What is Ecotourism?
Known for its gorgeous beaches and abundant wildlide, Costa Rica is home to some of the most incredible biodiversity on the planet. Its abundant flora and fauna attract millions of tourists a year who are looking for a tropical getaway experience. This type of tourism is known as Eco-tourism, which aims to not only provide tourists with once-in-a-life-time experience, but to also inform the public about the environment and its threats as well as aid in its preservation. Travelers looking for an upbeat social life visit San Jose to immerse themselves in the Costa Rican culture, or travel to the beautifiul beaches of Tamarindo in Guanacaste to enjoy some fun in the
Mina Tours is a local travel agency that specializes in travel arrangements for ecotourists, as well as studen groups, wishing to experience Las Juntas. Mina Tours aims to provide their customers with fantastic experiences without the stress of planning it themselves. Carlos Fonseca owns Mina Tours, along with his wife Elieth and their son Fadrique. Mina Tours offers variety of different tours and activities for their customers such as tours of the local mines, trips to the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, the local Ecomuseo, and anything else you may need help with.
One example of one of their more popular choices is a tour of the infamous minería (mine), to provide tourists with not only an incredible experience, but to also enlighten them on the rich history and culture of the community. On the tour, you are guided by one of the miners through the dark and windy trails of the mines. In addition, you will also be able to see how the local miners utilize a traditional process to extract the gold.