The Greentique ConceptIn 2004, Greentique Hotels of Costa Rica expanded their management of Si Como NoResort Spa and Wildl...
C.S.T. MembersGreentique Hotels of Costa Rica are members of C.S.T. (Certification in SustainableTourism) Program of Costa...
Evaluation AspectsPhysical - Biological ParametersInteraction between the company and its surroundingnatural habitat.Infra...
December 9, 2010 presentationwith Lic. Carlos BenavidesMinister of TourismVilla BlancaSi Como No5 Green LeavesMembers sinc...
Physical and Biological EnvironmentPolicies and ProgramsGreentique Hotels of Costa Rica is committed to promoting andprese...
Physical and Biological EnvironmentEmissions and Waste
Physical and Biological EnvironmentEmissions and WasteSi Como NoGrease TrampsLaundry Grey Water Plant
Physical and Biological EnvironmentEmissions and WasteProduction of bacteria’s for thesanitation systems.Bocachi and Worm ...
Physical and BiologicalNatural Areas (National Parks / Protected Areas)Guest information on local attractionsManuel Antoni...
Physical and BiologicalNatural Areas (National Parks and Reserves)as)Information of Community Activities and AttractionsCl...
Infrastructure and ServicesMaintenance of waterVilla BlancaSi Como NoGrey Water Treatment: “Aquatic Gardens”
Infrastructure and ServicesConservation of EnergySi Como NoManuel AntonioEnergy SavingsPrograms RestaurantRico Tico (Illum...
Infrastructure and ServicesConservation of EnergySi Como NoManuel AntonioEnergy Savings Programs IlluminationAlternative S...
Infrastructure and ServicesFood and BeverageVilla BlancaManuel AntonioOrganic VegetableGardensLocal Vendor Support
Restaurant Rico TicoWe support Costa Ricanculinary culture in ourhotel restaurants.
Claro que SeefoodOur menu states the CSTpolicies supporting theprotection of endangeredspecies and use only thosespecies t...
Infrastructure and ServicesCleaning and Laundry ProductsVilla BlancaSi Como NoManuel AntonioWater Quality Reports Marzo 20...
Management of Solid WastesOrganic Materials RecyclingWaste SeparationInfrastructure and Services
Infrastructure and ServicesStaff TrainingEmployee WorkshopsVilla BlancaManuel AntonioWorkshop Employee Conduct CodesSi Com...
External ClientManuel AntonioGreen CommitteesEnglish ClassesSignage/Information for Guest and EmployeesHelp us preserve“Th...
External ClientAnalysis of Guest CommentariesVilla Blanca
Socio - Economic EnvironmentDirect Economic BenefitsNational and Local Personnel
Socio - Economic EnvironmentGreentique Hotels InformativeVilla BlancaManuel AntonioGreen Bulletins
Socio - Economic EnvironmentEnvironmental Education ProgramsVilla BlancaManuel AntonioManuel Antonio NaturePark & Wildlife...
Socio - Economic EnvironmentEducation ProgramsVilla BlancaManuel Antonio
Socio - Economic EnvironmentEnvironmental Education ProgramsVilla BlancaManuel AntonioEvents with
Socio - Economic EnvironmentEnvironmental Education ProgramsVilla BlancaManuel AntonioSchool Los Angeles North San Ramon E...
Socio - Economic EnvironmentCultural DevelopmentVilla BlancaManuel AntonioSi Como No Programs “Club deAmigos de la Vida de...
Socio - Economic EnvironmentProgramas de ReforestaciónVilla BlancaManuel AntonioFirst 10,000 native trees planted atSanta ...
Recognitions“Corporate Sustainable Trend SettersAward” for Rainforest Alliance at theMuseum of Natural History on May 06,2...
RecognitionsWorld Heritage Alliance award to Green Hotelsas a member of the alliance, to support andcommitment with sustai...
RecognitionsThe award "Friend of Costa Rica" 2011 waspresented to Mr. Jim Dalamas by ACOPROTand EXPOTUR
RecognitionsOn June 29, 2012, the InstitutoCostarricense de Electricidad presentedHotel Si Como No a certificate ofrecogni...
Estación de InvestigacionMain goal of the proposalTo develop scientific investigation thru public sectors, including Unive...
Los Angeles Cloud Forest PrivateNature Reserve•Nature Walk “ El Silencio de losAngéles”• Birdwatching in the Cloud Forest•...
Manuel Antonio Nature Park &Wildlife Refuge•Santa Juana Rural Adventure Tour•Butterfly Botanical Gardens•Reptile Lagoons•W...
