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Certifications, Awards and Recognitions


CST-Sustainable Tourism Certification Level 5


  1. The Certification in Sustainable Tourism Program is a product of the Costa Rican Tourism Institute.
  2. CST was designed to differentiate tourism sector businesses based on the degree to which they comply with a sustainable model of natural, cultural and social resource management.
  3.  CST is regulated by the Costa Rican National Accreditation Commission and consists of a scale of 5 "levels" of sustainable tourism achievement.
  4. To sustain our commitment, Horizontes has developed a Sustainability Policy which is sustained by the Environmental Policy, Social Policy, and Supplier /Partner Policy among others. 
  5. Horizontes obtained the highest score for CST in 2006 and after the revision in 2010.



Rainforest Alliance Verified Program

The verification is a tool for establishing the degree of implementation of the Global Sustainable Tourism Criteria in companies.  Different degrees of performance and areas for improvement are identified through the revision of the application of best practices and sustainable management.


Blue Flag Ecological Program

The 4 star Blue Flag in the category: Actions to Address Climate Change, has been awarded to Horizontes Nature Tours recognizing our efforts to reduce the carbon footprint and minimize the risks posed by climate change effects.





Awards and Recognitions

"Exemplary Company for its CSR in Latin America” corporate social responsibility. Awarded by CEMEFI. Mexico 2009 & 2011.

“100 Best Outfitters on Earth,” Included in the list by readers choice. Awarded by National Geographic Adventure-2007.

Corporate Green Globe Award - Green Marketing Efforts. Awarded by Rainforest Alliance, New York-2006.

Archie Fields Tour Operator Award- Corporate social responsibility and sustainable tourism. Awarded by National Chamber of Tourism-2005.

Best Tour Operator - Readers choice. Awarded by Latin Trade Magazine-2005.

Best Sustainable Tourism Website - Sustainable Tourism Website. Awarded by Latin Trade Magazine. GTZ Germany-2004.

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