How is the ongoing tourism boom in Costa Rica affecting this Central American country’s natural resources? Through interviews with government officials, tourism experts and members of coastal communities, the film examines how tourism and the need for lodging have impacted this nature-lover’s paradise. We learn about how small, locally owned eco-lodges give back to their communities and preserve natural resources while large, foreign-owned resorts are eating away at the forest and restricting access to public lands. This documentary seeks to further understanding of the differences between high value and high volume tourism. In Spanish and English with English subtitles. Directed and produced by Charlene Music and Peter Jordan.

The Goose with the Golden Eggs: Tourism on Costa Rica's Pacific Coast

2013 CR 34 min
Festival Year: 2014
Types: Panel Discussion
Topic: Climate Change