Manejo Sostenible de Senderos en Parques Nacionales de Costa Rica: El uso de la fotografía para tomar decisiones de superficie de senderos bajo condiciones de selva tropical

  • Juan A Aguirre G
Palabras clave: fotografía, selección del tipo de superficie, senderos, selección, condición lluviosa, costa rica


El Parque Nacional Volcán Poas (PNVP) es el parque mas visitado de Costa Rica. Sus facilidades físicas, accesibilidad, y su proximidad a las mayores ciudades del país hacen del PNVP un destino preferido por visitantes locales y extranjeros. Ademas de su cono volcánico activo, los senderos del parque son muy apreciados. Las condiciones lluviosas que prevalecen a través del año y la alta visi- tación anual hace muy importante determinar las preferencias de los visitantes por el tipo de superficie para poder garantizar la sostenibilidad de los senderos del parque. El propósito de este estudio fue el de explorar la viabilidad de utilizar fotos en combinación, con encuestas para identificar las características socio-demográficos y otras variables relacionadas y que afectan la selección del tipo de superficie pre- ferida por los visitantes en condiciones de alta precipitación , con el fin de poder indicar a la administra- ción del PNVP, como mejorar las decisiones y asignación de los recursos presupuestarios relacionados con el diseño, construcción, conservación y mantenimiento de los senderos del parque. El estudio se realizó durante los meses de mayo, junio y julio del 2005.

Biografía del autor/a

Juan A Aguirre G

Juan A Aguirre es Decano de Extension Universitaria y profesor de Emprendedurismo. Facultad de Ciencias Empresariales. Universidad Latinoamericana de Ciencia y Tecnologia. San Jose. Costa Rica.


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Cómo citar
Aguirre G, J. (2009). Manejo Sostenible de Senderos en Parques Nacionales de Costa Rica: El uso de la fotografía para tomar decisiones de superficie de senderos bajo condiciones de selva tropical. PASOS Revista De Turismo Y Patrimonio Cultural, 7(1), 29-42.