Slow Sales at Marina Papagayo
Papayago Marina has reached 11% occupancy since its launch in December 2008 in Costa Rica.
Monday, April 20, 2009
According to what Roberto Kopper, head of the marina, told Elfinancierocr.com, of the 180 spaces available at the marina, 20 were occupied this past Easter week. It is an occupancy rate that Kopper considered good for the month of April.
With 180 docks, the Papagayo Marina which is located at Sombrero Beach in Guanacaste is 85% completed.
The arrival of tourists to Costa Rica, most of them from the United States, grew by 17 per cent in the first quarter of the year compared with 2007, according to figures from the nation's two international airports.
The developer of the Golfito Marina Village & Resort project in the southern part of Costa Rica, plans to begin construction in June.
The economic slowdown in the United States is casting a shadow over Costa Rica's tourism sector. More than half of all tourists who visit Costa Rica are from the US.
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