We care

Since 1984, we have been working with local communities

supporting better livelihoods and preserving ecosystems.



We are passionate about life in all its forms, thus, we develop projects that promote love and respect for it.

Our foundation was founded due to Horizontes Nature Tour’s responsibility and commitment to Costa Rica. Our purpose is to promote funding for projects that can help improve the quality of life of our people and our environment.

Help our


Tourism is the engine of many rural towns in Costa Rica and companies have a direct impact on them. Hence the importance of developing and carrying out social and environmental programs.

Our commitment is to generate creative ideas that strengthen and leave a mark on people and communities. Help us give family businesses the tools they need to restart the tourism engine in their communities.

Compensate your


We promote respect for life in all its forms and especially its interaction with the planet. Therefore, we develop projects that help mitigate the negative consequences of Climate Change. Fundación Horizontes offers a way to offset the impact generated by the carbon footprint produced by your air and land travel and the emissions generated by lodging and tours. We can make this possible through the purchase of carbon credits from clean and renewable energy projects in Costa Rica.

Our commitment

Commitment to the environment

At Horizontes we take measures to reduce the use of resources and reduce environmental impact

  • Waste Management: Horizontes acquires, whenever possible, products that are biodegradable, returnable, recycled or recyclable, in order to minimize waste during its operation of its travel programs.
  • Energy Efficiency: Within the office environment, Horizontes is committed to reducing the use of electricity, and incorporating all technology available to avoid unnecessary consumption. On our tours, we prefer rechargeable energy sources that are low impact.
  • Water management and consumption: Horizontes will use all available technology and resources to avoid wasting water, both in the office and in the field.
  • Transportation: Horizontes will contract its transportation services considering energy efficiency, looking to reduce unnecessary consumption of gasoline, and production of emissions and noise.
  • Protection of National Patrimony: Horizontes seeks to minimize the impact of its passengers in wildlife areas and other sites, avoiding impact on the flora, fauna and landscape, and respecting the fragility of those ecosystems. It will respect the values and local cultures, supporting conservation and development initiatives. As part of its work, Horizontes will engage in activities to promote the human development of the communities it visits.
Commitment to people

Considering that safety and well being are fundamental parts of company policy, Horizontes avoids generating situations of risk and any activity that would impact in an undesirable way the socio-economic or cultural components of the areas visited.

  • Safety: The company is committed to establishing strategies to evaluate and review periodically the level of risk in the office and visited areas, means of transportation and other facilities to be used, in order to guarantee maximum safety to its guests and personnel.
  • Social Impact: The activities of the company, principally those relating to tours, informational material, donations, research of new destinations and attractions, will respect the cultural integrity, privacy, beliefs and values of the communities visited, looking to facilitate development with the least impact possible and will transmit this information to its passengers.
Commitment to collaborators

Responding to the proposal of a modern business structure, Horizontes has created a Human Resources department, integrating members of the company to be more hands on, while promoting innovation, flexibility and organizational agility. At the same time, the company aims to strengthen the feeling of social and environmental responsibility among all employees at all levels, promoting the awareness and preparation of human resources in technical and environmental themes.

  • Integration and Participation: Horizontes has committed to facilitating ample and active participation of its personnel in all its dealings and company responsibilities, promoting creativity, discussion, and commitment, on individual and group levels. To achieve this, the Human Resources Department will work to strengthen these principles through management practices of its managers, chiefs and employees, whenever necessary.
  • Environmental Leadership: All members of the company will receive necessary information in order to become environmental leaders, committed to complying with the criteria, policies and actions that emanate from the Environmental Management System.
  • Training and selection of personnel: Horizontes requires all employees without distinction of position or salary, to have a passion for conservation and a belief in sustainable development, in harmony with the principles of safety and social responsibility. These criteria help ensure that company efforts and philosophy contribute to the development of a more responsible society, conscious of environmental needs.
  • Social and Environmental Sensitivity: Company staff members, who hold positions that apply, will have the opportunity to travel through the national territory on educational inspection trips that strengthen contact and knowledge of nature and conservation areas, and that consider the effects that irresponsible development both within and outside of the tourism industry.
Commitment to our suppliers

In keeping with this new environmental procedure, Horizontes stimulates its suppliers to integrate a System of Environmental Management that allows the company to amplify its range of influence on other organizations, in order to become more consistent with its own commitment to sustainable travel.

