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Everyday Sustainability 2018-06-21T13:54:25+00:00

At Latitude 10°, sustainability is inbuilt. It guides our everyday decisions, and is ingrained in our guest experience. Explore some of our sustainable practice highlights here.

SUSTAINABILITY IN ACTION

INITIATIVES & AWARDS
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NO-PLASTIC POLICY

We’re proud to have banished all single-use plastics from the resort. Find out why!

At Latitude 10° we have made the conscious decision to get rid of all plastic water bottles from our resort. They take vast quantities of fossil fuels to produce, and are non-biodegradable. More often than not, used bottles don’t get recycled either. Far too many end up in the oceans we love. We instead encourage our guests to use the reusable aluminium bottles provided at the hotel.

We have also replaced single-use plastic straws with locally-made bamboo stalks. They’re compostable which helps us reduce the amount of non-recyclable waste produced at the resort.

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NATIVE PLANT NURSERY

Learn about our innovative answer to small-scale reforestation

At Latitude 10°, the vast majority of the trees and plants you’ll see on the property are native to this region of Costa Rica. These plants naturally flourish in our climate, requiring drastically less water and no chemical fertilizers or pesticides. They also attract the local wildlife.

At our small native plant nursery at the hotel, we don’t use any plastic potting bags for our seedlings; one of our clever staff members came up with the brilliant idea of using discarded coconut shells instead!

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GREENER THAN GREEN

We’re bringing local sourcing even closer to home

We’re in the process of developing an onsite vegetable and spice garden. Eventually, it’ll provide some of the key ingredients for our tasty home-cooked dishes. At the same time, we’re also working on a compost area as a smart solution for our organic restaurant waste and for our future veggies. The “garden salad” is making a comeback!

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AWARDS & MEMBERSHIPS

As a member of the Cayuga Collection, we’re serious about sustainability

Latitude 10° is a member of the Cayuga Collection of Sustainable Hotels and Lodges, which as a whole was awarded the accolade of Earth Changers at National Geographic’s World Legacy Awards in 2017. The accolade recognizes cutting-edge leadership in environmentally friendly business practices and green technology, from renewable energy and water conservation, to zero-waste systems and carbon-emissions reduction.

Although Latitude 10° is too small to be formally certified as sustainable, this doesn’t hold us back. We still work hard to go above and beyond the standards with our green operations.

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COMPLIMENTARY BICYCLE RENTALS

The scenic and greenest way to explore Santa Teresa

As a resort with only 5 casitas and one guestroom, our footprint is naturally small. But where we can reduce it further, we do. At Latitude 10°, we have bicycles available for complimentary use. There’s no need to drive into Santa Teresa – it’s far more enjoyable to soak up the sophisticated vibes of the town while peddling through. Embrace the feeling of adventure; you’ll be keeping the air as pure as possible too.

SUSTAINABILITY IN ACTION

“The first thing my kids noticed were the recycled bottles full of plastic at the bar. When Ingacio explained that if they could find a bottle on the beach and fill it with any garbage they collected, they could get a free smoothie, they ran to the beach and started looking for trash (hard to find on this one!)…great idea and we’ve incorporated it here back home!”

– Sharon, Jamaica

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