+ Translate

How sustainable is ecotourism in Costa Rica?

, : How sustainable is ecotourism in Costa Rica?. Sustainable tourism: a geographical perspective: 107-118

This article examines the role of park-based tourism, through a case study of Tortuguero National Park, Costa Rica. It is concluded that Tortuguero has the prerequisites for sustainable conservation-based tourism: an interesting and relatively easily viewed wildlife component, the potential for relatively easy access, and a distinctive local culture.

(PDF 0-2 workdays service)

Accession: 003162568

Submit PDF Full Text: Here

Submit PDF Full Text

No spam - Every submission is manually reviewed

Due to poor quality, we do not accept files from Researchgate

Submitted PDF Full Texts will always be free for everyone
(We only charge for PDFs that we need to acquire)

Select a PDF file:

Related references

Aylward, B.; Allen, K.; Echeverria, J.; Tosi, J., 1996: Sustainable ecotourism in Costa Rica: The Monteverde Cloud Forest Preserve. The paper discusses the sustainability of the Monteverde Cloud Forest Preserve in the context of Costa Rican ecotourism. While the history of the Preserve is somewhat unique, the analysis of visitation, financial, ecological and economic factors p...

Stem, C.J.; Lassoie, J.P.; Lee, D.R.; Deshler, D.J., 2003: How 'eco' is ecotourism? A comparative case study of ecotourism in Costa Rica. This paper examines the potential of ecotourism as a tool for promoting conservation and community development, based on a comparative study in Costa Rica. Study findings were mixed regarding ecotourism's effectiveness as a conservation and c...

Jacobson, S.; Robles, R., 1992: Ecotourism, sustainable development, and conservation education: development of a tour guide training program in Tortuguero, Costa Rica. A tour guide training program was developed for rural communities near Costa Rica's Tortuguero National Park to respond to the impacts of the 24-fold increase in park visitation in the past decade, to involve local communities in resource man...

Wirdheim, Anders., 2002: Costa Rica Ecotourism and land relationship Costa Rica Ekoturismens forlovade land. Var Fagelvarld, 613: 19-23

Weaver, D., 1998: Ecotourism in Costa Rica. A case study of ecotourism in Costa Rica, and its immediate neighbouring regions is provided. It is argued that the country has acquired a reputation as an international ecotourism leader, and suggests that by examining visitor profiles, motivatio...

Duim, R. van der; Philipsen, J., 2002: How eco is Costa Rica's ecotourism?. This chapter examines the contributions of Costa Rican (eco)tourism to nature conservation. In order to illustrate the relationship between tourism and nature conservation, examples from Monteverde (a private reserve) and Manuel Antonio (a nationa...

Geic, S., 2004: The organization of ecotourism in Costa Rica. This paper reviews ecotourism theory and describes the tendencies in the development of Costa Rican tourism. The specific characteristics of Costa Rica's tourist regions are then described in detail in the context of ecotourism development. E...

Lumsdon, L.; Swift, J.S., 1998: Ecotourism at a crossroads: The case of Costa Rica. This article examines tourism development in Costa Rica, with particular emphasis on the strategic choices facing the country in the future. It suggests that the traditional approaches to visitor segmentation may no longer be applicable. Visitor r...

Weaver, D.B., 1999: Magnitude of ecotourism in Costa Rica and Kenya. An examination of ecotourism patterns within Costa Rica and Kenya reveals differential magnitudes across an array of relevant criteria. If measured in terms of specialized accommodations, visits by specialist ecotourists, direct social and economi...

Lee, D.N.B.; Snepenger, D.J., 1992: An ecotourism assessment of Tortuguero, Costa Rica. Annals of Tourism Research 19(2): 367-370