Costa Rica has over 25% of its land mass designated as national parks or reserves, all of which contain 5% of the World’s Biodiversity!
History of the Land
The land that now comprises of Dorada was used as a cattle farm for generations. Cattle trample the ground, preventing the growth of tree saplings, which is why the rainforest did not regenerate on the very top of this mountain. The top of the mountain also happens to be the flattest, making it ideal for residences, while the valleys and steeper peaks remain heavily forested. Fortunately, no protected trees needed to be cut for this development.
Dorada also intends to be certified by ICT (Costa Rican Tourism Institute) as a development with a CST stamp, which is the Costa Rican designation for “Certification for Sustainable Tourism”. For more info, visit: http://www.turismo-sostenible.co.cr/en. As an additional consideration, during the operating phase of the development, only organic fertilizers will be used on the grounds.