Costa Rica tourism has always been known as a pioneer in sustainability. Eco-friendly travel, green hotels, responsible tourism—it’s a jungle [of terminology] out there! But no matter how you define it, Costa Rica is a beacon for sustainability and environmentally friendly tourism.
In Costa Rica, green travel is more than a buzzword; it’s a way of life. Home to nearly 5% of the world’s biodiversity, this small nation takes its birthright seriously: nearly 30% of Costa Rica is protected as national park, wildlife refuge, or private reserve. And that’s not all: Costa Rica has enacted many policies and programs to protect the environment, from clean-beach programs to harvesting sustainable energies.