Costa Rica Eco-Skies Vacations

United® understands the importance of protecting the cultural, environmental, economic and aesthetic integrity of the destinations we serve. United's Eco-Skies program encourages and promotes environmental stewardship to ensure these destinations remain attractive places to live, work and visit for generations. We're committed to long-term environmental stewardship.

At United, we fly to some of the most exquisite corners of the Earth. One of those corners is Costa Rica. Costa Rica is known for its stunning beaches and breathtaking rain forests, it is also known for its commitment to sustainability and environmental stewardship. For these reasons, we are launching our new Eco-Skies Vacations in this beautiful Central American destination.

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All Eco-Skies Vacation resorts are independently vetted for their practices and stewardship by United partner, Sustainable Travel International.

Featured Eco-Skies resorts

  • Westin Playa Conchal

    The Westin Golf Resort & Spa, Playa Conchal sits on Costa Rica's magnificent North Pacific Riviera, nestled between lush forests and the sparkling azure waters of the Pacific Ocean.

    Eco-Skies Vacations resort highlights:
    - ISO 14001 certified in Environmental Management
    - Continuous staff training in environmental protection
    - 40 hectares (99 acres) of dry forest dedicated to protection as the Conchal Wildlife Refuge

  • Tabacón Grand Spa

    The heat of the Tabacón Hot Springs and the purity and mystical qualities of the surrounding rain forest blend into what many have described as paradise—"the eighth wonder of the world."

    Eco-Skies Vacations resort highlights:
    - Flora and fauna protection
    - Wastewater treatment
    - Workshops on the natural surroundings

  • Barceló Langosta Beach Hotel

    The Barceló Langosta Beach Hotel is situated in Tamarindo, northwest Costa Rica, just 2 km (1.25 mi) from the city center. Located on a stunning beach, the hotel is surrounded by exceptional natural beauty.

    Eco-Skies Vacations resort highlights:
    - Tree planting and talks at schools and colleges
    - Programs for saving water and electricity
    - Communal infrastructure projects

  • Flamingo Beach Resort & Spa

    Located in the vacationers' province of Guancaste, you'll be perfectly positioned to explore Costa Rica's natural beauty and adventure.

    Eco-Skies Vacations resort highlights:
    - Water use and quality with on-site treatment and filtration devices
    - Environmentally friendly products are available to buy that also support the local economy
    - Educational efforts that support and protect the local environment