Our Sustainable Vision

The mission of the ADIM – Asociación de Desarrollo Integral de Montezuma – is to actively engage the local community and worldwide visitors towards Sustainable Tourism.  Sustainability principles refer to the environmental, economic, and socio-cultural aspects of tourism development and the suitable balance that has to be established between these three dimensions to guarantee its long-term sustainability.

Achieving sustainable tourism is a continuous process and we are happy to have you on board!

Working together to improve our communities.

Think global, act locally.

In December 2018, local community members founded the communal ADIM. Its membership consists of national and international residents, small business owners, and neighbors in general. In July 2020 the ADIM participated in the national contest Rediscover Costa Rica, a Community Investment Strategy by the CRUSA Foundation, for the economic reactivation of tourist areas. Our project to position Montezuma as a Sustainable Tourist Destination was one of the awarded projects. As part of this project, we created this website to promote on digital platforms along with an education program to align the whole community in a sustainable path.

A Town's heart is in its public spaces.

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Community Projects

One of the ADIM priorities is to recover the neglected areas of Montezuma and reinvent them by constructing high-quality and aesthetically pleasing public spaces. These areas are for the enjoyment of the local community and the many visitors we receive each year. Public spaces for all! 

Check below some of the projects we have successfully completed so far and help us continue making Montezuma sustainable!

Montezuma Brand

The main objective of this identity design is to provide Montezuma with an original and authentic image that represents its nature and artistic personality. Conceptual

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soccer goal

Beach Soccer Field

This recreational beach soccer field by the sea is part of a program to create opportunities, motivate and nurture the spirit of improvement and effort

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Kids Playground

Located 200 meters north of the center of Montezuma, this is a place to enjoy with the family. Recently a new wood playground has been

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Beach Boulevard

Located in the center of town, this space, previously misused as a parking lot, was recovered for public use, revalidating the access to the beach

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CPR course Montezuma Costa Rica

Aquatic Rescue and CPR

Montezuma hosted an introductory course on Aquatic Rescue and CPR -Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation-. Certified instructor Mar Chen arrived from Jacó to hold this first training to12

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The ADIM is a communal nonprofit organization working for the public good and sustainable development of Montezuma. Our budget comes mainly from the support of friends, visitors, and community members. Help to grow this community with your donation. Our projects support the environment, youth, and minorities. Small actions count.

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Take our green habits home with you

Making strides in sustainability.

You may notice that each business has one or more turtle badges under their listing in our directory. You may also see these badges around Montezuma in shop windows, hotel lobbies and restaurant bars.

These badges are called Ecoturtles and they are our way of distinguishing and promoting businesses who strive to become more sustainable and take care of our environment.

Below are the seven turtles and their significance; so you will know what green habits you are supporting when eating, sleeping, or shopping at these businesses.

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NO SINGLE USE PLASTIC

REMOVE PLASTIC FROM FACADES AND LANDSCAPE

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Reduce Energy Consumption

use eco-friendly alternatives

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Responsibly Handle Organic and Inorganic Waste

APPLYING THE 3R’S REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE

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Support Community Initiatives

PARTICIPATE IN EVENTS, TRAININGS AND PROGRAMS INTENDED FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF MONTEZUMA

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Respect Biodiversity

PROMOTE THE education OF the native FLORA AND FAUNA

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Be a Guardian of the Water

PROMOTES RESPONSIBLE WATER CONSUMPTION AND THE APPROPRIATE WASTEWATER TREATMENT

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Support the Costa Rican Culture

PREFER AND OFFER LOCAL AND SEASONAL products

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