Following its commitment to protect the environment, eco-friendly Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge in Costa Rica plans fun and inspiring Earth Day 2017 activities.
On Earth Day 2017 – April 22 – Nicuesa Lodge is taking part in a reforestation campaign in the local town of Puerto Jimenez across the gulf of Golfo Dulce from the lodge on the Osa Peninsula. Lodge guests are invited to join in planting trees to help restore the environment from deforestation and the devastating effects of climate change. The Earth Day event is hosted by the National and Environmental Community Service Association, and will feature talks and other activities in addition to the tree planting.
During the days around April 22, Nicuesa Lodge will show the epic Disney nature movie Earth and have a discussion afterward. Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge is deeply committed to sustainability and caring for the environment, and lodge staff enjoys sharing this experience with guests who visit the lodge.
On April 23, Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge staff and any guests who want to help will clean the beach of any waste that has been dragged by ocean currents to the shore. The Costa Rica eco-lodge’s continual efforts to keep Nicuesa Beach unspoiled led them to receive the prestigious Ecological Blue Flag Award last month for the seventh time for having one of Costa Rica’s cleanest beaches. This is especially important since the unforgettable gulf of Golfo Dulce is an important site for migrating Pacific Humpback Whales and other marine life.
Earlier this month, Nicuesa Lodge held a guest lecture on fascinating mangrove forests, which you can explore when you stay there by taking the river kayaking tour in the mangrove estuary of the Rio Esquinas. They also hosted Alejandro Solórzano from the University of Costa Rica who gave a talk about the incredible Costa Rica wildlife living around Nicuesa Lodge, and his investigations on sea snakes in the Golfo Dulce.
Nicuesa Lodge’s Commitment to Sustainability and the Environment
Nicuesa Lodge works hard to protect this region of southern Costa Rica, which is a huge conservation area that includes the world-famous Corcovado National Park on the Osa Peninsula, the Piedras Blancas National Park and three other private reserves, along with the gulf of Golfo Dulce.
The unique Costa Rica rainforest lodge was designed environmentally; all buildings are constructed from naturally fallen trees and recycled materials. That’s why Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge is one of only a few dozen hotels in Costa Rica that hold the highest rating in the Certification for Sustainable Tourism Program (CST).
Article by Shannon Farley