Number of international tourist arrivals reached 2.96 mil in 2017 in Costa Rica, according to Eurostat. This is 1.2 % more than in the previous year.
Historically, number of international tourist arrivals in Costa Rica reached an all time high of 2.96 mil in 2017 and an all time low of 0.781 mil in 1996. When compared to Costa Rica's main peers, number of international tourist arrivals in Guatemala amounted to 2.11 mil, 0.851 mil in Honduras, 1.79 mil in Nicaragua and 1.84 mil in Panama in 2017.
Costa Rica has been ranked 74th within the group of 149 countries we follow in terms of number of international tourist arrivals, 8 places behind the position seen 10 years ago.
The number of international tourists who travel to a country other than that in which they have their usual residence, but outside their usual environment, for a period not exceeding 12 months and whose main purpose in visiting is other than an activity remunerated from within the country visited.