Costa Rica: A Biodiversity Paradise by Amanda Urcuyo

Updated: Aug 13


Amanda Urcuyo

Amanda Urcuyo runs Costa Rica Travelling Tours, a travel agency in Costa Rica. Her passion is to organize tours that provide something exceptional. She says tourism makes her happy. Unfortunately Costa Rica is struggling as the motor of its economy - tourism - is in slow motion.


"Tourism in Costa Rica has been one of the fastest growing economic sectors of the country and by 1995 became the largest foreign exchange earner. Since 1999, tourism has earned more foreign exchange than bananas, pineapples and coffee exports combined. The tourism boom began in 1987 and this growth has made it possible to develop the infrastructure of tourism in the country.


You won't be disappointed to visit because Costa Rica is a country with marvelous biodiversity. It is a paradise that safeguards 5% of the world’s biodiversity, and a unique place where different ecosystems live together, creating impressive landscapes and amazing views. Most natural resources are protected by a consolidated National System of Protected Areas (SINAC), which represents 25% of the national territory, and includes biological reserves, national parks, forest reserves and wildlife refuges".


Affluent Society would like to thank Amanda for sharing her photo and comment with our Destination Revisited Series. This is our way of supporting the global and local tourism industry, which has been adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. We look forward to seeing you in Costa Rica!


All of us live somewhere with interesting sights. We travel to new destinations. Some of us jet-set and live in different places around the world. Affluent Society's Destination Revisited Series reminds us that travel is still possible during these COVID-19 times by posting and sharing photos of places and experiences. It gets us dreaming and inspires our travel plans for the foreseeable future. This post adds to the Destination Revisited Series. Now it's time to share yours.


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