“Sustainability could be defined as an ability or capacity of something to be maintained or to sustain itself. It’s about taking what we need to live now, without jeopardizing the potential for people in the future to meet their needs. If an activity is said to be sustainable, it should be able to continue forever.”
We are grateful and blessed for the opportunity to live in one of the most beautiful beaches of Costa Rica. We love this place, its tranquility, its surf, its biodiversity and its surroundings. The more we get to know and relate to this environment, the more we understand how deeply fragile it is and our responsibility on preserving it. We enroll ourselves in joy in every step we make forward on this endless but exciting journey, we hope you can joy the sustainability experience as we do!
Our Mission… To be the change we want to see in the touristic development of our community.
Certification for Sustainable Tourism
Understanding the patterns of our behavior, the way we do business, and how our actions affect our environment have become a fundamental roll of the sustainability process. We can only be a truly sustainable hotel if we have solid data and accurate information. For this reason, we have chosen to be evaluated through the most strict certification program for Sustainable Tourism in Costa Rica, known as the CST (http://www.turismo-sostenible.co.cr).
Here the categories that are evaluated in order to achieve certification with the goal of demonstrating sustainability within our operation:
- Physical and biological relationship: The CST evaluates the interaction between the business and the surrounding natural environment, and seeks to implement sustainable policies and programs, like the protection of the environment, among others.
- Internal processes and practices of lodging establishments: Aspects are evaluated related to the business’s internal processes and systems with respect to waste management and technologies used to conserve electric energy and water.
- The client: Efforts that management takes to encourage the client to participate in the implementation of the business’s sustainability policies are evaluated.
Socio-economic realm: Identification and interaction of the business with developing communities are evaluated, by looking at, for example, the degree to which tourism establishments respond to growth and development in the region, by generating employment and results that positively benefit the collective whole.
We are honored to take part in the CST certification process and we’re proud of our 4Leaf status within the program.