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Playa Cativo Staff Donates Time to Help Needy School

Rainforest lodge in Costa RicaPlaya 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.”

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We’re Celebrating Our Trip Advisor Green Leader Award!

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!