New Guide to Cultural Tourism of the Northern Plains of Costa Rica:

The Costa Rican Institute of Tourism and the Ministry of Culture and Youth have designed a guide for tourists called “Cultural Tourist Guide to the Northern Plains”.

“The Northern Plains offer a wide range of activities and alternatives for tourists; its extensive and inexhaustible list includes national parks such as the Tenorio and Arenal volcanoes, its wetlands, as well as a variety of adventure, wellness, bird watching, relaxation, rural tourism activities , traditional gastronomy, culture, history and a recognized natural richness,” says the guide.

This is an interactive brochure that includes the activities that can be done in Guatuso, Los Chiles, San Carlos and Upala. It also contains special sections for the Bijagua, Caño Negro and La Fortuna communities.

This guide is part of an inter-institutional effort between the Costa Rican Institute of Tourism (ICT), the System of Conservation Areas (SINAC), the Ministry of Culture and Youth, municipalities, chambers of tourism, entrepreneurs tourist and tourist guides, and non-governmental organizations.

Domestic and foreign tourists can have complete and accessible information and learn more about the beauty of the region and the tours available.

William Rodriguez, Minister of Tourism, stressed the importance of having this guide to facilitate the visit of tourists and provide unique travel experiences.

“With this material, traveling and discovering the natural charms of Costa Rica will be more rewarding. Tourists will also carry out activities that will activate the tourism industry while learning more about our culture, our gastronomy and our history,” he mentioned.

Nayuribe Guadamuz, Minister of Culture and Youth, this guide is very important for the cultural and tourism sector, because it will boost tourism.

“For the Ministry of Culture and Youth, this alliance between the tourism and cultural sector is fundamental. It highlights the cultural richness, traditions and tourist attractions of each region. In addition, better service is provided to domestic and international tourists,” she commented.

Ruth Alfaro, Head of ICT Development Department, explained that the Northern Plains offer a wide range of activities such as ecotourism, adventure, rural tourism, wellness and health, visits to indigenous peoples or simply recreation and relaxation.

The guide has sections such as “10 things every tourist should do and see”; a cultural calendar with monthly activities in each zone, such as civic festivals, carnivals and international festivals.

It also includes a tourist and cultural map of the region, emblematic towns, cultural heritage, the history of each site, historic buildings to visit, music, local characters, information on hotels, restaurants, travel agencies, the gastronomy of each place, groups, wellness tourism, protected areas and national parks, beaches, agricultural farms, historical heritage of the region, rural tourism, among other details.

Guides in Spanish can be downloaded at ICT and some VamosTuristear websites

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