Piuta Beach in Limón has become the third accessible beach in the Caribbean thanks to a joint initiative between the Red Costarricense de Turismo Accesible and the Instituto Costarricense de Turismo (ICT) to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the International Social Tourism Organisation (ISTO).
The inauguration of the accessible beach in Limón is an emblematic project in the matter of inclusion and accessibility within Costa Rica’s tourism sector. This initiative will provide opportunities for all people to enjoy its natural beauty while becoming an inclusive and accessible space for the whole community.
Piuta beach is the centre of Limon’s community life, a significant Afrocaribbean community. The elderly and families gather and enjoy bathing in the waveless salty water, regardless of their ability to swim. This accessible beach is a striking example of how inclusion and accessibility can benefit the local communities and tourists, while promoting a responsible and sustainable tourism. This initiative reboosts Limón, whose Africaribbean community is struggling because of the economic impacts of the pandemic.
ISTO Americas takes pride in the inauguration of the accessible beach in Limón and congratulates the Red Costarricense de Turismo Accesible and the Instituto Costarricense de Turismo (ICT) for its essential initiative. The organisation calls upon the other members of its international network to unite to develop a fair and sustainable tourism for all through the implementation of more inclusive actions in their respective territories.