Pacuare River Obtains Ecological Blue Flag

Detour has received a great update from Aventuras Naturales in Costa Rica about their latest achievement in sustainability. Aventuras Naturales is a Costan Rican company which has received international recognition for its commitment to sustainable and responsible tourism:

“We are very proud to announce that the Pacuare River recently received the highest rating from the Costa Rican government’s Ecological Blue Flag Program for River Watersheds. Rafting and Kayaking experts have long considered the Pacuare to be one of the world’s top white water rivers, primarily due to the quality of its environment and rainforest scenery, and this Blue Flag rating confirms that it is an exemplary natural wonder.

Aventuras Naturales and the Pacuare Lodge led the process to get the Ecological Blue Flag Program to recognize the Pacuare River’s healthy environment and clean water. This has included working with local communities to involved them in the river’s protection. The company has always taken great care to ensure that the Pacuare Lodge has no negative impact on the river and together with local farmers and guests, is planting trees in the Pacuare watershed. This designation by the Ecological Blue Flag Program for River Watersheds – a pioneer project on a global level – is yet another recognition that the Pacuare is one of Costa Rica’s natural jewels.

“Our commitment to the environment: concrete steps for sustainability!”

– From Aventuras Naturales