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.