05 MINISTER OF TOURISM
COSTA RICA IN THE WORLD
18 THEATERS & MUSEUMS
16 COSTA RICA CONVENTION CENTER
INSTITUTO COSTARRICENSE DE TURISMO
COSTA RICA CONVENTION BUREAU
Calle 38 y 40, av.2, Paseo Colón Edificio ASG, II Piso, Oficina 18 San José, Costa Rica.
Oficina central en San José, costado este del Puente Juan Pablo II, Autopista General Cañas.
+506 2221-3753 / +506 2256-4216
+506 2299-5800 / +506 2291-4645
www.costaricacvb.com P.O. Box 111-1007 Centro Colon, San Jose, Costa Rica
www.ict.go.cr P.O. Box 777-1000 San José, Costa Rica
Nineth Edition – 2017 All rights reserved. Produced by Costa Rica Convention Bureau, with the support of the Costa Rica Tourism Board and its associated companies.
The Costa Rica Convention Bureau thanks its associated companies and the professionals who graciously supported this publication by allowing the use of their amazing photographic material. • Adrián Gómez, artist • Cámara Costarricense de la SaludPROMED • Garrett Britton, photographer • Hotel Real InterContinental San José • Instituto Costarricense de Turismo (ICT) • Octametro • Premio DMC y Premio M&E
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A PROFITABLE DESTINATION FOR MEETING TOURISM Meeting Tourism is an extremely dynamic industry that has shown soaring growth around the world. The World Tourism Organization endorses it, stating that it offers countless benefits to local economies and its accelerated growth encourages competition between countries.
to compete globally in the meeting industry, including participating in specialized tourism fairs, forming partnerships with important national and international organizations, developing a promotional plan for entering this niche, and the hiring of world-class expert advisors, among other aspects.
This kind of tourism breaks out of the seasonality the tourism sector faces, since the biggest boom months for this industry are precisely the low season months in our country.
Our objective is to pave the way and compete with our National Congress and Convention Center as a visible leader in the global meeting tourism industry. The benefits of this national project will permeate the entire territory by providing employment, promoting real estate development, generating productive links and substantially improving the countryâ€™s image as a consolidated tourism destination.
In addition, Meeting Tourism requires making pre- and post-meeting tours, attracting tourists whose average daily spending is three times greater than that of travelers who visit Costa Rica for leisure or pleasure; in other words, it attracts tourists who spend more, arrive in the low season, and consume diverse tourist products during their stay. As a result, it has become a catalyst for tourism activity and as a country (public and private sectors), a series of actions have been taken to compete strongly for this important market by complementing the countryâ€™s competitive advantages such as its strategic location, favorable climate, social and political stability, and robust tourism offer, among many other virtues. Since 2015, we have been promoting an aggressive strategy
Construction began on the Center this year and it will be inaugurated in 2018. For this reason, Costa Rica represents a profitable destination for the meeting industry and we hope that this important Guide will become an essential consultation tool, providing the information you need for arranging meeting and incentive travel events in our country. Mauricio Ventura AragĂłn Minister of Tourism of Costa Rica 5
Costa Rica enjoys a privileged location on the planet, in the center of the Central American Isthmus between 82° and 86° West longitude and 8° and 12° North latitude. As neighbors, it has Nicaragua to the north and Panama to the southeast; its eastern shore is on Caribbean Sea and the Pacific Ocean is on the west.
Due to its location in the tropical belt of the planet, Costa Rica has an abundance of diverse species and a climate with moderate temperatures year-round. Costa Rica is a tropical country with several climatic zones and a great diversity of microclimates, each with its own characteristics. The country’s annual average temperature ranges from 22° C (71° F) to 27° C (81° F). The sun shines all year round, about 12 hours a day, and there are only two seasons: the dry season (with less rain) from December to May, and the rainy season (with abundant greenery) from May to November. The broad range of tourist attractions and rich biological diversity distributed throughout the territory benefit from a pleasant climate that allows visitors to enjoy many activities year-round. Even though it occupies only 0.03% of the world’s land surface, Costa Rica is home to almost 4% of the world’s species, making it one of the top 20 countries with the highest biodiversity in the world. The country has given 26% of its lands “protected area” status; these areas
include 33 national parks, 8 biological reserves, 61 wildlife refuges, 14 wetlands and some private reserves. Cocos Island National Park, the Guanacaste Conservation Area and the La Amistad Reserve in the Talamanca mountain range have been declared WORLD HERITAGE SITES by UNESCO. Costa Rica is home to more than 10,000 species of plants and trees, 850 species of resident, migratory, endemic and endangered birds, 205 mammal species, more than 35,000 insect species, 160 amphibian species, more than 220 species of reptiles, and over 1000 species of freshwater and salt water fish. Official Name:
Republic of Costa Rica
Spanish (Official), English is widely spoken
51,100 km2 (19,730 mi2)
GMT-6 (Central Standard Time in the US)
Colón (₡, CRC – Approximately ₡550 per US dollar)
Gross Domestic Product GDP:
US$ 56 billion
6.3% of GDP
11% of GDP
Armed forces expenditure:
0% of GDP
(Costa Rica has not had military forces since 1948)
1 EXCELLENT AIR CONNECTIONS
Excellent air connections and frequent flights from Europe and the American continent have helped make Costa Rica a convenient hub in the Central American region. Currently, 24 airlines serve Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO), with regular non-stop flights to more than 36 destinations around the world. In addition, Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport (LIR) in Guanacaste is serviced by 12 airlines with regular flights to 17 destinations.
Juan Santamaría Airport is the second best on the Central American isthmus, according to the Skytrax ranking (World Airport Awards 2015), in aspects of quality and general passenger experience. In early 2017, The Official Airline Guide of London and FlightStats unveiled their punctuality rankings for the world, with outstanding companies operating in Costa Rica, such as COPA Airlines, Alaska Airlines and Iberia.
