Category Archives: Eco Guide

The Howler Monkeys in Montezuma!

The Howler Monkeys in Montezuma! September 22nd, 2011 by admin One of the charms of this place that never ceases to astonish me, even after two years, is watching the Howler monkey crossing among the jungle.  Walking the hill everyday gives me the opportunity of looking at them close enough to admire  their perfect, beautiful faces, the lines in their hands and feet, the expression ...

Green Building

Green Building July 7th, 2010 by Geoff McCabe Green Building in Costa Rica © Copyright 2010 by Geoffrey McCabe – Google+ Email: geoff@tropisphere.com Phone: (011-506) 8844-4726 Primary Considerations 1. Cooling Considerations Power is already very expensive here and is expected to continue to go up. With all the development coming, we should build so that AC isn’t required to keep a house or ...

Osa Peninsula Green Building

Osa Peninsula Green Building July 12th, 2007 by Geoff McCabe The Osa Peninsula is without a doubt Costa Rica’s leading area for green building. Especially in Matapalo, green building techniques have been used for years, not only because the foreign population who have moved there are so conservation minded, but because there’s no electricity – forcing solar power to be used and energy conservation. While ...