Residential Tourism Causing Land Privatization and Alienation: New pressures on Costa Rica's coasts

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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: March 1, 2011

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