Costa Rica conservation

 

 

 

Costa Rica conservation

Costa Rica practically invented eco-tourism.  They are very active in the preservation and restoration of eco-systems with over 25% of the country being zoned as national parks or reserves.

CST-LogoA successful conservation initiative is the Certification for Sustainable Tourism (CST).  With this programme, businesses in Costa Rica are recognised for showing their commitment to preserving the environment and sustainability of the country. There are 5 levels of certification, we show these on the accommodation pages of the website as ‘leaves’.  It doesn’t quite cover the whole country at present but it is being rolled out to include all regions.

Costa Rica also has a Blue Flag programme.  This is a joint venture between the Ministry of Environment, Ministry of Public Health, the Costa Rican Tourism Institute and the National Tourism Chamber.  The Blue Flag programme makes it easy for visitors to see that the beaches are being actively looked after and the coastlines are being preserved.

It’s easy to holiday in Costa Rica, enjoy the natural beauty and wealth of this small and biologically diverse country, discover different eco-systems whilst knowing that you are having minimal impact on the environment – it’s a win win!!