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Costa Rican Corporation Lets Poker Players Educate Children and Conserve Rainforest with Each Hand

La Aurora de Heredia, Costa Rica (PRWEB) June 7, 2006

Rainforest Technology S.A. is releasing an online poker product and casino that lets players conserve portions of rainforest and fund programs to educate children in Costa Rica.

“Rainforest Technology is not just donating a small portion of their profits to Rainforest conservation and educations programs, they are donating at least one half of their quarterly profits and it is written in their charter.” Stated Christopher Bonilla, president of Rainforest Technology.

When asked why they are being so generous, he replied. “This corporation was founded specifically to try and slow the destruction of the rainforest and to educate children in the importance of conservation and ecology. We chose online poker as one of the methods as we see it as something that is potentially very profitable and without risk to us. If other online companies just donated 1% to these efforts it would make a huge difference, but we do not expect that to happen. There is so much greed in the industry that we see many companies doing everything they can not to contribute that a few of the people from the industry got together and came up with this idea. We know that it will take time and that we are competing with some of the biggest and most well-funded companies, but we are determined to make this happen and to make a difference here in Costa Rica. I mean the children that go to public schools in Costa Rica have to write their books from what the teachers write on the blackboard, there is little conservation taught, and drivers’ education does not exist here in the public schools. Even if we can help get some more books and computers in the classrooms the first year, we will consider ourselves successful.”

About Rainforest Poker

Rainforest Poker is a division of Rainforest Technology S.A., a Costa Rica corporation dedicated to saving rainforest canopy and educating children in Costa Rica. They currently have a multiplayer poker site that offers ring games, free roll tournaments and also has an online casino. Visit their website at

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Question by REEMPIRE888: Which part of Costa Rica should I go if I want to see the best rainforest and a fishing trip?
Okay, I’ve posted a few questions here today and so far I’ve made up my mind as to what I want to do in Costa Rica. Since my travel time is rather limited – 5 days. I would like to see the best rainforest if possible, and to join a fishing trip. Can anyone tell me where I can get the best deal on both and where to stay. My main concern is my budget. I’ve looked into a few CR fishing trips and they cost a ton, somewhere in the $ 700 USD range? This is outragously high! Is this possible? I’m not looking into something fancy at all just a ordinary fishing trip. So to sum it all up, where I should stay to cut down my travel time and at the same time be able to do both and still have time to see more? How far is San jose to Quepos? I’ve found tons of great hotel deal in San Jose but don’t know how difficult to go from SJ to Quepos. Some day Quepos is the best and SJ for more for business travelers? I have 5 days 4 night. Please help!

Best answer:

Answer by mike t
Try to find a job to do on your trip. Something legal that will pay for a hotel room.

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People who Live in Glass Houses Shouldn’t Throw Stones in the Costa Rica RainForest

Fort Lauderdale, Fl (PRWEB) September 25, 2008

Hacienda Matapalo has just released the Crystal House enabling a 360 view of the Rain Forest and an ongoing peek of your nearest neighborly visitors including several types of monkeys, Blue Morpho Butterflies, and numerous species of birds

The Crystal House was designed by award winning architect Miguel Wong, and provides the best that Costa Rica Real Estate has to offer. Located in the Pre-Construction Resort style community of Hacienda Matapalo, the Crystal House is surrounded by the sanctuary of a private 125 acre nature preserve, waterfalls, and is located near the Beach Club, Clubhouse, Equestrian Center, Retail Center, and of course, the Pacific Ocean.

Hacienda Matapalo is the best selling development in Costa Rica, and has been featured by International Living Magazine, Newsweek, and will be featured in the November issue of Smart Money Magazine as one of the leading Eco friendly projects in the Costa Rica Real Estate environment. Location has been the key to success in determining where to build the best project in Costa Rica, and the choice of “where the mountains meet the sea” has proven to be the best location in the Costa Rica Real Estate marketplace, as evidenced by the $ 40 million dollars in sales by this Developer in the first year. Having frontage on the Pacific Coast Highway (Castanera), and proximity to a new 80,000 SF hospital, and a soon to be constructed International Airport has added substantial value to the location factor of success of this project.

Living in the Crystal House, one is reminded of being part of the environment and ecofriendly culture that is Costa Rica, and the ambiance of the Crystal House illustrates quite clearly that this may be the best opportunity in Costa Rica Real Estate. The other proverb that alludes to the Crystal House is “Having ones cake…” Imagine being able to use an

IRA/401k to purchase a dream of Costa Rica Real Estate? The developers of Hacienda Matapalo have coordinated an investment vehicle that drives you to ownership of the Crystal House in a tax sheltered investment that appreciates from the moment you place your deposit.

Remember, “People who live in Glass Houses…”


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Bristol, VT (PRWEB) August 15, 2008

Travel to Costa Rica in August with VBT Bicycling Vacations and a donation in the guest’s name, will be made to the Nature Conservancy’s Adopt an Acre program, which supports the preservation of the endangered rainforest on Costa Rica’s Osa Peninsula. This program enhances VBT’s continual support of the Costa Rican environment through Green Hotels of Costa Rica, whose properties participate in many conservation programs and are members of C.S.T. (Certification for Sustainable Tourism).

“Environmental sustainability is central to our business,” said Gregg Marston, VBT president. “It’s one of the reasons why our guests choose bicycle tours to see the world, rather than by bus or car. We’re pleased to be playing a role in preserving the Costa Rican rainforest, so that future generations will be able to appreciate its beauty the way VBT guests do now.”

Travel to Costa Rica on VBT’s tour takes guests through this diverse living landscape, including visits to the active Arenal Volcano, the Monteverde Cloud Forest, a PeHas Blancas river rafting safari, and Amigos Las Aves–a local macaw rescue center. Several of the accommodations on this trip are members of the Green Hotels of Costa Rica, and are dedicated to sustainable tourism practices which educate travelers about local conservation efforts.

VBT Bicycling Vacations was named “Best Biking Outfitter on Earth” in a 2007 survey of more than 200 adventure travel outfitters by National Geographic Adventure magazine. Outfitters were ranked in six categories: education, sustainability, quality of service, spirit of adventure, references, and best overall. VBT emerged as the best overall in the Biking category.

Founded in 1971, VBT Bicycling Vacations offers 30 deluxe bicycle tours in 20 countries worldwide, including destinations in Europe, Costa Rica, New Zealand, Vietnam, Thailand, Turkey, South Africa, Canada and the U.S.A. VBT promises its travelers worldwide bicycling and discovery vacations at the best value, guaranteed. For reservations or more information about VBT Bicycling Vacation’s Adventure Costa Rica vacation, call 1-800-245-3868 or log on to the company’s web site,

For more information, contact:

Spencer Newman, Marketing Director

802-453-4811 ext. 3414



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