The Tree House In Costa Rica Offers Year-Round Warmth And Comfort

Categories: Homes / Dwellings

While you may be underneath a blanket of snow with the power out and the fireplace or wood stove blazing, there is warmth to the south in Costa Rica that will not be affected by winter antics.  Therein lies a place so spectacular, you must truly see to believe.  This special window of vision given to us by the internet opens the opportunity to see what kind of warmth others are enjoying at the moment:

This is a Sustainable vacation spot rented to guests.  There are several places to stay, but one of the most stunning is "The Tree House."  All of the photos below are from the Tree House.  The photos speak for themselves.  Below the photos are an interesting perspective, listing the terms of the lodges sustainable commitment to the forest and the surrounding jungle and it's preservation:

Since 1998, when we began our project at Tree House lodge, we have always had several important goals in mind: to leave the minimum possible trace of our existence and to be as ecofriendly and sustainable as a small eco lodge could. Since the beginning of our adventure at the Iguana Foundation and the tree house lodge, we have concentrated on an ambitious plan of recycling and regeneration, social consciousness and education.

The Certificate for Sustainable Tourism is a globally recognized program sponsored by the Costa Rica Tourism Board that seeks to categorize and certify tourism companies on a scale from one to five leaves according to the degree to which its operations contribute to a model of sustainability (five being the most sustainable). Its main purpose is to improve the way in which the natural and social resources are managed, to motivate the active participation of the local communities, and to support the competitiveness of the business sector.

As the phenomenon of “green washing” becomes more prevalent, more and more discerning travelers are turning to certification programs like this to be able to recognize hotels that are truly committed to contributing to the social and natural well-being of the communities where they operate. CST, being one of the oldest, most rigorous and comprehensive sustainability certifications in the world, has gained more and more support worldwide.

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 2012, there are approximately 212 hotels and 65 tour operators which are certified by the CS

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The Costa Rica Tree House Lodge is an active member of several associations that work for the benefit of the community in areas such as infrastructure, culture, education, health, security, sustainable tourism and environment protection. Some of the associations that the tree house lodge plays an active participation and or board member ship with are : Arechipu ( our local association in charge of the beach surveillance program), Colac, ( this organization is a local committee and Governmental organization to achieve better standard of living in the community and legal support), Adecomaga (local development Association which comes up for the interests of the members within the Gandoca-Manzanillo Wildlife refuge). Adela ( Association against petrol activity on the Southern Caribbean coast). Cooperativa Talamanca Sostenible ( cooperation supporting alternative energy alternatives in Talamanca)

Tree House Lodge Sustainable Initiatives:

When visiting natural areas in general, always remember:

Tree House lodge prohibits the feeding of any animal. As cute as an animal can appear, please do not feed them, this will interrupt their natural habitat and habits and can infect them with viruses or bacteria. Moreover, it will cause these animals to become dependent on humans.... (video page 3)

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