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Before the recent global recession, Costa Rica had stable economic growth. The country economic growth has not only been attained as the result of tourism, but also as the result of the traditional agricultural exports that include bananas, sugar, and coffee. In addition, the specialized and industrial goods have recently expanded the country’s export trade resulting to the increased level of investment and job opportunities. The tourism industry is one of the major sources of foreign exchange due to Costa Rica attractive biodiversity (Political structures and sustainable development, 1996). As a major destination of ecotourism, Costa Rica is the most visited country in the region of Central America. The $1.92-billion-a-year tourism industry has positively impacted on the Costa Rica other industries as well as the economy. As a country that is known for its real ecotourism, Costa Rica gets 46% of its tourists from Canada and the US, 16% from the European Union (Honey, 1999). According to the Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Index report of 2008, the country reached the 44th position globally in the tourism industry. By considering the natural resource criteria, Costa Rica is in 7th position globally (Jennifer and Thea, 2008).&nbsp.&nbsp.