Costa Rica Eco Resort

As a leading Costa Rica Eco Resort, we believe that sustainability should be at the core of our business.  At Rancho Pacifico, we provide a luxury rainforest experience while preserving the environment around us.  This is why we have joined 1% For The Planet. We have committed to donate 1% of our revenues to sustainability causes. Keep reading to learn about our practices.  You can help too with some fun activities during your stay.

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Costa Rica Eco Resort – Sustainable by Design

One of the first things guests notice upon arrival at our Costa Rica eco resort is the stunning architecture. The design is not only beautiful but also highly energy efficient. Our common areas are completely open air allowing for natural ventilation. At nearly 2,000 feet (600 meters) above sea level, the ocean breezes are cool and refreshing. Even more impressive, over 95% of the electricity we use is produced from renewable resources. We also source our water from a mountain spring and treat it with UV light – not chemicals. Local suppliers and our own gardens provide the freshest ingredients for our world-class restaurant.  Our goal is to design sustainability into everything we do.


1% for the Planet

Rancho Pacifico is proud to be a member of 1% for the Planet – a network of businesses and individuals taking responsibility for the environment. Business members give 1% of their revenues to highly vetted environmental nonprofit organizations. 1% for the Planet certifies that giving and ensures that member donations make the most impact possible.

Certificate of Sustainable Tourism

Sustainable Tourism

The Costa Rica Institute of Tourism has awarded to Rancho Pacifico a Certificate of Sustainable Tourism (CST).  As part of our CST programs, we offer activities that provide uniquely authentic experiences.  For example, Guests can sign up to help our friends at Reserva Playa Tortuga with nesting sea turtles or research focused on monkeys, macaws, butterflies and reptiles.  Guests who take our all-day epic waterfall hike will stop at the La Guagara family farm.  This is a traditional Costa Rican farm demonstrating sustainable agriculture including shade-grown coffee. Additionally, Rancho Pacifico is an amazing birding destination with 300 species in the vicinity.

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Carbon Offsets

Concerned about the environmental impact of your flights?  Ask us about carbon offsets.  For as little as $50 per person, we can purchase certified offsets on your behalf. Your purchase will fund carbon reduction programs around the world. Come see one of the most amazing parts of the planet with the peace of mind knowing you are doing your part to preserve it.

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By the late 1980’s, much of Costa Rica had been deforested for lumber production and agriculture.  Since then, the country has made amazing progress in reforestation, and we are glad to help continue that progress.  We recently teamed with the Association Community Carbon Trees to plant 700 trees around the property. Using a variety of native species designed to attract and sustain local wildlife, we are accelerating the reforestation of areas that had been cleared years ago.

“With many thanks for your friendship and great respect for your wonderful stewardship of a very special part of the Costa Rican rainforest. Best wishes.”

– Al Gore

Come experience the best of Costa Rica.