Enjoy an untroubled holiday while helping to preserve our environment
The Rio Tico Safari Lodge would like to introduce the natural beauty of the Southern Pacific coast to its guests for their enjoyment. All of us hope future generations will continue to enjoy the beauty of nature. That is why the Rio Tico Safari Lodge has an on-going commitment to the preservation of our natural environment. We at the Rio Tico Safari Lodge not only take responsibility for your holiday pleasure, but also for our unique ecosystem.
Certification for Sustainability
The Rio Tico Safari Lodge is in the process of being certified by the Costa Rican Tourist Board, I.C.T., as a sustainable Costa Rican hotel. To accomplish this goal, we have signed an agreement with the Rainforest Alliance, an international organization committed to let hotels in Latin-American countries take responsibility for the environment.
Our sustainability efforts include bringing our garbage to a recycling center which donates their income to a local school; minimizing the use of water and electricity; using biodegradable detergents and installing a special sceptic system that purifies the effluents before returning them to nature.
The Rio Tico Safari Lodge would like to support the local community of Punta Mala. We recommend our guests to have lunch or dinner in one of the local restaurants in Punta Mala. Together with local captain Jaime from Punta Mala we developed a special kayak tour through the mangroves. After the tour Jaime invites you to have local lunch or just a cup of delicious Costa Rican coffee at his house. We support the public primary school in Punta Mala and donated construction materials for a new dining room and bathrooms.
Corcovado Foundation - Make a Difference
The Rio Tico Safari Lodge supports the Corcovado Foundation, a local and down-to-earth leader in conservation of the rainforest and the biodiversity of Corcovado. The Corcovado Foundation has different programs like recycling, environmental education and turtle conservation. We would like to invite our guests to cooperate with a small donation of US$ 1 per night which will benefit the Corcovado Foundation´s efforts and in this way you will make a difference.