Arenas del Mar Wins Coveted Five Leaf Award

4.8.2010
by andres
Arenas del Mar

One of Costa Rica's most beautiful and eco-friendly hotels has just been officially recognized as one of the most sustainable destinations in Costa Rica.

Arenas del Mar blends gorgeous surroundings and the chance to experience both the beach and the rainforest with luxurious accommodations and a highly-developed sustainable infrastructure.

Last month Arenas del Mar was awarded Five Leaves - the highest rating - by the Costa Rican Tourist Board (ICT), becoming the first resort to do so within such a short time of its opening. Arenas del Mar is the perfect model for balancing sustainable tourism practices and policies with world-class service and amenities.

The properties extensive sustainable features include solar panels to heat hot water coupled with energy saving auxiliary water heaters, underground electricity systems that don't interfere with surrounding wildlife, chlorine-free ionization systems to clean the pool water, energy-efficient lighting and illumination throughout the entire property, extensive recycling programs and more.

The property is located on Costa Rica's Pacific Coast, next to the world-famous Manuel Antonio National Park. Its rooms, apartments and suites offer spectacular ocean views, upscale dining in two hotel restaurants with a focus on fresh local products and remarkably friendly service.

Activities include bird watching, night walks on the nature reserve, sunrise and sunset sailing, white water rafting, horseback riding, canopy tours, whale watching - not to mention Manuel Antonio itself, one of Costa Rica's most vibrant tropical parks. By visiting, you'll also be supporting Costa Rica's National Parks system and contributing to the conservation of its natural resources.

Global Basecamps is proud to congratulate Arenas del Mar on their newest award and hopes that existing and new hotel developments in Costa Rica and the world at large will take this as a sign that the future is all about integrating style, service and sustainability.

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