If you like nature and modernism, the decision to spend a luxury vacation Costa Rica is the best you’ll make; this paradisiacal Central American country has environmental policies that protect unique and breathtaking natural areas that are irreplaceable.  These landscapes have become the main destination for adventure tours; for this reason, the surrounding areas also developed greatly and continue to do so.

Guanacaste: The Best Province for a Luxury Vacation Costa Rica

Guanacaste is a Northwestern province of the 7 in Costa Rica; it is of great importance for the country given its location, natural resources, economic activities and some other features. Guanacaste has an international airport in its capital, Liberia, and the province borders with the Pacific Ocean. It also borders with Nicaragua, which is very convenient for tourists. The province has 12 different life zones with rich biodiversity, perfect for incredible tourist adventures; in addition, an area of it has been the target of major development, and there are even bigger projects planned. Just as the fabulous Peninsula Papagayo has gone through massive development; there are new projects; the intention is to make Costa Rica the best eco friendly but modern tourist destination.

A New Major Project: The Intraoceanic ‘Dry Canal’

Costa Rica is now the target of a new major project of shipment and transportation; a new plan to build a coast-to-coast dry canal is now being proposed and in its first stages of design.  This major project aims to connect the Pacific Ocean with the Caribbean Sea; this new project intends to provide a service that could even represent a competition with the Panama Canal. The project is taking into the consideration of the design 10 lanes for a major highway and 3 rail lines; the project could benefit the country greatly economically and in transportation matters. For starters, tourism will be greatly affected and transportation will have several improvements; in addition, there will be plenty of job positions created. Also, shipment services may become bigger and maybe more effective than those of the Panamá Canal.

Some Disadvantages Being Considered for this Project

There are big concerns when it comes to discussing this major development project; environmentalists in Costa Rica are worried for the impact that this project would have on some protected areas. These concerns are not too difficult to understand or agree with; this is a major project that aims to connect the East coast with the West. The biggest concern is in the West side.Luxury Vacation Costa Rica Even though the exact route of the ‘Dry Canal’ has not yet been made public, some details are known; the route is known to start in the Limon Province and end in Santa Cruz. The latter part is the one that represents the biggest concerns due to the protected areas in such region; Santa Rosa National Park, for example, is the biggest concern. Hopefully, nature will be protected.

Some Important Factors the Need Be Kept in Mind for this Project

Even though this project is still in its first stages, its ultimate construction has to be considered as a given; furthermore, some factors have to be taken into consideration. One of these factors is the imminent danger that this project will cause to wildlife; in this regard, there are many measures that can be taking. Creating natural corridors for animals to cross the canal may be plausible solutions. In addition, the route needs to be as less intruding as possible; the three National Parks located in Northwest of Guanacaste form a natural corridor for many animal species. This is an achievement that cannot be ignored and certainly will be taken into consideration; in addition, the damages to the vegetation have to be considered too. The areas with the most vulnerable species have to be avoided.

This ‘Dry Canal’ is Thought to be Planned to Pass near these Popular Tourist Beach Towns:

Hermosa Beach in Guanacaste Province is a popular tourist destination in the Papagayo Gulf; it is known for its calm waters as well as its gray sand. It is a popular destination for those seeking to spend a luxury vacation Costa Rica; there are incredible Costa Rica luxury rental homes in Hermosa Beach and there are also fabulous resorts and hotels. Its name actually means ‘beautiful’. Hermosa Beach is located less than 30 minutes from Liberia; this towns can be accessed through paved roads, which means transportation is not an issue to this destination. Besides these existing characteristics, Hermosa Beach will gain importance with this massive canal passing so near; this project will certainly make this an even more relevant tourist town than it already is. Luxury Vacation Costa Rica This is another very popular beach located in the Papagayo Gulf; young crownds, Ticos and foreigners love visiting Coco Beach and for evident reasons. It is a joyful town with great tourist and economic activities; it also has a variety of adventures available and a nightlife that attracts many people. The establishments and the vibe of the people in Coco Beach make it a unique destination. Coco Beach is not just popular for its active nightlife; if you enjoy spending a high-quality luxury vacation Costa Rica, Coco Beach is the place to visit. Here you will find a variety of Costa Rica luxury rental homes, resorts, and more. In addition, Coco Beach is very popular for its adventure tours; some of these are: Sport fishing, snorkeling, scuba diving, and more. Las Catalinas is another example of the massive projects that have taken place in Costa Rica and Guanacaste specifically; this is actually a very new community that was designed under the principles of New Urbanism. As in the case of the ‘Dry Canal’, Las Catalinas was a massive development project; the result is a sustainable modern town that emphasizes on the pedestrian experience. This community has no roads for cars; however, there’s easy access for a luxury vacation Costa Rica. There is a main road that leads to Las Catalinas; however, as soon as you enter the village, you enter a modern community without carbon monoxide. In addition, the beach West of Las Catalinas, Playa Danta, is beautiful and you can find luxurious beachfront rentals Costa Rica here.
  • Flamingo Beach

