06 Jun '11, 12am

Can Ecotourism Survive in Costa Rica? ~ What is Eco Tourism 2.0?

Can Ecotourism Survive in Costa Rica? ~ What is Eco Tourism 2.0?

Making energy from food scraps is just the beginning at this ecolodge, one of 148 nationally certified sustainable hotels in the Central American country located between Panama and Nicaragua. "Costa Rica is one of the pioneers of sustainable tourism, dating back to the 1980s when visiting tropical biologists started to bring their friends and family along on field trips," says Ronald Sanabria, the Rainforest Alliance’s vice president of sustainable tourism . Ecotourism thrives in Costa Rica, Sanabria says, because of the country’s impressive biodiversity, proximity to North America, long history of political stability, and high literacy rate.

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