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Costa Rica is recognized with these awards for decades of action to combat the climate crisis, for reversing deforestation and having converted a quarter
of the country into parks and protected reserves. - Tourism Institute photo -

Costa Rica recognized among the five best tourist destinations





























Published Monday, March 29, 2021

By A.M. Costa Rica staff


Costa Rica was selected, for being at the forefront of sustainability, among the five best tourist destinations of 2021 in the "Best of Green 2021: Sustainable Travel" awards. TripSavvy and Treehugger organized the competition through their digital media, announced the Ministry of Tourism.

The New York-based Treehugger, with more than 120 million readers each year, is recognized as the world’s largest information site dedicated to driving sustainability mainstream.

The other New York-based, TripSavvy, is recognized as one of the top-10 travel information sites in the world as measured by comScore, a leading Internet measurement company. Each year, TripSavvy editors award the best restaurants, hotels, and attractions around the world.

“With Costa Rica's remarkable dedication to sustainability, we were not surprised at Treehugger and TripSavvy to see the country among our selection of winners for the destination category," Melissa Breyer, Treehugger's managing editor said. "We especially like that Costa Rica encourages visitors to offset their carbon emissions by traveling there.”

The quality of Costa Rican tourism was also awarded by a second jury in the "Best Experiences" category, in which the Safari surf school established in Nosara, Nicoya Peninsula, was recognized in 1999.

“Costa Rica has become a model for sustainable practices in the region and around the world and we are encouraged to see that the country has been rewarded for its great work,” Breyer said.



According to the Ministry of Tourism, Costa Rica is recognized with these awards for decades of action to combat the climate crisis, for reversing deforestation and having converted a quarter of the country into parks and protected reserves.

Likewise, the agreement between the Tourism Institute and the National Forest Financing Fund that invites visitors to offset their carbon emissions when they travel to our country is like no other.

"Both recognitions honor the commitment and effort of the Costa Rican tourism sector and the country to develop a model of sustainable, innovative and inclusive development," Gustavo Segura, Minister of Tourism said.

According to the ministry, the nominations for these awards were made by readers, contributors and experts. To make the candidates selection, both Treehugger and TripSavvy hired six experts to serve as guest judges. Each judge selected five finalists for each category.

Treehugger and TripSavvy want to inspire the reopening of travel by visiting places that are leading the trend in sustainability, the ministry said in its statement.


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