Flamingo Beach would be the farthest of these towns from the route; it is also located on the Pacific Coastline of Costa Rica and it’s very popular for a luxury vacation Costa Rica. Flamingo Beach is not a community as particular as that of Las Catalinas; nevertheless, it is also the result of a massive development project. In consequence, Flamingo Beach is an amazing tourist village. Luxury Vacation Costa Rica This may not be a village with a real Costa Rican settlement as in the case of Coco and Hermosa beaches; however, there are incredible vacation home rentals as well as resorts and hotels for visitors. You can also find all the services you may need in your visit in Flamingo Beach easily. Furthermore, if you want to experience the Tico lifestyle, you can pay a visit to Coco Beach. Last but not least is the very popular Peninsula Papagayo; this would actually be the closest area—of the 5 mentioned—to the future ‘Dry Canal’. It is actually located North of Hermosa Beach and it comprises several beaches that surround this peninsula; as it occurs with Las Catalinas, Flamingo and the canal, the peninsula has been target of a major development project. A major development project has also target Papagayo Peninsula resulting in great development with environmental awareness; Papagayo Peninsula is supposed to maintain 70% of its territory unspoiled for governmental decree. This area is therefore as developed as it has lush vegetation and natural landscapes; in addition, there are incredible Peninsula Papagayo villa rentals and resorts there.

The Marina Project in Peninsula Papagayo

The development that has taken place in Papagayo Peninsula has not been limited to accommodation services; besides those incredible improvements, there is also the Marina Project. This project has resulted in the construction of the most luxurious marina of Latin America; it has close to 200 slips and incredible private yacht charter services for tourists. In the marina, you can find accommodation, and transportation services as well as sailing services; the intention in this case has also been to build an attraction that profit from natural resources while protecting them. For the marina, it is important for there to be abundant biodiversity; it is for this reason that snorkeling and scuba diving tours are popular and successful for tourists.

The 3 National Parks that are the Closest to the ‘Dry Canal’

Luxury Vacation Costa Rica This is the national park for which most environmentalists are concerned about in case the canal gets built; it is located Northwest of Costa Rica and it could be the most affected area after the construction of the canal. In addition, this national park is of historic relevance; it has an important monument in it that makes tribute to an important event in recent Costa Rican history. This national park is very popular among tourists; not only does it have incredible biodiversity, it is also the main destination for tourists interested in surfing. There are actually two popular surfing spots located offshore two beaches of the park; the spots, Ollie’s Point and Witch’s Rock are known worldwide. Surfers from all around the world actually visit to experience these amazing spots. Guanacaste National Park is located East of Santa Rosa National Park next to Santa Rosa National Park; Guanacaste, along with its Eastern neighbor, Rincón de La Vieja National Park, forms a natural corridor that protects abundant fauna. Migrating species enjoy the accomplishment that the creation of these national parks has carried upon; they can move through these areas freely and safely. Guanacaste National Park has tropical cloud forests with abundant biodiversity and it also has two peaks; these peaks are the Cacao and Orosí volcanoes. These two peaks are not just a great addition to the landscapes, they are also destinations for hiking trips; Guanacaste National Park is also popular for the many bird species you can spot as well as other animal species. Rincón de La Vieja National Park is located East of Guanacaste National Park; it is the third park to form part of a natural corridor that has to be looked after during this project. The main attraction of this park is the Rincón de La Vieja Volcano; it is actually known for being the most active volcano in Costa Rica. The park protects almost 35 thousand acres of territory with rich biodiversity. The park has outstanding geothermal activity; for this reason, there are numerous natural hot springs and mud pools where you can bathe. These natural features are not only beautiful, they are said to be therapeutic. There are also waterfalls that pour into the majestic Colorado river; this area is very popular for its freshwater activities; tubing and waterfall swimming are just some of the examples. Luxury Vacation Costa Rica

 Are there other Known Details about this Project?

This project aims to divide the country in two and that’s the most certain piece of information spread so far; the project has resulted so controversial for many, that there are many things to know about it yet. There is much concern among environmentalists due to the impact; for this reason, rumors and public controversy is being avoided. One thing is certain, and that is that the environment is very important in Costa Rica. Just as the Peninsula Papagayo villa rentals have been designed with the ultimate luxury, the environment has been protected. There are numerous beachfront rentals Costa Rica and vacation home rentals in general in Costa Rica; in those constructions, the environment has always been a priority. If you’re seeking to spend a luxury vacation Costa Rica you must know that it’s a developed country regarding tourism; here you will find the best tourist services and be surprised by the increasing development in infrastructure. The result of this major project is yet to be seen; however, we can be certain, nature will be protected, and the result will be amazing. Thanks for read: ''A Luxury Vacation Costa Rica in a Paradise where Natural Conservation Meets Modern Urbanism''. Share or Comment this post. You will love read: Massive Enhancement Projects Make a Luxury Vacation Costa Rica your Best Decision!  
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