After a team effort made by the Administration and Operation departments at Caño Negro Natural Lodge, we have reached a higher rank within the Sustainable Tourism Certification (CST) by reaching the level of 3 leaves.
Each leaf constitutes a new level of achievement in regards to sustainable tourism. At Cano Negro Lodge not only do you enjoy superb outdoor tours, accommodations and unique bird watching opportunities but you also know that your hosts are working every day to make sure that you will discover Costa Rican in a sustainable way.
By having a Sustainable Tourism Certification Caño Negro Natural Lodge is helping to preserve one of the most important wetlands in the world.
To participate in this effort and preserve Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge, each staff member is trained to work in harmony with the surrounding natural environment and ensure that they too are working to further our objectives.
Some projects that we have implemented are:
- Recycling: Trash is collected and separated according to its category; glass, plastic, paper and aluminum. In addition to this, we use biodegradable products throughout our everyday operations.
- The lodge is equipped with solar paddles to make water consumption more efficient and the buildings are designed to make the most out of daylight and keep electrical consumption down. Solar cells are used to store electricity and even the key cards to each room turn off electrical consumption while the guest is out.
Caño Negro Natural Lodge is working together with the Caño Negro community and the surrounding areas to preserve the regions natural beauty and resources by teaming together and creating projects with small associations in the community. For example, we have come together with AMSA, which is a group of local women that create pieces of jewelry using the wood and seeds from trees in the region. These are on sale at the hotel and proceeds go towards helping them add additional income for their homes.