This region is gaining popularity due to the increased demand for nature-based travel since COVID.
Costa Rica is home of nearly 61% of the world’s biodiversity.
The area is home to volcanic cones and tropical rainforests. It also has sandy beaches that run along the Caribbean and Pacific coasts.
Costa Rica also leads in sustainable tourism.
Its certification for sustainable tourism scheme celebrated 25-years of existence in 2022. Over 400 Costa Rican companies have been accredited.
It aims to reduce the dependence on fossil fuels.
In the 1940s more than three-quarters of Costa Rica had been covered in trees.
Central America is home to six distinct ecosystems.
This was caused by the logging industry. In tropical areas, one square meter of rainforest is lost every six seconds.
Only a third of Central American forests have been left since the 1980s.
Looking at Costa Rica’s historical record, it is unlikely the country will be recognized worldwide as a leader of conservation.
This country is one of the earliest to reverse the natural decline of tropical forests. Only 0.03 per cent of the global landmass remains and only 5% of fast-shrinking biodiversity are protected.