January 2018

For Swiss Travel Costa Rica, sustainable actions are an essential part of the company. We want to share the most outstanding activities that we carry out throughout 2017:

Volunteering programs for our clients

On October 24, 2017, the School of Mojoncito de Esparza (Puntarenas) received the visit of our clients. They had the opportunity to share with children of the community and to know a little bit about the Costa Rican culture, while enjoying a demonstration of typical dances, performed by the children. In addition, they provided a contribution of $300 to the school.

Thanks to the social responsibility that the company has and promotes, our clients have the opportunity to interact with Costa Rican communities and create unforgettable experiences.

The excursion was part of the strategic alliance made with the Development Association of the community of Esparza, called ARTECOP.

Planting Trees in the Sanctuary of Lapas Natuwa

Our Cruises clients, made a visit to the Sanctuary of Lapas Natuwa, on October 28, 2017. The site provides refuge and protection to wild animals that have been victims of actions committed by humans such as hunting, extraction of its environment and deforestation.

These rescued animals enter the recovery process, until they are released back into their habitat. However, some of them, due to their affections, must remain in captivity in the sanctuary facilities, a place that guarantees them dignity.

Our clients, in addition to visiting the rescue center, contributed to keep the place running. They also helped with the recovery of the forest area by planting native Costa Rican trees. The recovery of this forest is of vital importance as it provides food, water and resting place to many macaws, parrots, sloths, iguanas, insects and howler monkeys.

Also a large number of migratory birds arrive in the forest to fill with energy and continue their continental journey.

If you want to be part of these sustainable experiences, contact your sales executive.

Guanacaste Guides Training

On November 10, 2017, our Guanacaste guides received training in occupational health, sustainability and updating in birds of Costa Rica. With topics such as:

  • Recommended positions to take care of their health, during the working day.
  • How to communicate to our clients about our sustainability policy, certifications and sustainable commitments.
  • Zero tolerance with sexual and commercial exploitation of minors.

We are always in constant updating of knowledge, to provide the best service to our mutual clients.