ConscientizationWe either change our behavior or change ourplanet.” Anonymous
Thank YouThe Management and Staff of Greentique Hotelsof Costa Rica and their C.S.T. Green CommitteeVolunteers
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Greentique Hotels of Costa Rica are members of C.S.T. (Certification in Sustainable Tourism) Program of Costa Rican Hotels.
We welcome your feedback on conservation and policies that are included in our hotel guest's surveys and printed information available at each hotel's Concierge Desk and on our hotel websites.
C.S.T. is managed by the Costa Rican Tourism Institute (I.C.T.) and was design to differentiate tourism sector business based on the degree to which they comply with a sustainable model of natural, cultural and social resource management.
C.S.T. is regulated by the Costa Rican National Accreditation Commission and consists of a scale of 5 "leaves" of sustainable tourism achievement.

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  1. 1. The Greentique ConceptIn 2004, Greentique Hotels of Costa Rica expanded their management of Si Como NoResort Spa and Wildlife Refuge to include the addition of Villa Blanca Cloud Forest Hoteland Nature Reserve in San Ramon de Alajuela. The third member to join the group wasAguila de Osa Inn & Marine Frontier in Drake Bay, near Corcovado National Park.Each property is operated in accordance with the highest eco-tourism standards,preserving the "Magic of Nature" by striving to maintain the minimum impact while alsoproviding “Exceptional Costa Rica Experiences”.
  2. 2. C.S.T. MembersGreentique Hotels of Costa Rica are members of C.S.T. (Certification in SustainableTourism) Program of Costa Rican Hotels.We welcome your feedback on conservation and policies that are included in our hotelguests surveys and printed information available at each hotels Concierge Desk and onour hotel websites.C.S.T. is managed by the Costa Rican Tourism Institute (I.C.T.) and was design todifferentiate tourism sector business based on the degree to which they comply with asustainable model of natural, cultural and social resource management.C.S.T. is regulated by the Costa Rican National Accreditation Commission and consists ofa scale of 5 "leaves" of sustainable tourism achievement.
  3. 3. Evaluation AspectsPhysical - Biological ParametersInteraction between the company and its surroundingnatural habitat.Infrastructure and ServicesManagement policies and the operational systems withinthe company and its infrastructure.External ClientsInteraction of the company with its clients in terms of howmuch it allows and invites the client to be an activecontributor to the companys policies of sustainability.Socio - Economic EnvironmentInteraction of the company with the local communitiesand the population in general.
  4. 4. December 9, 2010 presentationwith Lic. Carlos BenavidesMinister of TourismVilla BlancaSi Como No5 Green LeavesMembers since 1995Villa BlancaThe Nacional Theaterpresentation with ex presidentÓscar Arias Sanchéz
  5. 5. Physical and Biological EnvironmentPolicies and ProgramsGreentique Hotels of Costa Rica is committed to promoting andpreserving World Heritage sites through sustainable tourism by:* Implementing the World Heritage Alliance principles* Participating in staff training programs* Educating customers about World Heritage* Supporting community development around World Heritage sites* Engaging employees to support the local community* Supporting the United Nations in its efforts
  6. 6. Physical and Biological EnvironmentEmissions and Waste
  7. 7. Physical and Biological EnvironmentEmissions and WasteSi Como NoGrease TrampsLaundry Grey Water Plant
  8. 8. Physical and Biological EnvironmentEmissions and WasteProduction of bacteria’s for thesanitation systems.Bocachi and Worm Compost
  9. 9. Physical and BiologicalNatural Areas (National Parks / Protected Areas)Guest information on local attractionsManuel Antonio Nature Park andWildlife Refuge
  10. 10. Physical and BiologicalNatural Areas (National Parks and Reserves)as)Information of Community Activities and AttractionsCloud Forest NatureTrails and ToursClound forest nature walk &Quetzal tour
  11. 11. Infrastructure and ServicesMaintenance of waterVilla BlancaSi Como NoGrey Water Treatment: “Aquatic Gardens”
  12. 12. Infrastructure and ServicesConservation of EnergySi Como NoManuel AntonioEnergy SavingsPrograms RestaurantRico Tico (Illumination)Alternative Solar EnergyConsumption
  13. 13. Infrastructure and ServicesConservation of EnergySi Como NoManuel AntonioEnergy Savings Programs IlluminationAlternative SolarEnergy Consumption
  14. 14. Infrastructure and ServicesFood and BeverageVilla BlancaManuel AntonioOrganic VegetableGardensLocal Vendor Support
  15. 15. Restaurant Rico TicoWe support Costa Ricanculinary culture in ourhotel restaurants.
  16. 16. Claro que SeefoodOur menu states the CSTpolicies supporting theprotection of endangeredspecies and use only thosespecies that are not on theverge of extinction.
