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Sustainability

Arco Iris Lodge is committed to sustainability and the support of local enterprises and organizations.
We buy local and organic and from small producers whenever possible.

  • We grow much of our fruits and vegetable in our organic orchard
  • Eggs come from happy chicken on our own farm
  • We compost all organic waste and paper napkins
  • We use only biodegradable detergent for laundry
  • No drinking water is wasted for watering the garden, creek water is pumped in a separate piping system to water plants and lawn
  • We use energy saving light bulbs and rechargeable batteries whenever possible
  • Hot water is provided by instant gas heaters or solar heaters
  • We dry laundry outside when weather permits
  • Only liquid soap in dispensers is offered in hotel rooms
  • We use only organic and biological pesticides and fungicides
  • Only compost of our own produce is used as fertilizer
  • Food scraps, peels and leftovers are fed to the chicken
  • We do not sell beverages in plastic bottles or canned drinks
  • We avoid producing garbage by not buying products packed in Styrofoam or aluminum
  • We encourage all drivers to switch off their car engines while waiting, please do the same
  • Protect the trees on our property and secure space for reforestation
  • We buy local and / or from small producers
  • We are trying to be a good example of a sustainable business and we are teaching our employees our environmental values
  • We treat our septic systems biologically
  • Recycled paper is used in the office
  • We support the Code of Conduct for the Protection of Children