INTERNATIONAL FIGHTS TO COSTA RICA AIRLINE
TO SAN JOSE FROM
TO LIBERIA FROM
TO SAN JOSE FROM
TO LIBERIA FROM
Fort Lauderdale Olando
Boston New York
Baltimore, Houston Los Angeles
Charlotte, Dallas, Miami Philadelphia, Phoenix
Charlotte, Dallas, Miami
Bogota, Guatemala, Lima, Managua, Panama City San Andres, San Salvador, Tegucigalpa
Newark, Washington Houston, Chicago
Denver, Newark, Houston, Chicago
Guatemala, Managua Panama City, Tegucigalpa
Panama City Westjet
Atlanta, New York, Los Angeles
Atlanta, New York, Los Angeles, Minneapolis
2 HIGH TECHNOLOGY
Costa Rica has become a center of
In addition, the country has a robust
electricity grid supplied by renewable
companies, largely because it has a
energies including geothermal, wind
very high quality technological platform
For this reason, United States and
In 2017, the country ranked 49th on
European companies demand software
the list of 143 economies with respect
manufactured in the country; moreover,
to the adoption of Information and
Costa Rica is a leader in the production
of medical technology in Latin America.
achieving the highest rate of internet
access (58% of the population) in Latin We
telecommunications network with very affordable rates for Internet services
Growth in the use of social networks has
and free access to online information,
been reported for most socioeconomic
which is why Costa Rica is the best-
levels in Costa Rica. These digital
connected country in Central America
platforms are becoming an important
commerce and communication in Costa Rica.
Costa Rica exports: medical devices, electronic components, software development, fruit juices and concentrates, coffee, bananas, pineapple, cantaloupe, watermelon and other fruits and vegetables.
According to the World Banksâ€™ Human Opportunity Index (HOI), Costa Rica has the highest rate of Internet Access in the Latin American region, corresponding to 58% of the population.
The 2016 Global Innovation Index puts Costa Rica in second place in Latin America and the Caribbean.
3 HIGH QUALITY HEALTH SERVICES The Costa Rican healthcare system is
According to the 2014 International
financed through the Social Security
Living Index, Costa Rica ranks fourth
system and the general taxes collected
in the world for best quality health
by the State, and it is inspired by the
services. The study noted, â€œIt has
healthcare and is known as one of
highly successful health indexes. As
the most peaceful countries in Latin
of December 2015, Costa Rica had
America (having enjoyed more than
29 hospitals consisting of 3 national
60 years of uninterrupted democratic
specialized hospitals and 13 peripheral hospitals.
Life expectancy at birth
In the Human Development Index (HDI) prepared by the United Nations to measure the progress of a country and show the standard of living of its inhabitants, Costa Ricans rank 69th.
4 EDUCATION IN COSTA RICA
The Global Education Rankings of the
compulsory, and State-funded since 1869
Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) put Costa Rica
Costa Rica is one of the happiest
in 53rd place.
countries in the world according to the Happy Planet Index, and many visitors
In Costa Rica, education is governed by the
find that it really is a beautiful place to
Ministry of Education and by law primary
live, explore and enjoy life!
to secondary education have been free,
The literacy rate in Costa Rica is 97.4% according to the United Nations 2015 Human Development Report, making it one of the most literate countries in Latin America.
5 CULTURE AND HIGH CUISINE
Costa Ricans (‘Ticos”) are known as
Thanks to its geographical position,
a very pleasant, happy people, living
the pure life (pura vida). Pura Vida is a
influence of its two coasts, Costa
cordial greeting, a popular expression
Rica produces a wide variety of fresh
that denotes a person’s state of
fruits, vegetables, tubers, seafood
happiness and joy; it reflects a hope
and meats that enrich its gastronomic
that everything can be better and
finally, it is a personal philosophy, a
Costa Rica is recognized for the
creative talents of its renowned artists,
Costa Rican cuisine is part of the
Francisco Amighetti, Rafa Fernández
nation’s identity and it is the product
and more recently Adrián Gómez,
of three main cultural influences:
as well as the sculptor Jorge Jiménez
Deredia, distinguished as one of the
With the construction of the railroad
most prominent sculptors in Latin
America due to his success in Italy
consolidation of the banana enclave
and the Vatican.
on the Caribbean coast, immigrants from Jamaica, China, Italy, Spain and Germany arrived, contributing recipes, ingredients and different styles, and bringing new flavors to Costa Rican cuisine. Fusion cuisine and craft beer production are now well developed.
A group of pre-Columbian settlements with more than 500 Diquis stone spheres was designated a World Heritage Site in 2014 by UNESCO. The National Symphony Orchestra gives
include Costa Rican and classical music, among others; its schedule for 2017 includes more than 70 concerts, half of which are free.
6 COMMITMENT TO THE ENVIRONMENT AND SUSTAINABILITY Costa Rica made the decision to
Carbon-Neutral seal, according to the
conserve and protect the environment
latest State of the Nation Report.
almost 70 years ago, and it was also one of the first countries to
The State encourages sustainable
assume the serious commitment
tourism and as a result, more than
of reforesting lands that had been
300 companies have obtained the
logged. At present, it is a recognized
world leader in the use of clean,
(hotels, tour operators, restaurants,
renewable energy. In 2016, 98% of
theme parks, car rental companies).
the electricity produced came from
This certification is voluntary and
water, geothermal, wind, biomass
and solar. In 2017, four new wind
responsibility practices, engagement
plants will be inaugurated and better
their operations are located, and
expected to reduce if not eliminate
specific actions that favor nature
dependence on fossil fuels.
hydro-meteorological conditions are
In 2016, 98% of the electricity produced came from clean, renewable sources.
7 SERVICES AND FACILITIES FOR THE MEETING INDUSTRY Costa Rica has a wide range of tourist attractions that are well distributed throughout its territory and varied professionals with recognized expertise. There are independent hotels and recognized hotel chains with meeting room facilities, business centers, restaurants and special services such as spas, golf courses, gyms, as well as a variety of activities and tourist attractions: day cruises, whitewater river rafting, sea
kayaking, canoeing, waterskiing, surfing lessons, horseback riding, biking tours, adventure activities (aerial tramways, canopy tours, canyoning, rappelling and ATV), plus visits to national parks that feature volcanoes, cloud forests, rainforests, dry forests and mountains, plus coffee plantations and much more. Luxury transport, fine entertainment and the offerings of artists and musicians are also available.
