More than 50,000 German tourists visit Costa Rica each year. Now some German investors are here with interest in the country’s potential markets, according to the Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores y Culto.
In coordination with the Costa Rican ambassador to Germany, José Joaquín Chaverri, representatives of 14 German companies have arrived here and will be schooled on pertinent information and business opportunities. The companies plan to hear from the Costa Rican Investment Promotion Agency, the Ministerio de Comercio Exterior, the Promotora del Comercio Exterior, the Cámara de Comercio e Industria Costarricense Alemana, the Instituto Tecnológico de Costa Rica, the Ministerio de Ambiente y Energía, and the association of companies working in renewable energy.
Fernando Naranjo, the general manager of Banco Nacional, also will introduce the business leaders to Costa Rica’s industry appeal. A number of private companies that are looking for German collaboration will be on hand as well.
The visit also includes hands-on trips to a coffee farm in Alajuela and to some of the high-tech, computer-based companies around the country.