Visit Costa Rica

Essential Costa Rica is the government agency responsible for promoting sustainable tourism in Costa Rica. The Instituto Costarricense de Turismo (ICT) was founded in 1955. The economic sector of tourism began to develop in the 1980’s and is now the country’s main revenue source.

The country located in Central America is ranked as one of the most visited international destinations. Although the country is small and it covers only 0.03 percent of the surface of the globe, it proudly shelters 5 percent of the existing biodiversity in the entire world. 26 percent of the country is composed of conservation and natural protected territory. 

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