Best Hospitality Practices
at Latitude 10°
We invest in green technology and always source products in line with our philosophy. Here are just some of the ways we keep our operations efficient and sustainable.
Green By Design
Sustainability is ingrained
in our DNA.
We work hard to keep our carbon emissions as low as possible. One way we do that is by putting sunshine to good use through solar panels which heat water for our guest and staff rooms. If it happens to be cloudy, we have energy-saving auxiliary water heaters as a backup. Either way, your showers will always be hot!
With our open-air casitas, air conditioning is not necessary. Our casitas are designed to naturally promote cross ventilation of our ocean breezes. All five casitas are shaded under large trees and feature fans to keep things cool.
Our lightbulbs have been carefully chosen to be energy efficient and we’ve also installed modern low-flow toilets that only use 3 liters per flush.
Biodegradable Cleaning Products
We like to keep things … natural!
Warning! Flammable! Toxic! With labels like these on many conventional cleaning products, going eco was a no-brainer for us. The fully biodegradable products we use don’t contain hazardous chemicals so they won’t adversely affect our ecosystems or us.
Homemade Meals You’ll Love
Our meals aren’t just
Can food really be “homemade” when it’s been shipped from faraway lands or unethical farms? We don’t think so. That’s why we source from as close to home as possible, and serve you tasty tropical dishes without racking up thousands of food miles.
We work closely with our local suppliers to ensure that every product is organic. Every chicken is hormone-free. Every cow is grass-fed. Your breakfast eggs will be free-range and your fish will be responsibly-sourced.
This way, local farmers and fishermen who do things right can live sustainably. All of our wines come from South America too, many of which are organic and biodynamic.
Refuse, Reduce, Reuse & Recycle
Four rules to live by!
These four Rs are the pillars of solid waste management at Latitude 10°. We refuse certain items that could turn into trash like single-use plastic water bottles and straws. We reduce waste wherever possible. That means working with our suppliers to cut out unnecessary packaging, calculating exactly how much food we need for the restaurant to avoid waste. And whatever can be recycled or reused – like leftovers for compost – certainly always is!
We won’t waste a single drop!
In Santa Teresa, water is a scarce resource. Our summers are bone dry and last for many months. We try to minimize the need for irrigation by only planting native species in our gardens. They can naturally do well without much water. For summertime however, we have a drip irrigation system in place throughout the property’s grounds which ensures that every drop of water is fully utilized.
Green & Clean
“I can’t say enough good things about this hotel. Their eco-consciousness is inspiring. No chemicals in the pool and they encourage beach clean-ups too. It shows. The beaches are magnificent here and very sparse with people.”
– Guy, Boston