NEW YORK, November 8, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Travel + Leisure has appointed Costa Rica as the 2024 Destination of the Year. from Costa Rica commitment to a sustainable future, along with its deeply rooted connection to the land and its indigenous communities, make it a standout destination for travelers to visit in the coming year. Costa Rica is the ninth Destination of the Year winner, selected annually by T+L editors, with previous selections including Italy, Japan It is Australia.

“We are pleased to honor Costa Rica as our 2024 Destination of the Year,” said Jacqui Gifford, Editor-in-Chief of Travel + Leisure. “from Costa Rica its unwavering dedication to sustainable tourism and its breathtaking natural beauty make it a standout destination for travelers seeking unique, eco-conscious experiences in the coming year.”

Costa Rica is known for unparalleled contributions to ecotourism, including pioneering the concept of eco-lodging as well as establishing a global standard for sustainable travel practices. The country’s commitment to conservation has led to a successful reversal of the deforestation of past decades, with more than 50% of its landmass now covered in tropical forest. The country’s rich biodiversity is incomparable, with 12 ecosystems and half a million species gathered in its almost 50 thousand square kilometers. Other highlights include the Camino de Costa Ricathe nearly 200-mile trail that stretches across the country, the world-renowned coffee beans exported from the region, and the culinary scene with rich traditions and diversity.

A complete guide to everything Costa Rica has to offer – from culinary offerings to eco-lodges and more – is now available on TravelandLeisure.comand will be featured in the cover story of the December 2023 edition/January 2024 edition, available on newsstands in November 17th.

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Citi® /AAdvantage® is the presenting sponsor of Travel + Leisure’s 2024 Destination of the Year. As part of the sponsorship, Travel + Leisure will host a special event for cardholders celebrating the winning destination with the Costa Rican chef Byron Gomez.

Travel + Leisure is the preeminent voice of the sophisticated traveler, offering expert intelligence and the world’s most engaging travel lifestyle content. Travel + Leisure captures the joy of discovering the cultural pleasures the world has to offer, from art and design to shopping and style to food and drink. Travel + Leisure connects with its audience across platforms including its flagship U.S. and four international print editions, digital channels, the annual World’s Best franchise and more. Launched in 1971, Travel + Leisure is part of the Dotdash Meredith publishing family and owned by Travel + Leisure Co. Netherlands).

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