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Ecotourism and Sustainable Development


  • Classes (Mon-Fri, 4 lessons).
  • Native teachers with extensive experience.
  • Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner).
  • Duration: From 1 week to 4 weeks.
  • Airport transportation and Tours.
  • Modality: In person and Virtual
  • Tours and mini-tours.
  • Cultural Immersion. 
  • Certification.
  • Homestays.

Additional costs

  • Air ticket
  • Travel insurance


The ecotourism and sustainability development internship are presented is a unique opportunity to address the challenges facing the tourism market today. The main focus of this internship will be ecotourism, and its objective is to present new development models for the sector that are in line with sustainability. This implies approaching tourism activities responsibly and respecting and preserving the environment and local culture. On the other hand, the participants will have the opportunity to learn about the fundamental principles of ecotourism, the best practices for its implementation, and strategies to promote sustainable development in the tourism sector. In addition, success stories and experiences from different ecotourism destinations around Costa Rica will be explored. Interns will be trained to be change agents in the tourism industry so that they understand and apply the concepts of ecotourism and sustainability in their professions.


  • Define ecotourism and explain its historical background.
  • Relate the concept of ecotourism with tourism, ecological tourism, eco-development, and sustainable development.
  • Explain the connection that tourism has with the environment and with natural and protected areas.
  • Explain what biodiversity and megadiversity consist of and what their situation is in the world, in Latin America, Central America, and Costa Rica.
  • Explain what sustainable development is, its background, principles, proposals, achievements, and difficulties.


  • Relationship between the concepts of ecotourism, tourism, ecological tourism, ecodevelopment and sustainable development.
  • Effects, or positive and negative repercussions, of tourism in the physical, economic, and social aspects of the countries.
  • The concept of biodiversity and megadiversity and its current situation in the world, including Latin America, Central America, and Costa Rica.
  • Tourism, the environment, and protected areas.
  • Sustainable economic development and the argument that the world has reached its limits.
  • Sustainable economic development. Concept, background, perspectives, and limitations.
  • The ecological economics of sustainability. Investment in natural capital.
  • From growth to sustainable development.
  • Ecotourism and sustainable development.

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