Islas de Bahia Expects 100.000 Cruise Passengers

During the month of March 47 cruise ships with more than a hundred thousand tourists are expected.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Mahogany Bay expects 31 cruise ships with 77 thousand passengers and Roatan expects 16 cruise ships with 40 thousand passengers.

"Estimations say that each person leaving the ship spends $ 100 a day on average. Peak tourist season began last November and should end in April," reported

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Honduras Inaugurates Cruise Ship Pier

December 2009

Carnival Corporation's $70 million cruise ship pier was inaugurated in Mahony Bay.

With the new facility, the company can accommodate two 4.500 passenger ships simultaneously.

Ana Abarca, Tourism Minister, told "...if Carnival's projections prove correct, we will receive some 500.000 tourists from cruise ships. This would imply sales for $850 million, as every tourist spends an average $107 in the country".

Honduras: Cruise Tourism Increases

August 2011

Between January and July this year the number of cruise passengers arriving in Roatan increased by 12% compared to the same period in 2010.

Tourism in Roatan continues to grow significantly. In the first half of the year 200 ships arrived on the island, of which 78 entered through the port of Roatan and the remaining 122 via Mahogani Bay.

El Salvador Lags Behind in Tourism Policies

January 2013

While Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua are vying for cruise ships to dock on their coasts, during 2013 El Salvador will only receive three ships with tourists.

El Salvador remains behind in cruise tourism because it has not resolved immigration problems, infrastructure and logistics.

Visa Exemption for Colombian Tourists

October 2016

From November 4 2016 to May 2017 Colombian tourists arriving in Costa Rica as cruise passengers will not require a consular visa to enter the country.

The measure aims to boost trade and tourism in the province of Limón, providing more facilities and agility to Colombian tourists visiting the country for a few hours while the cruise makes its stop in Puerto Limon.

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