Costa Rica – only „pura vida“ ?

In Central America, Costa Rica is considered a showcase democracy. The abolishment of the military in the year 1948 earned it the name “Central America’s Switzerland”. In addition, the multifaceted areas of unspoiled nature made Costa Rica a popular travel destination: tropical rain forests and active volcanoes as well as wonderful beaches attract more and more tourists every year. One relishes the proverbial local saying “pura vida”.



Today, Costa Rica is considered a nation with a special ecological awareness. But, as recently as the 1980s, it was still a nation with one of the highest logging rates worldwide. The consequences for nature of this ruthless exploitation became increasingly felt. Although about 30% of the country’s territory has been protected in some form or another, much still needs to be done. The installation of monocultures for banana, coffee, and pineapple still presents a major problem. The destruction of primary or near-natural ecosystems is constantly progressing, also to the detriment of the local population.

The relatively stable political climate and legal framework as well as the widely spread awareness for the country’s ecological riches make it possible for TROPICA VERDE to commit itself to the conservation of tropical habitats to the benefit of humans and nature, in cooperation with local environmental groups.

Inform yourself about our projects in Costa Rica on our website and help us to stay active locally!

Excellent pictures and impressions from our projects in Costa Rica can be found in the travel blog of our founding member and interdependent photographer Stefan Rother.

What You Can Do:


Inform yourself now about our projects and support our activities through donations or by adopting a cause for the conservation of primary forests or endangered species.

Become a member!

Become a member of TROPICA VERDE and support our activities. Decide what should be implemented in the future

Come with us!

Support our association as a volunteer with your knowledge

Recommend us!

Join friends and acquaintances and follow us on Facebook & Co.


All necessary information can be found on this website.