There are many reasons why Costa Rica is a top 10 Latin America host country for meetings and large-scale events:
• Connectivity & Location
Located in the heart of Central America, Costa Rica offers year-round temperatures ranging from 70–80° F and convenient access from major cities around the world.
24 airlines from 26 cities fly directly into Costa Rica’s two international airports, San José and Guanacaste, allowing you to bring together global partners at any time of year.
• Well-being and Quality
Costa Rica ranks seventh in the world for quality of life and first in Latin America and Central America. It is also internationally known as the safest country in Central America, providing visitors with a peaceful environment for their stay. With a ‘Pura Vida’ spirit and attitude attendees will return feeling rewarded and recharged.
• Sustainable by Nature
As one of the world’s leaders in clean energy production, Costa Rica’s goal is to be carbon-neutral by 2050. It is also home to six percent of the world’s biodiversity, and to preserve this wealth of natural beauty, the Costa Rica Tourism Board developed the Sustainability Certification program for tourist enterprises that demonstrate sustainability within their operations. Characteristics that would align and enhance any organization's commitment to sustainability.
• Diversity of Experience
Consistent temperate weather allows for year-round team-building activities. Scuba diving, rock climbing, ziplining — there’s no shortage of thrills here. Three regions in particular offer variety for any meeting:
The white-sand beaches, serene Pacific waters, mountain views and year-round temperate climate of the Guanacaste province are natural lures to this distinct part of the country. And the well-kept infrastructure helps you plan a well-attended event. Guanacaste offers its own international airport — Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport (LIR) and an abundance of hotels with more than 6,900 rooms found in the region alone.
• Central Valley
True to its name, the Central Valley is located in the country’s center and encompasses the essential cities of Alajuela, Cartago, Heredia and the capital, San José. Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO) is just a few minutes from the hotel district and within half an hour drive from midtown San José.
Here, the art, theater and cuisine attract locals and visitors. Active volcanoes, spectacular waterfalls, canopy tours – all are one-day tours within reach of the city. The area is also home to a new convention center, a modern space that makes responsible use of natural resources.
• Central Pacific
Stretching from the city of Puntarenas to the Río Barú, the Central Pacific region sits on the western side of the country and includes the area known as Dominical de Osa. The beaches, hills and forests found here create habitats for great biodiversity and, consequently, many opportunities to explore national parks, beaches and trails by zipline, kayak or hiking. More than 2,000 hotel rooms accommodate visitors in this naturally beautiful part of the country.