November 2014: News & Events

Publication Date: 
Friday, November 21, 2014
INOGO Newsletter, No. X


Sea Turtle Festival 2014

The Sea Turtle Festival was held Friday, November 14th through Saturday the 15th in Playa Tortuga, Ojochal (Osa). This festival is held every year in order to promote environmental awareness for the protection of sea turtles and their ecosystems. Different educational activities were held during the weekend including workshops,  presentations, and a night hike along Turtle Beach, and other events including face painting, local food, handicrafts, and the sale of environmentally friendly products.

Read more here and here


Bailey Bridge Construction, Puerto Jimenez - Carate (Osa)

The National Department of Transportation (Conavi) has authorized the construction of five Bailey bridges along the highway connecting Puerto Jimenez and Carate. The bridges will be built over the Sombrerito and Piro rivers as well as over the Carbonera, Bijagual, and Camañín ravines, an investment estimated at ¢1,500 million colones. The construction company, Constructora Meco S.A., will have four months to complete the infrastructure project said to improve overland transportation to Corcovado National Park as well as to the airstrip in Carate.

Read more here (article in Spanish).


Rural Tourism in Rancho Quemado (video)

Recently, in a documentary called “From the Heart of Osa”, Canal 8 CT Zona Sur featured the town of Rancho Quemado and its residents for their rural tourism enterprises. The documentary is over an hour and a half long, and contains numerous interviews with community members about their lives in Rancho Quemado and what the town has to offer with regard to sustainable community development, the local environmental, and social and cultural experiences.

Watch the video here (in Spanish).