This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Responsible tourism: Costa Rica hiking & wildlife vacation, tailor made
On this tour we take our travelers to off the beaten track, wild, natural and unspoilt locations. We give travelers the opportunity to enjoy, relax in, learn about and share responsibility for these natural surroundings. We aim to immerse travelers in local communities who work hard to protect their environment and conduct their businesses and services in a sustainable way.
We select hotels that implement environmental policies throughout the daily operations of their business, which in turn also helps to improve the quality of service provided to tourists. Environmental policies include separating recyclable waste, minimising water usage, using all organic waste for compost
We also select hotels that have actively support environmental projects. For example, the owners and staff at the Hotel Pelicano in San Gerardo de Rivas protect four hectares of native forestry and monitor the species of flora and fauna that are found there, as well as taking part in community reforestation programmes.
We select accommodations that play an active part in improving life within their local communities. For example, Aguila de Osa Inn works closely with the Corcovado Foundation and the Drake Bay Development Association to develop strong, positive ties with the community. It is active in cultural fairs, dances, and other activities held by Drake Bay schools and the EBAIS (Equipos Basicos de Atención Integral).
The hotel is involved in the Turtle Festival, which takes place each year in the community of El Progreso, and Aguila de Osa hosts an Independence Day celebration each year on September 15th. During this festival cultural dishes are shared, children perform in a dance show, and local artisans display Boruca Masks and other crafts in the rancho or restaurant areas.
The project also includes environmental education for children in the towns of Drake Bay, El Progreso, and Los Angeles, which teaches children the importance of protecting and preserving the environment for future generations.