Potential in Bird Watching Tourism

This year Costa Rica will focus on consolidating itself as a global destination, of a potential market of approximately 9 million tourists.

Monday, January 15, 2018

Global promotion to position Costa Rica as a destination will begin in 2018.  According to data from the Costa Rican Institute of Tourism (ICT), the average tourist who visits the country spends 18 nights and spends $3,200, and in addition, prefers small lodgings, local food and crafts. 
  
Rafael Soto, manager of the Bird Route at the ICT, explained to Nacion.com that the Nearctic migration which takes place between November and December " ..." makes Costa Rica a perfect destination for seeing these species, since distances for a bird watcher in the United States (in Brazil or Peru for example), to observe all these species, are thousands of kilometers, while in Costa Rica, all of them are concentrated in small areas during certain times of the year."

Members of the Ornithological Association of Costa Rica, Rose Menacho and Susana García, explained that " ... the importance of up-to-date and professional guides, and the development of basic tourist services, sustainable and with local identity, are preferable over hotel chains. "

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