Hotel businessmen asked national tourists to take a series of measures so as not to run out of accommodation during this holiday at the end of the year. The Costa Rican Chamber of Hotels foresees an occupancy close to 95% in the various lodging places that are offered in the seven provinces of the country.
In a poll among the Chamber’s affiliates, they discovered that until now they have around 80% reserves, but they are sure they’ll increase.
The data also revealed that the effect of the changes in the exchange rates in November do not seem to be affecting the decision of Costa Ricans to use the holidays. According to the Chamber, two out of three hotels claim that they have reserved occupancy rates similar to those of 2017, which reflects that there is no decrease in the demand of national tourists.
So far, the reserved occupancy on the beach already reaches 82% of rooms, while in mountain areas it reaches 80%. According to the study, domestic tourists prefer beach areas to the middle Pacific, followed by the North Pacific and then the South.
As for mountain, the preference is for the northern plains of the national territory.