August 20, 2019
By Featured Venues & Destinations

Costa Rica is a rising-star destination for meetings and incentives, offering a brand-new convention center in the capital city of San José, more than 33,480 hotel rooms throughout the country, and a variety of activities to keep delegates engaged and entertained. Internationally known as the safest country in Central America, Costa Rica provides visitors with a peaceful environment for their stay.

A successful conference begins with accessibility. Costa Rica is easily reached from the largest cities in Latin America, North America, and Europe, with a total of 18 airlines offering more than 400 weekly flights into San José’s Juan Santamaría International Airport. Once you land, everything you need is close at hand, including the brand-new Costa Rica Convention Center, which is only 5 miles from the airport.

Opened in April 2018, the state-of-the-art Costa Rica Convention Center features environmentally responsible design and advanced architectural work. Inspired by the country’s rich biodiversity, culture, and authenticity, it was designed to generate unique experiences for conference attendees within a sustainable, modern, and versatile space. A 12,200-square-foot main hall has a maximum capacity of 4,000 and can be divided into two sections. Additionally, you’ll find six conference rooms for up to 1,800 delegates, six executive meeting rooms for up to 320 delegates, large foyers and prefunction spaces of about 6,850 square feet, and a parking area for up to 1,000 vehicles. Offering the latest technological equipment — including audio gear, video and projection screens, and lighting — it’s an ideal space to hold memorable, impactful meetings. The Costa Rica Convention Center is located just 6.2 miles from downtown San José, with easy access from General Canas Highway. The strategic location of the convention center allows its visitors to choose from a wide variety of hotel options. Within a radius of only 8.7 miles, it’s possible to find 3,267 hotel rooms to suit any and every budget.

Costa Rica is also home to 5% of the world’s biodiversity. To preserve this wealth of natural beauty, the Costa Rica Tourism Board developed the Sustainability Certification program for tourist enterprises that demonstrate sustainability within their operations, with respect to the management of natural, cultural, and social resources. The tourism board has issued this certification to more than 390 companies that showcase their commitment to sustainable operations. When meeting in Costa Rica, planners can rest easy knowing their partners are invested in preserving Costa Rica’s incomparable pura vida for many years to come.

Costa Rica offers a strategic Central American location for international gatherings, complete with multiple direct flights from the U.S. Consistently temperate weather allows for year-round activities — hiking, biking, wildlife viewing, swimming, surfing, and even zip lining — amid Costa Rica’s breathtaking natural beauty. And with excellent infrastructure and a dedication to sustainability, it’s no wonder Costa Rica is rising to the top of meeting planners’ destination wish lists.

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