Title

Aligning tourists’ interests with local, sustainable development in Costa Rica

Date

6-1-2017 11:00 AM

End Time

1-6-2017 1:00 PM

Location

WUC Pacific Room

Department

Criminal Justice

Session Chair

Misty Weitzel

Session Title

Forensic Anthropology

Faculty Sponsor(s)

Misty Weitzel

Presentation Type

Poster session

Abstract

One quarter of Costa Rica’s export income comes from ecotourism, which is the country’s most prominent form of tourism. This poster showcases the local tourist attractions, landscapes, and services eco-tourists utilize during their travels to Costa Rica. It draws on pictures, participant observation, and oral interviews to highlight the major attractions and interests of locals in Tárcoles, Carara National Park, and Jacó along the Pacific Coast. It also illustrates the ways in which tourists traveling to Costa Rica can benefit the lifestyles of the community through the promotion of its members' human welfare through a sustainable use of the natural environment. It argues that there are opportunities in Tárcoles for the community to take advantage of the tourists visiting nearby attractions and also develop sustainable services that preserve the environment and create economic benefits for locals.

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Jun 1st, 11:00 AM Jun 1st, 1:00 PM

Aligning tourists’ interests with local, sustainable development in Costa Rica

WUC Pacific Room

One quarter of Costa Rica’s export income comes from ecotourism, which is the country’s most prominent form of tourism. This poster showcases the local tourist attractions, landscapes, and services eco-tourists utilize during their travels to Costa Rica. It draws on pictures, participant observation, and oral interviews to highlight the major attractions and interests of locals in Tárcoles, Carara National Park, and Jacó along the Pacific Coast. It also illustrates the ways in which tourists traveling to Costa Rica can benefit the lifestyles of the community through the promotion of its members' human welfare through a sustainable use of the natural environment. It argues that there are opportunities in Tárcoles for the community to take advantage of the tourists visiting nearby attractions and also develop sustainable services that preserve the environment and create economic benefits for locals.