This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Responsible tourism: Costa Rica tour, volcanoes and beaches
Along with our selected ground operators and accommodations, we aim to give our customers the opportunity to enjoy their vacation in harmony with nature. Much of this itinerary is spent in forested regions, where conservation is vital. We work with accommodations who understand the importance of environmental conservation and who are proactive in preserving their local landscapes.
The Volcano Lodge and Springs, for example, have planted more than 3000 trees in the La Fortuna region and every guest to the hotel is invited to plant their own tree during their stay. The hotel is also insistent on recycling as much waste as possible and throughout the property can be found waste receptors that clearly identify the type of waste disposal (glass, plastic, aluminium, organic).
These waste products are then separated and packed, and donated to a local project which turns recycled materials into financial support for low income families and a local orphanage and safe house for vulnerable women.
When selecting the best accommodations to offer to our customers, we always prioritise those who are actively benefitting their local communities. As part of this tour, we recommend the Bosque del Cabo lodge in the Osa Peninsula. Bosque del Cabo supports the local group ‘Women of the Osa’, which is a group of committed volunteers who are striving for conservation, education and ecological awareness to preserve on of the most intense regions of bio-diversity on Earth.
The lodge has also sponsored several students to attend the bilingual school in Puerto Jimenez, Nueva Hoja. The school emphasises a mixture of Costa Rican children and foreign children from other countries, to improve language skills and to create better integration between social groups in the town.
From the first year of attendance, focus is given to achieving bilingualism and all pupils achieve qualifications to both Costa Rican school standards and U.S. school requirements. Such initiatives are vital to small communities in Costa Rica and we are pleased that our tours are helping to support projects like these.