La Fortuna, Arenal, COSTA RICA (July 21, 2013) - Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort, the five-star resort located at the base of the majestic Arenal Volcano in the middle of the tropical rainforest, recently took the honour of being awarded at the World Travel Awards' Ceremony, a red-carpet gala held in Lima, Perú. The carbon-neutral resort was named Mexico & Central America's Leading Green Hotel for the second consecutive year. Considered the "Oscars of the travel industry," the event draws a distinguished group of leading travel industry executives and shines a spotlight on the travel brands that have made the greatest contribution to the industry in the last year. World Travel Awards celebrates its 20th anniversary this year and is acknowledged across the globe as the ultimate travel accolade, celebrating those brands which are pushing the boundaries of industry excellence in product and service.
Receipt of the award as "Leading Green Hotel" in Mexico & Central America is particularly satisfying, notes Katherine Carter, the Tabacon's Director. "We have been certified carbon neutral since 2009 and were the second hotel in the world to receive the Luxury Eco Certification by The Leading Hotels of the World and Sustainable Travel International". The resort's passion for sustainability has long found favour with guests, who experience the natural thermal mineral springs as well as its award-winning Grand Spa and lush Shangri-La Gardens.
A globally recognized resort by Travel + Leisure and awarded with a trio of honors by World Luxury Spas Awards as a Global Winner for Best Luxury Mineral Spring Spa and Continent Winner for The Americas Best Luxury Resort Spa and Best Luxury Day Spa, Tabacón exemplifies both luxury and sustainability.
Guests and tourism industry experts continue to rank Costa Rica's Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort as one of the world's leading resorts and spas based on its superior eco-friendly activities and world-class spa.
Through the ground-breaking Tabacón Green program and the training and commitment of its staff, the Green Brigade, Tabacon's own green initiatives are supplemented by a guest participation program planting trees to minimize the carbon footprint.
Tabacón also integrates a program of information, education and motivation towards both guests and employees concerning environmental and cultural conservation and preservation. Of key eco-importance are Tabacón's two underground reservoirs that provide the entirety of the resort's water and are naturally heated by the nearby Arenal Volcano, eliminating the need for external energy sources.
While offering both a luxurious and natural experience, the resort practices environmental protection as a way of life.
For more information about Tabacón Grand Spa Thermal Resort, visit www.tabacon.com or call ++506-2519-1999 or toll free 1-877-277-8291.