Rampant and unplanned real estate developments in Costa Rica are sacrificing the natural resources that once attracted tourists and investors to the Central American country, according to a report by the Tico Times, an English-language newspaper in San Jose.
The report focuses on one of dozens mountain developments with a sweeping view of the Pacific Ocean, that require the construction of new roads and electricity and potable water systems.
Costa Rica is a top attraction for eco-tourists, as well as foreign retirees lured by the low housing prices.
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