Tourism is on the rise
Reposted By: Jesse Montgomery, from Living in Costa Rica
According to the Costa Rica’s Institute of Tourism during the first six months of this year there were 10 percent more tourists who visited the country this year than in 2009.
These figures are encouraging in the face of the world economic picture. Tourism is still down from what it was in 2008. People are more careful with their money and traveling due the events of the last few years.
Costa Rica still continues to be one of Latin America’s top tourist destinations, a prime Baby Boomer retirement haven and a good place for foreigners to invest. This is primarily due to Costa Rica’s stellar reputation abroad.
You never here any negative news about the country. On the other hand, most of the other countries in Latin America are associated with negative events. When it comes to Costa Rica the only thing your hear about are the country’s natural wonders, lack of an army with NO external enemies, beautiful beaches and mountains, friendly people, affordable health care and the numerous advantages of retiring and living here.
As I have stated before there are more Americans living here proportionately than any other country outside of the U.S.