The Ecotourism unit was
created under the premise that one way to promote
the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity
is through nature-based tourism or ecotourism. In
fact, this activity is one of the pillars of Costa
Rica’s social and economic development.
Through this work unit,
INBio uses its scientific and technical knowledge
of biodiversity to advise and train NGOs, state
institutions and private companies in the sustainable
development of tourism strategies and products associated
with nature. INBio also seeks to add value to biodiversity
within protected wild lands, so that visitors understand
the value of their resources and the residents of
local communities benefit economically.