"La Palapa Eco Lodge Resort" participates in sustainable practices and our staff has been working hard to minimize negative impacts on the environment. We appreciate the support, participation and suggestions of our clients in our journey towards a sustainable tourism industry in Portalon, Costa Rica.


What is Sustainable Tourism?

Enjoying tourism activities and experiences without creating damage to the natural environment and local community. Sustainable travelers promote environmental conscious activities to ensure that future generations will be able to enjoy the same tourism opportunities.


Certification in Sustainable Tourism

The Certification in Sustainable Tourism Program (CST) is a product of the Costa Rican Tourism Institute (ICT).

CST was designed to differentiate tourism sector businesses based on the degree to which they comply with a sustainable model of natural, cultural and social resource management.

CST is regulated by the Costa Rican National Accreditation Commission and consists of a scale of 5 "levels" of sustainable tourism achievement. We are expecting very soon for a inspection for final certification.


Costa Rica Sustainability Mission Statement

Costa Rica is the leading adventure country with Sustainable Tourism and holiday provider.

"La Palapa Eco Lodge Resort" will strive to be a successful example of sustainable tourism in the region of Portalon.

Operations and activities at our lodging facilities and tour destinations will ensure that minimal negative impacts are made to the natural and surrounding environment.

Sustainable education and awareness will drive our employees, local populations and guests to utilize and promote practices in their own lives and communities.


Information at "La Palapa Eco Lodge Resort"

At our library we have Books on wildlife, rainforests, local customs, culture, and natural areas of Costa Rica.

A bulletin listing upcoming local events and festivals.

A suggestion box for your comments is available at the reception.

Some Costa Rican dishes are served at our breakfast and dinners with local and organic fruits and vegetables.


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