A Complete Guide to Ecotourism in Costa Rica: Hotels, Tips
Costa Rica is one of the most biodiverse and lush places in the world. The Central American country is nestled between the Caribbean and Pacific oceans; the landscape creates several unique microclimates throughout the country, including cool cloud forests, tropical rainforests, dry jungles, and coastal beaches. It is a paradise for nature lovers.
And Costa Rica is committed to keeping its idyllic piece of land as such. As the United Nations Environment Program says it, “[The country] has long punched above its weight as a global green pioneer with a strong social conscience. (reversing the damage caused by deforestation), and about 25% of the total land has been turned into protected areas. Most amazing of all: the government has presented a detailed plan to decarbonize its economy by 2050.
Due to the country’s commitment to sustainability and community, it has become a thriving destination for eco-activists and, therefore, ecotourism. And travelers who are also committed to the philosophy of “leaving it better than you found it” will fit right in.
Here, how to get the most out of your trip, for you and for the planet.