Costa Rica: Convention Center Moving Forward

The National Institute of Tourism announced that it has the land to build the convention center.

Friday, February 11, 2011

The Minister of Tourism, Carlos Ricardo Benavides, said that it closed negotiations with the Integral Program of Agricultural Marketing (PIMA), the owner of land, located in Barreal de Heredia.

The article at adds, "Benavides said the institute has $ 5 million for the study phase, plans, surveying and municipal permits. ...the entity attempts to obtain a $ 25 million loan from a national bank ...”.

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Costa Rica: Tender for Convention Center in June

April 2013

The National Convention Centre will require an investment of about $30 million.

Of this investment, $27 million will be for the facilities themselves and $3 million for the provisioning of the project, said the Minister of Tourism, Allan Flores.

"The convention center will be built on an area of ​​10 hectares that the Comprehensive Agricultural Marketing Program (PIMA) has given in administration for 25 years, extendible, to the ICT. It is in the grounds of the National Center for Food Supply and Distribution (Cenada) in Barreal de Heredia, and has a wide frontage to the General Cañas Highway ", reported

Costa Rica: New Convention Centers Announced

May 2011

Three new convention centers will open within the next three years.

With an investment of $30 million, a project promoted by the Instituto Costarricense de Turismo, to be built in Barreal de Heredia. is expected to completed by the first quarter of 2014.

For his part Fernando Poma, Vice President of Real Hotels & Resorts (operator of the Intercontinental Hotel chain), will announce the start of construction of a facility with a 2,700 person capacity, in Guachipelín of Escazú this July.

Government Resumes Conference Center Project

August 2010

The project, which is 12 years in the making, has become a priority for the Costa Rican Ministry for Tourism.

Tourism Minister, Carlos Ricardo Benavides, indicated than in three months the feasibility study being carried out by the Innovation Group is due to be completed.

Costa Rica: Future of Conventions Center to be Decided

April 2010

In the next months the Government will decide who will build the government sponsored Conventions Center.

Some months ago Consortium “Feria Costa Rica” expressed its interest in the project, but the proposed financing scheme was not yet authorized in the country.

“The proposal comprised a $280 million securitization trust” reported

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