If you’re traveling to Costa Rica, you probably already know about Costa Rica’s reputation for sustainability and eco-friendliness. In case you didn’t, Costa Rica was ranked by the World Energy Council as the 2nd most environmentally sustainable country in the world!
Coming here is an excellent opportunity to learn more about what it means to Be Green, or use your own sustainable practices. Being a tourist makes it a little tricky sometimes to find the greenest practices and reduce your waste. Tamarindo, though, offers tons of EcoTourism, organic foods, and low energy transportation. Here are a few of the best ways to Be Green in Tamarindo.
Shop Organic: Pimienta Verde is an organic grocery store located in the heart of Tamarindo, that partners with local farms to bring fresh fruits and veggies in every day of the week. They also offer baked goods, as well as gluten free options. Eating organic is important for green tourism, because it ensures reduction of pesticide use, chemical runoff, and crop diversity!
Rent a bike: Exercise, zero carbon emissions, a cheap and intimate way to explore the city–what more can you ask for in transportation! Tamarindo is a small, relatively flat town, so biking is the perfect way to get around. Check out Kelly’s Surf Shop for bike rentals.
Reusable water bottle: It is shocking how many little plastic bottles of water you can go through in a day at the beach, without even thinking as you throw them away. Instead, bring a reusable water bottle, saving money and lots of plastic waste! Pro tip–get an insulated bottle, such as Swell or HydroFlask, to keep your water cool all day on the beach.
These are just a few ways to be green in Tamarindo. Do you have any other tips on how to be a good Eco Tourist? Share your thoughts in the comments! We would love to hear from you.