Jungle House guests can rest assured that a portion of their lodging money has been dedicated to Matapalo’s social and touristic infrastructure.
Several years ago Jungle House spearheaded the “Bandera Azul” campaign, an ecological program which rewards touristic beach communities for their efforts to maintain high standards of order, safety and cleanliness. Unprecedented in it’s history, the National Committee of the “Blue Flag” program awarded Matapalo Beach, a first year participant, a 2 star flag for their efforts.
The additional stars were awarded due to the completion of several community projects: A lifeguard program, regular scheduled waste collection, quality assuredness of drinking and ocean waters as well as the Turtle conservation program.
Charles Berghammer, owner of Jungle House, was invited to visit the Costa Rican “White House” in San Jose, where then President Abel Pacheco awarded him the flag for our dedicated efforts within the Matapalo community.