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Aventuras Tierra Verde

Type of destination:

  • Beach / ocean
  • City
  • Farm / ranch / rural
  • River / lake / wetland
  • Forest / rainforest
  • Indigenous community
  • Historic site
  • World Heritage Site
  • Mountain

Type of business:

  • Tour operator


Target Market:

Mid range

Description

Quality and service...naturally!

Aventuras Tierra Verde is an inbound tour operator in Costa Rica founded in 1995. We are known for offering top-quality service because of our high-quality, unique itineraries and trips that aim to promote environmental conservation and sustainable development in Costa Rica. Our specialty is tailor-made itineraries for groups and incentive travel, as well as Foreign Independent Tours (FITs).

We offer:

  • Professional, creative and flexible teamwork.
  • Knowledge of market demands and trends.
  • Personalized, first-class service at fair prices.
  • Unique travel experiences in a respectful exchange to make tourism responsible.
  • Creativity and innovation when designing our itineraries.
  • Continued responsibility in the proper and balanced handling of the natural, social, and cultural resources of Costa Rica.
  • Permanent evaluation of the quality and sustainability of the services we provide, either directly or through our suppliers.
  • Constant training of our guides and collaborators.

Learn more about Aventuras Tierra Verde exciting tour itineraries in Costa Rica by visiting the "Additional Information" section below.

Activities

  • Adventure sports
  • Biking
  • Bird watching
  • Canopy exploration
  • Eco / nature / wildlife
  • Educational / research / volunteering
  • Guided tours
  • Horseback riding
  • Mountain climbing
  • River rafting / kayaking
  • Scuba diving / snorkeling
  • Surfing
  • Visits to conservation projects
  • Volunteers accepted
  • Walking / hiking
  • Yoga / meditation

Making a Difference

Number of employees: 15

Percentage of local employees: 87%

Aventuras Tierra Verde is an organization that tries to have the least impact possible in order to ensure the perpetuity of our natural, cultural, and social resources. We always have in mind responsible solid waste management, prudent use of water and electricity, and respect for rural communities.

From the time our customers decide to use our services and even before they reach our country, we give them a series of recommendations, including:

  • How to contribute to minimizing their impact on natural, social, and cultural resources.
  • Information on how to have a more authentic and rich experience, immersed in the culture and way of life in Costa Rica.
  • Environmental education to teach them, for example, how to minimize their impact on climate change. In addition, we offer them the option of offsetting their carbon footprint when traveling in vehicles.

We develop social projects that help us become more aware that we are part of the community and indebted to it. Some of the efforts we carry out are:

  • We support the construction of transitional housing with the organization Un Techo para mi País ("A Roof for my Country").
  • We help with the collection of solid wastes in the canton of Mora.
  • We collaborate with the Specific Development Association for the Historical, Architectural and Cultural Rescue (ADERHAC in Spanish) in the Mora canton, to develop their cultural and artistic activities.
  • We support entrepreneurship initiatives, such as the Chieton Moren indigenous artisan group, whose objective is to fairly market Costa Rican indigenous crafts without middle men.

We support community development initiatives by ensuring that our providers are responsible and that our clients recognize their efforts through support and outreach. We also choose our providers using sustainability principles, which helps us to offer more sustainable trips and keeps local communities committed to the cause.

We feel that promoting a setting with good relations over the long term is vital, for the members of our team as well as our providers, because this way we ensure a stable work setting and relationships.

Aventuras Tierra Verde is a member of Tour Operators Promoting Sustainability (TOPS), a specialized global platform of tour operators dedicated to promoting and supporting sustainable tourism in their respective markets.

Getting There

Nearest international airport: San José (SJO)

Additional Information

Additional Web sites

Date This Information Was Provided

April 2013.

Photos courtesy of Aventuras Tierra Verde, Costa Rica, for SustainableTrip.org.

Contact Information

Robert E. Koch
General Manager

400 m este del Servicentro Los Angeles
Calle Achiotal
Ciudad Colón, San José
Costa Rica

Tel: +506/2249-2354
Fax: +506/2249-1000

www.tierra-verde.com;
www.adventure-costarica.com

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Certification

Certification for Sustainable Tourism (CST)

Sustainability level: 5 leaves

Date: November, 2012

Verification

Rainforest Alliance Verified™

Date: March, 2011

Sustainability performance:
Environmental management: 90%
Sociocultural management: 88%
Business management: 95%

Overall performance: 91%

 

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