Acknowledgments

Blue Flag

Since 2014, Hotel Playa Espadilla , decided to include Climate Change Ecological Blue Flag Program, the purpose of this program is to maximize competition and minimize the risks with the effects of climate change, by reducing the use of fossil fuels , reducing the use of electricity, reforestation and reduction of paper savings in potable water use.
Blue Flag project recognizes the efforts to rescue and preserve rivers  in Costa Rica . Hotel Playa Espadilla won this award for monitoring and implementation of efforts to improve the conditions of creek:  ” Quebrada Shrimp ” natural boundary between our Wildlife Refuge and the Manuel Antonio National Park. The beaches to which our guests have access  have  Blue Flag award , ensuring purity of its waters.

Sustainable Tourism in Costa Rica - CST

Certification for Sustainable Tourism (CST), is a program of  Costa Rican Institute of Tourism categorize those tourism enterprises whose operation is sustainable model in the management of natural resources, cultural and social.The award of two levels or leaves, was obtained to the Hotel Playa Espadilla on August 13, 2010, through the efforts of staff for the task given to a comprehensive work towards ecological balance, social and community of Manuel Antonio and Quepos. More information: Official website of CST 

 Green Flag – Quality Seal 


The Costa Rican Institute of Aqueducts rewards companies that meet excellence standards and
requirements of water management within their facilities. Among the rules to qualify are: water saving programs and efficient use of liquid, outreach and education program aimed at customers and business partners. The Hotel Playa Espadilla  received its first Green Flag in 2009 entitled to a star and in 2010 we increased this award to 4 stars, which have remained until 2013. Bringing reaffirm our commitment to care for the environment..

Code of Conduct to protect children from commercial sexual exploitation in tourism  

The Code of Conduct for the Protection of Children from Sexual Exploitation in Travel and Tourism is an initiative of the World Tourism Organization (WTO) that brings together the private companies , nongovernmental organizations NGOs that protect the rights of children and government organizations with the aim of preventing the sexual exploitation of children in tourist destinations.
In Costa Rica, The conduct code is a project of the tourism industry which is supported by the Foundation Paniamor, along with the Association of TourOperators Costa Rica (ACOT), The Association of Tourism Professionals (ACOPROT), World Vision Costa Fundecooperación funded Rica and The Costa Rican Institute of Tourism.
Hotel Playa Espadilla  signed on August 28, 2010, the Code of Conduct for the Protection of Children and Adolescents Against Commercial Sexual Exploitationin Tourism, with a strong commitment to prevent sexual exploitation of children and adolescents in the area Quepos and Manuel Antonio.