Experience a boutique hotel with the highest rating in Costa Rica for sustainable tourism and discover its organic shade grown coffee on an organic coffee plantation.
Since 1985, when we began our project at Finca Rosa Blanca, we have always had several important goals in mind: to leave the minimum possible trace of our existence and to be as eco friendly and sustainable as a small eco hotel could.. Since the beginning of our adventure on our organic coffee plantation and hotel, we have concentrated on an ambitious plan of recycling and regeneration, social consciousness and education.
Finca Rosa Blanca Coffee Plantation and Inn, the first certified sustainable hotel in Costa Rica, has evolved over the last 20 years to become the highest ranking member of the prestigious Sustainable Tourism Certification program (CST) and the only hotel that has achieved a perfect score of 100%. The CST, regarded as the strictest and most demanding program in the world for verifying the sustainability of hotels, eco resorts and tour operators, awards from one to five “green leaves” to those entities which participate in the program. As of the end of 2010, there are approximately 210 hotels and 15 tour operators which are certified by the CST.
The Finca Rosa Blanca Hotel seeks to demonstrate that sustainability can be incorporated into an upscale luxury boutique hotel setting by combining elements of environmental conservation, education, training, luxury, community development and innovative building techniques.
At Finca Rosa Blanca Coffee Plantation and Inn, sustainability has been a key feature since the planning and construction phase. A few of the sustainable features of the physical property and operation itself include:
- Virginia Amos