Rios Tropicales is Carbon Neutral
Rios Tropicales is carbon neutral, thanks to our private rainforest reserve of over 2500 acres of native Costa Rican hardwood tree species. We have protected over 1700 acres of primary rainforest from logging (and poaching!) and are reforesting another 300+ acres. Together, annually our mature trees and new seedlings mitigate over 17,00 tons of carbon annually. Our total in-country operations, including vehicle transportation, lodge operations, and operations center and main office energy uses have been estimated at 4000 tons of carbon per year. Formal third party certification for carbon neutrality is expensive, time-consuming, and often riddled with green-washing. We have not pursued formal certification at this time because of how costly the process is. Our rainforest reserve mitigates between four and five times the amount of our carbon footprint of our total country operations. Learn more about our sustainable practices.