October 14, 2019
By Featured Venues & Destinations

There’s a reason why Costa Rica is a top 10 Latin America host country for meetings and large-scale events: This rich coast is as blessed in natural resources as it is full of inspiration. Twenty-six airlines fly directly into two international airports from more than 18 cities, making the country accessible from all over the globe. Three regions in particular make Costa Rica an essential experience for meetings, incentives, conferences, and events. 

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The white-sand beaches, serene Pacific waters, mountain views, and year-round temperate climate of the Guanacaste province are natural lures to this distinct part of the country. And the well-kept infrastructure helps you plan a well-attended event. Guanacaste is served by one of the two main international airports in the country — Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport (LIR) in Libería. Abundant hotels also cover the area, with more than 6,900 rooms in the region alone.

Central Valley

True to its name, the Central Valley is located in the country’s center and encompasses the essential cities of Alajuela, Cartago, Heredia, and the capital, San José. Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO) is just a few minutes from the hotel district and within a half-hour drive of midtown San José. Here, the art, theater, and cuisine attract locals and visitors. Active volcanoes, spectacular waterfalls, canopy tours — all are one-day excursions within reach of the city. The area is also home to a new convention center, a modern space that makes responsible use of natural resources.

Central Pacific

Stretching from the city of Puntarenas to the Río Barú, the Central Pacific region sits on the western side of the country and includes the area known as Dominical de Osa. The beaches, hills, and forests here create habitats for great biodiversity and, consequently, many opportunities to explore national parks, beaches, and trails by zip line, kayak, or hiking. More than 2,000 hotel rooms accommodate visitors in this naturally beautiful part of the country.

Learn more at CostaRicaPureMeetings.com.

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