Grupo Islita, the leading developer and manager of upscale sustainable hotels in Costa Rica, was celebrated in Condé Nast Traveler’s Reader's Choice Awards and the Costa Rican Certification of Sustainable Tourism program.
Hotel Punta Islita and El Silencio Lodge & Spa have announced the appointment of Costa Rican hospitality and sustainability expert, Mr. Gustavo Segura, as Director and CEO. Formerly managed as related but separate enterprises, both hotels will now operate under the umbrella of their parent company, Grupo Islita.
Recognition for Hotel Punta Islita at the Virgin Holidays Responsible Tourism Awards 2010. Hotel Punta Islita has won the Best Accommodation for Local Communities category at this year's Virgin Holidays Responsible Tourism Awards organized by responsibletravel.com.
The list of the globe's top hotels, airlines, tour operators, cities, and cruises, as voted by the magazine's readers and expert travelers.
Laura Huber reports from Islita, a small village in Costa Rica, where a kind of art experiment has been going on for the past seven years. The whole village has been turned into Latin America's first outdoor contemporary art museum as the sides of the buildings--including the police station--have been taken over by national artists in collaboration with the local community.
Author Sarah Rose discovers the hidden eco-treasures of Costa Rica's Guanacaste Province. Hotel Punta Islita's closest neighbour, Islita is featured as the Best Small Town.
Author Perry Garfinkel reviews Costa Rica's sustainability credentials in a series of insightful on-site reports. His experience at Hotel Punta Islita and provides vivid examples of how responsible travel can actually benefit local communities in addition to protecting and recovering our planet's precious eco-systems. To read the full article, please visit: