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The tourist guides created by the institute intend to provide information to visitors about the place's history, gastronomy, recommendations, access routes and
a list of cultural activities that will take place in these destinations during the week.
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Government promotes Holy Week tourism in rural areas





























Published Tuesday, March 23, 2021

By A.M. Costa Rica staff

The government, through the Ministry of Tourism, encourages traveling to the country’s rural areas during Holy Week, from Sunday, March 28 to Saturday, April 3.

Among the sites promoted are Turrialba Canton in Cartago Province, Monteverde Canton in Puntarenas Province, Tamarindo Beach in Guanacaste Province, Golfito Port in the southern zone of Puntarenas Province, Los Santos Canton in the southern zone of San José Province and Sarapiqui Canton in Heredia Province.

The tourist guides created by the institute intend to provide information to visitors about the place's history, gastronomy, recommendations, access routes and a list of cultural activities that will take place in these destinations during the week.

"With these guides, it is more attractive to explore and rediscover the natural charms, historical details and cultural presentations, in addition to all the activities available for tourists in these beautiful regions," Gustavo Segura, Minister of Tourism said.

According to the Ministry, Turrialba offers visitors the volcano, boat tours along the rivers, visiting the Guayabo National Monument, among others.

"Turrialba is a town whose origin dates back to the Cabécares indigenous people, with their ancestral songs and dances," the ministry said in its statement.

A tourist favorite is the mountainous town of Monteverde. There is the large rain forest zone which allows for activities such as bird watching, canopy tours, rappelling, crossing hanging bridges, visiting butterfly farms, among others.

Approximately 162 kilometers west of Monteverde is Tamarindo Beach, a tourist favorite. It’s not just the beaches, but there is an environmental phenomenon with the arrival of sea turtles in that area.

Head to the southern part of Puntarenas for Golfito Port. Its main attractions are the coastal landscapes of peaceful waters, beaches, mangroves, forests, as well as dolphins, whales and turtle watcher tours.



Not too far from San José, located approximately 70 kilometers south is the Los Santos zone,. It is one of the most important regions in the country that still remains almost untouched from the bustle of the capital. This is where tourists have the opportunity to learn more about country-living in Costa Rica. Visitors can also enjoy the rural landscapes of villas surrounded by mountains and the cultural traditions related to coffee production.

For more information about these sites and other tourist destinations, in Spanish language, visit the Tour Guides published online, ”Visit Costa Rica.”

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What other rural zones should be promoted by the government to boost tourism? We would like to know your thoughts on this story. Send your comments to news@amcostarica.com


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