Tourism in Costa Rica can be very wasteful and use up many resources. There are ways to travel that are less damaging to our Earth. At Serendipity Charters, we price our self on our commitment to care for our community and our environment.
Wikipedia defines Ecotoursim as:
” a form of tourism involving visiting fragile, pristine, and relatively undisturbed natural areas, intended as a low-impact and often small scale alternative to standard commercial (mass) tourism. Its purpose may be to educate the traveler, to provide funds for ecological conservation, to directly benefit the economic development and political empowerment of local communities, or to foster respect for different cultures and for human rights.”
Serendipity Charters is uniquely positioned close to the pristine Santa Rosa National Park. This area of our coastline has been beautifully protected and we intend to appreciate and explore while having a minimal impact on the natural flora and fauna in our area.
In addition we produce very little waste:
- We run on wind energy
- We NEVER use disposable plates, cups, silverware
- WE recycle
Serendipity Charters is an active member of the community. We support community events, local charities and sponsor major fundraising events. We encourage our guests to learn about local non-profits and to support them in any way possible.
La Paz Community School
For those of you who would like to spend more time in the area and giving of your time and energy while you do, we have several organizations that we can recommend. Geneva is the volunteer coordinator for the La Paz Community School, our local IB, non-profit, dual-language school. For more information about the volunteer program, please visit:
CEPIA stands for Culture, Education and Psychology for Infants and Adolescents and is a Costarican non-profit organisation that seeks to promote culture, health, sports and education for children and teenagers and their families from poor backgrounds in the communities of Guanacaste, Costa Rica. Since 2005.
Angel Del Arbol
In our efforts to reach out to children and families in Guancaste, Costa Rica living in poverty, we hope not only to enhance their quality of life during the holiday season by providing food, clothing, household necessities, and toys, but additionally to aid in providing them with the tools, materials, and contacts to support them throughout the year in their continued education and outreach programs.