Sustainable travel with Green Circle Experience is about reshaping the future of Costa Rican tourism. It is about synergizing the efforts for sustainable tourism practices of a group of eco-lodges in Costa Rica. These lodges share ideas and solutions to tackle environmental, social, and economic challenges.
Electric rental cars
Sustainable travel for Green Circle Experience travelers means visiting Green Circle member hotels and lodges. You do this with a fully electric SUV that will be charged, free of charge, with 100% renewable energy. Each car is uniquely designed with representatives of local flora and fauna. Furthermore, the car is personalized (a name and a story that explains that name), and has a cause connected to the car. The cause contributes to sustainable or social development in Costa Rica. 10% of the car rental fee will be donated to that cause.
Take a look at the cars, and their stories and causes.
Note: You can only rent an electric car with a full Green Circle Package including hotels.
The Green Circle Experience provides a unique experience and inspires not just the travelers. It is also important for the participating hotels to become even more sustainable. Not just every hotel is ready to be a Green Circle Member hotel. We choose our hotels carefully. Not only do they need to have the facilities to charge the cars. Also, they need to operate truly sustainable and environmentally friendly. From recycling to saving energy & water, to helping the local community and preserving nature. We take it all into account.
And last but not least, we do not only think about sustainable travel. Also, we want to make sure you’ll never forget your stay, in a good way ;-). We always look for hotels with a little something extra, located at breathtaking destinations, in amazing rooms. And of course always in complete synergy with Costa Rica’s nature. Find out more about our lodges.
“We believe that sustainability is the only way forward for the human race. The Green Circle Experience is a fascinating concept of conservation; utilizing the strengths of tourism while minimizing the negative impacts associated with the industry is exactly the type of thinking we need. We hope to share our ideas with others in the group while learning new ideas from other members.”
“We are part of the Green Circle Experience because we believe that sustainable travel is the only way to travel in today’s world. Teaming up with and supporting other low impact initiatives, that actually enhance our world’s ecosystems, is integral to our vision as a company.”
“At Selva Bananito we are convinced that the future calls for urgent measures to ensure the integrity of the environment as it provides us services like water, oxygen, carbon sequestration, and a habitat for endangered species. Above all, it gives us the opportunity to establish regenerative and circular economic tourism activities that give something back to nature and to the community protecting it. The Green Circle and all its members provide the most advanced platform to achieve these goals in Costa Rica.”
We intend to spark new discussions and thoughts on sustainable tourism and nature conservation/preservation. And also on the impact that tourism is having on local communities and nature.
If you said that only staying home is sustainable, you are actually right. Travelling abroad will always have an impact on the environment. We understand if you want to stay closer to home because of that.
We can not change the fact that you will always leave a footprint, but we do want to make sure that, IF you want to travel to Costa Rica, your trip will be as sustainable as possible.
Why should you choose Green Circle Experience?
By now, you probably understand our mission. The mission is to make sure people are able to enjoy Costa Rica, but still keeping it green. But there is more…
It’s just us, for now
If you truly care about the country you are visiting and want to leave as few footprints as possible, the Green Circle Experience is the only option for you. We don’t want to be arrogant about it, but it’s the truth. At the moment, there are no other agencies that can provide a tour with full electrical cars. But we actually do hope other company’s see what we do, so sustainable tours with electric cars will be widely available in the future. Please do challenge us.
Expert travel advice
Our experienced travel designers will make sure you get a fully customized tour. Of course, we take into account your personal preferences and ideas. None of our tours is the same because none of our customers are the same. Our team of experts all live and work in Costa Rica and have been for years. With their extensive knowledge, they will do anything in their power to make sure your trip to Costa Rica fits your needs. We want you to travel without the hassle of arranging everything by yourself. Also, we want to provide you with all the assistant you might need.
-Forget hours and hours on Google, we know Costa Rica!-