Cruise season began this Saturday and Japdeva expects 224,000 tourists. Each visitor spends about 12 hours on national land and spends approximately $80 which go into the local economy.
The cruise travelers are now received by over 50 artisans and tour operators as well as professionals who help them find what they are looking for. There are tour operators there ready to take tourists to the north, central and south Caribbean.
The Board of Port Administration and Economic Development of the Atlantic Slope is sure that tourists will get to know the best of the country. They make take gastronomic tours or adventurous ones or relax on one of the best beaches. They can also take home beautiful handicrafts.
Japdeva plans to establish a marina and berth with restaurants, free shops and a hotel. It believes the cruise season may be extended up to six months. Some of the cruise lines that come to Costa Rica are Carnival, Princess, Holland America, Tui, Viking, Norwegian, Celebrity and Royal Caribbean.