Comments: Costa Rica: Top Ten in world eco-tourism

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Cost Rica does beckon me and it seems, from my research, fairly reasonable cost wise. Certainly the unique natural beauty, that you describe, even for the non adventurous makes it especially appealing.

Posted by Fred at April 23, 2006 11:40 AM

Uncrowded beaches? I'm in.

Posted by The Unabrewer at April 23, 2006 07:47 PM

Yeah, Costa Rica is Disneyland! As a matter of fact, I think *everybody* should go there, particularly rich, white, Americans out for a good time, to support unckecked and unregulated tourism practices, and contribute significantly to spoiling an already delicate ecosystem in the name of our God-given right to vacation.

Let's see how fast we can turn pristine natural landscape essential to the function of the world's ecosystem into Atlantic City.

Eco-tourism my ass. Join a conservation group and stop some of the most deregulated and destructive logging practices on the planet that destroy millions of species a year. That'll keep you busy on vacation. And you can look at all the pretty trees, too. Ugh.

Posted by Jaime Anne Earnest at April 23, 2006 11:37 PM

Rich White Americans? I thought they were all supposed to go vacation in Paris with John Heinz-Kerry and learn how to run a truly enlightened country? Isn't eco-tourism more for granola-crunching types, who are more likely to respect the ecospheres to which they travel? Gosh, I guess I need to update my stereotypes.

"Take only pictures, leave only footprints."
-Boy Scout Handbook

Posted by G Rex at April 24, 2006 12:05 PM

Well, congrats on buying into the sterotype, G-rex. Why don't you go to your local ravel agent and find out how much a vaca in CR is going to cost you, compared to less "sensitive" destinations like London or Cancun, and get back to me. You're eating the packaging of the tourism industry whole, which is specifically what they want you to do.

Posted by Jaime Anne at April 24, 2006 01:21 PM

Jaime Anne, please adjust your sarcasm filter, okay? The word "gosh" should have been at least a hint.

Posted by G Rex at April 24, 2006 04:14 PM

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