Costa Rica ranks 62nd among the 190 countries included in the Doing Business ranking, which classifies countries according to the ease of doing business in their economies.
Costa Rica has been chosen by 250 multinational companies (some of them world leaders) for their operations because of the skilled workforce, strategic location and excellent business climate.
COSTA RICA CONVENTION CENTER
Exhibition area 43,057 sq. ft.
Plenary capacity 4600 persons
Height 12 m
Auditorium-type rooms 1253 persons
Lobby 2216 m2
Auditorium-type meeting rooms 121 persons
Auditorium-type halls 232 persons
Juan Santamaría International Airport
EXHIBITION AREAS Conference rooms
Meeting room 639 persons
Small meeting rooms 12 - 18 persons
VIP meeting rooms Press rooms Registration offices
Center of the city of San 10 KM José Heredia, Costa Rica
SUSTAINABLE DESIGN The CCCR will feature bioclimatic architecture and environmental sustainability Use of reflective roofs, insulated walls and sunshades to mitigate solar warming Reuse of rainwater in irrigation and for uses inside the building where permissible
OUTSIDE AREA Access from National Route 1
Area for outdoor exhibitions
Areas for vehicular and pedestrian traffic
Provisioning (loading, unloading and storage)
Works for wastewater and sewage treatment
Faucets that shut off automatically
Refractory, fire-resistant materials will be used
La Guaria creek near the project will be reforested
High technology airconditioning, use of elements and barriers that cast shade to cool air currents
The botanical garden will have native species to color the landscape and refresh the building
A single plant to reduce operating costs, consistent with the countryâ€™s sustainability image
Internal LED lighting systems and outdoor lighting with solar panels and motion sensors
35% of the rainwater will be collected to cool airconditioners and for use in the restrooms
15,600 square meters of construction on ten hectares (167,922 square feet of construction on 25 acres)
Water heating by solar energy systems
Treated wastewater will be used for irrigation
Teatro Nacional de Costa Rica +506 2010-1100 firstname.lastname@example.org www.teatronacional.go.cr
Central and 2nd avenue, between 3rd and 5th street, San Jose
The National Theater of Costa Rica was declared a national heritage in 1965 and is an architectural jewel and an artistic reference nationally and internationally. The National Theater of Costa Rica offers guided tours in Spanish and English. We have guided tours every hour, the dinners enjoy from Tuesday to Sunday from 9 in the morning until 4 in the afternoon. Our guide can accompany groups of up to 15 people. Children under twelve years old, of all nationality, do not pay.
Teatro Popular Melico Salazar +506 2105-3200 email@example.com www.teatromelico.go.cr
Second Avenue, between Central Street and 2nd Street, San Jose.
Institution of the Ministry of Culture and Youth of Costa Rica, specializing in the promotion and integral development of performing arts , which facilitates the approach of the population towards the various artistic and cultural events by scheduling and production of shows, art festivals, workshops in dance and theater and financing of specific projects . The institution facilitates the implementation of cultural projects for the development of performing arts , by establishing an organizational structure based on administrative, operational, technological and artistic practices of high quality and efficiency.
Costa Rica has a wide variety of theaters and museums, many of them located in the Central Valley, offering the opportunity to access their artistic, historical content along with learning experience that promotes personal growth and ensures the preservation of our natural heritage. They also offer collections of unique pieces that are testament to the cultural richness of Costa Rica, which becomes the basis of our archaeological research.
Museo de Arte y Diseño Contemporáneo
Museo de Jade y de la Cultura Precolombina
Museos del Banco Central
National Cultural Centre, former National Liquor Factory. 3rd Avenue, 15th Street. San Jose, Costa Rica.
The MADC is located on the grounds of the former National Liquor Factory, a highly valued architectural and heritage site founded in the mid-nineteenth century and situated in an important historical area of downtown San Jose. Following major restoration work in the early ʼ90s, this building complex was declared the National Cultural Centre (CENAC) in 1994, and is part of the Costa Rican Ministry of Culture and Youth.
Avenida Central calle 13 y 13 bis, San José, Costa Rica
Under the Plaza de la Cultura Central Avenue Entrance truogth 5th Street San José, Costa Rica.
CAPACITIES: Cocktail: 250 pax Banquet: 100 pax It is located in the center of San José and offers a complete collection of objects, around 7000 pieces, of various materials such as jade, pottery, stone, gold, shell, wood, resin, bone and others from pre-Columbian times. It also has a temporary exhibition room, a fully equipped auditorium, three classrooms for academic activities, a cafeteria, a shop and a cloakroom.
CAPACITIES: Theater: 250 pax
THEATERS & MUSEUMS
Capture the essence of Costa Rica in the cultural treasures of the Central Bank Museums, located in one of the most iconic buildings of San Jose’s architecture. In it, you will find the PreColumbian Gold Museum, where you will travel in time to pre-Columbian indigenous communities and be amazed by their artisan craftsmanship. In another of its main salons– The Numismatics Museum- you can explore Costa Rican history through the largest collection of banknotes and coins in the country. Also revel in the creative and expressive energy of Costa Rican fine arts with the temporary visual arts exhibits and complement your experience in our gift shop where you will discover 100% Costa Rican design products.
DMC’s – DESTINATION MANAGEMENT COMPANIES and PCO’s – PROFESSIONAL CONGRESS ORGANIZERS The Costa Rica Convention Bureau only includes companies with recognized and proven experience, which are the best allies for the organization, planning and operation of your meeting or incentive program. Due to their professional expertise and the exquisite creative component that they include in their proposals, they aim to achieve the objectives of your company and exceed client expectations.
Our DMC’s and PCO’s tailor solutions for you with recommendations based on your needs; they will advise you on technical and logistical issues so that you can focus on truly executive issues and have an impact on your participants through unique experiences. Costa Rica is a wonderful destination with world-class facilities and its inspiring natural beauty allows the organization of outdoor theme parties, yacht trips, cultural events, or social responsibility activities, as well as a variety of pre- and post-event excursions to other regions of the country within a few hours of travel.
