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Carbon offsetting has become very popular in recent years as a way of mitigating unavoidable carbon emissions from travel, mainly from aircraft. By purchasing carbon credits, travelers can take actionable steps to help balance out their carbon footprint. For the past several months, Susana Vicente, Peninsula Papagayo’s Head of Sustainability, has been spearheading efforts to … Continued

Two years ago, in September 2019, Peninsula Papagayo launched the coral restoration initiative. Spearheaded by Miguel Sánchez, General Manager of Papagayo Explorers, the coral restoration initiative aims to build awareness of coral degradation worldwide, and to recuperate the lost coral beds in Bahía Culebra. Throughout the year, members and guests of the peninsula are invited to participate by joining the Papagayo Explorers for a dive down to explore and clean the coral nurseries just offshore. Now, for the first time since embarking on this initiative, Peninsula Papagayo will be participating in Coral Mania – an annual, worldwide event to harvest corals from nurseries and outplant them in nearby reefs where the coral structure has collapsed.

Join us in welcoming Susana Vicente Álamo in her new role as Head of Sustainability for the Resort Community & Destination group. Born in Spain, Susana holds a master’s degree in corporate social responsibility from the University of Salamanca. Her experience includes working for an NGO focusing on animal equality, spearheading a sustainability program at Porsche in Spain and, in her latest role, working as a freelance consultant for the Scheinberg Relief Fund.

EcoGourmet was born in Colombia as an initiative to improve the living and working conditions of fishermen and their communities. All restaurants at the Clubhouse at Prieta Beach serve seafood supplied by the EcoGourmet value chain and will continue to curate seasonal menus to incorporate as much of their responsibly sourced and delicious fare as possible.

After several months of preparation and training, the joint effort between the private sector, government, academia, and NGOs is laying the foundation for the restoration of Culebra Bay’s coral reefs and ecosystem services.