Eco Hotel Villas Rio Mar is one of the best options in the area of Dominical, Uvita and Manuel Antonio for sustainable ecotourism. An important part of our mission is to run the hotel responsively; with respect to local nature, wildlife and communities. That is why Eco Hotel Villas Rio Mar is already for many years a certified eco lodge and certified supplier of eco tours. Villas Rio Mar is certified to level 4 with the official certification institute of Costa Rica for sustainable tourism; CST.
The Certification for Sustainable Tourism Program - CST - is a product of the Costa Rican Tourism Board (ICT). The CST was designed to differentiate businesses of the tourism sector, based on the degree to which they comply with a sustainable model of natural, cultural and social resource management. CST is regulated by the Costa Rican National Accreditation Commission.
The sustainable certification is divided in 4 environments, with different practices for each:
Politics of service environment
External customer environment
Sustainable tourism; what can I do?
Stay at a hotel or eco lodge which respects the sustainable tourism values and travel with a responsible attitude.
Please contact us in case you want to participate in sustainable programs as carbon compensation or when you want to donate to national parks like Corcovado.
During the tours and activities, respect the following recommendations: