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Costa Rica invests $900K to improve highway signs for tourists

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Published on Monday, August 21, 2023
By the A.M. Costa Rica staff


The government of Costa Rica has shared plans to invest $900,000 in installing a minimum of 2,000 new signs and notices along the roads to aid tourists in finding their way to their intended destinations more effortlessly.

The Ministries of Tourism and Public Transport have signed an agreement for the production and installation of new traffic signals near the country's major tourist attractions. This agreement will be valid for four years and may be renewed for another four years.


The new signs will display accurate directions and pathways for tourists to follow to arrive at their desired location.

Furthermore, the signs display the remaining distance to the desired location.

Traffic signs not only provide information about the location but also alert travelers about nearby facilities that may be important to them, such as clinics, police stations, restaurants and gas stations among others.

The agreement aims to enhance the travel experience of tourists throughout the country by addressing the issue of deteriorated or missing signs on the highways.

Authorities seek to improve road signs by making them with high-quality, durable, and resistant materials.

The Ministry of Transportation will oversee the complete process, from the creation to the placement of road signs.

Costa Rica's tourism industry is a significant contributor to its economy. As of June, over 1,338,000 tourists visited the country, setting a new record compared to the 1,336,000 visitors recorded in the same period in 2019, before the covid-19 pandemic.

Last year, approximately 2.3 million tourists traveled to the country, which is one million more than the number of visitors in 2021.

How can authorities enhance the overall tourist experience on the road? 
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