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Costa Rica hotel's eco accreditation

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15 July 2010

The innovative program, developed by The Leading Hotels of the World, in partnership with Sustainable Travel International (STL), awards LECS based on high marks in policy and documentation, energy conservation, water conservation, recycling and community.

STI President, Brian Mullis, said: "By achieving the Luxury Eco Certification Standard, Tabacón has demonstrated its superiority not only in quality and service but also in the resort’s commitment to safeguarding the natural and cultural heritage of our planet for future generations."

LECS is the first global certification program of its kind for luxury properties and was created through a partnership between STI, the global non-profit leader in sustainable travel solutions, and Leading Quality Assurance, a joint venture of Leading Hotels that specializes in quality assurance, benchmarking and training to the luxury hospitality industry.

Tabacón Director General, Uwe Wagner, said: "In an area with tropical rainforest, the Arenal Volcano and many kinds of wildlife, conservation and environmental care are critical. We actively encourage both our staff members and our guests to become involved in sustainability."

Tabacón Resort was a recent winner of the Luxist Reader’s Choice Award for Best International Spa, and has been recognised by Condé Nast’s, Travel + Leisure Magazine and Luxury SpaFinder.

Tabacón scored top grades in water and electricity use, waste management, staff training and involvement, community programs and environmental protection.

Tabacón Grand Spa Thermal Resort was also the recipient of certification for Sustainable Tourism from the Costa Rican Tourism Board and prides itself on its leadership role in sustainability efforts, protection of the environment, and community involvement in sustainable efforts in the Northern region of Costa Rica.

Costa Rica is aiming to become the world’s first carbon-neutral country by 2021 and Tabacón Resort has introduced its own sustainability program, Tabacón Green.

Guests are encouraged to plants trees and over 50% of Tabacón’s is under protection as primary or secondary rainforest. The resort also supports the local community development fund through resort and guest contributions and promotes local products and handcrafts in its shops.

Tabacón has also eliminated the need for external energy sources by utilising two underground reservoirs, are naturally heated by the nearby active Arenal Volcano, to provide the entirety of the resort’s water.

The resort also has set procedures for electricity use and utilises eco-friendly technologies including fluorescent lighting, photo voltaic cells in gardens and paths, and lighting timers.

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