COSTA RICA ECOTOURISM
Costa Rica ecotourism is world famous--and rightly so.
It takes many forms, like
---Whale watching ecotourism
---Sea turtle ecotours
---Birdwatching (did you know that Costa Rica has virtually the same number of bird species as all of the Continental U.S.?)
More and more vacations in Costa Rica involve some form of ecology touring so come and discover some of these for yourself on your Costa Rica adventure.
Costa Rica Photography Tours
In a world increasingly concerned about our carbon footprint and worried about willy-nilly depredations and exploitation for quick gain---at the expense of our children---more and more people come here for Costa Rica photography tours.
Sure, they capture the rare jaguar.
Or shoot the endangered scarlet macaw.
But only on film.
And they leave behind footprints. . .
in the sand.
Bring your camera. Shoot as many rare animals as you want.
In a tropical paradise.
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Costa Rica Whale Watching
We forget that only a dozen or so decades in the past, entire communities---indeed, entire countries---depended upon whaling for food and oil to light their homes.
Considered by many the greatest english language novel ever written, Moby Dick is engraved in our memory but. . .
for most of us only in our memory because we have decimated these glorious animals to about five percent of their normal population.
Whales play an important role in Costa Rica eco tourism and sustainability as tens of thousands of people visit one of the great remaining whale-watching places on the planet every year. Click to find out more about
Sea Turtle Ecotourism
When she was a child, hundreds of thousands of sea turtles nested every year along every beach by Rosa's house. Rosa is a young Tica woman who lives on the southern Pacific coast of Costa Rica.
Now she sees only a few.
Just a couple of decades ago, MILLIONS came ashore in Costa Rica to lay hundreds of millions of eggs.
Rosa wants her kids to see what she did so she's fighting to preserve these magnificent creatures.
Though the task is daunting, she's not alone, and Costa Rica ecotourism is playing a critical role in preserving the future of
Tortuguero Sea Turtle Ecotourism
As I noted, Costa Rica ecotourism may be helping to save the country's plant and animal species and, in many ways, it has been led by a marvelous Caribbean park just north of where Columbus landed and named Costa Rica five centuries ago. It's a must-see for Tortuguero sea turtle ecotourism.
Visit Tirimbina Rainforest Center
The Tirimbina Rainforest Center is a good place for fun, adventure, and education, all at once. Not a lot of Costa Rica tourists know about it but I've got the scoop on the Tirimbina Rainforest Center.
Cocos Island: Remote, Spectacular Diving
Once the favorite of real life pirates,
said to be the inspiration for
Treasure Island and
remote, halfway to the Galapagos, and perhaps the world's best large marine animal viewing.
If you're an adventurous diver, consider
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