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Barra del Parismina
Parismina
is a village of about 400 people located on the Caribbean
Caribbean
coast of Costa Rica, at the mouth of the Reventazón River. Parismina
Parismina
is about half way between Tortuguero and Limón
Limón
on the Tortuguero canals. There is no road to Parismina; it is accessible only by boat or plane and while some cars and motorcycles exist within the village, the paved surface is the runway. Parismina
Parismina
is part of the Canton of Siquirres
Siquirres
in the Limón
Limón
Province. Eco-tourism
Eco-tourism
and sport fishing are the foundation of the village economy. [1] [2] The residents of Parismina
Parismina
have a unique culture which includes a local dialect, many Caribbean
Caribbean
traditions and cuisine and a traditional Rastafarian
Rastafarian
influence.

Contents

1 Facilities 2 Sea turtles 3 Gallery 4 References 5 External links

Facilities[edit] At least three whole guest houses/hotels and a few restaurants and bars are available in the town of Parismina. A number of high end fishing lodges specializing in Tarpon
Tarpon
and Snook are located short boat rides away and provide the villagers with their main source of income. Residents benefit from a health care center which operates two days a week, a police station and both a primary and secondary education schools.[2] Parismina
Parismina
enjoys a public water system with safe drinking water and sanitation. Most houses have electricity installed and most streets have lights. No banks or post office are to be found in the village. As such, residents and tourists alike make the trip to Siquirres occasionally to carry out administrative and financial duties. Sea turtles[edit] Main article: Asociación Salvemos las Tortugas de Parismina Four different species of sea turtles nest on the beaches at Parismina. Several of these are hovering on the brink of extinction, particularly the leatherback sea turtle. A large number of leatherbacks and green sea turtles nest in the black sand dunes of the beaches near Parismina; Hawksbill turtles are occasionally found and Loggerheads have been reported, but are rarely seen. While the turtles used to be hunted as a food source by inhabitants, a recent increase in poaching has been seriously threatening the population. In April 2001, local residents along with the Costa Rican Coast Guard, initiated Asociación Salvemos las Tortugas de Parismina, or Save the Turtles of Parismina
Parismina
(ASTOP). A community-based, non profit, conservation organization dedicated to protecting sea turtles and their eggs from poaching while initiating sustainable development and providing a viable alternative economy to poaching in the village. Prior to the formation of ASTOP, 98% of the Green turtles were killed for their meat and 98% of all three species of turtles' nests were poached on Parismina
Parismina
beach. Since the project started, poaching has decreased to 38%. In addition to saving 10,000 neonates annually, ASTOP economically supports approximately one third of the village.[1] Gallery[edit]

Soda Cabinas - Rooms

Information Stand

Reventazón River

Parismina
Parismina
Pier

Parismina
Parismina
Houses

References[edit]

^ a b " Asociación Salvemos las Tortugas de Parismina
Asociación Salvemos las Tortugas de Parismina
(ASTOP)". Retrieved March 23, 2013.  ^ a b "Village of Parismina, Costa Rica". Retrieved March 23, 2013. 

External links[edit]

Wikivoyage has a travel guide for Parismina.

Village of Paris

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