The Investment Attraction Unit is in charge of assisting every possible investor in the tourism scope of the country. It is also responsible for relations with airlines and cruise companies.
I. Invest in Costa Rica
If you wish to invest in the Costa Rican tourism sector, be it by building or buying a hotel, restaurant, theme park, or any other category within the tourism industry, the Investment Attraction Unit is the ideal place to begin your path to said investment. Here we provide general information about the country for investors, tourism statistics, and even a basic Power Point presentation about tourism in Costa Rica.
The ICT, in conjunction with the Costa Rican Coalition of Development Initiatives , has produced a document that seeks to address most concerns that a person who wants to invest in Costa Rica, you can download this document at the following link: http://www.cinde.org/
ICT has a comprehensive library with tourism statistics that could help future investors. If you wish to see the statistics available please follow this link:Unidad de Administración de la Información
To attract airlines, the Costa Rica Tourism Board has a strategy to promote the arrival of new companies, and the increase in the frequency of the existing ones, always looking to encourage tourism in the country.
The success of this strategy is reflected in air arrival statistics that are continually growing, and new companies that are operating in Costa Rica. Furthermore, Costa Rica has a very competitive price for JetFuel and AV GAS, which can be consulted in the following link: Recope
Costa Rica has two international airports that feature flights from all over the world: one in the province of Alajuela Juan Santamaría Airport , the one closest to San Jose, the capital, and the other Daniel Oduber Quiros Airport , is located in the city of Liberia, in the province of Guanacaste, close to the sun and the beaches.
The Directorate General of Civil Aviation of Costa Rica grants the permits for the airlines. Here you will find the aeronautical agreements valid for Costa Rica.
The cruise line industry is one of the most dynamic activities in the economy. It has positive effects because it generates jobs and revenue in port cities.
The growth of the cruise industry is promoted by an increase in the economy and global revenue. Technological advances in maritime transport help generate economies of scale and product innovation; greater market integration; and their creation and diversification.
Due to their geographic location and tourist attractions, both natural and manmade, ports and cruise destinations in the country have competitive conditions that give them the possibility to successfully participate in the expansion expected for the industry worldwide.
Ports in Costa Rica are part of two of the most important cruise market regions in the world: the Pacific and the Caribbean. The number of passengers and cruises in these markets has increased significantly, which leads to favorable growth perspectives.
Costa Rica has beach destinations, natural resources, infrastructure, urban wealth, and other important tourist assets that make it especially attractive for cruise tourism.
Every year visitors of tourist destinations become more and more segmented because there are many different motivations that lead tourists to choose one destination over another; thus the importance of implementing an accurate and effective tourism policy for each one of these tourist typologies in a specialized and adapted fashion.
It is also the reason why a statistical system is necessary, since it would help perform annual updates of the most relevant numbers in the main tourist segments in Costa Rica. This is how we intend to provide flexible and effective tools to help in the decision making processes of the public and private sectors. Please go to Encuestas, Sección Puertos.
In Costa Rica, cruise activity is concentrated in 5 ports, 4 in the Pacific and 1 in the Caribbean. While on both coasts, Costa Rican ports with cruise operation participate in consolidated routes there are significant challenges in terms of integration of the tourist product, formation of a more solid and competitive tourist offer, development of Infrastructure and urban services for support, transport and communications, construction and improvement of port infrastructure and services, planning and marketing.
In the Caribbean, the port that receives cruises is in the Port "Hernán Garrón" in the City of Limón We invite you to enter the website www.japdeva.go.cr in the Port Information section
In the Pacific in the ports of Puntarenas, Caldera, Golfito, Quepos. In addition, there are occasional arrivals of cruises on Playas del Coco. We invite you to access the website www.incop.go.crin the ports section.