New Costa Rica Documentary Available


The Goose with the Golden Eggs: Tourism on Costa Rica’s Pacific Coast is both provocative and informative, as it examines the impacts of different models of coastal tourism in Costa Rica, from small-scale eco-lodges and a sustainable mid-sized resort to large-scale resorts, vacation homes, and cruise ships along the northern Pacific Coast.

The film features interviews with Margarita Penon, Costa Rica’s former First Lady and member of Congress, as well as with other government officials, tourism experts, and residents of coastal communities who are affected by Costa Rica’s tourism boom.

“The travel industry has become so powerful it can make or break a village or a country. The Goose With Golden Eggs reveals how even Costa Rica, the capital of ecotourism, is vulnerable to large resort hotels that can decimate coastlines and local communities,” observed Elizabeth Becker, author of OVERBOOKED: The Exploding Business of Travel and Tourism. “This film portrays the differences between high volume industrial scale resort and cruise tourism and high value nature-based tourism.”

Produced and directed by filmmakers Charlene Music and Peter Jordan, this documentary was commissioned by the Center for Responsible Travel (CREST) a global non-profit institute specializing in sustainable tourism. CREST conducted a two year study of the impacts of tourism along Costa Rica’s Pacific coast.

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