Sumak Sustainable Travel

Sumak Sustainable Travel

At Lokal Travel, we are proud to partner with Sumak Travel, a Costa Rican-based tour operator that excels in delivering genuine experiences, immersing travelers in the country's abundant natural wonders and diverse cultural heritage. With a 5-star rating on Lokal Travel, Sumak Travel's commitment to sustainable tourism has been recognized by our community of travelers.

As a social enterprise, Sumak Travel is devoted to prioritizing the well-being of both people and the environment, while actively contributing to the empowerment of local communities throughout Latin America. Emphasizing sustainability and responsible tourism, Sumak Travel presents a vast array of tours and activities, encompassing nature and cultural experiences, thrilling adventures, and eco-conscious accommodations.

Our team of local connoisseurs has meticulously handpicked a collection of bookable experiences that highlight the very best of Costa Rica. From guided treks through lush rainforests to interactive culinary classes led by esteemed local chefs, we cater to all types of travelers. Additionally, Sumak Travel focuses on employing local guides, which ensures that your travel experience contributes to the local economy.

If, however, you don't find precisely what you're seeking, we wholeheartedly encourage you to connect with us. We are always eager to collaborate with our clients in crafting bespoke itineraries tailored to their distinct interests and requirements. Simply inquire, and we will go above and beyond to transform your dream journey into a reality.

By choosing Sumak Travel, you not only embark on an unforgettable adventure but also contribute to the betterment of the local communities you visit. Your travel expenditures directly impact these communities, promoting economic growth and empowering them to preserve their unique cultural heritage and natural surroundings.

Sumak Travel's dedication to sustainable and responsible travel aligns perfectly with Lokal Travel's mission. We are confident that their exceptional offerings, combined with their unwavering commitment to the environment and local communities, will provide you with a memorable and meaningful travel experience.

So, explore Costa Rica's enchanting landscapes, immerse yourself in its vibrant culture, and rest assured that your journey with Sumak Travel and Lokal Travel goes beyond mere tourism, genuinely benefiting the people and places you encounter.

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Why Lokal Recommends Sumak Sustainable Travel


Social Enterprise started in 2012| Local/Foreign Owned with 75% local staff

A Unique Story

Sumak Travel was founded in 2012 with the goal of providing authentic travel experiences that connect travelers to the culture and natural beauty of the destinations they visit. As a social enterprise, Sumak Travel is committed to prioritizing the well-being of people and the environment, and aims to contribute to the empowerment of local communities in Latin America. In 2017, the company shifted its focus exclusively to Costa Rica, becoming a destination management company (DMC) and sustainable tour operator.

As a member of several organizations, including the International Ecotourism Society, Social Enterprise UK, and the World Indigenous Tourism Alliance, Sumak Travel is committed to promoting responsible and sustainable tourism in Costa Rica. Much of the company's profits are reinvested to support more communities and destinations in the country, and Sumak Travel is an official supporter of WTM World Responsible Tourism Day. Additionally, Sumak Travel belongs to Tourism Concern's Ethical Tour Operators Group (ETOG), a group of tour operators committed to promoting responsible tourism practices.

Whether you're looking to experience the country's stunning natural beauty, learn about its rich cultural heritage, or both, Sumak Travel has something for you. Our team of local experts has carefully curated a selection of bookable experiences that showcase the best of Costa Rica, or we can work with you to create a custom itinerary that meets your specific interests and needs. We are dedicated to helping our clients have a meaningful and sustainable travel experience in Costa Rica.

Deep Community Connections

Sumak uses CBT (Community Based Tourism) as a tool for local development, environmental preservation and community empowerment. They prioritize community run initiatives, small and family run hotels, and projects that support the local economy.

Active Environmental Stewardship

Sumak works with ecolodges, empowered local communities, and avoids mass tourism destinations and hotel chains.

Exceptional Quality and Authenticity (Culture)

Sumak uses CBT as a way of preserving local, traditional and ancestral culture. It also boosts self esteem for local community and gives more value to local customs.


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