PROVIDERS WHO MAKE YOUR EVENTS MAGICAL From artists to decorators, entertainment professionals or even motivational experts, all with great professional track records in the execution, production, supervision and design of all kinds of events and experiences. We can arrange exhibition centers, language interpretation services, video recording of your activities, professional photographers, shows with acrobats or dancers, and gastronomic experiences that include the most select international cuisine and the flavors of Costa Rican dishes.
Premio DMC y Premio M&E +506 4032-9111
INCENTIVE TRAVEL Whether focused on customer loyalty, employee recognition, product launches, team work, motivation, inspiration, or pure leisure, PREMIO DMC offers you Costa Rica under one brand name. • Themed events & decoration • Corporate Social Responsibility activities • Experienced multilingual staff • Deluxe transportation • Adventure & sightseeing tours • Off-site venues & dining locations • Film & photography service • Spouse programs • Attractive gifts & giveaways
• Pre-event Planning • Venue selection • Project Management • Full meeting tech Services • Trade Show Management • Financial Oversight & Budget Management • Hospitality Desks • Simultaneous Translation Services • Entertainment • Tour Desk: Online & On site TEAM BUILDING We listen to our client’s needs then suggest and customize the right activity for your group. To provide the ultimate experience we have partnered on an exclusive basis with Catalyst Global, the world leaders in innovative team building with representatives in over 40 regions worldwide. Catalyst Global prides itself with attention to detail, high standards of delivery, extensive experience and an allembracing portfolio of custom and off-theshelf programs.
MEETINGS & EVENTS
All our programs are custom-designed to the last detail to create experiences that interweave your vision with the natural beauty of Costa Rica producing results that will delight your attendees and ensure you successful results.
CACTUS TOUR Centroamerica +506 2261-7942 firstname.lastname@example.org www.cactustour.com
20 years dedicated to create unforgettable MICE operations in Panamรก, Costa Rica and Nicaragua. Our teams are always on the roads, looking for ideas, testing and discovering services and places. The result: Incentive operations full of surprises, emotions perfectly managed to be sure you will want to come back again and again. Proudly Sustainable tourism certificated with CST level 4. Concierge for your VIPS, individual travel, European representation to assist you in the process of sales. The First Incentive house DMC for European events.
CAST Central America +506 2228-1470 email@example.com www.castcr.com CAST is a DMC that started operations in 1999 in Costa Rica and actually has its own offices in Panama and Nicaragua as well. With a professional and experienced team, CAST offers creative and innovative consultancy. We have provided our services to diverse 22
customers that range from the pharmaceutical, IT and petroleum industry, to small luxury groups, movie production companies, seminars and conferences. These successful projects have gained us experience and enriched our background so we can please customers whose requirements are constantly evolving. CAST has made a strong commitment to the excellence not only of the quality of services offered, but also with the environment and the communities that we promote. Since 2011 CAST possesses a sustainable tourism certification with an overall score of 5 out of 5.
Let your imagination take off and let us take care of every single detail to exceed your expectations and create memorable and enjoyable events for you and your clients. Your objectives are our objectives!
Global Events +506 2290-0731 firstname.lastname@example.org www.globaleventscrc.com
We are committed to our clients. Our team of professionals are dedicated and focus on results. Passion is their common goal. Global Eventâ€™s operations cover Costa Rica, Panama and Guatemala, as well as the rest of the Central American Region and the Caribbean, further enhancing our regional know how and competitive edge.
With more than 25 year of experience, Global Events is setting a standard in service and is recognized for its personalized and creative ideas to match our clientsâ€™ demanding needs. We are committed to deliver the highest standards of best business practices. Our specialized experience and innovation enables us to be leaders in incentive travel, convention, meetings and events
for a large group of fortune 500 companies that have been relying on our services for years. Our programs are tailor-made to fit large and small groups, as well as individual incentives, using our extensive local knowledge and experience of the Costa Rica and other destinations where we operate.
IVI DMC2 Costa Rica +506 2288-4318 email@example.com www.ividmc.com Why IVI DMCÂ˛? Because your goals are our goals!And because IVI DMCÂ˛ is well-managed, we are dependable, honest, passionate about what we do, and have fun working. It is also consolidated as a Second Generation DMC and its double specialization as a point of contact to help meeting planners in knowing the destination and its various attractions,
as well as facilitating the complete planning and local logistics services for the segment Incentives, conventions and special events. We are experts and innovators in the design, planning and execution of programs for groups and incentives. Our services cover everything you may need and even more. We distinguish ourselves by offering a VIP service at any moment and that our catalog of service goes beyond that transfers, hospitality table, gift items, special events, decoration, entertainment, aquatic, adventure or nature activities; For half a day or the full day, but what we offer is an unparalleled experience in Costa Rica.
unique programs for:
TAM Travel Corporation +506 2527-9736 firstname.lastname@example.org www.tamcostarica.com TAM Travel Corporation is a leading Inbound Tour Operator and Destination Management Company in Costa Rica since 1964. At TAM, we are designers of travel products and logistics experts oriented to leisure and corporate in-bound travel. Our landmark has been based on customized travel planning, the impeccable on-site operations and service innovation. TAM’s MICE Division creates and organizes
Swiss Travel +506 2282-4898 email@example.com www.swisstravelcr.com
Incentive Programs Hotels Tours Meetings and Events Theme Events Team Building Activities Community Outreach Programs Added-value Experiences Pre and post extensions Amenities
TAM has developed a significant expertise to support complex land programs. Our ability to exceed our customers’ expectations results from our commitment to creativity, excellence in service, and customer satisfaction, to grant that every traveller enjoys the uniqueness and splendor of Costa Rica through extraordinary experiences.
each program becomes a unique one. Our promise is to deliver an integral solution to all needs for Meetings and Incentives with professionalism and quality service, frame within a robust sustainability policy. Custom made giveaways and activities specifically developed for every Customer in the middle of the most beautiful sceneries all over the country, a great culinary selection and the development of social responsibility programs are only some of the aspects that make of Swiss Travel a very interesting solution for your needs.
group of professionally trained tour guides, our own transportation fleet and a solid business relationship with the most important Hotels and specialized resorts in the operation of groups, conventions and incentives guarantee that the development, coordination and administration of your event is in the hands of a highly experience team of professionals..
