Costa Rica increased tourism by 4.1%

Costa Rica increased in tourism by 4.1% from 2018 to 2019. Worldwide, tourism is up by 4%, so we are only a bit above the average. Guests visit an average of 12.6 nights in Costa Rica. This is one night up from 2018 to 2019.Costa Rica increased tourism

This information, from the barometer of the World Tourism Organization, was released during the signing of a decree to create the National Tourism Competitiveness Council.

Arrivals by air increased by 4.5% between 2018 and 2019. This is the most important way of arrival into the country and is the basis for promotion planning to attract tourism.

Costa Rica is also better in the perception of the quality of the destination, which now scored an 80.7 whereas in 2018 it scored 2.9% lower.

Costa Rica is expecting even more competitiveness in 2020, due to strengthening public-private coordination and enhancing advantages the country has.


Alejandro Zúñiga. “3.1 million tourists visited Costa Rica last year. Here’s where they all came from.” The Tico Times Costa Rica. 10 Feb. 2020. Web. 10 Feb. 2020. <;

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