Costa Rica

Costa Rica to Shut Down Zoos and Release Animals into their Natural Habitats

August 5, 2013 / No Comments

Though Costa Rica is small in size, it is rich in biodiversity. The country spreads across a mere 0.03% of the earth’s surface, but is blessed with lush forests that is home to 500 thousand unique organisms and represents over 4% of all the known species on Earth. Some of the species from the wild have been captured and put in ...

Costa Rica Fully Bans Shark Finning

October 12, 2012 / No Comments

Costa Rica has officially declared a blanket ban on shark finning. Shark finning is a process where the sharks’ fins are sliced off and left in the ocean to die. Costa Rica has rules to protect sharks, but they had many a loophole. In an effort to close those loopholes, President Laura Chinchilla has signed an executive order preventing shark finning ...

Costa Rican Green Hotels Get Travelocity Eco-friendly Designation

January 13, 2011 / 1 Comment

The green hotels of Costa Rica have been conferred with eco friendly designation from Travelocity Website. It features hotels that had received the Certification for Sustainable Tourism (CST) from the Costa Rica Tourism Board. The CST program is a product of the Costa Rica Tourism Board (ICT) which analyses the tourism sector in the country based on their achievements regarding ...

Mitsubishi iMiEV to Drive into Central America’s Greenest Nation Costa Rica

January 3, 2011 / 1 Comment

Mitsubishi i MiEV, the Japanese electric vehicle, is likely to enter the Costa Rican market very soon. Well, this is one much anticipated news, and the hatchback was being awaited since quite a few years now. But the most significant aspect in this regard is that Costa Rica is supposed to the greenest country in Central America, perhaps in ...

Finca Bellavista, the Energy Efficient Tree House Enclave in the Costa Rican Jungle

October 1, 2010 / No Comments

A solar-powered tree house community has been built in the Costa Rican Jungle, and it is considered the world's first modern, planned, sustainable tree house community. Named  ‘Finca Bellavista’, the enclave near the Pan-American Highway is the idea of Matt Hogan and his wife Erica.