center – Convention Center of Costa Rica
  • Best Office / Tourism Institute – Costa Rican Tourism Institute (ICT)
  • Best Car Rental Company – Avis
  • Best Hotel – The Gilded Iguana Hotel
  • Best Hotel Suite – Presidential Suite, JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort & Spa
  • Best Resort – Barceló Tambor

Receiving this recognition strengthens us to continue building the vision proposed from the beginning where we want Costa Rica to have a venue for world-class events and a benchmark in Latin America through 3 strategic areas: excellence in service, operational efficiency, and sustainability”, added Álvaro Rojas, manager of the Convention Center of Costa Rica.

The World Travel Awards praise the excellence of different services affiliated with travel and tourism. Their winners are determined through online voting in which tourism businessmen, professionals, and travelers from separate parts of the world participate.

Subsequently, the regional winners will compete in world categories; the results will be announced in Oman, in November 2019.

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For Terranova Costa Rica, this is quite expected. Costa Rica provides an experiential vacation, filled with the beauty, biodiversity, and peace of the country itself.

A great award for a great country!


World Travel Awards Latin America 2019 winners announced in La Paz, Bolivia. (2019). World Travel Awards. Retrieved 18 July 2019, from

Costa Rica Receives 10 Awards at the “Oscars” of Tourism | The Costa Rica News. (2019). The Costa Rica News. Retrieved 18 July 2019, from


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