Nature deficit disorder refers to the phrase coined by Richard Louv in his 2005 book Last Child in the Woods that human beings, especially children, are spending less time outdoors resulting in a wide range of behavioral problems.
We came across this term in a meeting with the Editors of Afar Magazine in San Francisco. Probably not a surprise that we had never heard about this term living and working in Costa Rica and Nicaragua. But we found out that it is a big topic in urban areas. Here is the good news. We can cure it!
Living and working in Costa Rica and Nicaragua where lush nature is all around us, we forget how privileged we are. We live and work next to pristine beaches or close to lush forest areas and mountains. Even from the capital city of San Jose it only takes only minutes to be in dense tropical forest, on the foot of a volcano or under a gushing waterfall.
So here are our Top Five Recommendations on how we can help you cure Nature Deficit Disorder:
Visit the Osa Peninsula on the Southern Pacific Coast of Costa Rica
Engage on a Coasteering Adventure near Manuel Antonio National Park in Costa Rica
Visit the Nauyaca Waterfall near Uvita, Costa Rica
Take Surf lessons on the pristine beaches of Santa Teresa, Costa Rica
Spend a few nights on a small secluded Island with Tree Houses in Lake Nicaragua
Ask us if the Cayuga Collection is right for you. Side effects might include difficulty to get the constant smile of your face and the strong desire to continue living a healthy lifestyle even in an urban setting.