1. Closed and preferred
Whether arriving from the USA, Canada or Europe, flying to Costa Rica has never been easier! Merely 2 hours from Miami, and a direct flight from Toronto is only 5 hours. Costa Rica’s two international airports are hosts to 22 international carriers, representing 350 flights weekly into Juan Santamaría Int’l Airport (SJO) and 50 into Daniel Oduber International Airport (LIR). Why? Because during the past two years, Costa Rica has been chosen by numerous travel industry leaders and publications as the favored best destination for adventure, sports and honeymoons!
2.Outstanding value and selection
Costa Rica boasts an excellent selection of services and infrastructure; from 5-star resorts to unique boutique hotels, creative and experienced DMC’s, the latest in deluxe transportation, multilingual tour guides, venues for theme events and fine dining. All this is available in a tropical setting for an outstanding value, because the Costa Rican economy is not wholly dependent upon tourism. Unlike other tropical destinations, Costa Rica grows and produces vegetables, fruits and meats, helping reduce the expenses of your program.
3. A seasoned destination
When choosing Costa Rica you are assured a destination that offers expertise in not only the planning, organizing and marketing but also the successful operation of your event, be it a small incentive or a meeting of the most demanding top executives. The reason is that the DMC’s, hotels and tour operators have more than a decade of experience in executing world-class events.
4. So many choices...
As your destination, Costa Rica presents a wide selection of optional activities to choose. Select a natural experience hiking one of the numerous national parks, volcanoes or rainforests; float down the river on a raft or canoe or soak up the therapeutic effects of thermal hot springs. Should this sound like too much, then opt for the more leisurely and laid-back options of viewing the coffee making process; a visit to see the incredible variety of butterflies; teeing off at a world-class golf course; or simply basking in the energizing effects of the tropical sun. Top off a busy or relaxing day with a delicious tropical dinner under the bright stars to the sound of calypso music.
5. Tax deductions for u.s. organizations
Costa Rica enjoys a privileged status as a destination for meetings organized by U.S. companies. Under United States Internal Revenue Code section 274 (h) and IRS Revenue Ruling 94-56, Section 274 (h)(6), Costa Rica is considered within the “North American Area” for deductions of conventions, seminars, or similar meetings in Costa Rica and for individuals attending such meetings. All are entitled to the same deductions applicable to conventions held in North America. For more information consult your local IRS office or visit www.irs.gov/irb/2003-42_IRB/ar06.html#d0e152.
6. Confident and secure
Because Ticos have a long legacy as a peaceful society (the oldest in Latin America), including social guarantees and a high literacy rate, you can feel confident that your guest will receive the care and hospitality they deserve. In addition, you are assured of internationally enforced safety measures, allowing you the security to indulge in any of the plentiful activities Costa Rica offers, be they adventures such as whitewater rafting or canopies through the treetops, or gentler activities such as a boat trip, bird-watching or hiking the abundant forests.