Mistico Arenal Hanging Bridges Park
The history of Mistico Park, where Costa Rica's famous suspension bridges are located, started at the beginning of the 20th century. Landelina Rodr铆guez and Adri谩n Castillo, natives from La Fortuna, San Carlos, dedicated their life to work the land they had inherited from their parents on the slopes of Arenal Volcano. At the beginning of 21st century, the family decided to open this natural forest sanctuary to the public, and they hired a company to develop the Puentes del Arenal ecotourism project, which would allow thousands of people to enjoy the beauty of the forests in a comfortable and comfortable way. comfortable. safe. Under the Mistico Park brand, today the park offers not only the attraction of suspension bridges, but also a wide variety of routes that allow visitors to enjoy direct contact with nature, where many native species live in an ecosystem with great diversity biological In Mistico Park, inclusive ecotourism is promoted, which offers the highest level of comfort possible to all visitors with accessible trails. These have no stairs, have railings and the surface material is non-slip concrete. During our visit to Mistico Arenal Hanging Bridges Park we observed different joint ecosystems forming a belt of transition vegetation with a high level of biodiversity, that can be found along the border between two types of forests: highlands and lowlands, collecting species from both areas. Over years of evolution, plants from lowland rainforests, typical of Sarapiqu铆 and Tortuguero, has experienced an altitude migration up to 500-600 meters, allowing it to meet and interact with plants from the highlands. For this reason, the treetops in Mistico Park offers a rich environment in biodiversity, with a strong presence of several species of epiphytic plants, birds, mammals, butterflies and much more. Mistico Arenal Hanging Bridges Park is a great example of good practices on implementing SDGs from local actions to attain sustainability.
D铆a Mundial del Turismo
En el marco de la Semana Mundial de Acci贸n por los Objetivos de Desarrollo Sostenible y en el Primer Festival de Acci贸n por los ODS Costa Rica 2019, estaremos celebrando el D铆a Mundial del Turismo, con la charla Turismo y empleo: un futuro mejor para todos. Esta actividad totalmente gratuita se realizar谩 a las 9:00 am en el Auditorio de Administraci贸n Universitaria de la Universidad T茅cnica Nacional (Sede Central, Villa Bonita) Alajuela, Costa Rica.
Kat煤: Sustainable Gastronomy in Alajuela - Costa Rica
Sustainable Gastronomy Day emphasizes the need to focus the world鈥檚 attention on the role that sustainable gastronomy can play. It also reaffirms that all cultures and civilizations are contributors and crucial enablers of sustainable development. The set of dishes and culinary uses of a particular place is one more expression of the natural and cultural diversity of the planet. Chef Cristian Morera Leiva is very clear about the concept of sustainable gastronomy, in his restaurant Kat煤 he combines the legacy of the Costa Rican indigenous culture, the local economic development, as well as the protection of the environment. We went to visit him for tasting the delicious menu, we also knew the details that make this restaurant an example on sustainability to follow: 馃敼 Fresh ingredients are supplied every weekend with local producers at the Farmer's Fair in town, offering seasonal foods and varied dishes with high nutritional value. 馃敼 In addition, the policy of inclusion, respect for human rights and the diversity of clients and their collaborators is very clear. 馃敼 In the environmental aspect, biodegradable containers are used, used oil is recycled and drinking straws are not offered, although if the customer requests it, they also have biodegradable. 馃敼 The furniture was made with recycled pallets, which gives the restaurant a cozy atmosphere, so it is visited by young people, local families and foreign visitors. 馃敼 This type of gastronomy can play a fundamental role in sustainable development, especially in the less favored communities, since it promotes agricultural development, food security, nutrition, sustainable food production and biodiversity conservation. On the other hand, implementing a sustainable gastronomy contributes to the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals, specifically SDG 2: "A world with zero hunger for 2030 is possible".
La Ruta del Caf茅 - COSTA RICA (Regi贸n Occidental)
Nuestro objetivo es hacer del caf茅 un impulsor del desarrollo ecotur铆stico alternativo, en forma inclusiva y accesible, sostenible con el ambiente y de beneficio para las comunidades de la regi贸n. La Ruta del Caf茅 de Costa Rica (Regi贸n Occidental) contribuye a revalorar un conjunto de poblaciones del pa铆s que siempre han estado en el imaginario colectivo de la naci贸n en su conjunto y que representan alternativas frescas y diferentes para los visitantes nacionales y extranjeros. Es un reconocimiento a quienes habitan esos hermosos lugares de la geograf铆a costarricense y han sabido guardar para todos, la riqueza cultural e hist贸rica que encierran. Tambi茅n son constantes las buenas pr谩cticas agr铆colas en las fincas y el beneficiado en armon铆a con la naturaleza, en el que est谩n comprometidos los productores, beneficiadores y exportadores.
Guaravito - Sustentabilidad y Conservaci贸n
We are an organization that works for the construction of peace through environmental conservation, decarbonization against climate change and sustainable development focused on ecotourism in Costa Rica. With communities, organizations, institutions and business, we have developed the Action Campaign for the Sustainable Development Goals. Our objective is to make sustainable coffee plantations an alternative ecotourism development promoter, in an inclusive, accessible and diverse way, sustainable with the environment, for the benefit of the communities in the region. Our vision is to develop the region's growth in a sustainable, inclusive, accessible and diverse way, with the joint effort of micro entrepreneurs and communities, coordinated by local and international authorities. Ecotourism and social innovation alternative services -on an inclusive, accessible and diverse rural circuits, contributes to the Sustainable Development Goals, as new opportunities are generated, it has a direct impact on the social development of the local communities involved. This project is also based on the World Tourism Organization's Code of Ethics for Tourism, which is a fundamental reference for responsible and sustainable tourism, linked to economic prosperity, job creation and resource growth for environmental protection, this global set of principles were designed to guide tourism development, and is equally aimed to governments, tourism companies, destinations, local communities and responsible tourists for a sustainable tourism industry. As one of the largest socio-economic sectors in Costa Rica, sustainable tourism can stimulate economic growth, create decent work and entrepreneurial opportunities, and help thousands of people out of poverty and improve their livelihoods.
D铆a Mundial del Turismo: El Turismo en la Era Digital
El Turismo en la Era Digital En la actualidad, las empresas y las personas est谩n conectadas, intercambian informaci贸n y realizan transacciones de formas que nunca hab铆amos imaginado. La combinaci贸n de plataformas digitales, las opiniones y contenidos creados por el usuario, la integraci贸n de las redes sociales, los sistemas de posicionamiento global y el uso de los macrodatos y la inteligencia artificial han transformado nuestra forma de gestionar, consumir y compartir la informaci贸n.