Costa Rica has continued to stand out as one of the top tourist destinations around the globe, providing a tremendous variety to its visitors. Visitors flock to Costa Rica from every corner of the globe, whether they are interested in some of the adventure activities such as world class surfing, record breaking deep sea fishing, the country's diverse national parks, active volcanoes, cloud forests, bird watching, golfing, breathtaking beaches and tropical rain forest, and of course, the majestic flora and fauna, some of which can be found nowhere else on the globe. Costa Rica covers 0.03% of the planet’s surface and has the privilege to be habitat of 5% of the world biodiversity. Furthermore, 25% of its territory is protected under different conservation methods and there are 726 miles of coastline distributed throughout the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea. Costa Rican beaches are surrounded by forests and have great natural diversity.
Costa Rica tourism is the number one source of income, and every year, the numbers continue to grow. In addition to the abundant adventures, the ease of travel continue to make Costa Rica a top destination. Currently direct flights are available from from Boston, New York, Phoenix, Los Angeles, Miami, Ft Lauderdale, Orlando, Houston, Dallas, Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, Atlanta and others. Additionally, the convenience of having two international airports, in San Jose and Liberia, provides travelers with the option to fly into the most convenient destination depending on their itinerary. Furthermore, both safe and friendly driving conditions, no shortage of bilingual, and knowledgeable tour guides, as well as a series of domestic airports, has made travel within Costa Rica extremely convenient.
The ease of travel, friendly people, relatively low prices, variety of destinations and activities are just a few of the reasons that Costa Rica is on the top of everyone's list of places to go. This past year, the following awards were just a few that were awarded to Costa Rica.
According to the ICT (Costa Rica Tourist Board), estimates done indicate that for December 31st of 2013, our country will have welcomed nearly two million five hundred thousand tourists, which represents a 10% increase from last year and more than 200% than those visitors received just 10 years ago in 2003. According to the tourism stats provided by the ICT, over 1,100,000 over those tourists are coming from United States and Canada in North America, @ 750,000 coming from neighboring Central American countries, with the balance coming from countries in South America, Europa, Asia and other countries Whether you are interested in buying a home or condo to rent as investment income, a piece of land, an existing business, the constant and increasing flow of Costa Rica tourism will only continue to increase demand and assist investors in making their decision a profitable one.