Our operations center in San José, Guanacaste and Central Pacific, a large 25
Since 1972, Swiss Travel has grown as the leading DMC of Costa Rica. Our roots have extended through the 31 thousand square miles of the country and today we have a strong presence in every destination of our little land. Our Meetings, Groups and Incentive programs are carefully designed by specialists with vast experience, focusing on our clients goals so that
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The PCO´s members of the Costa Rica CVB offer a high professional level, excellent contact with suppliers and a wide knowledge of the tourist attractions, indispensable elements to offer proposals full of creativity and seriousness for the management and organization of meetings and congresses.
collective organization. We have more than 15 years of experience in logistic, organization and development firstname.lastname@example.org of any kind of events, for example corporate events, www.cedeeventos.com like happy New Year parties, congress and conventions. We are a company located in We also do any kind of social Mercedes Norte, the province activities like Graduations, of Heredia Costa Rica. We weddings, fifteen years old specialize in any kind of events, parties, and others. offering an integral service in
email@example.com www.comexpcr.com COMEXP is dedicated to organizing congresses and other similar events, assisted entirely by experienced public relations professionals.
events, exhibitions and incentive programs, among others.
ID Meetings Costa Rica is a company dedicated to the planning and production of meetings, conventions, conferences, seminars, corporate
It also provides and coordinates all necessary destination services for the successful operation and logistics of its events.
Staff with CMP credential.
national and international experience, offering great quality, supervision and professionalism.
firstname.lastname@example.org www.jmeventos.com We are a company with more than 15 years of experience in the area of consulting, production and logistics of all kinds of events, with high
recognized. Our services includes conceptualization, creativity, strategic analysis, executive and on site production.
email@example.com www.masco.la We are a PCO with more than 20 years of experience, focused on the production of corporate meetings, conventions and shows nationally and internationally
• Executive and on site production management for your meetings, incentives, conferences and special events. • Audio-Video Integration & automatisation.
firstname.lastname@example.org www.octametro.com Founded in 1987, Octametro was first created with the goal of providing the best trade show displays.
• Displays Design for shops, exhibition halls and visitor centers. • Equipment Rental
We have all kinds of furniture, high quality tablecloth and variety for your choice, all kinds of decoration, stages, table centers, stands, among others. We have everything related to the entertainment of your event, shows, entertainers.
the local and international organizations, to develop major events in Costa Rica and Central America.
email@example.com www.micecentroamerica.com MICE Centroamerica is a consulting company in the organization, design and event production. It aims to provide a comprehensive solution to
Services: • Custom design, construction and rental for commercial exhibitions.
COMEXP offers a complete line of service from start to finish, with an interdisciplinary team of professionals in journalism, marketing, public relations, design, advertising, administration and finance. More than 25 years of experience and expertise, plus a support network within the entire continent of America are readily available and at your service.
and business conventions (both domestically and internationally).
firstname.lastname@example.org www.skypublicidad.com Sky Publicidad de Costa Rica S.A. is a company that provides customized stand rental services for activities such as trade exhibitions, business fairs
Our company is the exclusive distributor of Skyline Exhibits, a North American brand. Our projects are turnkey, a working methodology that guarantees the correct setting up and running of each stand.
as whitewater rafting (Class II, III and IV rapids), zip-line or canopy tours, tubing, canyoning, or relaxation activities such as natural spas, hot springs and volcanic clay baths. In addition, a wide range of water activities are offered, such as surfing lessons on beautiful beaches, sunset cruises and scuba diving, among many more. We offer activities for all tastes, creating unique and fascinating experiences on regular or private tours.
Our country has deep respect for the environment and it promotes responsible tourism in all its areas, recognizing good business practices and natural resource conservation.
All the specialized tour operators are very serious and responsible companies with all the insurance coverage required for their operations.
The most popular activities that visitors enjoy include touring national parks and biological reserves, visiting volcanoes, watching turtles, dolphins and whales, as well as adrenaline-laden activities such
The wonderful diversity of Costa Ricaâ€™s natural attractions along with the immense variety of activities offered create a whole range of possibilities for the generation of unique and memorable experiences that the participants in your meetings, congresses or conventions, or those who wish to develop incentive and teamwork programs can expect to discover.
Costa Rica has highly varied and internationally recognized hotels, from luxury hotels in cities, mountains and beaches, to world-renowned beach resort
chains. In the Greater Metropolitan Area, there are hotels and venues that offer a high level of quality and comfort, with meeting room facilities to accommodate small meetings or corporate sessions and large congresses and conventions of up to 1200 people, with the latest technology in audiovisual services, highly experienced staff and the professional track record of their executives. Brands such as Four Seasons, Marriott, InterContinental, Hilton, Westin, Wyndham, Radisson, Crowne Plaza and DoubleTree, as well as a select group of independent hotels, offer high quality standards in service delivery. All are ideal for the organization of meetings, congresses, seminars, incentive programs and special events.
JW Marriott Guanacaste, Costa Rica +506 2681-2000 email@example.com www.marriott.com/sjojw 310 Rooms El JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort & Spa The JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort & Spa is one of Central America’s most eagerly anticipated luxury property. Sitting on Mansita beach within the Hacienda Pinilla, Guanacaste, it combines colors, textures and key elements that identify the local heritage with a unique style called rustic luxury. The resort is located approximately one hour from the Daniel Oduber Liberia International Airport, and is part of the 4,000 acre Hacienda Pinilla Beach Resort & Residential community. The development offers an 18-hole golf course designed by Mike Young, as well as an equestrian center and tennis courts.
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Crowne Plaza San José Corobicí Conf.Center +506 2543-6010 firstname.lastname@example.org www.crowneplaza.com/cpcorobici 213 Rooms We want to give you a differentiated experience in your next congress or meeting. Our hotel offers 213 guest rooms and 14 meeting rooms with capacities from 10 to 1200 people. We offer high technology audiovisual equipment, illumination, special effects, simultaneous translation, video conferences and high speed internet. Our Crowne Meeting Director will accompany you during the entire event and will make sure everything goes perfectly. We have extensive experience, great service and high quality standards because to us. Your success matters.
