Costa Rica Launches Campaign Based on “Pura Vida” to Attract Tourists from Mexico

    In the first half of 2023, the arrival of Mexican tourists increased by 46.3% compared to the same period in 2022

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    With the motto, Costa Rica esPura Vida!”, the Costa Rican Tourism Institute (ICT) presented an advertising campaign in Mexico City that seeks to attract and invite Mexicans to visit our country and discover why we are Pura Vida.

    Being the first time that the ICT develops an advertising campaign aimed at the Mexican market, the moment will be used to generate “awareness” about the destination and show Costa Rica as a great place, where you can live great experiences and create beautiful memories, that exceed the greatest expectations, everything, gathered in a territory brimming with treasures and that is why the “Pura Vida” was the creative trigger for this strategy.

    Costa Rica offers a great diversity of places and tourist destinations that are shown in audiovisual materials and impressions such as the Nauyaca Waterfalls, located in the south of the country; La Fortuna de San Carlos, Punta Uva, Puerto Viejo and Cocles, in Limón; the iconic National Theater and the emblematic Barrio Escalante, among others, as an appetizer to invite Mexicans to live great experiences that generate memories and make them return to our country on vacation.

    “The ‘Costa Rica esPura Vida’ campaign is an invitation to discover happiness in the daily experiences and lifestyle that our natural beauties offer, as well as to explore the corners of the country with family, friends, partner and meet that ‘Pura Vida’ is gratitude and appreciation for what we have, as well as a continuous and sustainable commitment that promotes collective well-being for future generations”, mentioned William Rodríguez, Minister of Tourism.

    The chief traveled to Mexico to present the campaign to the media, influencers and Mexican businessmen in the sector; He also attended interviews with journalists from publications such as Trade News, Jet News, Travel Pulse MX, Expansión, Concierge Magazine, W-Radio, El Financiero Bloomberg, Radio Imagen and Travel Report MX.

    Strategic positioning actions

    To publicize the campaign and due to traffic congestion in Mexico City, on the Vía Verde, a reference point with vertical gardens that provide oxygen to the city, its 62 fixed screens will be used with the campaign “Costa Rica esPura Vida” for four days, on August 02 and 03 in a continuous schedule from 10 a.m. to 12 midnight. Likewise, on Friday the 4th from 10 a.m. to 12 noon and from 5 to 7 p.m., on Saturday, August 5 from 3 to 7 p.m.

    It should be noted that during the indicated hours the images of Costa Rica’s tourist attractions will be projected exclusively without the presence of other brands or tourist destinations. This vehicular artery located in the Mexican capital stands out for the high traffic of thousands of vehicles, which ensures a wide observation of the messages by the more than 3 million.

    Mexicans that are estimated to transit during the days of exhibition of the commercials.The images of the campaign will also be seen in the State of Mexico through 11 3D screens, in the Peripheral Ring.

    Full promotion

    The promotional audiovisuals will also be projected in movie theaters, social networks and digital media to motivate thousands of potential tourists to discover the beauties of our country. As a complement, an exclusive section for Mexicans was also launched on the website www.visitecostarica.comand will even put them in direct contact with specialized tour operators. The first stage of the “Costa Rica es Pura Vida” campaign will last one month, then the second stage will be activated in October and November.

    For almost 2 years, the ICT has generated previous communication and public relations strategies in Mexico, with the purpose of inviting the Aztec traveler to discover our destination, taste its gastronomy, learn about the culture, crafts and marvel at the beaches, mountains or the city to feel like one more Tico and now wants them to also live the “Pura Vida” experience, through this advertising campaign that complements and enhances the efforts made.

    According to the most recent data from the ICT, in the first half of 2023, 35,866 Mexican tourists visited us by air, 46.3% more than the figures for the same period in 2022.
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