Created by the Costa Rican Tourism Board (ICT), the CST programrates and certifies tourism businesses based on their compliance with natural, cultural and social resource management. CSTconsists of fivelevels, called "Leaves",Level five, or Five Leaves, signifies that the company is considered â€œoutstanding in terms of sustainability."
"Our goal is to provide guests with an experience that they will always remember fondly: Excellence, friendly service, high-end accommodations, educational opportunities and unique, well-run adventure activities, and to provide this experience while operating the lodge in the most environmentally-friendly manner possible," explained Playa Nicuesa owners, Michael and Donna Butler.
"We traveled all over Costa Rica and other parts of Central America to find and create a special place where one can intimately experience the natural world of both the tropical rainforest and the Pacific Ocean,â€ expounded the Costa Rica rainforest lodge owners. â€œOur plan was to create a place that offers the comfort of a lodge and the activities and diversity of an adventure tour."