Pacific Beach Zoning Plan Inches Forward?

RDF TOPIC AREA: Maritime Zone Protection

2015.02.24, Photo InsertOnce upon a time, long ago, there were zoning plans up and down the coast of Guanacaste for the Zona Maritimo Terrestre. This area is known to most as Costa Rica’s ZMT or the maritime zone.  Most plans originated in the 80s. There have been some modifications to them throughout the years, but not many. / Carrillo contains some of the country’s premier beaches, including Playa Hermosa, Playa Panama, Playa Ocotal and Playas del Coco. / Many locals want no new development at all in the area. / “Without water permits, there will be no building. This is a serious problem and the water board, AyA, is not doing anything about the situation.” Read More -> 2015.02.24, RDF Newsletter, Vol 15, Edition 02.24

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10,000 Homes In Costa Rica’s Coasts At Risk Of Being Demolished

RDF TOPIC AREA: Maritime Zone Protection

2014.12.03 Photo InsertNo Thousand of homes built within 200 metres from the shoreline, the Zona Marítimo Terrestre (ZMT) – Maritime  Zone – are at risk of being demolished if the 20 coastal municipalities of the country do not develop or update their regulatory plans by April 2016. Read More -> 2014.12.03, RDF Newsletter, Vol 14, Edition 12.03

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Coastal Zoning Plans For Municipalities Are Said To Be Chaotic

RDF TOPIC AREA: Maritime Zone Protection

2014.12.03, Photo InsertNo coastal canton in Costa Rica has a zoning plan that covers its entire area, said the Contraloría de la República in a report summarized Wednesday. The zoning plan, called plan regulador in Spanish, is vital for those who seek to develop projects. However, the Contraloría used the word chaotic to describe the situation. Read More -> 2014.12.03, RDF Newsletter, Vol 14, Edition 09.30

 

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Small-is-better tourism is theme of new video

RDF TOPIC AREA: Maritime Zone Protection

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Legislators and supporters of responsible tourism will present a video that seems to support minimal development on the Pacific coast. The video is titled La gallina de los huevos de oro: Turismo en la costa Pacifica de Costa Rica. A reasonable translation would be “The Chicken That Lays the Golden Eggs: Tourism on the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica.” The fable with that title sometimes refers to a goose. Read More -> 2014.09.30, RDF Newsletter, Vol 14, Edition 09.30

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