We are a group of visionaries, entrepreneurs, educators, and caretakers. We work together to create a positive future for Costa Rica. Our common mission is to make the sustainable side of Costa Rica’s eco-tourism available to you. Above all, we want you to explore pristine nature, while avoiding tourist crowds. Furthermore, we want you to enjoy one-of-a-kind experiences and unique accommodations. And finally, we want to keep your carbon footprint as small as possible.
The Green Circle Experience has its roots back in 2014 where it was born out of pure inspiration and the shared vision of a bunch of changemakers and thought leaders. They wanted to create a positive environmental and social impact in Costa Rica. Since tourism is flourishing and often has a tremendous negative impact on the environment, we acknowledge the need for practicing and promoting ecotourism around our beautiful country.
Transparency and trust
Our driving forces are transparency and trust. This enables us to continuously improve and support each other improving in sustainable ecotourism practices by creating a thriving and inspiring exchange platform. The key to success is to connect, collaborate and change whenever necessary to always be in the lead when it comes to sustainable/social ecotourism solutions. It is a path we are planning to go together as together we are able to be more efficient, constructive, and have a greater positive impact.
We hand-pick our hotels because we want to see with our own eyes if they are sustainable or not. Hotels have to put in some effort as well, so it really is something we decide together.
For example, hotels have to make sure there is a charging station for electric cars. Hotels have to make this investment, and luckily there are more and more hotels that do.
Some of you might have heard about the Costa Rica Green leaf certification for sustainable hotels. Most of our hotels participate in this program, but we do not demand it as it doesn’t fit our vision.
The Green Circle Experience operates as an NPO/NGO that offers the most sustainable tour. Especially for visitors that want to have the lowest possible carbon footprint in their holidays in Costa Rica. Profits that are gained will be fully reinvested in social or environmental initiatives.
All of our cars are personalized, have their own story, and their own cause. By renting the car of your choice, the cause connected to that car will be supported with the profit gained. So, you decide.
Owning a car
We believe the best way to provide sustainable and environmentally friendly cars is to rent them from private owners. For example, there are a lot of foreigners who only live in Costa Rica for a couple of months a year. The rest of the year, these cars don’t move. By renting them out, they will be on the road all year, so no new cars need to be bought.