We are proud to be on a beach awarded with the Blue Flag, thanks to our team’s hard work towards cleanliness, safety and environmental education. Our hotel has also received the Certification for Sustainable Tourism, awarded by the Costa Rican Tourism Board in recognition of our efforts for a sustainable operation.
Protecting our environment is one of our top priorities. In compliance with Hilton Worldwide’s Sustainability Policies, we are committed to all the necessary actions to become a sustainable and responsible hotel for our community.
To measure and fix these different levels, the CST program provides a system of “sustainability levels””, on a scale of 0 to 5, in which each number indicates the relative position of the firm in terms of sustainability.
What does it mean for the Tourist Companies to be categorized by the CST?
If the first level of a category is achieved (level 1), it means that the company has taken the first step on the process of sustainability. The higher levels correspond to stages that are each one more advanced than the previous one, peaking on level 5, which means that the company is considered outstanding in terms of sustainability.
In terms of sustainability, the degree of fulfillment signified by each level should be concomitant with the different aspects mentioned. For example, to achieve a level 3, it is necessary to complete at least 60% of the established conditions for the four areas evaluated: physical-biological parameters, infrastructure and services, service management (excusive for Tour Operator Agencies), external client and socio-economic environment. The level assigned to any company will always be the lowest level achieved in any of the areas. It is expected that this policy will encourage companies to advance towards the model of sustainability by giving the same degree of consideration and importance to each of the four areas evaluated.
The tourist that selects a tour company that has the logo of the CST can be sure that the company is engaged in actions, in all areas, to avoid negative impacts on the environment, culture and society.
The CST is an innovative program, which opens opportunities for business development in a sustainable way. The need to use recycled, reusable, and natural products, to use devices for energy and water savings, waste management, information and others, opens the door to a new market for environmentally and socially friendly products. This will generate a synergy among different economic sectors and an overall positive balance in terms of sustainability.
The DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Central Pacific – Costa Rica is certified on level 4, and we are moving greatly to get the level 5, thus bringing us closer to the highest level of certification and commitment to the environment.
But very few of our visitors know the great effort that many Costa Ricans made to present a Costa Rica so friendly to the environment.
Come Up and discover the magic of our country. A natural paradise without artificial ingredients rather than their Ticos Pura Vida.
At the Doubletree Resort by Hilton Central Pacific we are strongly committed to the protection of the environment and our community, which is why we declare that: