Water conservation is of utmost priority in drought-stricken Nosara. That’s why we have 14,000 liters of rainwater storage, ultra-efficient water fixtures, and greywater treatment and recycling for irrigation.
On average, 88% of Costa Rica’s energy supply is from renewables. Our solar PV and hot water systems provide over 20% of our annual energy demand to keep Olas Verdes powered by almost 100% clean energy.
From design, to development, to operation of the hotel, Olas Verdes employs only locals—from gardener, to general manager. Construction
materials were locally sourced and local artists created our murals and authentic décor.
We strive to be a zero-waste hotel. All yard and some kitchen waste is composted on site, food leftovers are sent to a local pig farm, recyclables are separated and sent to the Nosara Recycling Center, and our biodegradable cleaning and bathroom products are refilled by vendors.
The hotel grounds blend into the wildlife refuge thanks to our exclusive use of 100% native vegetation with over 130 different species. Native plants require little water, no toxic fertilizers or herbicides, they mitigate erosion and are the optimum habitat for the native fauna.
We are so fortunate to be in a rich biodiverse region. To help preserve it, we saved 90% of the trees on our property and we support the Costas Verdes BarriGuiones Reforestation Project at Playa Guiones.
Being immersed in a new culture is a catalyst for wanderlust. Our suites inspire you to explore indigenous cultures and the pura vida nation with decor from five regions of Costa Rica. See our Accommodations page to learn more.
Our local architect utilized passive solar design to minimize the hotel’s energy loads as much as possible. Natural ventilation, shading, and spatial orientation keep you cool while our efficient lighting and appliances keep you comfortable.
Ready to get involved?
If you would like to sign up for our Sustainability Tour, volunteer with one of our nonprofit partners in the community, or register with Pack for a Purpose to donate clothes or school supplies, please let us know in the comments section of our contact form!Contact