Thursday, January 8, 2015

Secrets and the Seaside Fanatasies of Costa Rica - The truth about Sex Tourism - Black in Costa Rica

Remember the movie "How Stella got her groove back?"

As we were researching Costa Rica's Caribbean coast we read an article which stated "the Johns go to Jaco and the Janes go to Puerto Viejo"

Every year over 80,000 middle-aged women flock to Jamaica in search of the "big bamboo." They are not necessarily into long-term relationships, but many return regularly to their island boy who sport Rastafarian-style dreadlocks, bringing money and gifts like jewelry and designer sneakers, a practice called "rent a rasta."

Is it true? Well I don't know, it all remains to be seen. It will probably not effect me either way since I am a black woman, but I found the subject interesting and wanted to share some information.

This was all rather new to me as we recently stumbled upon a controversial video about the Rastas in Jamaica.  The information in the video lends some support to the possiblility of this statement being true and also gave us some explanation as to why it might be so. (BTW- the black people who live on Costa Rica's Caribbean coast are Jamaican descendants) 

This serious video is very interesting and enlightening and discusses the influence the slave trade has on sex tourism
If you have an interest (or maybe just curious) here is the full documentary

Watch this controversial Jamaica documentary 
co-produced by / 4th edition

RENT A RASTA from on Vimeo.

When white women flock to Jamaica for a little fun in the sun, the R&R they're often looking for is not "Rest and Relaxation" but to "Rent a Rasta" according to director J. Michael Seyfert. His eye-opening expose' of the same name sheds light on a barely acknowledged form of sex tourism, namely, white women who visit the Caribbean Islands to get their groove back with the help of black locals. This documentary claims that, each year, as many as 80,000 females from a variety of relatively-wealthy Western nations descend on Jamaica alone.

This one is in Africa
similiar scenario

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