Contact Certification for Sustainable Tourism (CST), Costa Rica

This certificate is awarded at five levels, from entry level to the maximum level of coverage of the sustainability criteria in all areas. Besides hotel, local tour operators, attractions and car rentals can also be certified.

The label is since 1997 active.

GSTC recognised standard (January 2012)

Certifying Organisation
Costa Rican Tourism Board
Partner Organisation/s
Comisión nacional de acreditación, ICT, UCR, Canatur, INBIO, INCAE, MINAET, UICN
Travel Countries
Costa Rica
Certified Tourism Services
Sustainability Areas
Management, Economic and Social, Environment
Assessment Process
On site Third Party Assessment
Market Place
Accommodations, Restaurants, Travel Agencies,Tour Operators, Car rentals, Attractions
License Period
2 Years

Organisation Costa Rican Tourism Board
Postal Address Certification for Sustainable Tourism (CST) Department of Sustainability Programs Costa Rica Board of Tourism (ICT) P.O. Box: 777-1000 San José, Costa Rica
Phone Number (+506) 2299-5800,ext.346 ó 371 or (+506) 2291-5740
Fax Number (+506)2220-3559
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Released 06/11/2017
Country Costa Rica
Keywords America, Certification and standards, GSTC recognised, SFP, awardingorganisations
Organization Type Governments & Administrations Governments & Administrations
Supporting Solutions Type Certificates Certificates
Topics Certification & Marketing
Operational level National