Zipline Canopy tours are a can't miss adventure on your next trip to Costa Rica. Ask your Eco Preservation Travel coordinator about the safest and best Zipline Canopy Tours. For more information Explore Costa Rica.
Ecotourism is the fastest growing sector of the world's largest service industry, tourism. While environmentalists are weighing the pros and cons of ecotourism, many developing nations are looking to cash in on the growing demand for this new trend in travel. The poor nations of Central America, with its cloud forests, active volcanoes, and wide variety of flora and fauna, appear ideally situated to take advantage of the growing demand for ecotourism with Costa Rica leading the pack. Although Costa Rica has been lauded for its development of a lucrative, yet environmentally friendly, ecotourism industry, economists and enivoronmentalists alike debate whether or not an economy centered around tourism can be sustained.
Turrialba Volcano, 30 miles east of Costa Rica's capital San Jose, has been increasingly active in recent years. Last week, the volcano saw its strongest eruption in decades, sending ash nearly two miles in the air. Volcanologists captured spectacular video of the eruption, taken by an infrared camera, that shows lava shooting from the volcano's mouth.
“It was a single explosion but a really strong one. This means that there was high pressure inside the volcano,” Javier Pacheco, a government volcanologist, told the Tico Times.
Nearly 11,000 feet, the volcano was a destination for hikers until 2014, when the country closed it off to visitors, due to increased volcanic activity. It's the second highest volcano in Costa Rica, behind Irazú, an 11,260-foot volcano which last blew its top in 1994.
Costa Rica is one of most highly valued tourist destinations in this planet. This small piece of land includes all of the necessary components to satisfy the taste of thousands of travelers visiting each year. Costa Rica's territorial division includes 7 provinces, which are: San José, Alajuela, Cartago, Heredia, Guanacaste, Puntarenas, and Limón. Together they offer an attractive tourist destination, of almost limitless possibilities, that include extensive rainforests, volcanoes, rivers traveling through the mountains, beaches and natural resources safeguarded by an important organization of national parks and forest reserves.
Carate, is located on Osa Peninsula, the most biologically intense location on earth. For those interest in the ultimate wildlife immersion experience. Click here to Explore Costa Rica with Eco Preservation Society
Scarlet Macaws are perhaps the most striking and colorful bird species of in the world. Scarlet Macaws are listed as endangered species and there are several conservation programs underway in Costa Rica. To learn more go to Explore Costa Rica.Read more