The national tourism chamber says it is satisfied at a report from the Instituto Costarricense de Turismo that tourist arrivals in the first half of the year were 7.3 percent greater than the same period last year.
The tourism institute reported that 1,285,599 tourists visited the country in the first six months of 2012. Some 856,672 came by air, it said. That means that 428,927 came by land over the northern and southern borders.
The Cámera Nacional de Turismo maintains its own watch on tourism statistics.