Chirripó Tobosi Chirripó – Tobosi Cahuita 1 Cahuita 2 Santa Rosas Corcovados 1 Corcovados 2 Corcovados 3 Corcovados Ocarina Carara Góndola Tempisque Tapantí
5930,9 2850,4 8781,4 1123,3 988,13 2054,7 1711,5 1484,9 1790,3 4989,6 820,53 378,35 1360,3 827,53 348
29 7,80 8,45 8,50 13,85 7,50 8,90 7,70 7,70 3,70 7,1 8,05 5,3
7,2 6,62 2,10 2,30 3 3,40 3,40 3,40 2,80 2,80 2,80 2,5 3
19 7,80 x 33,95 12,35 10,80 13,7 21,20 15,50 21,60 9,90 9,50 17,80 9,55 6,1
850 200 1200 100 100 170 120 70 120 300 40 150 40 20
1000 170 1000 90 90 200 150 100 150 350 50 15 70 32 15
300 55 350 40 30 110 70 40 70 220 32 15 70 32 15
300 72 450 48 50 120 80 60 80 200 40 80 40 20
Crocâ€™s Casino Resort +506 2105-3200 email@example.com www.crocscasinoresort.com 152 Rooms Crocâ€™s Casino Resort is located in the Central Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, in Jaco Beach, surrounded by exuberant nature, with fascinating ocean and tropical forest views offering a unique experience 5 stars in the area. Discover your perfect destiny at just 90 minutes from Juan Santamaria Airport, with the convenience of coming back and forth on the same day of your activity or having a wonderful stay with us. We offer special benefits if you want to plan an event with us! Complementary room night in the event. Commission according business contract. Onside planner support.
Room 1 Room 2 Room 3
1549.44 1549.44 1549.44
29.52 29.52 29.52
32.28 32.28 32.28
52.48 52.48 52.48
76 76 76
96 96 96
72 72 72
64 64 64
DoubleTree by Hilton, Central Pacific +506 2663-0808 firstname.lastname@example.org www.doubletreecentralpacific.com 315 Rooms The DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Central Pacific – Costa Rica all inclusive, beachfront resort y perfectly situated in the Central Pacific región outside the port city of Puntarenas, and is the closest all inclusive resort to San José, only 50 minutes from the International airport, and the perfect launching point for exploring the natural wonders of Costa Rica. Our all inclusive Resort has 315 modern guestrooms and suites. Explore our scenic property, where thriving gardens and shimmering swimming pools await you. Enjoy live entertainment, Kids Club, Teens Club, a variety of bars and restaurants, and a host of activities day and night. Our Heliconia Spa is a tropical oasis filled that offers the ideal technique for your every need and our natural products will make a unique relaxing experience.
Barranca Coral Roble I Roble II Roble I & II Tempisque
943 930 1711 1711 3480 874
41 31 58 58 58 38
8.5 11.6-13.2 12.6-16.0 12.6-16.0 12.6-16.0 9.5
23 30 29.5 29.5 60 23
60 60 140 140 280 50
60 50 140 140 280 50
50 50 65 65 140 40
50 50 80 80 170 30
DoubleTree by Hilton, Cariari - San JosĂŠ +506 2239-0022 email@example.com www.cariarisanjose.doubletree.com 222 Rooms DoubleTree by Hilton Cariari San JosĂŠ is a modern full-service hotel, conveniently located only five minutes from Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO) and 15 minutes from downtown San Jose, the centrally located capital city of the beautiful Costa Rica. The hotel offers renovated meeting rooms accommodating up to 600 people for all kinds of events such as conferences, conventions, assemblies and to sponsor special events like weddings, graduations and holiday parties among others. The hotel offers spacious and versatile meeting rooms accommodating up to 600 people for all kinds of events such as conferences, conventions, assemblies and to sponsor special events like weddings, graduations and holiday parties among others.
COCORI 1-4 MARACAS BURICA 1 BURICA 2 BURICA 3 RANCHO CURIME
4752 1848 525 588 364 925 2409
44 42 25 28 26 37 73
11 13.12 7.5 7.5 8 8 13.12
108 44 21 21 14 25 33
4450 80 -` 60 70
600 60 40 40 30 80 80
260 40 18 18 18 30 40
400 40 30 30 20 60 70
Real InterContinental San Jose, Costa Rica +506 2208-2100 firstname.lastname@example.org www.intercontinental.com/sjo 372 Rooms Discover an urban retreat in the heart of Escazú, San Jose’s most exclusive area. Ideally located within Multiplaza Mall complex, the hotel is just a few steps away from the finest restaurants, bars, upscale shops and two corporate centers.
Enjoy a lively ambience in any of our four trendy restaurants or escape to our exclusive spa. More relaxation awaits you in our heated pools surrounded by luxuriant tropical gardens. The hotel´s Convention Center features thirteen versatile event rooms.
