2.5% increase in UK visitors to Costa Rica

Published on : Saturday, January 5, 2019

In the first half of 2018 a total of 40,907 visitors from the UK travelled to Costa Rica showing an increase of 2.5 % as compared to the same period last year as per the latest figures revealed by the Costa Rica Tourism Board.


The launch of British Airways direct flights from London in April 2016 also facilitated steady growth of the upward trend in UK visitors to Costa Rica.



UK market is now Costa Rica’s second largest source market in Europe after France. It received 44,843 visitors in the first half of 2018.



There was an increase in visitor figures in all other European countries including Germany which was up by 8.6 percent and Spain up by 1.6 per cent.



There was a positive increase in the first half of 2017 in the Irish market, where a total of 2,400 Irish travellers visited Costa Rica. It showed a 17 per cent increase in comparison to last year.



Considering the global numbers Costa Rica welcomed 1,661,145 worldwide visitors in the first half  of 208 showing an increase of 1.7 percent from last year.



Costa Rica is known for wildlife , landscapes, sloth encounters,turtle nesting, incredible rain forests and idyllic sand beaches.

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