Frolic Guilt-Free in Costa Rica

Flight, hotel promise to offset vacation's carbon footprint
By Ambreen Ali,  Newser User
Posted Apr 15, 2008 6:38 PM CDT
Zip to Costa Rica guilt-free with NatureVacations' carbon neutral vacation package.   (KRT Photos)
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(Newser) – If carbon-footprint guilt is keeping you from taking a vacation, one company has your sun-soaked answer, TreeHugger reports. From the domestic flight to the hotel stay—and even airport transfers in biodiesel vans—NatureVacations' eco-friendly package to Costa Rica promises to offset every ounce of carbon you produce on your island adventure.

Costa Rica, which leads Latin America in sustainable tourism, boasts the world’s first carbon-neutral airline, NatureAir. Travelers have the choice of two hotels awarded five “green leaves” by the country's Institute of Tourism. And saving the environment won’t break your bank: The week-long trip costs $2,500 per person, double occupancy.