THE COSTA DULCE FAMILY
Clockwise from left to right: Night Manager Heylin, Office Manager Ivan, Guest Services Juner, Chef Rebecca, Manager Tyson, Chef Jimena, Masseuse Milady, House keeping Isolda, Head Chef Elisa, House Keeper Grey, House Keeper Janely, Masseuse Marisela (many team members missing from photo.)
Managers Tyson, Patricia, with kids Teo, and Ava
Guest Service Manager Kit is flying high
Juner knows his local flora and fauna
Surf Instructor extraordinair Chilly Willy
Your driver Irma
Your driver Irma
Our wellness team Mileydi, Maricela, Mara & Hilary
Your Yoga Teacher Ann
OUR PHILOSOPHY IS RESPONSIBLE TOURISM
At Costa Dulce we believe that the most important bottom line is our collective social and environmental well being. To take part in responsible tourism all you have to do is enjoy the beauty of Costa Dulce and you will help us succeed with our many community and environmental initiatives and you can feel good about traveling.
A combination of a rapidly growing local economy and global climate change has taken a toll on the environment and our communities. We focus our resources to improve water security for our villages by reforestation and potable water systems, create a diversified local economy through buying local and providing micro financing, countering the effects of land speculation through affordable housing projects, protecting endangered species through conservation programs, and empowering our community members through education and fair paid employment opportunities.
Nicaragua is experiencing a rapidly changing climate, causing lasting droughts and taking a toll on our water supplies. We see access to clean drinking water as a priority to maintaining the quality of life in our neighbouring communities. Replanting trees in our deforested watershed is an effective way to both slow climate change and retain fresh water. Apart from our ongoing reforestation efforts we are also working on potable water projects to secure potable water for our neighbours during these changing times.
DISCOVER OUR INITIATIVES
As a beach resort and an ecolodge it comes naturally to protect the ocean. A partnership with Vital Action Project for a turtle hatchery right in front of the hotel has been a great success. In our first year of operation we have successfully released over 10,000 baby turtles. Regular beach clean ups take place, with the hopes of keeping the beach in a natural state. Volunteers welcome!
It has always been tough to get an education in rural Nicaragua. With no local high school the drop out rate is an astounding 95%. To complete high school kids need to bus to San Juan del Sur and that is beyond the economic means of many families. So Costa Dulce has partnered with Barrio Planta Project on the Escamequita Project. The Escamequita Project will be a school/community centre for the town of Escamequita.
Collado Reserve and Reforestation Project
Costa Dulce Retreat is a Ecolodge. Which can be somewhat of an oxymoron. People travel long distances ( damaging the environment) to enjoy nature ( the environment). Fortunately people are becoming conscious of their actions and Costa Dulce Retreat is situated perfectly to mitigate any damage your travel does and you can have the best vacation or yoga retreat ever at the same time.
We are working in partnership with Vital Actions to create the Collado Reserve. We preserved 20 acres of land and will protect 1200 acres by 2030. Many guests who visited Costa Dulce Retreat have already visited the reserve. If you have been on our waterfall tour/jungle hike you have experienced part of the reserve and what it is protecting. The reserve is part of the endangered dry tropical forest and interacts with the fragile coastal eco- systems. Guests can help. We have carbon offset program and you have the choice of actually getting involved getting your hands dirty and planting a tree or two. Click here to find out more.