Manuel Antonio National Park
We have been delighted to join Iguana Tours and Manuel Antonio National Park in different activities that aim to raise awareness towards wildlife, waste management and recycling within the local community. To date students from two different area schools have been invited and taken tours with a local naturalist guide on Mondays when the park is closed to the public.
Also, every month the ‘Banco de Reciclaje’ is taken to a local school and the leaders teach students about the importance of Refusing, Reducing, Reusing and Recycling. Students are then invited to give their recycling items to the ‘Banco del Mono Tití’ in exchange for school supplies. Plastic, cans, Tetrapak and glass bottles are taken from the communities and transported to the collection center of the Municipality of Quepos, as well as plastic items which are not Types 1 or 2 (plastic wrap, plastic bottle taps, plastic bags, plastic straws, etc.), which before were not collected and are now used by the DonaTapa – a national program which transforms all this plastic into walkways for people with disabilities who deserve access to our beautiful beaches.