In the framework of the International Year on Sustainable Tourism for Development 2017 (IY2017), and on the occasion of World Tourism Day 2017 (WTD2017), on September 27, the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) is asking travelers to commit to being more responsible and pledging to #TravelEnjoyRespect. The purpose is to engage tourists in making the sector

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Walking on the clouds

The community of Monteverde has developed around the highest values of conservation and sustainable use of the natural resources for agriculture and ecotourism. Located in the highlands of the Tilaran Mountain Range, the town of Santa Elena is the most important tourist center. Small and medium size hotels and lodges serve as the control base

Fruits of the tropics

Papaya  –  Carica papaya Native to the American tropics, this is an exceptional fruit to try during your Costa Rica vacation! It has a great flavor and nutritional qualities; the papaya is an important source of vitamins A, B, G and C and is excellent for the digestion. The most common papaya in Costa Rica

Corcovado National Park

Location: Southern side of the Osa Peninsula Importance: The park protects major habitats including a montane forest, which covers more than half the park; a cloud forest, located in the highest region, richly populated by oaks and tree ferns; swamp forests, flooded practically all year-round; a holillo forest, predominated by palms; a mangrove swamp located

The Costa Ricans

Costa Rica is known for its civilized way of life. It is no exaggeration to call the country an oasis of peace. This a fundamental part of the Costa Rican character. Costa Rica is the seat of the University for Peace as well as the Inter American Court of Human Rights. This fact empathizes the

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