Read more about life at Kasiiya and some of the projects we’re working on in the wider community

Kasiiya has a responsibility to our guests, staff and partners. We have a responsibility to our neighbouring communities. Finally, we have a responsibility to Costa Rica.
 
In this section you can read in-depth articles about Kasiiya. We show how we are addressing these responsibilities. We detail some of the projects we’re working on and introduce the people involved.
 
This section provides an opportunity to discuss our vision in more detail. Please return to keep up-to-date and let us know if there are stories you’re interested to read.

Latest Articles / Stories

The Impact Bill – how your stay benefits the local community

24 January 2022

Kasiiya supports the people of Guanacaste and Costa Rica, preserving their culture and natural environment. This commitment means we build without environmental impact, we employ local people wherever possible, we buy local produce and materials to support our immediate communities and tradesmen, and we re-invest a percentage of any profit we make back into local conservation projects as well as businesses and villages to help them become self-sufficient in their own right.

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For the Love of Trees: The Story of Kasiiya’s Lead Carpenter and His Wood Shop

25 November 2021

As an ecologically sensitive luxury lodge in Costa Rica, Kasiiya is all about treating the planet and the particular ecosystem it’s part of with utmost respect and care. But the land and sea are not the only ones who benefit from this attention. The same nurturing and philanthropic attitude extends to the local villages and community of Ticos who Kasiiya can positively impact, too.

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Addressing climate change in luxury travel

25 November 2021

A Climate Change Conversation with Eric Palola of Guanacaste Dry Forest Conservation Fund.

As Kasiiya forges a path toward more conscious, sustainable and responsible hospitality, issues such as climate change are inevitably top of mind. In an interview conducted by travel journalist Kathryn Romeyn with Kasiiya founder Mehdi Rheljari and Guanacaste Dry Forest Conservation Fund (GDFCF) executive director Eric Palola, we tackle the topic and address what a small hotel can do about it—if anything.

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What makes Kasiiya one of the best eco-lodges in Costa Rica?

25 November 2021

An interview with the architect Reda Amalou in Paris

Kasiiya’s architect and designer, Reda Amalou of AW², spoke with Conscious Traveler podcast cohosts Kathryn Romeyn and Eric Rosen for their episode titled “Letting Nature Shine—Environmentally Sensitive Architecture in the World’s Most Beautiful Places.”

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Healing in nature

18 November 2021

What is a luxury eco-resort without a world-renowned natural healer on staff? At Kasiiya, Yamuna Jivana Juan Carlos Fonseca Schmidt created the best spa in Costa Rica by drawing divine inspiration from Mother Nature’s bounty all around.

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The first community investment project – Nuevo Colon

26 October 2021

As part of our CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) program, Kasiiya will continue to invest in the communities and villages that surround us, with a particular emphasis on the home villages of the staff who work with us.

Read More

Addressing climate change in luxury travel

25 November 2021

A Climate Change Conversation with Eric Palola of Guanacaste Dry Forest Conservation Fund.

As Kasiiya forges a path toward more conscious, sustainable and responsible hospitality, issues such as climate change are inevitably top of mind. In an interview conducted by travel journalist Kathryn Romeyn with Kasiiya founder Mehdi Rheljari and Guanacaste Dry Forest Conservation Fund (GDFCF) executive director Eric Palola, we tackle the topic and address what a small hotel can do about it—if anything.

Read More

What makes Kasiiya one of the best eco-lodges in Costa Rica?

25 November 2021

An interview with the architect Reda Amalou in Paris

Kasiiya’s architect and designer, Reda Amalou of AW², spoke with Conscious Traveler podcast cohosts Kathryn Romeyn and Eric Rosen for their episode titled “Letting Nature Shine—Environmentally Sensitive Architecture in the World’s Most Beautiful Places.”

Read More

The Impact Bill – how your stay benefits the local community

24 January 2022

Kasiiya supports the people of Guanacaste and Costa Rica, preserving their culture and natural environment. This commitment means we build without environmental impact, we employ local people wherever possible, we buy local produce and materials to support our immediate communities and tradesmen, and we re-invest a percentage of any profit we make back into local conservation projects as well as businesses and villages to help them become self-sufficient in their own right.

Read More

Addressing climate change in luxury travel

25 November 2021

A Climate Change Conversation with Eric Palola of Guanacaste Dry Forest Conservation Fund.

As Kasiiya forges a path toward more conscious, sustainable and responsible hospitality, issues such as climate change are inevitably top of mind. In an interview conducted by travel journalist Kathryn Romeyn with Kasiiya founder Mehdi Rheljari and Guanacaste Dry Forest Conservation Fund (GDFCF) executive director Eric Palola, we tackle the topic and address what a small hotel can do about it—if anything.

Read More

What makes Kasiiya one of the best eco-lodges in Costa Rica?

25 November 2021

An interview with the architect Reda Amalou in Paris

Kasiiya’s architect and designer, Reda Amalou of AW², spoke with Conscious Traveler podcast cohosts Kathryn Romeyn and Eric Rosen for their episode titled “Letting Nature Shine—Environmentally Sensitive Architecture in the World’s Most Beautiful Places.”

Read More

The Impact Bill – how your stay benefits the local community

24 January 2022

Kasiiya supports the people of Guanacaste and Costa Rica, preserving their culture and natural environment. This commitment means we build without environmental impact, we employ local people wherever possible, we buy local produce and materials to support our immediate communities and tradesmen, and we re-invest a percentage of any profit we make back into local conservation projects as well as businesses and villages to help them become self-sufficient in their own right.

Read More

For the Love of Trees: The Story of Kasiiya’s Lead Carpenter and His Wood Shop

25 November 2021

As an ecologically sensitive luxury lodge in Costa Rica, Kasiiya is all about treating the planet and the particular ecosystem it’s part of with utmost respect and care. But the land and sea are not the only ones who benefit from this attention. The same nurturing and philanthropic attitude extends to the local villages and community of Ticos who Kasiiya can positively impact, too.

Read More

Healing in nature

18 November 2021

What is a luxury eco-resort without a world-renowned natural healer on staff? At Kasiiya, Yamuna Jivana Juan Carlos Fonseca Schmidt created the best spa in Costa Rica by drawing divine inspiration from Mother Nature’s bounty all around.

Read More

The first community investment project – Nuevo Colon

26 October 2021

As part of our CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) program, Kasiiya will continue to invest in the communities and villages that surround us, with a particular emphasis on the home villages of the staff who work with us.

Read More

Healing in nature

18 November 2021

What is a luxury eco-resort without a world-renowned natural healer on staff? At Kasiiya, Yamuna Jivana Juan Carlos Fonseca Schmidt created the best spa in Costa Rica by drawing divine inspiration from Mother Nature’s bounty all around.

Read More