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!
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.
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!
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.
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.