Discover Costa Rica: A Paradise
for Sustainable Travelers

From 99.5% renewable energy to eco-friendly tourism.

 

 

Costa Rica is a beacon of sustainability, renowned for its dedication to preserving the environment and promoting eco-friendly practices. For sustainable travelers seeking a destination that aligns with their values, Costa Rica offers a perfect blend of natural beauty, responsible tourism, and innovative conservation efforts. Here’s why Costa Rica should be at the top of your travel list.

Costa Rica is home to an array of national parks and reserves that protect its rich biodiversity.

A Leader in Renewable Energy

 

Costa Rica stands out globally for its commitment to renewable energy. Remarkably, the country produces nearly 93 percent of its electricity from renewable resources, primarily harnessing hydroelectric, wind, geothermal, and solar power. This impressive achievement underscores Costa Rica’s dedication to reducing its carbon footprint and promoting a cleaner, greener future.

 

Government’s Commitment to Sustainability

 

The Costa Rican government has made significant strides in fostering a sustainable environment. Policies and initiatives are in place to support the conservation of natural resources and promote sustainable practices. Perhaps the most ambitious of these is the National Decarbonisation Plan, which aims to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050. This proactive approach ensures that both locals and tourists can enjoy Costa Rica’s natural beauty responsibly.

 

Costa Rica running experience x Aire Libre

Costa Rica produces nearly 93 percent of its electricity from renewable resources.

National Parks and Conservation Efforts

 

 

Although Costa Rica is a small country, it accounts for about 6% of the Earth’s biodiversity. However, the influx of tourists to its natural areas could have devastating effects on biodiversity. In response, research projects and climate change studies, such as those conducted at the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, are guiding efforts to determine the appropriate number of people allowed on each trail per day and to implement measures to minimize the impact on the environment. Similar initiatives are being undertaken in other National Parks to reduce the environmental impact of hikers, thereby ensuring the preservation of the delicate ecosystem for future generations.

 

 

Sustainable Tourism Industry

 

The local tourism industry in Costa Rica is a model of sustainable management. Many businesses in the tourism sector have adopted practices that emphasize environmental, social, and cultural sustainability. Eco-friendly accommodations, sustainable tour operators, and community-based tourism initiatives are just a few examples of how Costa Rica prioritizes responsible travel.

Costa Rica
is home to approximately 6% of the world's species.

Community Involvement and Cultural Preservation 

 

Costa Rican communities actively participate in sustainable tourism, ensuring that the benefits of tourism are shared widely. Cultural preservation is a key focus, with efforts to maintain and celebrate local traditions and heritage. This approach not only enriches the travel experience but also supports the well-being of local communities.

 

Eco-Friendly Activities and Experiences

 
From guided hikes in pristine rainforests to sustainable coffee tours and wildlife-watching excursions, Costa Rica offers a plethora of eco-friendly activities. Adventure seekers can indulge in activities like zip-lining, rafting, and snorkeling, all conducted with a strong emphasis on environmental responsibility.
 

 

Costa Rica
Costa Rica offers a plethora of eco-friendly activities.

Costa Rica’s unwavering commitment to sustainability makes it an ideal destination for environmentally conscious travelers. However, regardless of the destination’s efforts to pursue the less impactful path, the biggest responsibility to honor these efforts remains on the side of the visitors. Being intentional with our trips and taking action to become sustainable travelers are key. As environmental activist Tina Muir says in her 7-Day Guide to Becoming a More Sustainable Traveler: “Air travel creates emissions that it can be argued are unnecessary, but in my eyes, if that travel is purposeful and intentional, it can outweigh the impact on our planet”. 

 

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COSTA RICA with special guest Tina Muir

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