Manuel Antonio National Park
Manuel Antonio National Park

QCOSTARICA – 2015 proved to be a record year for tourist arrivals to Costa Rica with revenue from tourism up by 9% – an increase of approximately three times that of the country’s GDP which was up by 2.8%.

Tourist arrivals hit an all-time high, with 2,665,608 visitors last arriving through all ports of entry – an increase of 5.5% on 2014.

Arrivals by air totalled 1,858,965 – a year on year increase of 8%. Arrivals from the U.S. hit a more than one million record.

The ICT –  Costa Rica Tourism Board – is predicting further growth this year.

Mauricio Ventura, Costa Rica minister of tourism, said: “Last year represented an exceptional year for Costa Rica’s tourism industry with figures exceeding records from all previous years and we expect to see continued growth in 2016.


Stay up to date with the latest stories by signing up to our newsletter, or following us on Facebook.