The Costa Rica Convention Bureau

The Costa Rica Convention Bureau was founded in July of 1998 by a group of businessmen representing the Costa Rican tourism industry, and whose vision it was to develop the MICE market in order to increase the number of visitors to our country. New alternatives, such as the establishment of 5-star international hotel chains and elegant boutique hotels have spearheaded the initiative to attract this market segment.

We are a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting Costa Rica as a highly attractive incentive and meetings destination. Our member Dmc’s, hotels and specialized outfitters are prepared to develop proposals and offer your ideas, insight and expert advice pertaining to your Costa Rica event.

We have worked closely with the Costa Rica Tourist Board to create and implement advertising and promotional strategies using educational seminars and international trade shows. We have produced various promotional media such as: The Official Costa Rica Meetings & Incentives Guide, maps, brochures and special interest photos among others. In addition, and in order to ensure a high quality product for our meeting and incentive buyers, we have developed superior educational programs for the Costa Rica travel industry.

With so much information to sift through, we know how time-consuming it can be to research a new meeting & incentive destination. We created this website to facilitate the acquisition of a broad range of information pertaining to the top incentive travel suppliers in Costa Rica. All the information is neatly packaged under logical headings and topics, making it easy to find what you are looking for. For program options and estimates, please send us your RFP (request for proposal) and we will reply to your request promptly.


The Costa Rica Convention Bureau is formed by more than forty five of the country’s leading hotels, destination management companies and specialized outfitters. All of these proud members are top-of-line businesses that possess vast experience and expertise in the management, planning and execution of your incentive or seminar program. If you require further information below we provide a complete list according to the area of your need. Likewise, you may contact us through our online form.

Attractions   DMC   Hotels   Suppliers
  I would like to obtain information to be a member of The Costa Rica Convention Bureau.
Board of Directors  
Álvaro Arguedas
President of Excelente DMC
Ricardo Menéndez
General Manager of the Real InterContinental San José hotel
Leonel Bonilla
Director of MICE Centroamérica
Luis Montero
Hotel Best Western Irazú
I Vocal
Dennis Whitelaw
Costa Rica Marriott
II Vocal
Álvaro Rojas Badilla
Centro de Convenciones de Costa Rica
III Vocal
Ramón Gascue
CEO, Octametro
Helena Chavarria
President and Director of Premio DMC
Allied to
Costa Rica Tourism Board
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