Hotels in prime beach areas had about four of every five rooms occupied over Semana Santa.
The Cámara Costarricense de Hoteles reported the results of its post-holiday survey Tuesday and said that hotels at the beach and in the mountains averaged about 84 percent occupancy.
Hotels near beaches registered 91 percent occupancy, said the chamber, with Guanacaste leading the way with an overall 87 percent.
As expected, hotels in the Central Valley did not enjoy the holiday bonus. The average there was 64 percent.
The Caribbean also was lower than average with a reported occupancy of 73 percent. The south Pacific hotels said 78 percent, said the chamber.