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Villa Blanca Hotel
Villa Blanca Hotel
Villa Blanca Hotel
Villa Blanca Hotel


    Costa Rica Sustainable Hospitality

    Villa Blanca has been accepted as a "Gold Level Green Leader" in the TripAdvisor® GreenLeaders™ program,
    which helps travelers around the world plan "greener" trips by highlighting hotels that engage in environmentally friendly practices.

    Costa Rica Sustainable Hospitality

    This is how we deliver exceptional experiences in Costa Rica that are shaped around the unique bio-regions within the four climate zones in which we operate.

    Reducing our carbon footprint while increasing our activity in protecting the natural resources in our areas of operation is one of our key objectives. The other is the economic sustainability of the communities adjacent to the places where we operate. We believe that Costa Rica's natural resources include its people, heritage, and culture.

    Therefore, we actively support programs and initiatives in the towns and communities surrounding each hotel, including our long-standing commitment to hire locally.

    Sustainable Policies and Practices

    Villa Blanca's sustainability policies govern the following key areas of environmental impact and compliance with these policies is supported by staff training. We also have ongoing orientation programs led by hotel supervisors for new staff, hotel guests and visitors from national and international NGOs, GAs, foundations, universities and private groups advocating sustainability and conservation.

    Recycling and Waste Management

    We recycle glass, plastic, paper, and aluminum cans throughout the hotel's operations using the local recycling center in each community. Fruit and vegetable waste is recycled to make compost to fertilize the hotel's gardens. Meat, fish and poultry waste is collected daily for farm animals, reducing the demand on local waste disposal facilities. We have limited bars of soap for the vanity sinks. All soap bar wrappers are recyclable and, whenever possible, banana paper is used for printed material.

    Walking the right way

    Not only are we conscious of our methane and carbon footprints. We are also aware of the footprints we leave on the 2,000-acre Los Angeles Cloud Forest Private Biological Reserve under our management.

    Our commitment is to minimize the disruption of flora and fauna in the reserve and surrounding habitats by carefully designing trails and access infrastructure so that guests can experience these rainforests as close to their original condition as possible.