Canadian visitors increase in 2023

It's impressive to see the significant increase in Canadian tourism to Costa Rica, particularly in the Guanacaste Province. The collaboration with Cirque du Soleil is an interesting strategy to boost tourism, providing a unique connection between entertainment and travel.

Canadians are buying real estate in Playa Hermosa, Playas del Coco, Playa Ocotal, Peninsula Papagayo and Playa Panama. With all the investment underway in the area like NYA, Waldorf Astoria Guanacaste, Ritz Carlton Reserve to mention a few, Canadians, see the secure investments here confirming that these investors have done their due diligence recognizing that our area of Costa Rica is the place to be.

Costa Rica's tourism sector is thriving with a substantial number of tourists arriving from Montreal, Toronto, Edmonton and Calgary. The presence of four major Canadian airlines operating flights to Guanacaste indicates a growing interest in the region among Canadian travelers. Four Canadian airlines, including Air Canada, Air Transat, Sunwing, and WestJet, operate flights between Canada and Guanacaste. This statistic reflects an increase of 81,000 Canadian tourists (about 70%) over the number of visitors who arrived during the same period last year, when they reported around 117,000.

The tourism sector holds substantial economic importance for Costa Rica, contributing significantly to the country's overall economy. The continuous growth in tourist numbers confirms that Costa Rica has successfully positioned itself as an attractive destination for international travelers.


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