Playa Cativo Lodge staff members recently took part in a special program to help one of the neediest schools in Golfito — Escuela San Francisco Km 1. Ten dedicated staffers donated their time and skills to paint the school’s fence as part of the Playa Cativo Blue Flag Program. All paint and materials were donated by several organizations but, unfortunately, the school could not afford to pay for labor to paint the fence. That’s when the Playa Cativo team stepped into action!
Interestingly, some of the staff volunteers (including Daniela and Alex) had attended the school several years ago, and grew up in the surrounding area.
The Blue Flag is an annual award for volunteer work aiding conservation and development. Local groups and committees compete for to assist worthy causes with the goal of helping both present and future generations.
“This is Playa Cativo’s third year participating in the program,” notes General Manager Allen Mairena. “During this time, we have developed a nice relationship with this particular school. We enjoy supporting the school’s activities to benefit student welfare along with the preservation of natural resources.”