Pacuare Lodge: Costa Rica’s quintessential whitewater rafting eco-resort has been recognized by Conde Nast Traveler as a finalist in the Preservation and Doing it All categories of the 2009 World Saver Awards.

As part of Pacuare Lodge’s sustainable tourism program the Lodge has purchased 738 acres of primary rain forest along the Pacuare River for conservation, and built all its bungalows with solar heating panels and a water turbine generates electricity to the main lodge. The newest part of this program is its co-sponsorship of a jaguar-monitoring program. The program researches jaguars in the forests along the Pacuare River. Pacuare Lodge’s support helps provide food, lodging and logistical support for researchers and digital cameras to photograph the jaguars in their natural habitat.

“We are so proud to be honored by Conde Nast Traveler for our sustainable practices,” said Luz Càceres, Pacuare Lodge Sales and Marketing Director.

[quote_center]”At Pacuare Lodge we go to great lengths to limit the negative environmental impacts of our operations while supporting conservation and providing benefits for nearby communities.”[/quote_center]

Pacuare Lodge is featured in Conde Nast Traveler’s September 2009 issue, which highlights all World Saver Awards honoree’s.