Tourism numbers are up and that is evident by the number of patrons on the beach and strolling through Jaco Beach. Costa Rica’s tourism industry has experienced cloudy skies since 2008 which was the best year to date. After suffering through a rough 2009 the industry is now encouraged by the figures released by Instituto Costarricense de Turismo (ICT), Costa Rica’s tourism board.
January through May already brought 90,000 more tourist arrivals than the same period last year which saw 866,488 tourists. The forecast is promisingly brighter for the months to come.
Costa Rica has always drawn visitors searching for tropical beaches, adventure, and the friendly culture but we did not escape from the hardship of the gobal market. Sales and rentals have been on the upturn since October 2009 and now people are more confident and willing to invest in their quality of life including vacations and destination properties.