Real 1 Real 2 Real 3 Real (1,2 y 3) Roble 1 Roble 2 Roble 1 y 2 Jacaranda 1 Jacaranda 2 Jacaranda 3 Arboleda 1 Arboleda 2 Arboleda 3 Arboleda (1,2 y 3) Laurel 1 Laurel 2 Laurel 3 Cedro 1 Cedro 2 Cedro 3 Cedros (1, 2 y 3) Poró Carao Cipres Club Tower Metting Parking Lot Mangos Outside Catering
5231,26 5231,26 5231,26 15693,78 1054,86 1054,86 2109,73 484,376 505,9 990,28 1420,84 1420,84 1420,84 4262,51 914,93 914,93 914,93 742,71 839,58 742,71 2335,77 236,8 193,75 269,09 452,08 -
88,58 91,86 95,14 88,58 31,66 31,66 63,32 29,42 29,42 29,42 37,72 37,72 37,72
20,34 20,34 20,34 20,34 10,49 10,49 10,49 10,49 10,49 10,49 11,48 13,77 11,48 11,48 10,82 10,82 10,82 10,49 10,49 10,49 10,49 10,4 10,43 10,59 8,85 -
59,05 59,05 59,05 177,16 33,46 33,46 66,92 16,4 17,12 33,53 37,72 37,72 37,72
500 500 500 1500 80 80 160 20 20 40 80 80 80 300 50 50 50 70 50 70 190 700 100 1000
600 600 600 1800 60 60 180 25 25 50 100 100 100 60 60 60 80 60 80 250 -
252 252 252 756 42 42 108 21 21 42 70 70 70 42 42 42 60 42 60 162 -
420 420 420 1260 72 72 144 24 24 48 132 96 132 360 72 72 72 72 72 72 216 350 50 800
24,7 24,7 24,7 24,7 24,7 24,7 24,7 20,2 16,6 21,94 18,66 -
37,07 37,07 37,07 30,83 26,93 28,08 85,85 12,13 12,1 12,2 16,07 -
The Westin Golf Resort & Spa Playa Conchal +506 2654-3316 email@example.com www.westinplayaconchal.com 406 Rooms Enter a Westin Hotel and you will notice immediately how good it feels to be here. Careful attention is paid to the most important elements of your star to ensure each visit leaves you feeling better than when you arrived. The Westin Golf Resort & Spa, Playa Conchal is an All Inclusive eco-friendly retreat, located between the exotic forests and unspoiled beaches of the North Pacific Riviera of Costa Rica, our secluded vacation spot is a perfect balance between unrivaled luxury and local culture, giving our guests an unforgettable experience.
6,386 2,129 1,246 882 2,129 2,129 1,246 882 516 516 516 516
98.4 32.8 32.8 32.8 32.8 32.8 32.8 32.8 24.7 24.7 24.7 24.7
17.22 17.22 17.22 17.22 17.22 17.22 17.22 17.22 9.84 9.84 9.84 9.84
64.9 64.9 38.0 26.9 64.9 64.9 38.0 26.9 20.9 20.9 20.9 20.9
800 220 110 70 220 220 110 70 30 30 30 30
580 180 80 50 180 180 80 50 40 40 40 40
288 96 56 40 96 96 56 40 24 24 24 24
400 120 70 50 120 120 70 50 30 30 30 30
Room Guanacaste B. Arenal Arenal 1 Arenal 2 Santa Rosa Baulas Baulas 1 Baulas 2 Miravalles 1 Miravalles 2 Tenorio 1 Tenorio 2
Wyndham San José Herradura Hotel & Convention Center +506 2109-9800 firstname.lastname@example.org www.wyndhamherrradura.com 229 Rooms Strategically located just 10 minutes from International Airport and 15 minutes from San Jose. This 5 star hotel features the largest Convention Center in Costa Rica with over 28,320 square feet of meeting space. The event space ranges from an event room that accommodates up to 10 people, to the 12,800 square-foot Salon La Paz Ballroom that accommodates up to 1800 people, 13 meeting rooms in inventory. Each of its 230 over-sized, guest rooms, single or double accommodation, features contemporary styling, a unique fusion of warm and cool tones and thoughtful amenities like a flat panel TV, free Wi-Fi, plush bedding and air conditioning; standard rooms offer either garden or pool views, while guests upgrading to the Executive room enjoy a 42-inch LCD TV and exclusive benefits. With three international restaurants, a Hard Rock Café on site and a stylish bar, guests can savor a host of food and beverage options.
La Paz Las Americas Orquídeas Bounganvillea Bromelias Girasol
13205 2649 4509.12 1938.48 2622 1281
95 30 61.6 49.2 57 35
15.6 10 19.9 16.5 7.99 7.99
139 88.3 73.2 39.4 46 36.6
1800 300 500 200 120 140
1500 300 500 200 100
650 160 220 140 80
1000 300 300 140 200 100
El Mangroove, Autograph Collection +506 2105-7575 email@example.com
20-minutes from touch-down to sand, El Mangroove is the closest beach resort to an international airport in Costa Rica. The 85 all-suite hotel is part of Autograph Collection by Marriot International and features a spa, gym, great outdoors and beachside space, and a fashionable pool-
side area flanked by 5 private cabanas. The sustainable hotel also features two on-site restaurants, Matiss and Makoko, renowned for their Sensorial Gastronomy and ocean-to-table and farm-to-table approach. With two on-site boats and the Gulf of Papagayo in its backdrop.
www.marriott.com/lirel 85 Rooms A lifestyle, contemporary, bohemian-chic beachfront hotel located in the coveted Gulf of Papagayo in Guanacaste. Only
UNION 1,2,3 UNION B & C GARDEN PLAZA OCEAN TERRACE
1885 590 8820 8775
22 10 30.50 20,7
4.7 2.7 Exterior Exterior
7,50 5 24 23
120 20 300 230
80 30 250 100
50 16 -
80 20 200 140
Hacienda AltaGracia an Auberge Resort +506 2105-3000 firstname.lastname@example.org www.altagracia.aubergeresorts.com 50 Rooms
Auberge Resorts Collection’s first Central American property, is set amidst the lush mountains of Pérez Zeledón in the southern region of Costa Rica. The luxury resort features 50 hacienda-style casitas, the largest spa and wellness facility in Central America, a panoramic pool, indoor/outdoor dining venues, an
extensive equestrian center and a fleet of ultralights. Enjoy a memorable event at one of our spacious, customizable indoor and outdoor venues with breathtaking views. Discover flexible accommodations that adapt perfectly to your event goals, along with an experienced event on-site support.
930 540 720 793 1270/4520 1280 1343 2443 4900 646 1528
118 96 130 103 193 129 118 -
14 10 10 9 14 8 9 15 -
129 81 80 81 92 86 78 -
120 50 50 140 100 120 120 30 40
100 60 30 120 100 60 20 30
30 14-16 24 30 40 12 -
80 40 40 60 60 100 60 100 14 24
Room Casa Grande Boardroom The Library La Bodeguita The Grill Rancho Grande Ambar Terrace Ambar Restaurant Pool Terrace Palapa Half Moon Terrace
Hacienda Guachipelin +506 2690-2990 email@example.com www.guachipelin.com At the foot of Costa Ricaâ€™s popular Rincon de la Vieja Volcano, bordering with the National Park, Hacienda Guachipelin shares with visitors from all over the world the natural beauties of volcanic activity such as natural hot springs, bubbling volcanic mud pools along with jungle forests, pristine waterfalls Canyon Canopy Tours, Tubing Adventure, bird watching, and guided tours. All of this while remaining a traditional and folkloric Guanacaste working ranch.
