|dc.description.abstract||The zone of the pacific south of the country has suffered for many years an abandonment by the state to diversify its opportunities of generation of wealth, they have been left with only 2 options; dedicate themselves to tourism, working mostly for big business, or cultivate one of the monocultures present in the area.
The community of La Guaria in Piedras Blancas of Osa has been dedicated to palm monoculture, a process that for many years has kept the inhabitants relatively stable, however, in recent years there has been an abrupt decrease in the sale price. of palm
oil, this is largely due to the negative perception that palm plantations have had on environmental impact.
The inhabitants seek advice from public universities to help them propose another means of income, tourism. This is how the ASOTOURG (Association of La Guaria Community Rural Tourism) was born, a group of neighbors that decided to propose tourism project in the middle of their palm plantation, taking advantage of the Piedras Blancas National Park as a focal point of tourism in the area.
The proposal presented here is developed in conjunction with ASOTOURG, using the most determinant factors of the site and legislation for a proposal that integrates both the intentions of the community and the needs of the area.
Finally, an architectural area of 1733m2 is designed that includes everything a tourist could need in the area, seeking to take advantage of the category of “eco-albergue”, promoted by the municipality, to make an ecological proposal.||es