Costa Rica Parks

Poster A national park is a category of protected area, which enjoys a certain legal status, allows to protect and conserve the biodiversity found in it. This area should include representative samples of ecosystems of national significance, show little evidence of human activity, offer important attractions for visitors and have a capacity for educational and …

Costa Rica

Photo: F Delventhal, Cartwheel Costa Rica has 4% of global biodiversity and the country has attracted tropical biologists, ecologists and nature-loving visitors seeking a peaceful vacation. The country is bordered by Nicaragua to the north, Panama to the southeast, the Pacific Ocean to the west and the Caribbean Sea to the east. The country is home …

Camino de Costa Rica

Photo: Patrick Nouhailler, Visit to Quepos From ocean to ocean in Central America, the Camino de Costa Rica walking trail – caminodecostarica.org – compises rural roads and challenging forest trails. Coast to coast requires a 15 day, 280 kilometers (170 miles) hike crossing Costa Rica from the Atlantic to the Pacífic. Established in 2018, this …

North America

Roofdog Planeta.com spotlights the North American continent — the big three  (Canada, Mexico and the United States) and the rest of the continent including Central America and the Caribbean. Translating: What is North American identity?Spanish: ¿Cuál es la identidad de América del Norte?French: Quelle est l’identité nord-américaine? Countries Crossing Borders Planeta.com

Planet, People, Peace #P3CostaRica

The Planet, People, Peace (Planeta, Personas, Paz) tourism conference takes place in San José, Costa Rica. Planet, People, Peace or P3 (works in English and Spanish) is Costa Rica’s premiere event on ecotourism and sustainable tourism. Its name represents the focus of reconfirming our commitment to redirect the essence of its People back to the Planet, sharing Costa Rica’s experience as …

Seas

Photo: Tasman Sea Sea = Smaller, partly landlocked sections of the ocean and certain large, entirely landlocked, saltwater lakes, such as the Caspian Sea and the Dead Sea ExamplesThe Caspian Sea is the world’s largest inland body of water, variously classed as the world’s largest lake or a full-fledged sea. The Dead Sea is a …

San José, Costa Rica

Photo: Guillermo A. Durán, La Sabana San José (elevation 1,150 meters) is the political, economic and cultural hub of Costa Rica and the nation’s capital. Natural WorldSan José is located in the Central Valley (Meseta Central), where 70 percent of the country’s population lives. Those seeking urban greenery have a number of options. West of downtown …

United Central America Announces Cooperative Tourism Marketing Effort to Include “Green Certification”

Photo: Claire Warmenbol/IUCN Web, Guatemala Seed Farm From the archives (May/Mayo 2001)by Bruce Conord (San Jose, Costa Rica) — The Central American countries of Costa Rica, Honduras, Belize, El Salvador, Panama, and Nicaragua meet June 1 and 2 in Panama where they hope to announce a formal agreement to promote area-wide tourism, according to Walter …

Conservation in Costa Rica (1998)

by Les BeletskyFrom the archives (first published in 1998) Costa Rica holds a truly unique position among the world’s tropical nations with regard to conservation. This small country simultaneously is among the nations facing severe environmental threats and the nation that is perhaps most active in conservation efforts. Here I briefly describe some of the …

Origins of Monteverde, Costa Rica

Photo: Patrick Nouhailler, Santa Helena Parc Origins of MonteverdeIn 1948 when the United States passed a universal military training act, four Alabama Quakers refused to register, were arrested, and put into prison. One of the four, Marvin Rockwell, recalled: “After we were released, we thought, maybe we ought to leave the United States.” That same …