Risks of Tourism to the Social Environment: A Costa Rican Case Study Introduction This paper stems from preliminary research into the physical, economic and social environmental impacts of contemporary tourism. Detriments to the social environment were particularly interesting and, in time, the case of Costa Rican tourism that has produced sex tourism as an unexpected adjunct of Ecotourism. Unfortunately, this development has led to ample child prostitution. The social environment has been transformed as poor Costa Ricans come to view themselves differently, and the human person, in a galloping sub-economy. Poverty combines with opportunity towards unwanted kinds of interaction between Costa Ricans and foreigners. The much acclaimed Costa...The end:
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