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, it is about providing our guests a luxury rainforest experience while preserving the environment around us. This is why we have joined 1% For The Planet – committing to donate 1% of our revenues to sustainability causes. Keep reading to learn about our sustainability practices. You can help too with some fun activities during your stay.
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 and most of our guest rooms 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.
The Costa Rica Institute of Tourism has awarded to Rancho Pacifico a Certificate of Sustainable Tourism (CST) after months of detailed review of every aspect of our business. As part of our CST programs, we offer activities that provide uniquely authentic sustainable experiences. 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 coffee growing and processing. Additionally, Rancho Pacifico is an amazing birding destination with approximately 300 species in the vicinity.
Interested in mitigating the environmental impact of your flights? Ask us about carbon offsets. For as little as $50 per person, we can purchase internationally certified offsets on your behalf. Your purchase will fund atmospheric 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.
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.