Tabacon is awarded a perfect 5 out of 5 in the Costa Rica certification for sust
La Fortuna, Arenal, COSTA RICA (September 18, 2015) The Costa Rican Board of Tourism – ICT – released the ratings of the re-evaluation of 43 tourism related companies that applied to the CST Program (Certification for Sustainable Tourism). For the first time, Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort was recognized with 5 leaves out of 5, awarding the hotel with the highest level, thus joining an elite, exclusive and prestigious group in Costa Rica.
The CST program reviews and recognizes the country’s industry-leading tourism companies that observe and excel in sustainable actions and best practices. The five pillars of this program include community outreach, managing the use of natural resources, reduction, reuse and recycling of packaging materials, guest involvement in sustainability practices and preservation of the environment.
Some of the highlights of Tabacon’s sustainable practices include:
- Working with the community leaders in La Fortuna de San Carlos to improve schools and education.
Recycling programs and protection of the parks and reserves
- Donating the feasibility study for a water treatment plant for La Fortuna de San Carlos
- Preserving over 80% of the property as primary and secondary rainforest
- Organizing and working with local farmers on a farm-to-table program
- Working with suppliers to reduce packaging materials and providing bio-friendly products
- Heating water for guest use relying on the hot springs source
- Complimentary Plant a Tree Program for guests
“Tabacón has demonstrated its ongoing commitment not only in quality and service but also in the resort’s philosophy to safeguarding the natural and cultural heritage for future generations, trying to make a difference in La Fortuna and the surroundings. We actively encourage both our staff members and our guests to become involved in sustainability and protection of our wildlife, as well as in social responsibility programs” said Xavi Vega, Tabacon’s General Manager.
We welcome staff and guest involvement at all levels. We ask all the travel agencies and wholesalers that work with Tabacon to join us in promoting and practicing sustainable policies and actions, and in particular, asking their clients and travelers to participate in this effort.
About Costa Rica Certification for Sustainable Tourism (CST)
The CST's fundamental purpose is to make sustainability a practical and necessary reality within the context of the country's competitiveness in tourism, while looking to improve the way that natural and social resources are used, encourage the active participation of local communities and provide a new source of competitiveness within the business sector.
About Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort
Nestled at the base of the majestic Arenal Volcano in the northern region of Costa Rica, Tabacon is a five-star resort in the heart of the rainforest. A member of The Leading Hotels of the World, Tabacon provides luxurious accommodations, services and amenities in a picture-perfect natural setting. The resort’s unique thermal springs emerge naturally from the volcanic earth, cascading to form waterfalls, streams, tranquil pools and ponds surrounded by lush tropical gardens. Inside the gardens you can find The Grand Spa, which combines a beautiful location with a singular spa experience. Tabacon’s Shangri-La Gardens is a relaxing guests and adults-only hideaway.
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