Costa Rica is the third most desirable destination in the world

Country won bronze in the outstanding Wanderlust Travel Awards 2021

Costa Rica was awarded as the third most desirable destination for travelers in the world at the Wanderlust Travel Awards 2021, a renowned award organized by Wanderlust magazine, which specializes in tourism and travel.

The 20th edition of the awards, based in the United Kingdom, awarded the country the bronze prize in the “Most Desirable Destinations 2021” category. The gold and silver awards went to Australia and Japan, respectively.

Costa Rica’s stand was unveiled as the country participates in the virtual mode of the World Travel Market, one of the world’s largest tourism trade fairs, in addition to ongoing promotional efforts in the United Kingdom.

A group of 11 companies are promoting themselves this week at that fair and in the United Kingdom, which is one of the most important emitters of tourists to Costa Rica in Europe.

In the first 10 months of 2019, total arrivals by air of UK citizens to Costa Rica reached 56,986 people, the highest number of Europeans at that time, followed closely by France, with 56,676 tourists; Germany, with 53,373; and Spain, with 52,734 visitors.

During this 2021, arrivals to Costa Rica of citizens from the United Kingdom have been greatly affected by the requirements imposed in that country and the suspension of direct flights. Even so, between January and October of this year, 9,521 visitors from that origin have arrived.


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