Costa Rica News – The US tourist arrival in Costa Rica has dropped this year, which the Tourism Minister says is a normal adjustment following a period of such sharp increases.
The slowdown occurred in the first four months of this year and fell 2% over the same period the year before. That means 10,168 fewer citizens of that origin arrived from January to April, according to the Costa Rican Tourism Institute.
From 2015-2016, however, in these same four months, the arrivals of Americans to Costa Rica actually rose 19%. The year before, it increased 5.5%, so the slight 2% decline is not a big deal.
During the first four months of 2017, a 6.2% increase in the arrival of Europeans has been reported.
There was a significant growth in visitors from the United Kingdom (16.5%) and France (15.8%).