Residential Tourism Causing Land Privatization and Alienation: New pressures on Costa Rica's coasts
Author: van Noorloos, Femke
Source: Development, Volume 54, Number 1, March 2011 , pp. 85-90(6)
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Abstract:Costa Rica has recently seen its tourism industry change with the arrival of residential tourism. Neo-liberal policies aimed at attracting foreign direct investment have played a large role in this change; and the ‘foreignization’ and privatization of land has been the result. Femke van Noorloos examines how the north-western coast of Costa Rica has become a transnational space, in which struggles over resources and development models will continue to arise.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: 2011-03-01