About Us

We are a non-profit and private trade union organization that brings together natural and legal persons related to ecotourism, sustainable tourism and similar in Costa Rica. CANAECO was established on June 17, 2003, becoming the first chamber that specifically addresses the issue of ecotourism and sustainable tourism in the country and in Central America.

Mission

Mission:

We are a trade organization that works with its affiliates to encourage, promote and lead Ecotourism and Sustainable Tourism as a development model that seeks the social, economic, cultural and environmental balance of Costa Rica.

Vision

vision

To be the most influential Chamber with national and international recognition in Ecotourism and Sustainable Tourism issues, contributing value to our affiliates and to the development of the country.

Alliances

Thanks to strategic alliances, our affiliates can access different benefits

Discounts of 35% to 50% on Cornell University courses, to opt for the discount and see the list of courses, click HERE (link pending)

Free service for occupational health inquiries through the following LINK and special price for services of: Preparation of Occupational Health Plans, Emergency Plans and Accompanying Occupational Health Commissions among others, for more information write to the email administracion@canaeco.org

Discounts on waste water tanks and Bionest components from 7.5% to 15%, to opt for the discount write to the email ventas@bionest-tech.com

Free service for inquiries about emergency management and first aid through the following LINK and special rates for advisory services, support and project development, for more information write to the email administracion@canaeco.org

Access to professionals about to graduate from UNED for professional internships, for more information write to the email administracion@canaeco.org

Those who participate in our training on waste management or sustainable cleaning will receive a special discount on their first purchase of Florex products, for more information write to the email administracion@canaeco.org

30% discounts on courses at the University for International Cooperation, to opt for the discount and see the list of courses write to the email administracion@canaeco.org

Discounts from 10% to 20% on the certification of a management system, standards of the national catalog and open trainings, for more information write to the email administracion@canaeco.org

News

Faced with so many challenges, what's next for tourism in Costa Rica? Download
23 voices of climate change Download
CANAECO presents new Board of Directors Download
CANAECO supports and requests the ratification of the Escazú Agreement Download

Board of Directors

Hans Pfister
Cayuga Collection

President

Fernado Madrigal Anderson
Sensoria

 Vicepresidente I

Jeldryn Vargas Rodríguez Swiss Travel

Vicepresidente II

Julio Alvarado Ramírez GIRS

Treasurer

Agustín Alfaro Salas Consultor

Secretary

Elena Mateo Vega
Zero Waste Costa Rica

Vocal I

Maricruz Pereira Ugalde Unique Adventures

Vocal II

Florencia González Pelegero
Consultora

Substitute I

Eliecer Vargas Ortega CATIE

Substitute II

Paula de la Paz Agüero
UCI

Fiscal

Board of Directors

Hans Pfister
Cayuga Collection

President

Fernado Madrigal Anderson
Sensoria

 Vicepresidente I

Jeldryn Vargas Rodríguez Swiss Travel

Vicepresidente II

Julio Alvarado Ramírez GIRS

Treasurer

Agustín Alfaro Salas Consultor

Secretary

Elena Mateo Vega
Zero Waste Costa Rica

Vocal I

Maricruz Pereira Ugalde Unique Adventures

Vocal II

Florencia González Pelegero
Consultora

Substitute I

Eliecer Vargas Ortega CATIE

Substitute II

Paula de la Paz Agüero
UCI

Fiscal

Work Team

Dayana Hernández Villalobos

Executive Director

Mónica Zamora Monge​

Administrative Assistant