The Osa Peninsula is without a doubt Costa Rica’s leading area for green building. Especially in Matapalo, green building techniques have been used for years, not only because the foreign population who have moved there are so conservation minded, but because there’s no electricity – forcing solar power to be used and energy conservation. While some luxury eco-mansions have been built with extensive high-end solar-power systems, allowing almost normal (energy wasting) power consumption, the vast majority of private homes, eco-resorts, and luxury eco-hotels are using a variety of eco-friendly building techniques. For more information on green building in Costa Rica’s tropical climate, visit Tropical Green Building.
Green Architects in Costa Rica
Bruno Stagno, Arquitecto – San Jose – Costa Rica’s leading green architect, heading the Instituto de Arquitectura Tropical.
Instituto de Arquitectura Tropical – San Jose – Architectural Institute for Tropical/Green Building.
Rolf Ruge – San Jose – Green Architect – 8830-8779
Costa Rica Green Builders
Steve Jurries – Osa Peninsula – Bamboo & Earth construction, including imported, treated Colombian bamboo and bamboo construction – 390-1002
Costa Rica Green Building Materials
Agua Solutions – Guanacaste – Rainwater Catchment Systems and more – 2665-6161
Manos Magicas – Escazu – Chemical Free Stuccos – Internal/External – with a huge variety of colors.
Tecni Tejas – Central Valley – Plastic Tile Roofing Material, made with custom colors, from 100% recycled material. 2293-8072/73
Costa Rica Solar Power Suppliers
Poderco – Osa Peninsula – Jason Börner – Solar Power, Bamboo Construction, Alternative Energy, etc.
Inti Tech Solar Energy Systems – Osa Peninsula – Solar Power Systems and more.
Green Centers / Permaculture / Eco-Communities
Pura Vida Sunsets – Montezuma – Eco Development and sustainable community in the Montezuma area of the southern nicoya peninsula.
Rancho Delicioso – Montezuma – 20 Acre eco village in the Montezuma/Delicias area of the Southern Nicoya Peninsula, with tilapia ponds, organic gardening, permaculture, aquaponics, treehouses, and an active volunteer/learning center.
Solar Vistas – Montezuma/Malpais – Small eco-community development in the Malpais area of Costa Rica. Solar Power, rainwater catchment, organic gardens, reforestation, and other green-building features for tropical living.
Costa Rica’s International Center for Sustainability – Montezuma/Malpais – 50 Hectare Permaculture learning center currently under development in Montezuma/Delicias, Costa Rica
Rancho Mastatal – Central Pacific Region – ‘Promotes Sustainable Living in every way.’
Organic Costa Rica Links
The World’s Best Chocolate!!! – Osa Peninsula – The world’s best chocolate, made by Samaritan Xocolata using locally grown, organic chocolate, chili, vanilla in the style of the ancient Aztec and Mayan royalty. Created by master chef Kimberley Blackwell in the remotest jungles of the Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica.
Cafe Organico – Montezuma – Organic, healthy gourmet restaurant and live music in Montezuma, Costa Rica.
Real Estate in the Osa Peninsula: Osa Properties for Sale