I recently wrote here why Costa Rica tourism is in such a good position to grow, well here is some new data showing very encouraging news. Total tourism to Costa Rica rose to its highest level’s ever in 2010 to 2,099,892, a 9.2% increase over 2009 and higher than the previous record of 2,089,174 tourists set in 2008.[...]
The overwhelming majority of those visitors were from the United States and Canada. Nearly 1 million U.S. and Canadian tourists visited Costa Rica in 2010, an 11 percent increase over 2009, according to immigration figures released Monday by the Instituto Costarricense de Turismo. Visitors from the two northern countries represented just less than half of the 2 million tourists Costa Rican officials like to brag about. Total tourism rose 9.2 percent in 2010 to 2,099,892, the data said. That brought tourism figures up higher than that registered in 2008, which was a record year with 2,089,174 tourists. In 2009, 770,129 U.S. citizens arrived as tourists. That number was 830,933 in 2010, There were 83,675 Canadian tourists in 2009 and 119,655 in 2010, according to the data.
With all this good news you just might want to buy some property in Costa Rica.
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