The Costa Rican Institute for Tourism promotes tourism using the apt slogan "Costa Rica, No Artificial Ingredients." This small country of four million inhabitants annually hosts 2.5 million foreign visitors and growing with the enchantment of beaches, cloud forests, national parks, surfing, rafting, volcanoes, rivers and waterfalls, its incredible diversity of flora and fauna. Some visitors, delighted with the nation\'s people, culture, and natural wonders, come back permanently to make their lives here.
Costa Rica's main economic activity is now tourism, with the number of visitors, increasing annually at a rate of 12 to 15%. The Institute of Tourism is forecasting a shortage of accommodations to house the visitors. In the high period, December to March, occupancy in many locations approaches 100%. So investments in hotels and resorts is a good investment.
The Institute of Tourism actively promotes the concept of Sustainable Tourism, striving to enhance tourism while respecting the natural environment and promoting community development. Nevertheless, in recent years there has been a proliferation of mega-tourism projects, especially in the Northwest Pacific beach areas, with negative consequences for the environment and little benefit to the local community apart from low wage service employment. Still, the bulk of tourist traffic is lodged in locally owned small hotels, B and Bs, and even rustic accommodations in the jungle or in struggling rural cooperatives.
Investments and Properties El Tucan does not work with big international hotel chains or any type of mega-project. We do work with enterprising persons with modest means to establish an eco-tourism project in locations with exotic attractions or to take over a B and B or hotel. A current hotel investment near the airport with high occupancy and good return is https://eltucan.co.cr/properties/index.php?action=listingview&listingID=3179 A modest project on a riverfront property at very low cost near main highways and towns is https://eltucan.co.cr/properties/index.php?action=listingview&listingID=2985 Build a few cabins, live in one and rent others. Good locations to develop an eco-tourism project include a 630 acre cloud forest property with three rivers and four waterfalls just outside the city of San Ramon, https://eltucan.co.cr/properties/index.php?action=listingview&listingID=1942 ,We list several volcanic hot springs properties for Spa development. There are many smaller and less expensive locations excellent for eco-tourism. To see properties go to Search Listings and use the text/keyword search box, for example: "Tourism Property"), you can also refine the search using the location and price range options. For a printable list in Word format email@example.com
General information on tourism can be viewed at the website of The Institute for Tourism, ICT Tourism Info
There are incentives to invest in tourism, including a path to residency for foreigners.
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