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Costa Rica: An Evening with the Experts

Wednesday, 04 October 2017
Doors open 6.30pm, talks begin 7pm
Canning House, 14/15 Belgrave Square, London SW1X 8PS

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As specialists in travel to Spain and Latin America, we arrange holidays in nine countries and three continents (including Antarctica!), but our spotlight this autumn is on Costa Rica.

Therefore, we are delighted to invite you to our forthcoming event: hear about Costa Rica's spectacular flora and fauna, learn how to get away from the tourist trail, and enjoy inspiring tales and beautiful footage from our panel of Costa Rica devotees.

Please do join the Pura Aventura team and our superb speakers over drinks and canapés, during which you will have the chance to ask questions of our panel.

When is the best time to travel?
How does it feel to ride horses with a 99 year old cowboy?
Is it a good idea to take your children?
Can tourism be truly sustainable?

Whatever you’d like to know, we encourage you to challenge our panellists!

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GAIA VINCE, Writer, Broadcaster & Author

In a three-part Channel 4 series earlier this year, science writer and explorer Gaia Vince travelled to Costa Rica to find out how it has become 'the happiest, most sustainable country in the world'.

Gaia – author of Adventures in The Anthropocene - explores and writes about our changing planet, and what we humans can do to protect our natural world. While filming the series, she met President Luis Guillermo Solís, learnt how Costa Rica harnesses the power of active volcanoes, and witnessed the turtle ‘arribada’.

WILHELM VON BREYMANN, former Costa Rica Tourism Minister

Having previously been an adviser to the Costa Rican government, Wilhelm is now dedicated to promoting environmentally and socially responsible adventures in Costa Rica.

A native Costa Rican, he has travelled all over his country on his beloved motorbike, and has plenty of advice for those looking to get off the beaten track.

THOMAS POWER, Co-founder Pura Aventura

Inspired by his travels across Central and South America in the early 90s, which saw him opening a café in Mexico and working for the UN in Santiago, Thomas started Pura Aventura 18 years ago. Costa Rica is a firm favourite of his, and he will talk about his recent trips to the Osa Peninsula, latterly in the company of three generations of his family.


The evening is free of charge but numbers are limited by the seats in the auditorium, so we will be operating a guest list. Please contact Pura Aventura by phone or email ( by 25 September stating number of tickets required.

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