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State of the Art of Geodiversity, Geoconservation, and Geotourism in Costa Rica

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Escuela de Geografía, Universidad de Costa Rica, San Pedro 2060, Costa Rica
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Colegio de Profesionales en Geografía, San José 10101, Costa Rica
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Geosciences 2020, 10(6), 211; https://doi.org/10.3390/geosciences10060211
Received: 20 April 2020 / Revised: 19 May 2020 / Accepted: 21 May 2020 / Published: 1 June 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Geomorphology, Geoheritage, Geoparks and Geotourism in Volcanic Areas)
Over the last decades, Costa Rica became established as a world-leading ecotourism destination due to its environmental policies and environmental awareness. The country is located in a dynamic region where the combination of tectonics and volcanism, and tropical climate and vegetation have molded its landscapes. Our aim is to carry out a review of the geodiversity, geoconservation, and geotourism status in Costa Rica. We analyzed different geomorphic environments (volcanic, coastal, karstic, glacial, and fluvial), prospecting the importance of environmental policies and the Conservation Areas National System for the promotion of national geoheritage through geotourism. Our results are critical for the promotion of geosciences to the wider public throughout geotourism and conservation decision-makers. In dynamic, geomorphic, tropical, and developing countries with strong anthropic pressures over their geo- and biodiversity, geoheritage studies might be a priority for increasing their revenues through geotourism and reducing the pressure on their natural resources. View Full-Text
Keywords: geoheritage; geodiversity; geomorphosites; geotourism; geoconservation; environmental policies; Central America; Latin America; geoparks geoheritage; geodiversity; geomorphosites; geotourism; geoconservation; environmental policies; Central America; Latin America; geoparks
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Quesada-Román, A.; Pérez-Umaña, D. State of the Art of Geodiversity, Geoconservation, and Geotourism in Costa Rica. Geosciences 2020, 10, 211.

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