  17. 17. Infrastructure and ServicesCleaning and Laundry ProductsVilla BlancaSi Como NoManuel AntonioWater Quality Reports Marzo 2012Certification of Bio-degradables Products
  18. 18. Management of Solid WastesOrganic Materials RecyclingWaste SeparationInfrastructure and Services
  19. 19. Infrastructure and ServicesStaff TrainingEmployee WorkshopsVilla BlancaManuel AntonioWorkshop Employee Conduct CodesSi Como No ResortWorkshop on Climatic ChangeHotel Villa Blanca
  20. 20. External ClientManuel AntonioGreen CommitteesEnglish ClassesSignage/Information for Guest and EmployeesHelp us preserve“The Magic of Nature”Dear Guest:Bed sheets are washed daily inthousands of hotels that consumemillions of gallons of water andtons of detergent.Sheets are customarily changeddaily, but if you fell that this isunnecessary, leave this card onyour pillow in the morning and yoursheets will not be change that day.Thank youThe ManagementHelp us preserve“The Magic of Nature”Dear Guest:Every day tons of detergent andmillions of gallons of water are useto wash towels that have only beenused once.A towel in the rack means “I´ll useit again”A towel in the floor means “Pleaseexchange”Thank youThe ManagementHelp us preserve“The Magic of Nature”Dear Guest:Help us to reduce the demand ofelectricity to reduce the impact onnatureThank youThe Management
  21. 21. External ClientAnalysis of Guest CommentariesVilla Blanca
  22. 22. Socio - Economic EnvironmentDirect Economic BenefitsNational and Local Personnel
  23. 23. Socio - Economic EnvironmentGreentique Hotels InformativeVilla BlancaManuel AntonioGreen Bulletins
  24. 24. Socio - Economic EnvironmentEnvironmental Education ProgramsVilla BlancaManuel AntonioManuel Antonio NaturePark & Wildlife RefugeUniversity of Costa Rica TacaresHotel Villa Blanca
  25. 25. Socio - Economic EnvironmentEducation ProgramsVilla BlancaManuel Antonio
  26. 26. Socio - Economic EnvironmentEnvironmental Education ProgramsVilla BlancaManuel AntonioEvents with
  27. 27. Socio - Economic EnvironmentEnvironmental Education ProgramsVilla BlancaManuel AntonioSchool Los Angeles North San Ramon Events with
  28. 28. Socio - Economic EnvironmentCultural DevelopmentVilla BlancaManuel AntonioSi Como No Programs “Club deAmigos de la Vida de la EscuelaPrioritaria” “Inmaculada de Quepos”Independence DayVilla Blanca Participation in AnnualAwards Blue Flag at HeadquartersWater and Sewer
  29. 29. Socio - Economic EnvironmentProgramas de ReforestaciónVilla BlancaManuel AntonioFirst 10,000 native trees planted atSanta Juana Farms as part of acertification for Carbon Offset thatis in development with support ofFONAFIFO and Minaet.
  30. 30. Recognitions“Corporate Sustainable Trend SettersAward” for Rainforest Alliance at theMuseum of Natural History on May 06,2009 in NYCJim Dalamas with GuiselleBundchen
  31. 31. RecognitionsWorld Heritage Alliance award to Green Hotelsas a member of the alliance, to support andcommitment with sustainable tourismdevelopment.
  32. 32. RecognitionsThe award "Friend of Costa Rica" 2011 waspresented to Mr. Jim Dalamas by ACOPROTand EXPOTUR
  33. 33. RecognitionsOn June 29, 2012, the InstitutoCostarricense de Electricidad presentedHotel Si Como No a certificate ofrecognition for the collaboration enablingthe installation of the first camouflagedcell tower in Costa Rica and for theirefforts in promoting conservation.
  34. 34. Estación de InvestigacionMain goal of the proposalTo develop scientific investigation thru public sectors, including Universityof Costa Rica & prívate sectors, national & international within the naturereserve of Los AngelesVilla Blanca Research Station
  35. 35. Los Angeles Cloud Forest PrivateNature Reserve•Nature Walk “ El Silencio de losAngéles”• Birdwatching in the Cloud Forest•Guided Night Walks•Cultural Tour San Ramón/Sarchi•Horseback, rafting y canopy
  36. 36. Manuel Antonio Nature Park &Wildlife Refuge•Santa Juana Rural Adventure Tour•Butterfly Botanical Gardens•Reptile Lagoons•Wildlife Fefuge Birdwatching•Day & Night Guided Walkwildliferefugecr
  37. 37. ConscientizationWe either change our behavior or change ourplanet.” Anonymous
  38. 38. Thank YouThe Management and Staff of Greentique Hotelsof Costa Rica and their C.S.T. Green CommitteeVolunteers
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