San José, Costa Rica, since 1956

Vote in the GeoTourism Challenge

Two Costa Rican entries were named finalist in a National Geographic contest. The Costa Rican non-profit organization Sea Turtle Restoration Project (Pretoma) had one of its sustainable fishing projects considered as a finalist for National Geographic’s marine life/freshwater conservation competition.

The project titled “Development of Economic Partnerships Between Artisanal Fisher Folk and Tourism Operators,” by Andy Bystrom, was chosen as one of the 12 finalists among 250 applicants.

Alejandra Monge’s “Building the Osa Travelers’ Philanthropy Fund” was also a finalist. Vote for the winner until Feb. 2 at

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