The Certificate for Sustainable Tourism (CST) is a program of Instituto Costarricense de Turismo (ICT). This program categorizes businesses involved with tourism according to a model of sustainability that considers the management of natural, cultural and social resources.

Hotel Villa Los Candiles cares about the environment and well-being of our guests. The hotel takes careful consideration of the following:

  • Biodegradable products used for cleaning, laundry and bathroom amenities

  • Organic produce for breakfast

  • Garden planted with local species

  • Programs focused on water and energy savings

  • Solar panels for water heating

  • Recycled Paper

  • Personnel from surrounding areas

  • Sponsorship of local organizations for improvement of the community

  • Internal projects focused on waste collection and reduction

  • Recycling