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Costa Rica is awarded for its popularity as tourism destination
February 06, 2012

For being a sustainable destination, the quality of the tourism services, the large number of adventure options and the preference of tourists were the graded aspects that awarded Costa Rica


A little about Costa Rica:

Costa Rica, officially Republic of Costa Rica, is a multicultural and multiethnic country in Central America. It’s one of the most consolidated democracies in America, since it’s the only country in Latin America included in the list of the 22 most ancient democracies in the world. Since the 70s it was one of the first countries to protect by law its many ecosystems through the System of National Parks.

It acclaimed world recognition after being the first country in the world to abolish the army back in 1948. Costa Rica has the third position worldwide in environmental performance in 2010 and the first place among countries in America.

In the classification of the tourism competitiveness index of 2011, Costa Rica received the position 44 worldwide and the second place in Latin America, only surpassed by Mexico.

In 2010, Costa Rica was included among the countries that have reached a very high human development compared to other countries with the same income level. In 2007 the Government of Costa Rica announced plans to become the first carbon-free or C-neutral country in the world for 2021. According to the New Economy Foundation, Costa Rica has the first place in the Happy Planet Index (HPI) and is the “greenest” country in the world.

Important international magazines, such as Travelzoo, Travel Weekly, Agent@Home, Vacation Agent and TravelPulse recognize Costa Rica as a popular destination worldwide.

For being a sustainable destination, the quality of the tourism services, the large number of adventure options and the preference of tourists were the graded aspects that these magazines considered to award Costa Rica.

For Allan Flores, Minister of Tourism, “the recognitions obtained by the country for its quality of tourism destination represent great news for this new year, which motivates the national tourism sector to continue promoting sustainable development in tourism, the great quality in the services provided and the conservation of natural resources”, according to information provided by the press department of the Costa Rican Tourism Institute (ICT).

“The wow destination for 2012” is how the magazine Travelzoo catalogued Costa Rica due to the increase of airlines that are arriving to the country and its quality and variety of offers and accessibility.

Likewise, the readers of the prestigious magazine Travel Weekly named Costa Rica the best destination of Central and South America in 2011, giving the recognition “Travel Weekly Readers Choice Award”.

Costa Rica was also named the leisure leader destination by the readers of Agent@Home, Vacation Agent and TravelPulse.

This good news allows Costa Rica to start the year with great motivation and a strong commitment to keep working hard for the tourism industry and the country in general.

At Hotel Parque del Lago we celebrate these recognitions by focusing in our quality and service promise with our clients. We want to be the entrance and exit doorway for those who are coming to live this experience called Costa Rica, plenty of culture, nature and people.

The Hotel Parque del Lago is very proud to know that Costa Rica is one of the world leaders in tourism, so travelers are always welcome to visit and take with them part of this Costa Rican paradise.

About the magazines

Travelzoo: it’s an online travel magazine with more than 24 million subscribers worldwide.

Agent@Home: magazine with 19.000 subscribers. It’s the only written publication that is distributed exclusively for home agents, a fast-growing segment in the market of travel agencies.

Vacation Agent: focused on the leisure segment with more than 30.000 subscribers.

TravelPulse: world leader website of travel agencies with 73.000 subscribers and more than 153.000 visits per month.

Travel Weekly: considered the most influential business publication in the tourism industry, which offers a wide coverage of all the business sectors, including information about airlines, rent-a-cars, cruises, destinations, hotels and tour operators.

 
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