Record Numbers for Costa Rica Tourism in 2015!
ICT, the Costa Rica Tourism Institute, has released statistics for arrivals and revenue from tourism in 2015. Last year, a record breaking 2,665, 608 tourists arrived in Costa Rica, bringing in over $2.8 billion USD. These figures represent an increase of 5.5% in arrivals and 9% in revenues over the previous year.
In addition arrivals to the Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport (LIR) in Guanacaste grew 12.45% from 2014. It was reported that during 2015, 888,227 passengers came through the airport in Guanacaste, Costa Rica – up over 98,000 from the previous year. January, March and December were the busiest months, servicing 102,322; 119,407; and 110, 774 passengers respectively.
Tourism in Costa Rica has seen growth each year since 1984 with the exception of 2001 and 2009. According to ICT, arrivals from the US increased by 8%, arrivals from South America increased by 13%, and arrivals from the United Kingdom increased by an impressive 20%.
The ICT’s efforts to continually promote tourism in Costa Rica are paying off, and at Hacienda Pinilla we are glad to see the positive growth spilling over in to our exceptional community!