The Nicuesa Edible Garden is part of the sustainable experience
The United Nations World Tourism Organization defines Sustainable Tourism Development in the following way:
"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"
This means that sustainable tourism functions under the environmental conservation flag and actively participates in the local community's social and economic well-being. Therefore, being part of the sustainable tourism movement is looking for ways to minimize the business's effects on the environment and being an active community member from a social and economic perspective.
This also includes upholding and respecting the local culture, which is an integral part of the social fabric of the communities, indigenous and not, that Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge is part of.
The outdoor shower is part of the Nicuesa Experience.
Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge is located in Costa Rica, one of the world´s leaders in Sustainable Tourism. Since the early 90s, Costa Rica made the courageous decision to base its tourism model and development on sustainability and eco-tourism. The decision was bold, but the results have been beyond positive.
The Sustainable Tourism model and movement is part of a series of conservation-focused objectives that Costa Rica continues to uphold and develop. Some of these fantastic initiatives include:
Beach cleanup time at Nicuesa
In every aspect of the Nicuesa Experience, sustainable practices are front and center. It is dear to the heart of the owners and their staff, and just as I did, you will inevitably feel that love and commitment in everything they do to make guests feel welcome and enjoy their stay. This has been an integral part of creating this sustainable tourism success story.
Set on a 165-acre property surrounded by the Piedras Blancas National Park and on the coastline of the Golfo Dulce, one of the world´s four tropical fiords, Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge has been environmentally sensitive from its creation. With such a privileged location comes responsibility, and this eco-friendly resort has adhered to the highest level of sustainable hospitality since.
Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge is an example of how an eco-resort can be sustainable without sacrificing quality and comfort.
Let´s see how sustainable tourism has been incorporated into the Nicuesa Experience.
Regarding protecting the environment, Nicuesa has found the perfect balance. A nature lover's sanctuary, it honors the rainforest and the ocean while remaining dedicated to the guest experience. Some of the sustainable practices, Nicuesa has incorporated into its eco-resort include:
While Nicuesa is in a secluded corner of the world and can only be reached by a scenic 30-minute boat transfer on the Golfo Dulce, it is an integral and dynamic member of the nearest local communities. Here are just some ways Nicuesa upholds the social-economic aspect of sustainable tourism that benefits the community and Nicuesa.
Costa Rican culture is rich in traditions, flavors, and colors. Despite being nestled into the rainforest where nature and adventure abound, Nicuesa has incorporated several cultural treasures into the guest experience. This includes the delicious meals you will enjoy in the open-air restaurant and bar that offer stunning views of the Golfo Dulce. During your stay, visit the Edible Garden, which also sources many ingredients creatively made into tasty and healthy meals.
Adventure activities in nature
Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge is a true example of how sustainable tourism works and that it can benefit the environment and the local community and is economically viable for the company. Not only is Nicuesa a sustainable success story, but it is also a wonderful place to stay. The Nicuesa Experience is about ecotourism, nature, and adventure sports, where better than the Golf Dulce. This special place offers luxury services in an authentic, sustainable, and pristine location.
So, when will you come and live the Nicuesa Experience? You will love it!