Costa Rica tailor made vacation, romantic getaway

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This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements

Responsible tourism

Responsible tourism: Costa Rica tailor made vacation, romantic getaway


We believe tourism should be educational and sustainable, as well as entertaining. We designed this trip to contribute minimal impact to the local environment with positive benefits to the local communities. All guides follow strict “green ethics”. Reusable water bottles are provided in an effort to encourage less waste and discourage the need for plastic throw-away bottles.

Our local tour operator was among the first in Costa Rica to receive the Certificate of Sustainable Tourism designation, awarded by the Costa Rican Tourism Board. This award is given to companies who consistently achieve or exceed their standards of environmental sustainability, business ethics and cultural sensitivity. They support conservation projects in Costa Rica ranging from rural development programs to sea turtle nest protection and community education programs. Their efforts have been recognized with an Ecotourism Excellence Award from Conservation International. Local personnel participated in a Sustainable Practices workshop given by Rainforest Alliance to learn how to minimize their carbon footprint.

All activities in and around the national parks in Arenal and Manuel Antonio are ecologically responsible and low-impact: hiking, canyoning, rappelling, paddleboarding, beachcombing, surfing. Guides always practice ‘Leave No Trace’ ethics and give clear and committed instructions for interacting with nature and wildlife with efforts to preserve and leave undisturbed the beauty for generations to enjoy. While enjoying the beauties of the forest at the National Parks, we encourage our guest not to feed the wild animals as this will affect their health and their abilities to catch their own food. Some other instructions will be given, like stay always on the trails in order to avoid any further disturbance to the environment, take all the trash with you and keep it at the designated containers for recycle.

The local airline we book for domestic flights, Nature Air, was the first airline to be carbon neutral, which means that they compensate for 100% of all their carbon dioxide emissions by planting trees on the Osa Peninsula. Their ground vehicles use biodegradable and renewable bio-diesel.

At the Arenal Nayara hotel natural light is taken full advantage of in all facilities; rooms have screens that allow for cross ventilation. CFL light bulbs are used that conserve energy and rooms are equipped with energy-saving key cards that automatically turn power off as soon as the guest leaves the room. Guests are encouraged to reuse towels and linens; faucets and showers have flow reducers and aerators that conserve water, and toilets have dual flush retrofits. Cleaning products are biodegradable and non-toxic. The Manuel Antonio hotel, Makanda-by-the-Sea, was designed using natural materials, installing energy saving technology and an energy-efficient in-house smart system.

Check the balance of adventure and conservation while enjoying all the activities that we have prepared for you. Paddle boarding, Canyoning and surfing are great ways to get to enjoy the surroundings, this also will consume all your energy and would never affect the environment. The activities that you will enjoy are Carbon free, this means that you will be enjoying the country with a no contaminating emissions that will harm the world.


We demand that our clients are educated by and receive information from a firsthand source; that’s why all of our guides are individuals from the local communities and experts in their chosen fields. This ensures growth to the local economy and support to the community.

Hotels selected for this trip are small, locally-owned and share our environmental approach and beneficially involve the local people. They practice ethical business standards and are committed to environmental preservation through various local projects such as tree planting, trash clean-up, building community structures, and sourcing food locally for their restaurants.

They provide economic support to schools and orphanages, national parks, local artisans. The Arenal Nayara hotel is committed to the principles of conservation and sustainability. The hotel design and architecture follows guidelines for the conservation and protection of the environment. The hotel supports the community of La Fortuna de San Carlos in cultural, athletic, recreational and conservational activities. Structures are built using local artisan materials that both support the Costa Rican economy and safeguard its environment.

Most of the meals are not included in this package, so it will be a great opportunity for you to visit the local restaurants. These will delight you with some traditional cuisine and also you will be helping the local community to grow. Visit the locally owned souvenir shops, coffee shops and farms for a complete immersion with the "tico" culture.

As members of the IGLTA (International Gay and Lesbian Travel Association), we promise to only work with partners and guides who are conscious and conscientious of the various backgrounds of our globally diverse travelers.

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