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Another type of tourism

   
         

Ecotourism, sustainable tourism, responsible tourism… all those words are very much in fashion.
In Costa Rica like elsewhere in the world it is sometimes hard to distinguish green washing from real commitment.

Actually, Costa Rica can be seen as a laboratory where new forms of ecotourism are experimented: a large number of projects and developments are carried out by field associations, rural communities and cooperatives demonstrating a formidable dynamism.

These initiatives are usually a great link between an economic tourism project and the conservation of the local wildlife: preservation of a nature reserve, of a primary forest…
They prove that another type of tourism is possible, authentic, with a humanistic approach, in tune with the local life.

This rural and community tourism is fighting for survival. If some projects have good support, others, in spite of their quality find themselves threatened by the economic pressure through lack of marketing or visitors.
Caminando Costa Rica favours the collaboration with those alternative tourism actors : local cooperatives, small producers, indigenous communities, rural tourism accommodations, local guides…

Whenever possible, our guided tours go and meet them. A modest but active and sustainable support.

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