Sustainability & Conservation At El Silencio Lodge & Spa
A number of luxury eco-lodges in Costa Rica are setting the bar high when it comes to environmental sustainability and guest immersion in local culture. An example is El Silencio, which is situated on a 500-acre private reserve between Juan Castro Blanco and Poás Volcano National Parks in the country's Central Valley.
SUSTAINABILITY AT THE EL SILENCIO
As part of their commitment to being one of the best eco-resorts in Costa Rica, El Silencio Lodge & Spa supports an array of sustainable programmes and initiatives to reduce their environmental footprint and protect and preserve the vital natural resources of the surrounding cloud forest. It wants to offer a sanctuary where guests can reconnect with the healing powers of mother nature.
Their vision for tourism is that which protects its stunning natural surroundings, fosters the personal growth of staff, and promotes the development of neighbouring communities. Engaging the services of Responsible Business Alliance, El Silencio Lodge & Spa has designed a sustainability model that is perfectly tailored to its natural setting and social context.
- The lodge authentically reflects the cultural legacy and traditions of Sarchí, Zarcero, Naranjo, and other landmark regional towns.
- More than 95% of their staff is local
- El Silencio Lodge & Spa gives back through employment opportunities, local purchases, and the growing relationship with its closest neighbour, the Los Bajos del Toro community.
El Silencio Lodge & Spa is proud to hold the maximum Five-Leaf Rating in Costa Rica’s Certification of Sustainable Tourism. Its rigorous evaluation process looks at water management, energy conservation, waste disposal and recycling, positive relations with surrounding communities, cultural authenticity, and guest safety.
El Silencio Lodge & Spa was recently awarded its 4th Ecological Blue Flag, which is one of Costa Rica's most important environmental programmes. It rewards the effort and voluntary work of the different local committees that seek to improve hygienic and environmental conditions as an instrument to mitigate and adapt to climate change.
CONSERVATION & COMMUNITY AT EL SILENCIO
El Silencio Lodge & Spa is a special destination that highlights a pristine natural setting that frames unique cultural elements in a wonderful celebration of biodiversity, artistic expression, and Costa Rica’s peaceful spirit. Your visit helps them support their responsible travel programmes. There a number of projects that they are running that are contributing to the planet’s health and the growth of the surrounding communities.
Biodiversity - The recently revamped Hummingbird Garden and the new Meliponary are two close-to-heart projects that seek to fuel the proliferation of the planet’s tiniest birds and local honeybees.
COVID -19 Fundraiser - They have set up a $10,000 fund to assist neighbours in the small rural town of Bajos del Toro. Local residents have been encouraged to submit requests for aid. Every submission is evaluated on a case-by-case basis.
If this blog has got you interested in starting your wellness journey at El Silencio please call our wellness advisors at 020 7843 3597 or enquire here.