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The Costa Rica Convention Bureau was founded in July 1998 with the clear vision to develop the MICE market. We are dedicated to promoting Costa Rica as a highly attractive incentive and meetings destination. Our growing membership is composed by DMC’s, hotels and specialized outfitters are prepared to develop proposals and offer you: ideas, insight and expert advice pertaining to your meetings Costa Rica.

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We have worked closely with the Costa Rica Tourist Board to create and implement advertising and promotional media such as: The Official Guide of Costa Rica Meetings and Incentive Travel, maps, brochures and photos among others. All the information is neatly packaged under logical headings and topics, making it easy to find what you are looking for.


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Why Costa Rica

We are definitely the ideal destination for your meetings and incentive travel events.

Certainly there are many reasons that make Costa Rica a suitable destination for your meetings and incentive programs: from its recognized dedication to the conservation of natural resources, its rich biodiversity and quality hotel infrastructure, to factors such as its recognized political stability, its high quality health services, ease of air access and excellent technological development, which is why many world renowned companies decided to install their regional offices in the country.

  1. Easy air access from major cities in North America and Europe: Two international airports: SJO in San Jos茅 and LIR in Guanacaste

  2. Strategic location: Costa Rica is Located in Central America, in the tropical region, with a nice and varied climate all year round.

  3. High quality of medical services: The social security system provides universal health coverage to the entire population, immigrants included.

  4. Country of peace: Well-known for its commitment to peace, this is evident in the fact that teachers rather than soldiers founded our country

  5. High level of education: Costa Rica developed a digital focus and today 90% of our elementary and high schools have some form of connectivity and access to digital technologies.

  6. Wide range of services and facilities for meetings: Our professionals have been developing activities for small groups, incentive programs, managerial workshops, international conferences and many other kinds of meetings, always ensuring high standards.

  7. Commitment to sustainability: 95% of energy consumed in the country comes from renewable sources and has the goal of becoming one of the first carbon neutral nations on the planet.

  8. Meeting costs are tax-deductible for US organizations and citizens.
  9. Costa Rica holds a privileged status for meetings organized by US companies. For more information consult your local Internal Revenue Service (IRS) office or visit: http://www.irs.gov/irb/2003-42_IRB/ar06.html#d0e152.com
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Sunny and breezy for most of the year, it is a land of volcanic peaks, wooded valleys, beautiful waterfalls and hot springs, and national parks and wildlife refuges rich in flora and fauna, where you can enjoy beaches, bird watching, horseback riding and admire the Guanacaste and Tilar谩n mountain ranges. Whether you visit during the dry or the rainy season, both provide great advantages.

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Guanacaste is a land of culture and folklore, cattle ranches, dark-skinned local cowboys, and picturesque towns. The Gulf of Papagayo, another well-known region, comprises the area between Ocotal Beach and the Papagayo Peninsula. Here you will find the Four Seasons Resort and the upbeat towns of Coco Beach, Hermosa Beach, and Panama Beach, as well as the Hilton Papagayo hotel.

The surroundings of Rinc贸n de la Vieja Volcano National Park combine tropical dry forest, waterfalls and volcanic activity. The area is well known by bubbling mud pots, little geysers, hot springs and a whole host of wildlife.

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From November to April, the province gets almost no rain and the sun hits hard, however, cool winds from the north lower the temperatures pleasantly along the coast from December to February.

From May to October, the warm weather remains, but accompanied by occasional rain, usually in the afternoon.

Dry season in Guanacaste is longer than elsewhere in Costa Rica.

The beaches of Conchal, Tamarindo and Avellanas extend southward from Potrero to Hacienda Pinilla, where the JW Marriott Resort is located. Conchal Beach is home to the Westin Playa Conchal Resort & Spa, and Tamarindo possesses the most famous beach town in the region, and where the Hacienda Pinnila is located.

Activities
Horseback Riding
Rio Celeste
Golf, Fishing
Scuba Diving
Zip-lining

Hot spots:
Arenal Volcano
Rincón de la Vieja &
Palo Verde National Park


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In the Central Pacific region, the ocean rules! This region is in the province of Puntarenas. Surfing, kayaking, running the rapids, canopy tours and hiking are some of the activities that visitors can choose from. Come swim at some of the most beautiful and pristine palm tree-lined beaches o just relax in a hammock enjoying the ocean breeze. Set your sail for a tropical island or take a sunset cruise. Marvel at the clear blue waters while snorkeling, windsurfing or sea kayaking; let your adrenaline surge while whitewater rafting a swollen river, or feel the intense energy of catching a blue marlin on a deep sea fishing expedition.

The region comprises the area between T谩rcoles and Herradura Beach, where Villa Caletas and Los Sue帽os Marriott hotels are respectively located, as well as Jac贸 Beach and the well-known Manuel Antonio National Park to the south.

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The Doubletree Resort by Hilton Puntarenas, offers a myriad of amenities and services for guests of all ages.

Parador is another special property located adjacent to stunning Playa Biesanz, and at just minutes from the village of Quepos.

The area marks the limit between the tropical dry zone to the North and the tropical rainy region to the South, and has distinct rainy and dry seasons: from May to November and from December to April, respectively.

The Central Pacific, with its internationally acclaimed resorts and specialty hotels, gourmet restaurants and world-class golf courses, offers ideal entertainment opportunities in any kind of event for the most select group.

Known for its exotic birds, flocks of scarlet macaws will entertain you in this an ideal region for nature lovers鈥

Don't miss!
Bijagual Waterfalls
Carara and Manuel Antonio National Park

Activities
Horseback Riding
Rainforest Aerial Tram & Canopy (Zip Line)
Mangrove & Crocodile Adventure
Tortuga Island Tour
Sea Kayaking
Dolphin Watch
Surfing, Fishing and Golf

 

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Costa Rica receives you in its newly refurbished Juan Santamar铆a International Airport (SJO) and welcomes you to the capital city of San Jos茅, located in the Central Valley. The country is proud to present a selection of art exhibitions in several museums and theaters, as well as musical performances. In addition, its rich architectural styles invite you to discover their beauty on entertaining cultural walks. And our chefs will delight you with the best in new Costa Rican cuisine.

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A wide variety of boutique and luxury hotels await you to provide comfort and amenities that meet international standards and to assist you with the logistics for your meetings, incentive groups or large conventions, with exhibition area options for trade shows.

Due to its strategic location in the middle of the country, the Central Valley allows you to choose from a variety of activities:

  • Visit the National Theatre and the museums.

  • Go white-water rafting.

  • Go rain and cloud forest hiking

  • Take a canopy tour.

  • Visit butterfly farms, botanical gardens and coffee plantations

  • Visit picturesque towns.

  • The capital city also provides a good opportunity for shopping and enjoying nightlife activities.

Hot Spots:
Poás Volcano & Sarchí              Irazú Volcano               Atlantic Aerial Tram
Lankaster Gardens                   Arenal Volcano             White Water Rafting
La Paz Waterfall Gardens          Coffee Tours

 

Costa Rica Convention Bureau
San Jos茅, Costa Rica

Ph: (506) 2221-3753 / Fax: (506) 2221-3743
E-mail: info@costaricacvb.com
Website:www.costaricacvb.com

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