Recommendations of Environmental Friendly Practices illustrated in this document are useful and easy to apply. These practices lead to outstanding results and help everyone achieve one common goal: Sustainable Development.
If you decide to visit any protected area we recommend you take into account the following:
- At the beginning of each tour try to get information about natural resources and environmental conservation policies.
- Please take with you a paper bag in which you may throw your garbage during your stay in the protected area.
- Smoking is not allowed within national parks or biological reserves. Please follow the instructions: do not smoke.
- Avoid entering national parks or biological reserves with food, especially if package is not biodegradable.
- Avoid any kind of unnecessary action that may disturb wildlife. Try to reduce noise while walking through paths in national parks or biological reserves and keep a safety distance from species. Do not touch plants and avoid using yellow light torch at night.
- Always walk within marked paths. Do not wander off.
- Do not feed, for any reasons, animals within national parks or biological reserves and avoid leaving edible garbage within the protected areas.
- During visits to surrounding communities, national parks or biological reserves, you can support the community by buying goods and services within the local community. This will favor a positive interaction between the community and you as a tourist.
- Avoid buying souvenirs or art crafts made of endangered kinds of wood or animal parts.
- Avoid taking plants or animals, in Costa Rica apply severe penalties (expensive charges or jail).