  • Information and Awareness: Horizontes has informed its suppliers and partners regarding its sustainability commitment, implicit in its Environmental Management practices, motivating its suppliers to establish their own environmental policies and their employees to involve themselves actively in practices that minimize social and environmental impact.
  • Selection of Suppliers/Partners: Horizontes will give priority to those suppliers/partners whos bring together an excellence in product and service quality with Environmental Management System, as well as certified companies with concrete actions in the social-environmental field or that demonstrate explicit interest in achieving such goals.
Commitment to quality and service

Responding to overall quality criteria and new market trends, Horizontes is committed to excellence, minimizing any errors in customer service, considering the tourist and other sources to provide information that aids in the research, communication, construction and redesign of services.

  • Communication with Clients: Horizontes is committed to clear communication that allows clients to know company activities in lowering its environmental impact and that encourages their participation.
  • Encouraging Quality: Horizontes is committed to selecting products of the highest quality, designing programs according to client expectations, facilitating efficient and effective service, and encouraging in all cases the compliance with environmental policies.
  • Monitoring our Service Quality: Horizontes encourages feedback from clients and other sources in order to obtain interpret and direct information that allows us to constantly seek quality service.
  • Selection and training of personnel: Selection of personnel will be carried out through standardized procedures, along with internal training programs and professional development, which guarantee the quality of service offered by Horizontes. Standards of quality apply from the clients’ or suppliers’ first contact with Horizontes until the end of the services and the follow up that ensues.
Commitment to our operations

Throughout the development of Horizontes’ activities, the company is committed to environmental criteria, structuring its activities with the principles of minimum impact, in compliance with what is advertised and promised, reflecting the added value of the performance of the company.

  • Design of programs that are low impact: Horizontes will promote programs that save resources and time, reflecting the policy of low impact, and optimizing the quality of experience.
  • Environmental Leadership: Information provided by Horizontes should be accurate and updated constantly, avoiding creating false expectations, responding to the standards of service quality, and relying on the most effective and least contaminating means for its distribution.
  • Community Participation: Horizontes will promote in all ways possible, the inclusion of communities and the services they offer within its travel programs and activities that it designs.
  • Group Size: Horizontes promotes group size of 12 passengers or fewer. In cases where group size exceed 12 passengers, additional naturalists are assigned to manage tourists in a way that minimizes impact in natural areas, ensuring the delivery of thematic information designed to sensitize travelers to their natural surroundings and inform on conservation issues.
Business ethics

Horizontes is committed to complying with principles of honesty, social values, transparency, dedication and responsibility that prevail when providing its services. From the perspective of environmental consciousness and responsibility, Horizontes aims to diminish pressure on the environment, and is committed to intensify its efforts to conserve and contribute to better environmental and social conditions on local, regional and global levels.

  • Values: Horizontes has a work performance objective to embrace the highest human values, highlighting within them: humility, loyalty, professionalism, consideration and solidarity.
  • Preservation of Patrimony: Horizontes will contribute in the most effective ways possible, the conservation of the natural and cultural integrity of the resources and landscapes of Costa Rica.
  • Legal: Horizontes will comply with the totality of law, norms and regulations that govern its business functions.
  • Transparency and Anti-Corruption: Horizontes promotes continuous improvement in the areas of administration, community care, conservation, health and fair trade, among others. We promote and coordinate policies and actions to prevent and fight against corruption in defense of the interests of the society and the State. We prevent and / or detect corrupt practices reducing bureaucracy and administrative management to create a culture of ethics and incorruptible, effective and efficient public-private relationships. We contribute to transparency and fight corruption within the organization, including its employees, partners, suppliers and customers through awareness programs.

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