Innova Adventure Travel

Our commitment to sustainability

Environmental Axis

Costa Rica is renowned for its biological diversity and its commitment to preserving the environment. As a responsible travel agency, we aim to minimize our impact while highlighting the natural beauty of the country.

1. Suppliers:

  • Prioritize partnering with suppliers who have implemented sustainable practices such as energy efficient systems, waste reduction and water conservation. Encourage the use of environmentally friendly products.
  • Each supplier must comply with current legislation.
  • For the health of our customers, employees, suppliers and the community in general, provide appropriate hygiene and safety conditions.

2. Wildlife Conservation:

  • Educate customers about responsible interaction with wildlife and the importance of preserving natural habitats. Promote tours and activities that contribute to conservation efforts rather than exploit wildlife.
  • During tours, our guide will avoid unnecessary disturbance to wildlife and the habitat itself. Noise should be minimized on trails, distance from species should be maintained, and there should be no touching of plants in green areas or shells on beaches.

3. Carbon Footprint Reduction:

  • Encourage the use of green transportation options through suppliers with footprint reduction programs.
  • Offset carbon emissions by promoting and participating in reforestation or renewable energy projects.
  • All documentation provided to customers is 100% digital. Our paper reduction is 99%.

4. Waste Management:

  • Implement a waste reduction strategy. This includes recycling programs, using reusable or biodegradable materials, and minimizing single-use plastics.
  • Our guides always try to pick up any waste that may be produced by the clients during the excursions.

5. Water & Energy Management:

  • Conserve energy by using it consciously and avoiding waste and water pollution.
  • Monitor water and energy consumption.
  • Use alternative energy sources for lighting.
  • Contribute to the conservation of the country‚Äôs forest resources and the reduction of air pollution.

Social Axis

We are committed to promoting social sustainability. This involves showing respect for local communities and cultures and encourage positive interactions between travelers and the people of Costa Rica.

1. Cultural Sensitivity:

  • Provide cultural awareness training for guides and staff. Emphasize the importance of respecting local customs and traditions and minimizing cultural impacts.

2. Community Engagement:

  • Develop partnerships with local communities to ensure that the benefits of tourism are shared equitably. Encourage travelers to participate in community service projects.

3. Fair Employment Practices:

  • Give priority to hiring local people. Offer fair wages. Provide training opportunities for career growth within the tourism industry.

4. Support Local Businesses:

  • Promote local businesses, artisans, and markets. Include visits to community-owned enterprises to stimulate the local economy.
  • We give our customers a cloth bag made by women. This promotes the value chain and strengthens gender initiatives while also avoiding the use of single-use plastic bags.

Economic Axis

In addition to promoting environmental and social sustainability, Innova Adventure Travel is committed to contributing positively to the economic development of Costa Rica.

1. Local Supplier Relationships:

  • Partnering with local suppliers to help ensure that economic benefits stay in the country.

2. Tourism Revenue Distribution:

  • We encourage transparent financial practices that demonstrate how tourism revenues support local communities, conservation efforts, and sustainable development projects. These practices should show how the funds are allocated and used.

3. Educational Initiatives:

  • Provide educational programs that emphasize the importance of sustainable tourism and its positive economic impact for both travelers and locals.

4. Innovation and Technology:

  • Embrace innovative technologies to enhance the overall travel experience while minimizing environmental impact. Utilize online platforms for tourism education and communication.

We believe that travelers can contribute to the development of a destination by promoting fair and equitable travel among all stakeholders, which can be achieved by sharing, respecting, and collaborating with local communities while respecting the environment. These practices promote enriching experiences.

Innova Adventure Travel is committed to promoting sustainable tourism in Costa Rica. We implement the principles outlined in this guide to create unforgettable experiences for travelers while leaving a positive and lasting impact on the environment, society, and economy of this beautiful country.

Let’s work together to build a future where tourism and sustainability coexist in harmony.