We have just been re-awarded with the "Level 5" of the Certification for Sustainable Tourism (CST), a rigorous certification program by the Costa Rican Tourism Board (ICT) that evaluates tourism companies' sustainability practices in natural, cultural and social resource management. The CST is regulated by the Costa Rican National Accreditation Commission and consists of a scale of 5 levels of sustainable tourism achievements.
This is the highest possible rating and El Remanso has achieved 100% of the points in the 4 areas of the evaluation.
Among other things, we power the hotel exclusively with our own hidroelectric power turbines, compost a big part of our waste, employ exclusively local staff and participate in local conservation organizations. If you want to read more about our sustainability practices you can click here or enjoy our weekly sustainability talk during your stay with us!
El Remanso participated for the first time in this program in 2011, scoring also the highest level at that time.