Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Next Vacation: A Cruise or Costa Rica Eco-Tourism?

A cruise ship in San Deigo Bay, August 15 2004Image via WikipediaIm going to lay this one out there nice and simple. A cruise ship is a large floating piece of junk. One cruise ship generates EACH DAY:

  •  25,000 gallons of sewage from toilets each day
  • 143,000 gallons of sewage from sinks, galleys, and showers
  • 7 tons of garbage and solid waste
  • 15 gallons of toxic chemicals
  • 7,000 gallons of oily bildewater
Not to mention the amount of over-eating, glutnous fest, artery clogging, health-care bill rising cost, (should I go on...?).

Just go with Eco-Tourism its a No-Brainer

Design Your Own Eco-Tourism Adventure

Source: NatGeo: GreenGuide
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Turrialba Volcano Might Re-Open?

Turrialba VolcanoImage by Costa Rican Resource via FlickrSince I personally declared it volcano week since it seems to be the topic of this blog for the last couple of days it seems the local newspaper is lending itself to help me out. La Nacion the main news paper in Costa Rica which I consider the most formal and proffesional came out with the most unproffesional and informal article I could imagine. It was about the idea of re-opening the Turrialbal Volcano, you can read the article in Spanish here.

If it is time to reopen the Turrialba volcano than fine lets do it but if its not than lets wait. I find it interesting that the only way to get to the crater in the rainy season would be for the US not to send warships down but to send some tanks down. The roads are horrible and with these rains I can imagine not much better. The roads in the article were not so much an issue in the article in arriving but during an emergency evacuation. The article then talks about how the volcano is letting out a lot of gas and that it could be dangerous to the tourist, uh? Does this mean like going to Poas and you should only stay at the crater for 30 minutes because of the gases being released or does this mean dangerous from the moment you arrive.

The suggestion from La Nacion is that you would have to hire a tourism proffesional company to take you to the top of the crater to be safe. I've got news for you I run a tourism proffesional company and I dont have a clue when the Turrialba volcano is safe or when it is not safe I just go by what the experts tell me. Well I hope they dont open the park today but if it is open for the next high season I will be looking forward to it it would be quite the site with the activity it is displaying and quite the free back massage with the road to get there.
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Monday, September 20, 2010

Costa Rica: The Greatest Show On Earth

When I was a kid it was all about Disney World. Then Dinsey World was met with some competition of other theme parks. Well it looks as if Mother Nature had enough and decided to show off what she's got as far as fun for all ages.

Costa Rica is not only the home to the surfer of the extreme biologist. It is now the ultimate theme park for all ages and makes for the perfect family vacation. We have been doing family vacation for 10 years now and we have had from 2 yrs old to 85 yrs old and it seems that there is always an activity for everyone. I still remember Costa Rica's Board of Tourism had their slogan that was 100% Natural Ingredients as compared to theme parks which might be 1% natural ingredients.

The Eco-Tourism is a beautiful thing to see and I feel eco-tourism for the kids today when available is a great  opportunity that can not be given with a yearly pass to any theme park on the planet. If you interested in traveling to Costa Rica for free just organize a group of students and we will cover your trip. For more information click here.

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