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Group 1 samasati nature retreat presentation

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Group 1 samasati nature retreat presentation

  1. 1. Samasati Nature Retreat <ul><li>Port Viejo, Costa Rica </li></ul>Group 1: CHRISTINE KHOR GINA CAUTILLI KATHERINE CAMPBELL NICOLE LAWRENCE STEVEN BARANOWSKI
  2. 2. Costa Rica <ul><li>environmentally sensitive </li></ul><ul><li>27% protected land </li></ul><ul><li>5% of all known species </li></ul><ul><li>popular nature travel destination </li></ul>
  3. 3. “ Remember you are a Buddha, that you are Godly” <ul><li>1994 </li></ul><ul><li>Hotel/resort </li></ul><ul><li>Samasati Nature Retreat </li></ul><ul><li>150 acre nature reserve </li></ul><ul><li>Samasati Biological Reserve </li></ul><ul><li>Samasati Gated Community </li></ul>
  4. 4. “ Our mission is to provide an unforgettable destination for responsible travel while improving the well being of the local population” <ul><li>“ green wood” </li></ul><ul><li>sweet water springs </li></ul><ul><li>septic tanks </li></ul><ul><li>rain water </li></ul><ul><li>biological detergents </li></ul><ul><li>hunting prohibited </li></ul>
  5. 5. Eco-tourism <ul><li>Yoga </li></ul><ul><li>Spa </li></ul><ul><li>Excursions </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Beaches </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Rain forest </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Surfing </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Kayaking </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Horseback Riding </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>White Water Rafting </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Waterfall Trekking </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Bird Watching </li></ul></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Improvements <ul><li>Education </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>How to live “green” </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Electricity </li></ul><ul><li>Water </li></ul><ul><li>Community </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Employment </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Volunteer work </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Transportation </li></ul>
  7. 8. <ul><li>Problems </li></ul><ul><li>raised prices </li></ul><ul><li>less visitors </li></ul><ul><li>accommodation </li></ul><ul><li>aesthetic appeal </li></ul><ul><li>Benefits </li></ul><ul><li>jobs for locals </li></ul><ul><li>greater revenue </li></ul><ul><li>conservation of natural resources </li></ul><ul><li>preservation of life </li></ul><ul><li>global recognition </li></ul>
  8. 9. Sources http://www.untamedpath.com/Ecotourism/what_is_ecotourism.html http://www.samasati.com/ http://news.nationalgeographic.com/ news/2000/12/1214_costar ica.html

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