Monday, April 28, 2008

Carbon neutral in Costa Rica

If you're headed to Costa Rica, why not go neutral? The self proclaimed "first and only carbon neutral vacation" is now available from tour operator Nature Vacations.

From the time you step foot in San Jose until the time you leave, 100 percent of the carbon created from your travel will be offset and commited to local landowners for reforestation in the Osa Peninsula.

Along the way, guests will catch a glimpse of the regioon's rich, biodiverse ecosystem via guided nature walks, sustainable jungle tours and participation in Lapa Rios Ecolodge's volunteer rain forest. After stays here and at Finca Rosa Blanca hotel, travelers will board NatureAir - the world's first carbon neutral airline - for domestic airfare to Puerto Jimenez. All transporation will be via bio-dieself fueled vans.

Rates, based on double occupancy, start at $2,500 per person.

Above image courtesy of Lapa Rios.

2 comments:

ecointeractive said...

Not quite accurate. Eco Interactive, in conjunction with Eco Preservation Society, Kids Saving the Rainforest and Rainmaker Conservation Project has been offering Carbon Neutral Vacations in Costa Rica for quite some time. http://www.EcoInteractiveTours.com. Despite their marketing, Nature Vacations is late to the game. There are many other companies offering carbon neutral vacations in Costa Rica as well.

Jessica Blair said...

Thanks for the heads up! I'll be checking out EcoInteractive next :)

Can't say that I've run across the name before...

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