A tourist's paradise? Here's how Costa Rica has balanced biodiversity with accessibility

Two ecology experts uncover how important biodiversity was compared with other key tourism drivers in Costa Rica. Image: Unsplash/Zdeněk Macháček

Alejandra Echeverri Ochoa

Postdoctoral Scholar in Biology, Stanford University

Jeffrey R. Smith

Postdoctoral Researcher in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Princeton University


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Places like Monteverde are top tourist destinations in Costa Rica because they have a rich biodiversity for the visitors to explore. Image: Twitter/@NatureManMike

To continue deriving economic benefits from tourism, Costa Rica needs to invest in both infrastructure and biodiversity conservation. Image: Unsplash/Zdeněk Macháček

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