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COSTA RICA by KATE on 25 november 2015

This is the one thing I only came to see on one blog once and that was just before leaving Spain for Costa Rica.
I came across a few shots of trash on a beach and the article briefly said that some of the beaches were dirty.

This is the first thing that struck the children on our first walk to the beach.
The litter everywhere scattered on the pavement, in the jungle by the beach, with the nasty smell that goes with it and the many stray dogs that help scatter it some more.
I cannot imagine why a better system for litter cannot be put into place, in order to preserve the wonderful nature and environment Costa Rica seems so proud to put forward in its politics and touristic advertisement.

Puerto Viejo is in a tropical zone with tropical climate that means, humid and hot.
The perfect combination for nasties to develop on filth and for the smell to take over anything else.
There are cages along the road for people to put their bags of litter but there is actually more rubbish around the cage than inside it most of the time.
By the beach, opened containers serve as rubbish cans and they are full and throw out their disgusting contents all over the ground.
These are the paths you will take to go to the beach in some cases and where you will note take you flip flops off.

With all the fuss on organic this and that, zero footprint on environment this and that and eco friendly, self sufficient lodges around the area, the hippie planet conscious crowd that live here, I really don’t understand why Puerto Viejo isn’t much cleaner.
For a country that is the Switzerland of Central America, something should definitely be done or the title will only reflect the ridiculously high cost of life.

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