A group of businessmen and tourism professionals Costa Rica took part from May 26 to 30, 2022, at Latin American Spa Congress in Mexico Townin a series of trainings and conferences on wellness tourismwith the aim of training more and maintaining a professional offer.
Some of the companies that have representatives include La Cusinga Lodge, Hotel Río Celeste Hideaway, Largarta Lodge, Místico Park, Parque Selvatura, Hotel Amor Arenal, Hotel Hacienda Guachipelín, Costa Rica Inspirations, EcoWellness & Travel, Hotel Planet Hollywood and Four Season Costa Rica. and representation of the academy at the National Technical University.
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According to Laura Barrantes Requena, delegate of Costa Rica for the Latin American Spa Association, tourism continues to be an important source of exchange of experiences, generating benefits for both visitors and hosts, however, the impact on some destinations has been more important than in others, and to improve this situation, initiatives have emerged in places like Costa Rica, with a more responsible tourism proposal, more consistent in contact with culture and nature.
In this line of activities in nature, the Costa Rican proposal innovates towards a more complete concept offering services with particular emphasis on the development of wellness tourism projects.
“This type of tourism presents an accelerated growth, thanks to the awareness of health care, especially physical and mental in contact with nature, being Costa Rica an important reference in the tourist offer in nature, which has in turn enabled considerable growth in the Wellness segment”, explains Laura Barrantes
Another initiative in which Costa Rica has a presence is the global movement known as world wellness dayto be held in June, according to Laura Barrantes, the activity allows various people and companies in the tourism sector to come together to promote well-being in an integral way and with a seal of sustainability that our country leads internationally.