By Walter Méndez R.
Why gather in Costa Rica? is perhaps the question coming to people's minds when considering organizing an event in Costa Rica. Followed by, possibly, a series of additional things as such as... Where? When? and How? ... Go ahead!, do not stop; these and other matters will get an adequate response in the following lines.
Costa Rica is a small country located on a strip of land in Central America. It offers plenty of reasons to carry out every kind of meeting -from receiving small specialized groups to conduction of congresses, conventions, or incentives trips of around two thousand people. Its infrastructure offers the most varied services, among which: an extraordinary hotel diversity, excellent gastronomy, high-quality public services, exuberance singular nature and highly trained personnel to attend events and participants.
One of the aspects characterizing the country is its experience with international tourism management. Ever since the end of the nineteenth century, with the construction of the railway to the port on the Atlantic ocean (Caribbean) there was an aperture to trade with other nations, that brought in the arrival of the very first tourists doing trade and business: merchante, scientists and businessmen. Over the years, tourism growth has made of Costa Rica a highly sought after destination, for business tourists, or for pleasure and vacations.
A destination's accessibility is a key factor for carrying out events. That is why you can get to this Central American country by different routes. Air transport is attended with two international airports, with an average of 16 international airlines, meaning approximately 370 weekly flights. Costa Rica is geographically privileged with beautiful beaches, bays, gulfs, and coral reefs bathed by the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea.
It also has a mountain system moda up by four mountain ranges, matching beautiful plains, valleys, rivers, mountains, lakes and spectacular volcanoes, the tentar of attraction for hundreds of tourists. Flora and fauna are extraordinarily variated and diverse, some protected as part of the natural patrimony. In Costa Rica approximately 27% of the territory is safeguarded under soma kind of wildlife area category. Its tropical climate allows events to take place throughout the year, having two highly contrasted seasons: the dry season from December to April and the rainy one, the rest of the year.
During the rainy season, the country general/y shows different shades of green when you can breathe in the freshness and feel a great tranquility. Another highly important aspect when selecting a destination for reunions is the array of tourist services. And this is where Costa Rica has a wide variety, including the hotel sector comprising national as well as internationally acknowledged hotel chains.
In both cases these offer ample facilities to carry out congresses, conventions and company meetings. Nevertheless there are alternative tentate such as private rooms, stadiums, museums, universities or theme parks ideal for the organization of entertainment activities and of high impact. Receptive trove) agencies, car rentals, tour operators, professional organization of congresses and different services-supplying companies related with the market of tourism of reunions, complement this choice of opportunities, ready to guarantee successful events.
Gathering in Costa Rica is living a different and fascinating experience; place for reunions may be some elegant salon in a city, beach or mountain hotel, or even in a rain forest, so that participants may share with nature. Different scenarios can be combined: since distances allow guests enjoying breakfast in the city and a quiet dinner at the beach, under the moon light.
If we're talking of creativity, in Costa Rica you can find management experts in the field who will be happy to assist you in selecting the best places; with them organizing a formal reunion with state of the art technology, the best and most varied international gastronomy of living an experience in some natural attraction with very exotic ingredients will help you come out of the rut.
Costa Rica's area in land is small, but huge the moment you select it for an event. Meet in a different country, gather in Costa Rica.