Holiday Homes, Hotels Endangering Ecotourism

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Controverse sur l’écotourisme au Costa Rica

Des touristes visitent un lagon dans le parc nationale du volcan Poas au Coista Rica © AFP PHOTO/ Yuri CORTEZ

The boom in construction projects on the Pacific coast of Costa Rica is threatening biodiversity and compromising the future of the country’s widely promoted ecological tourism, says a study by Costa Rican and U.S. scientists.

The study, compiled over a two-year period by the Centre for Responsible Travel (CREST) at Stanford University in California, examines the problems inherent in the Costa Rican tourism model, particularly the uncontrolled sprawl of holiday resorts and homes.


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