Environmental Protection


We live in an era where natural resources are disappearing before our eyes, and our surroundings are becoming more and more polluted. This is why the Sabalo Lodge team has decided to take the necessary steps to respect and preserve the environment. We have implemented a system that gives a second life to almost all of the objects used on-site, and our furniture and lodges are crafted and built from local materials. We also encourage buying and producing organic fruits and vegetables.

In order to preserve the site’s biodiversity, we allow up to a maximum of 15 people at a time.


Water conservation

Water is a very sought-after resource on our planet,and as a business promoting sustainability we recognize the importance of it. The Lodge uses the river water which happens to be the very same source used by the village, so we have all the more reasons to use it responsibly. Even though the water is clean and safe to drink, people with a particularly sensitive stomach are advised to bring bottled water. We would like to make it a bottled water free zone, but we understand your preferences and needs. The water from the Lodge is fresh and cool in the morning and warms up during the day.

Solar power

The electricity at Sabalo Lodge comes from the solar panels installed on the roofs of the houses, and is therefore used in a smart and sustainable manner.


Community Sabalo

The Sabalo community resembles a large family of sixty people. Their values rest on mutual aid, trade, and catholic principles. With no electricity or running water, these people are completely disconnected from the world as we know it. The only facilities in the village are a small convenient store, an elementary school, and a few churches. Quite often you might come across a peasant on horseback, or children playing soccer in the schoolyard. Sabalo is a small rural village in the Osa Peninsula, and its economy is based on fishing and harvesting. The Sabalo Lodge employs several people from the village, and tourism also helps give them the opportunity for better jobs while enhancing their living standards. We encourage and respect their customs and way of life while sharing them with our visitors. A visit to the community is highly recommended to better understand the culture and the way of life of the Costa Ricans.

A portion of hotel’s profits go to the small community school. If you wish to make a donation, please contact us by email.