El Mangroove receives Certification for Sustainable Tourism (CST)

El Mangroove receives Certification for Sustainable Tourism (CST)

San José. August 24th, 2015 – El Mangroove hotel received the highest rank (level 5) in the Certification for Sustainable Tourism (CST) program by the Costa Rican Tourism Board (ICT). This recognition reflects the hotel, its team, and guest’s compromise with the local community and environment.

“It´s an honor and prestigious acknowledgement that highlights our responsibility with the environment and for the sustainable development of the community” expressed Jose Monge, Corporate Director of Operations of Enjoy Group.

Some of its sustainable practices include:
Water-efficent faucets
Dual-flush toilets for water conservation
Irrigation water treated on-site
Most illumination is LED and fluorescent lightning of low consumption
Most food products are organic and local
The wood of trees that were cut down during its construction were recycled into furniture and mirror frames
Some of El Mangroove´s ongoing projects that aim to improve the quality of life in the community:
Adopt a Tree, Reforestation and Recycling Program
Local Kids English Learning Camp
Beach Clean-Up Program
Blue Flag Ecological Program in Panamá Beach
Water Quality Seal Program
Volunteering program in the community
Agreements and alliances with local suppliers
Energy-saving and management practices in the hotel and community

The CST is a program created by the ICT, regulated by The National Accreditation Commission that categorizes tourism companies based in their degree of responsibility with the environment, natural resources, community and culture. The CST evaluates the following factors: physical and biological relationship, internal processes and practices of lodging establishments, management services-tour operator agencies, the client, and the socio-economic realm. This certification was created to make sustainable tourism a reality, protecting the economy, society, and environment, but most importantly, the tourist.

About El Mangroove
A lifestyle, sleek, contemporary, bohemian-chic beachfront hotel located in the coveted Gulf of Papagayo in Guanacaste, Costa Rica. El Mangroove features a spa, gym, great outdoors and beachside space, and a fashionable pool-side area. The fully sustainable and green operated hotel also features two on-site restaurants, Matiss and Makoko, which outstand for their Sensorial Gastronomy. Recently the hotel was awarded Condé Nast Johansens Best Newcomer 2015 and received the 4 star Forbes Guide award. For more information about El Mangroove visit www.elmangroove.net

About Enjoy Group
Enjoy Group is a Costa Rican hospitality company dedicated to the development and administration of hotels, restaurants and other tourism projects in Costa Rica and Central America. With more than 40 years of expertise, the group has diversified its projects, developing and administration products and services that represent hospitality. For more information visit http://enjoygroup.net/ or call +506-2296-6263.

-Daniella Ariasdarias@enjoygroup.netPh. 2296 – 6263 ext. 285


Contact: Daniella Arias
Ph. 2296 – 6263 ext. 285