The Tale of Two Eco Destinations: Costa Rica’s Osa Peninsula and Manuel Antonio National Park

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Costa Rica’s Osa Peninsula, home of Corcovado National Park, is one of the most important biological resources on the entire planet. Over five percent of the entire worlds biodiversity can be found on this tiny peninsula.

Costa Rica VacationOsa is an example of how Eco Tourism can achieve positive results. The video below by Assignment Earth explains the positive benefits that Eco Tourism has brought to the Osa Peninsula.

In contrast, Manuel Antonio to the north of Oso, struggles with its identity as an Eco Tourism destination. After more than 20 years of unabated growth, Manuel Antonio Park now sees more than a million visitors a year.

The Saving Mono Titi documentary explores the issues surrounding the growth in Manuel Antonio and how the community struggles with the conflict between economic realities and preserving the natural habitat that attracts visitor in the fist place.

More on Saving Mono Titi: CLICK HERE

Eco Tourism in Costa Rica’s Osa Peninsula by Assignment Earth

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2 thoughts on “The Tale of Two Eco Destinations: Costa Rica’s Osa Peninsula and Manuel Antonio National Park

  1. The one thing I fear is that some of these places will become over-treaded and therefore the wilderness will recede as a result of this eco-travel, but the benefits and information that can be gained are wonderful too.

  2. Manuel Antonio is definitely ‘over-treaded’ as far as I can tell by being there for a couple of days. It’s surrounded by nice beaches, so I understand why tourists would want to go there.

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