October 12. In September, Costa Rica’s airports received 46,804 tourists from the United States, representing 93.3% of the amount registered for the same month in 2019, according to Tourism Board data.
In total, Costa Rica in September 2021 welcomed 77,599 visitors at its airports, representing a 30% drop compared to the last pre-pandemic September.
September’s numbers are also a decrease compared to August 2021 (114,227 air arrivals), which itself was 32,688 fewer people than in July 2021. These drops correspond to Costa Rica’s usual tourism low season, which spans from August through mid-November.
“The United States is the spearhead of our recovery and also Europe, whose recovery has been slower, shows a noticeable improvement with the total arrival of 14,748 people the previous month, representing almost 70% of the entry of tourists from the old continent of what was received prior to the pandemic,” said Gustavo Segura, Tourism Minister.
Through September 2021, Costa Rica has received 878,574 tourists, of which 836,190 arrived by air.
Source: The Tico Times