Gardener (Copy)It’s celebration time here at Playa Cativo Eco Lodge in Costa Rica! We are delighted to announce that Playa Cativo has been accepted into the Trip Advisor Green Leaders program, which helps travelers around the world plan greener trips by highlighting hotels and B&Bs engaging in environmentally-friendly practices.

As you know, Trip Advisor is the world’s largest travel site, enabling travelers to plan the perfect trip. Trip Advisor offers trusted advice from real travelers and a wide variety of travel choices and planning features with links to booking tools. Trip Advisor Green Leaders properties have met a set of environmental standards developed for Trip Advisor by a leading environmental consulting firm, with input from expert partners. The more green practices a hotel has in place, the higher its Green Leader level, which is shown on the property’s listing on the TripAdvisor site.

“At Playa Cativo Lodge in the Costa Rica rainforest, we offer the opportunity to become immersed in nature while staying in great comfort,” says General Manager Luis Pardo. “Our guests appreciate our very low impact operation and sustainable practices geared to preserve the area and improve our community.”

Travelers can now search for accommodations that have Trip Advisor Green Leaders status on the Trip Advisor site, and view a detailed list of environmentally-friendly practices that they can expect at each location. “Trip Advisor Green Leaders are leading the hospitality industry in making efforts to improve their environmental footprint,” notes Jenny Rushmore, Director of Responsible Travel at Trip Advisor. “We greatly applaud these hotels and B&Bs, and are pleased to share their eco-friendly practices with our online community of more than 260 million travelers who visit the site each month.”

When you are searching for the best green hotels in Costa Rica for a family vacation, Playa Cativo is the perfect destination to learn about promoting environmental sustainability. From our organic farm, generation of clean energy, reuse and recycle programs and use of biodegradable amenities, the Playa Cativo team believes that every effort counts . . . and even the smallest effort goes a long way to help keep our planet healthy!