Sustainable tourism has been defined by the World Tourism Organization as: “Tourism that takes full account of its current and future economic, social and environmental impacts, addressing the needs of visitors, the industry, the environment and host communities.” Our visitors experience and satisfaction is very important but committing always to sustainable practices. As part of our commitment we have implemented a series of measures that allow us to reduce the impacts generated by the company to the environment and the community, raising awareness about sustainability issues and promoting sustainable practices. Sustainability for us is based on three main policies:
- Search for continuous improvement and balance between economic, sociocultural and environmental development, supporting the sustainable development of the communities where we are present.
- Commitment to maintain and improve the positive impacts and reduce the negative impacts of our operations on the natural environment, contributing to the preservation of biodiversity and contamination prevention of our destinations, through landscape integration, respect of its flora and fauna, and promoting the responsible management of our waste.
- Administrative management that guarantees the organization as a profitable, responsible and innovative.
Certification for Sustainable Tourism
Our company and actions are strongly committed to the environment, and this certification is proof of it. The Certification for Sustainable Tourism Program – CST – is a product of the Costa Rican Tourism Board (ICT). It ranks tour companies based on the degree to which they comply with a sustainable model of natural, cultural and social resource management. CST is consists of a scale of 5 “levels” of sustainable tourism achievement. Costa Rica Sky Adventures has level 3 on Monteverde park and also at Arenal park.