Immigration officials say that more than 60,000 crossed the border legally at Peñas Blancas during Semana Santa. That is about 10 percent more than in 2010, said the Dirección General de Migración y Extranjería.
The agency said that 36,426 persons left Costa Rica and that 24,174 travelers entered. The agency said it opened up more immigration desks at the border and also gave special treatment to bus travelers.
There were far fewer travelers at the border with Panamá. The agency said that there were 6,692 entries and 7,515 exits during the holiday week.