FIFA World Cup Boosts Costa Rica Tourism

After their storybook success at FIFA World Cup 2014 in Brazil, Costa Rica is starting to see an influx of interest from all across the globe from the most unlikely of places.

Like something out of a fairytale, Costa Rica - dubbed the whipping boys of Group D at the World Cup 2014 - would shock the world with their impressive run to the quarter finals and win over the hearts of viewers from around the world.

After losing in a 2nd run spot kicks against Holland, what would happen next would forever change the way the world viewed this tiny Latin American nation of just over 4 million.

The atmosphere was palpable on social media while it buzzed with activity from all around the world. All of a sudden people who'd previously never heard of Costa Rica were standing up and taking note.

Following the tournament, the chatter shifted to an intriguing interest in what it must be like in what has been called the happiest place on Earth.

"Wow! Our team here at CRV are still riding the rush of adrenaline from the success of our boys at World Cup 2014. Since the tournament we have seen a tremendous rise in interest from European nations looking to experience Costa Rica themselves. Our sales of vacation packages to Canadians and Europeans have increased exponentially over the past few weeks.", says CMO of Costa Rica Vacations (CRV), Don Halbert

Still too early to ascertain its exact effects on the economy back home, the country is projecting an increase in arrivals to the country through 2015 - a direct result of increased exposure during World Cup in Brazil.

Most recently, CNN ranked Guanacaste, Costa Rica as one of its top romantic summer getaways. The province of Guanacaste has long been a draw for many tourist coming to the country for it is here there is the largest selection of high-end luxury hotels and resorts. Not to mention some of the finest beaches in Central America. IE: Playa Conchal

Leading local travel agency, Costa Rica Vacations(CRV) has compiled some of the best vacation packages to the country. Researching Costa Rica has never been easier, thanks to the informative and interesting articles the company adds to their blog and social media each week.

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