Costa Rica is a rising-star destination for meetings and incentives. With its array of attractions and activities that highlight the country’s stunning natural beauty and rich biodiversity, the opportunities for adventure are practically endless. From walking tours to zip-lining adventures, there’s an activity for every level of energy. Enhance your next meeting or convention in Costa Rica with these engaging team-building activities.
Starting in San José, embark on a group tour to get to know the capital city’s many cultural sites, such as the Pre-Columbian Gold Museum beneath the Plaza de la Cultura and the Museum of Costa Rican Art. Then, work up an appetite together while you learn to make delectable Costa Rican cuisine in a cooking class, complete with a visit to the popular Central Market for the freshest ingredients.
With a history of dedication to sustainability, Costa Rica has long been a leader in ecotourism in Central America, and it’s easy to see why: Jaw-dropping landscapes abound. Volcanoes, valleys, caves, forests, and parks are ripe for exploring on foot or by bike. Set a course for Lake Arenal, ideal for mountain biking and hiking. After a day of exploring, enjoy a soothing soak in the nearby hot springs.
When it comes to aquatic pursuits, Costa Rica is a great place to dive right in. Working together on the water can bring the team together like never before. Take turns pointing out diverse wildlife on a freshwater kayaking trip, build trust on a thrilling whitewater rafting excursion, or challenge one another in a sport fishing contest. You’re sure to come away with stories to share with the home office.
Has anyone on your team ever been accused of having his or her head in the clouds? Inspire more creative thinking with a visit to Costa Rica’s captivating Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve. Located in the Sierra de Tilarán, this natural jewel is home to 2.5% of the world’s biodiversity. Adventurous activities include tree climbing, canyoning, zip-lining, and hiking in various private reserves in the area.
Sometimes, you need to engage in team-building activities that are a bit more conventional. Newly built and opened in April 2018, the Costa Rica Convention Center is a modern meetings marvel that’s also big on convenience. Eco-friendly and sustainably built, the convention center accommodates up to 4,595 people indoors and out, with 46,800 square feet of flexible meeting space for groups ranging from 10 to 3,038 people. It’s only 5 miles from the airport and 6.2 miles from downtown San José, and it's surrounded by hotels, adding to the overall convenience.
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 team-building opportunities amid the country's breathtaking natural beauty. And with enhanced connectivity, 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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