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.

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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

Río Cuarto launches canton brand, seeking to become the country’s newest tourism destination

  The initiative aims to encourage Costa Ricans and visitors to discover the riches of the region: rivers, waterfalls and lakes along with flora and fauna and the hospitality of its inhabitant...

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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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Notes Section


  • The award criteria included reusing materials and following public health protocols to combat COVID-19.
  • The fair began on May 19 and finished on Sunday.

Friday, May 21, 2021. Madrid, Spain. Costa Rica received the Best Sustainable Stand award at the global tourism trade fair FITUR this Friday, which recognized the reuse of materials, the use of sustainable elements, energy savings, hiring local personnel and closely following public health proto


  • Passengers will receive results in approximately one hour, allowing them to fulfil entrance requirements in certain countries that require the test.
  • Laboratorios Echandi will be in charge of operating the service.

Beginning on May 14, the Juan Santamaría International Airport, under the administration of AERIS Costa Rica, will offer a rapid testing laboratory to detect the SARS-CoV-2 virus, which causes COVID-19.

The service is pa


Measure announced by public health authorities to stop the spread of COVID-19.

  • Public health measures at visitor centers will remain in force.
  • Measures will apply from May 13-31, inclusive.

The National System of Conservation Areas (SINAC-MINAE), in accordance with the new emergency measures announced by the public health authorities to stop the spread of the third wave of COVID-19, has announced that tourist visits to various Protected


SINAC and ICT ask visitors to follow a series of recommendations for a safe visit.

  • Engaging in responsible and safe tourism in PWAs requires consistent action on the part of everyone involved.
  • SINAC and ICT have launched campaigns to promote respect for wildlife and visitor safety.
  • Use official websites to learn about the PWA that you will be visiting.
  • If travelling with a tour operator or guide, make sure that they have ICT certific


  • Convention Center received three major awards: gold in the “People’s Choice” category and bronze in the “Convention Center” and “Versatile Venue” categories.

May 13, 2021. The Costa Rica Convention Center (CRCC) continues to stand out for its quality services, operations and infrastructure. It most recently received three accolades in the 11th Eventex Awards, a global awards ceremony for events and experiential ma

Última Modificación: 17/07/2024.
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