Costa Rica Adventure Park Veragua Rainforest Wins Awards
Rated No. 1 of Things to Do in the Port of Limon and a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence winner, the Costa Rica adventure park of Veragua Rainforest has a long list of awards.
Open for less than 10 years, Veragua Rainforest Eco-Adventure Park in Costa Rica consistently wins awards for its nature and adventure attractions, ecological design and sustainable tourism practices.
The popular Costa Rica adventure park – rated No. 1 of Things to Do in the Port of Limon on TripAdvisor – is located an hour from the Caribbean port on a 3,200-acre private rainforest reserve bordering the largest nature reserve in Central America, La Amistad International Park. Veragua Rainforest’s nationally-accredited scientific research center actively investigates this region of unprecedented biodiversity.
Veragua Rainforest has consistently been awarded the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for five years and counting – 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016.
Since opening on July 4, 2008, Veragua Rainforest Eco-Adventure has become a top shore excursion for cruise line passengers docking in Limon. The Original Canopy Tour at Veragua Rainforest has been named the Princess Cruises Tour of the Year for six years in a row.
Perhaps the most meaningful award Veragua Rainforest has earned is the Certificate for Sustainable Tourism from the Costa Rica Tourism Board (ICT) in 2016. The very stringent CST process honors the Costa Rica adventure park for its sustainable tourism practices like environmental protection and use of resources. For instance, Veragua Rainforest operates almost solely using clean energy from a state-of-the-art solar energy power system installed in early 2016 at the park.
Veragua has won three architectural awards for ecologically sustainable construction.
Along with its architect, Juan Ignacio Acuña, Veragua Rainforest Eco-Adventure received the Metalco Award in May 2008 at the Costa Rican Architectural Conference for ecologically-sustainable construction techniques with steel. This award is the Costa Rican version of the international “Pritzker Architecture Prize”.
In November 2008, Veragua Rainforest received the Rene Frank Award from the Costa Rica Real Estate Chamber for employing sustainable architecture and for being “accessible without boundaries”.
Visit Veragua Rainforest Eco-Adventure Park
Veragua Rainforest Eco-Adventure gives you everything you could ask for in a Costa Rica rainforest tour – nature, wildlife, rainforest, waterfalls, research, and adventure attractions like an aerial tram and a canopy zip line tour. Plus, nearly the entire park is wheelchair accessible and is designed to be safe and simple for all ages to get around.
What sets Veragua Rainforest apart from other rainforest tours in Costa Rica, however, is its strong commitment to the local community and creating new possibilities for their livelihood, conservation and education. Your visit helps support their community outreach programs.
Article by Shannon Farley