Red Frog Beach Island Resort: Green Globe Sustainability in Panama

Red Frog Beach Island Resort: Green Globe Sustainability in Panama
February 26, 2019 Bradley Cox

Red Frog Beach Island Resort is situated 30 miles off the Caribbean side of Costa Rica in the archipelago of Bocas del Toro. The resort features upscale villas, stunning beaches and nature at its very finest.

Green Globe recertified Red Frog Beach Island Resort in January. It is the only Green Globe property in Panama.

Sustainable practices are of key importance at the resort where over 70% of the property is designated as a nature reserve. To minimize its environmental footprint, the resort has a 193 kW solar energy system that provides approximately 25% percent of its power needs. In addition, new energy saving measures include the installation of highly efficient washers and dryers for housekeeping purposes.

The resort’s goal is to reduce water usage by 10% per year and a new rainwater catchment system has been introduced, adding an estimated 300,000 gallons per month to water supplies collected from rainfall. Reforestation remains an ongoing project with teak and eucalyptus trees being planted along with fruits such as pineapples and coconuts.

Red Frog Beach Island Resort is committed to saving wildlife both on the land and in the Caribbean waters. Nature tours offer opportunities to explore the tropical rainforest and terrain where native sloths, frogs, over 300 species of birds and other animals can be observed. Guest education programs are conducted and signage posted around the resort to ensure adults and children protect the many creatures that live in Bocas del Toro.

Marine life can also be spotted above and below the water’s surface. Guests can swim with abundant tropical sea life and see dolphins and starfish up close. Seven species of marine turtles exist in Panama with the Hawksbill turtle threatened with extinction. The resort supports local organizations and initiatives to protect turtle species by building fence barriers and monitoring nesting turtles and hatchlings.

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