The tour is offered only during the mornings, we pick up clients in all different hotels of the area, our transportation units will take all the group to Santa Clara, community located around 30 minutes away from La Fortuna, our first stop will be at EcoTEC.
EcoTEC is, as they describe themselves, “is a unit of attractions regarding different environmental topics going from the protection of biotic sources, the value of local biodiversity and its nontraditional use, up to the scientific research, environmental education and the increase of new academic opportunities at TEC”. This project involves little farms of different species such as white tail deer’s, crocodiles, caimans and butterflies. Some of these species are in danger of extinction such as the white tail deer and cocodrylus acutus. In this place, visitors will have the opportunity to see and interact directly with the animals, under strict caution norms. This project also has a 600 m trail with two kinds of forest: secondary and regeneration.
After EcoTEC, we will do a 5 min drive to the company H&M facilities, where they manufacture their own biodiesel, using as row material used kitchen oil from the hotels and restaurants in La Fotuna, as well as the TEC’s meat processing factory waste and the oil obtain from a plant named jatropha curcas.
Here all our clients will enjoy a speech about the importance and advantages of biodiesel, but what’s more important, all participants will have the chance to “cook” their own homemade biodiesel, later on our guides will show the place where each of the steps of the process takes place in the real factory of H&M.
Our Biotour closes with a snack in H&M and then the drive back to the hotels in La Fortuna.