At Bahia Aventuras we play an active role in leading the community of Uvita – Bahia Ballena in the implementation of best practices for sustainable marine tourism and responsible community development. We recycle our , plastics, glass, paper, and aluminum and support the local school recycle program, and collaborate with Marino Ballena National Park park rangers and officials in conservation and community service projects. Bahia Aventuras is an active member in the local marine tour operators association and we are constantly implementing the rigorous standards to achieve the most Responsible Operation of Marine Tourism possible, and continue providing visitors the best and most sustainable boat and nature tours in Uvita – Bahia Ballena, Osa, Costa Rica.If
Acknowledgment granted by the Costa Rica Tourism Board (ICT) that guarantees the legality of the tourism activities in Costa Rica.
CST – Sustainability program Certification
We are certified with Level 4 by the program called CST Marine – Coastal ,created by the Costa Rican Tourism Institute (ICT), which is an important tool that certifies the operation of private tourism businesses. This program provides levels 1 to 5 according to the degree to which the operation of the business model approaches to environmental sustainability, operational efficiency and social projection.
Apart from encouraging companies, the Certification for Sustainable Tourism (CST)
1. Ensure proper use of our natural resources and cultural
2. Improving the quality of life in local communities
3. The contribution to national development programs.
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Sea Star System
Bahia Aventuras obtained the certification for the best marine practices in this program called “Sea Star System Costa Rica “. ( we obtained the maximum of 3 stars).This program tested in the field the standards for Planning of Boat Tours, Boat Maintenance, training of the Captains and tour guide, Community Responsibility, Navigation, Whale watching and Snorkeling
Bahia Ballena plastic -free
We are proud to be part of The Bahia Ballena Plastic-Free. This Initiative seeks to reduce and discourage the consumption of single-use plastics. We are working on promoting and providing alternatives and viable solutions to meet the needs covered by plastic with the use of other environmentally-friendly materials for the operation of our tours .
Bringing Different Cultures Together
Our tours and community service projects bring people together in interactions that allow travelers to experience the real culture and lifestyles of the local people. Through these interactions we enhance people-to-people understanding and grow friendships between people of different countries, languages, cultures, religions, socio-ecnomic classes and political outlooks with an emphasis on equality among all humans regardless of personal circumstances.
Enhancing the Quality of Life of Community Members
We support local providers of services for housing, transportation, food, entertainment, arts and crafts, etc. to enhance the quality of life for the everyday people of Uvita – Bahia Ballena. We organize hands-on activities for visitors and are committed to implementing special community service projects with different organizations.
Environmental Education Programs
Through creating environmental awareness and education opportunities for community members we help to protect against destruction and promote activities that help to clean up and restore environmental balance and a healthy eco-system. We believe in supporting the efforts of people who use natural resources wisely and in a sustainable way.