Canada 2005 - Market for Costa Rica
• Canadians who travel internationally for pleasure, who are extremely or very interested in visiting Costa Rica, and who are likely to travel to Central or South America for pleasure at some time in the future constitute a promising target market for Costa Rica. These best prospects account for 6.9% of all Canadian adults and comprise a market of approximately 1.8 million persons.

• Three provinces Ontario, Quebec, and British Columbia account for the vast majority of Costa Rica’s best prospects. Residents of Quebec have a particularly strong affinity for Costa Rica.

• Costa Rica’s best prospects tend to be well educated, affluent, and somewhat younger than Canadian international pleasure travelers as a whole. They also tend to be frequent visitors to nearby warm-weather destinations, such as Hawaii, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Bermuda.

• Travelers profess to have a good understanding of what Costa Rica has to offer as a tourist destination. However, perceptions of the country are not as strong as they could be on a number of important dimensions. Fewer than half of Costa Rica’s best prospects perceive Costa Rica to be an affordable place to visit, a safe country in which to travel, or easy to get to.

• Costa Rica’s best prospects are most likely to equate a vacation in Costa Rica with one in Panama. They also tend to see similarities with Peru, the Dominican Republic, and Mexico.

• About one in four best prospects say they would be likely to take an ecotour that is, a vacation devoted entirely or almost entirely to ecology-oriented activities, such as exploring rainforests. Many more would want to participate in such activities on a more limited basis.

• Costa Rica’s best prospects also show a strong interest in experiencing Costa Rica’s culture for example, by visiting open-air markets, eating at restaurants that feature local specialties, shopping for handicrafts, and attending local festivals.

   Order 
Item Title Hits
Travel Planning 894
Travel Interests and Preferences 863
Travel Experience 938
Costa Rica Demographic Characteristics 1222
Costa Rica’s Best Prospects 902
Interest in Visiting Costa Rica 910
Home arrow Travel to Costa Rica arrow Canada 2005 - Market for Costa Rica

Did you know?

Coco’s Island in Costa Rica was used as refuge for the pirates in the XVII and XVIII centuries.

Coco Island Costa Rica
We have 2 guests online

Costa Rica

Tourism Center
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Important to Know
Travel to Costa Rica
Ecotourism and Nature
Activities and Sports
Geographical Division
Protected Areas
Costa Rican Volcanoes
Costa Rican Beaches
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Information Center
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
General Information
Art and Culture
People and Society
Government
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Business Center
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Business and Economy
Development- Services
Real Estate - Investment
Costa Rican Coffee

Search Directory




Advanced Search
 

We are in Costa Rica. For more information, comments or suggestions, please contact us here.
© 1996 - 2013 Costa Rica Tourism. ® All rights reserved.