Origins of Monteverde, Costa Rica

Photo: Patrick Nouhailler, Santa Helena Parc Origins of Monteverde In 1948 when the United States passed a universal military training act, four Alabama Quakers refused to register, were arrested, and put into prison. One of the four, Marvin Rockwell, recalled: “After we were released, we thought, maybe we ought to leave the United States.” That …

Costa Rica

Photo: F Delventhal, Cartwheel Costa Rica has 4% of global biodiversity and the country has attracted tropical biologists, ecologists and nature-loving visitors seeking a peaceful vacation. The country is bordered by Nicaragua to the north, Panama to the southeast, the Pacific Ocean to the west and the Caribbean Sea to the east. The country is home …

San José

Photo: Guillermo A. Durán, La Sabana San José (elevation 1,150 meters) is the political, economic and cultural hub of Costa Rica and the nation’s capital. Natural World San José is located in the Central Valley (Meseta Central), where 70 percent of the country’s population lives. Those seeking urban greenery have a number of options. West of …

Planet, People, Peace #P3CostaRica

This week – October 9-11 – the Planet, People, Peace (Planeta, Personas, Paz) tourism conference takes place in San José, Costa Rica. Planet, People, Peace or P3 (works in English and Spanish) is Costa Rica’s premiere event on ecotourism and sustainable tourism. Its name represents the focus of reconfirming our commitment to redirect the essence of its People back to the Planet, sharing …