Rena & I just came back from our Costa Rica’s 5-day trip. It was very good and we enjoyed it very much. With a flourishing tourism, I guess the local people has not benefited from it as they should be. This is going to be a huge problem in the long run. The tourism only drives up prices for everything for the locals.
Having said that, probably, Costa Rica is still a better place than those other countries on the other side of our southern border. In my views, globalization is killing every possible opportunity for upward mobility for most people in the world, including us. Look, everywhere in the world, rich gets more $$$ and poor gets less necessity. The gap is increasing in such an alarming rate and its slowing down is not in sight – there is no light yet on the other side of the tunnel.