Hotel occupancy in Costa Rica was about the same in May as it was a year before, said the Cámara Costarricense de Hoteles. The occupancy stood at 43 percent, according to a survey of member hotels.
There were slight increases 8 points to 40 percent in the northern zone and in the central and south Pacific. The central Pacific was up 4 points to 38 percent. The south Pacific was up 5 points to 36 percent. But the Caribbean, perhaps due to reports of criminal activity there, dropped from 50 percent to 33 percent, the hotel chamber said.