Costa Rica Selected as Mexico & Central America’s Leading Destination 2019.

18 July 2019 - The Costa Rica Star

Costa Rica won the World Travel Award as Mexico & Central America’s Leading Destination 2019, the award was presented in a ceremony held in the city of La Paz, Bolivia.

The country’s biodiversity and rich nature positioned it as the best destination in the region, the country was picked by a jury of professionals of the tourism sector and representatives of specialized media.

The World Travel Awards are considered the “Oscars” of the tourism industry, they were established in 1993 to “ acknowledge, reward and celebrate excellence across all key sectors of the travel, tourism and hospitality industries”.

The other countries nominated for this category were: Belize, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua and Panama.

Winners at the red carpet reception included Colombia, which fended off stiff competition to win ‘South America’s Leading Destination’, whilst Costa Rica, with its lush cloud forests and rich biodiversity, was voted ‘Mexico & Central America’s Leading Destination’. The Incan citadel of Machu Picchu, Peru was named ‘South America’s Leading Tourist Attraction’ and the medieval charms of Quito, Ecuador helped it lift the title of ‘South America’s Leading City Destination’. Bolivia’s commitment to sustainability was acknowledged with the title of ‘South America’s Leading Green Destination’, and the mesmerizing beauty of its Salar de Uyuni recognized with ‘South America’s Leading Natural Tourist Attraction’.

Source: The Costa Rica Star

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