Certificate of Tourism Sustainability
The Certificate of Tourism Sustainability (CST) is an incentive and award given out by the Costa Rican Tourism Institute, to those businesses that show commitment to sustainability and are a role model in the field of environmental, social and cultural protection as well as economic development, in a stable equilibrium.
Simbiosis Cooprena Tours received this award in 2009, and obtained the highest level (level 5) of sustainability. This shows that long before reaching this goal, we have committed 100% to social and environmental responsibility, and we have put a lot of effort, dedication and team work in obtaining and keeping this award. To us, sustainability is not just about receiving an award which makes us stand out compared to other businesses; it goes so much further than that. We are a group of responsible persons aware of the need to preserve everything nature gives us and to strive for the most optimum social development for our communities, our children, people with special needs, and other vulnerable groups.
The CST is very important, since it identifies us as a sustainable business, but we show our true commitment with acts instead of words. Sustainability is part of our daily life, and we invite you to get involved in this green adventure to guarantee the use of resources for the future generations.
CST: A Distinctive tourist sustainabily