The nation’s tourism chamber said that hospitality operators expect about 68 percent occupancy this mid-year vacation. The vacation starts Friday evening and lasts for two weeks.
The chamber, the Cámara Nacional de Turismo, sponsored a survey last week of 104 tourism operators. The survey said that reservations averaged about 39 percent throughout the country.
Despite the low rate of reservations, tourism operators were optimistic and expected up to 72 percent occupancy for the vacation, said the chamber. Most of the visitors are expected to be from Costa Rica.
As with most vacation periods, occupancy in the Central Valley is expected to be lower than at the beaches and mountains.