Casitas Tenorio B&B and Sustainabilty

Here at Casitas Tenorio B&B we prove that sustainable tourism can flourish. We work to make a positive impact at our property, and in the community beyond, to preserve our environment and culture for future generations. We seek to be the change that we want to see in the world and to constantly reflect on our practices. We do our best to reduce, reuse and recycle throughout our business. We are currently engaged in the Certificate for Sustainable Tourism (CST) program and the Blue Flag (Bandera Azul) program.



We have a solar drying area to reduce the amount of electricity we use for laundry. By setting our casitas in the landscape we have been able to reduce the energy we use to cool them. We use energy-efficient light bulbs and, where possible, automatic lighting controls. Our water heaters are instant water heaters which use less energy than heaters which keep water warm all the time. We track our energy use on a regular basis to see if there are problems that need to be addressed.


We have use recycled and salvaged materials in the construction of buildings and furniture at Casitas. Our organic kitchen waste is either composted or fed to the chickens! Some of our food is produced on our farm (eggs, milk, cheese, butter, bread, fruits, jams).


We use recycled paper in our office and purchase toilet paper and napkins from a company that engages in sustainable practices. Our laundry products are all biodegradable.

Casitas Tenorio B&B and Sustainabilty

We have started the process to apply for the Certificate of Sustainable Tourism (CST) and also the Bandera Azul program in Costa Rica. We strive to live in harmony with nature on a daily basis and have periodic staff meetings to discuss our progress and implement new practices. ‘Quiet Neigh bour attitude’ –we don’t have any unnecessary noise, music, engines, lighting and we respect our neighbors.

We are proud members of the ‘Dona Tapa’ (Donate a Lid) initiative. The initiative involves collecting plastic lids and then recycle them into plastic ‘wood’ boards. The accessible tourism network is coordinating the intiave. The boards will be used to create paths on beaches in Costa Rica to allow people in wheelchairs to access beaches.

Social Responsibility

We live here. We love our community. We are active citizens. We are members of our local Development Association, the local Chamber of Tourism, the local water board and our local Citizens Road Committee to help improve access to our location as well as to our neighbors’ homes and farms. We have coordinated volunteer groups of university students and high school students to work on development projects in our community and helped other small businesses in our community with their tourism projects.

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