Parador Ocean Resort & Spa +506 2777-1414 firstname.lastname@example.org www.hotelparador.com 129 Rooms Parador Resort & Spa, boasts panoramic ocean views on 12 acres of wildliferich tropical rainforest. Luxurious yet
Adventure, Nature or Relaxation, you choose. Our 3700 acre Hacienda hosts activities for everyone; from traditional ranch activities such as milking the cattle or horseback riding, to Canyon Canopy Tours, Tubbing down the stream of Rio Negro or rappelling itâ€™s gorgeous waterfalls. Later on relaxing in natural hot springs or getting a massage in our spa after a volcanic mud treatment. Choose from a multitude of unique and original tours and activities.
coconscious, Parador has earned the 5-Leaf Sustainability Award issued by the Costa Rican Tourism Board. Set on lush grounds surrounded by expansive jungle, Parador features well-appointed rooms and suites, various restaurants featuring an international array of cuisines, multiple bars and lounges, a worldclass spa, tennis court, three ocean-view pools and generous meeting facilities. The resort is located in Manuel Antonio, a beach and adventure hot spot known for its famed National Park.
Hotel Los Sueños Marriott Ocean & Golf Resort +506 2208-0000 email@example.com www.lossuenosmarriott.com 201 Rooms Discover Los Suenos Marriott Ocean & Golf Resort, recognized by Travel & Leisure magazine as one of the “World’s Best
between the warm waters of the Pacific Ocean and a 1,100-acre tropical rainforest, our luxury Costa Rica resort features spacious guest rooms and suites with stunning views.
Herradura A B C D Escondida A B Hermosa A B El Ceibo Carara Porte Couchere Arrecife Garden Columbus Garden Marina Garden El Faro Garden Los Almendros Terrazas Las Sandias Pool Tower
3871.3 967.8 967.8 967.8 967.8 1247.4 623.7 623.7 1078.6 539.3 539.3 516.8 1724.8 2540.2 3948.3 Outdoor Space 691 691 2466.243 1258.32 Outdoor Space
286.76 71.69 71.69 71.69 71.69 93.09 93.09 93.09 89.99 89.99 89.99 36,58 139.1 226.84 33.3 Outdoor Space 22 75.45 78.7 68.89 Outdoor Space
19.4 19.5 19.5 19.5 19.5 12.5 12.5 12.5 12.5 12.5 12.5 N/A 13 15.7 12 Outdoor Space Outdoor Space Outdoor Space Outdoor Space 8.5 Outdoor Space
144.5 144.5 144.5 144.5 144.5 143.4 71.7 71.7 128.4 64.2 64.2 13.8 132.68 119.8 36.4 Outdoor Space 33 68.8 31.5 18.4 Outdoor Space
500 125 125 125 125 80 40 40 60 30 30 NA 120 300 150 100 400 250 80 100 100
300 64 64 64 64 60 40 40 60 40 40 NA 180 NA 150 Outdoor Space 400 250 NA 80 Outdoor Space
228 40 40 40 40 48 32 32 48 32 32 NA 150 NA 80 Outdoor Space NA NA NA 70 Outdoor Space
300 72 72 72 72 60 30 30 60 30 30 NA 120 180 110 50 400 250 NA 70 Outdoor Space
Hotel Costa Rica Marriott +506 2298-0000 firstname.lastname@example.org www.costaricamarriotthotel.com 300 Rooms The majestic Costa Rica Marriott arises amidst a flourishing 30-acre coffee plantation capturing all the elegance of a 16th century colonial hacienda. Guests are
invited to rest in a place that transports them to a time of primordial graciousness. Each of the 300 guest rooms including 9 suites are elegantly decorated in a colonial theme, providing guests with all the comfort and amenities needed. The ultimate in technology with LCD TV’s, MP3 players, wire and wireless internet connection and multimedia plug and play. Renew yourself with our cozy mattress that adjusts to you, designer duvet covers, luxurious linens and an arrangement of fluffy pillows.
JVC A B C A-B-C D E F G H F-G-H FOYER A - H FOYER A - C CABILDOS 1 2 3 ALCAZAR 1 2 HACIENDA BELEN SAN ANTONIO SAN RAFAEL LA RIBERA ARENAL CATARATAS POAS PORTECOCHERE PATIO CENTRAL AREA PALMERAS AREA PISCINA TERRAZA CASTILLA CASTILLA “BAR” CORREDOR ANT.
8383 647 706 647 2073 2188 2152 621 676 615 2073 2453 1006 2072 691 691 691 1165 583 583 452 452 808 852 130 132 130 3228 2453 5326 1506 1205 1016 811
131 32 32 32 32 34 34 31 31 31 32 158 82 66 22 22 22 53 29 29 23 23 42 29 13 12 10 100 63 149 66 66 39 72
12 12 12 12 12 15 15 12 12 12 12 13 13 12 12 12 12 10 10 10 10 10 8 13 15 Garden Garden Garden 12 12 20
66 21 22 21 66 66 66 21 23 21 66 16 13 33 33 33 33 22 22 22 20 20 20 29 10 11 13 33 40 36 23 18 26 11
800 35 35 35 120 120 120 35 35 35 120 250 80 130 35 35 35 80 35 35 35 35 60 35 0 0 0 300 130 400 100 70 80 40
1000 50 50 50 160 160 160 50 50 50 160 150 50 50 50 80 40 40 35 35 60 40 0 0 0 350 150 400 100 N/A N/A N/A
Classroom 450 32 32 32 70 70 70 32 32 32 70 80 32 32 32 70 24 24 24 24 36 30 0 0 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Banquet 450 40 40 40 100 100 100 40 40 40 100 110 40 40 40 70 40 40 40 40 50 40 0 0 0 250 110 350 72 70 70 16