Published on : Saturday, July 15, 2017
With a growth of 72 percent in 2016, Cuba is currently among Costa Ricans’ favourite tourist destination, La Nacion newspaper reported based on statistics from the General Directorate of Migration and Foreigners.
According to the newspaper, the statistics are similar to an increasing trend in the country’s general departures, as a result of the diversification of air transportation offers and increased promotions of services for travel, according to organisations like the Costa Rican Tourism Institute and the National Chamber of Tourism.
The Caribbean island is behind the United Kingdom, with a 150-percent growth, and Peru, with 145 percent, compared to monthly migration records from January 2014 to December 2016.
In recent years, Cuba has grown considerably and other destinations reported an increase in the number of Costa Rican visitors, although only for a few months.
Viajes Colon Manager Kathya Garrido stated that the constant phenomenon of Cuba and the temporary increase reported by Cayman Islands, Aruba or Jamaica is related to more offers of cruise travels to those destinations.