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New Green Globe certified clean energy hospitality leader joins Sustainable Travel International

New Green Globe certified clean energy hospitality leader joins Sustainable Travel International ( BOULDER, Colorado, USA&PANAMA CITY, Panama) - A Green Globe recognized, sustainable hospitality leader in Central America, Rancho de Caldera ( ) eco-resort project in Boquete, West Panama, announced today that they have joined Sustainable Travel International (STI), a leading travel industry authority on sustainability. ( )

Comments Rancho de Caldera owner Gina Tippit Cronin: “We are committed to supporting sustainable travel and hospitality in alignment with STI’s purpose and believe that, together, we can make a real difference. Choosing vacations, tours, and accommodations from STI shows a traveler's concern for the environment, the realization that green choices are votes for our well-being and that of Mother Earth, and that, together, we can do something about global issues we are facing today."

According to their listing in STI’s global eco-directory, Rancho de Caldera, is a solar-powered sustainable clean energy eco-resort and organic gourmet restaurant that was especially designed to offer travelers and visitors an affordable, luxurious, tropical alternative for holidays, meetings, vacations, and honeymoons in the Boquete area of western Panama, near Costa Rica.

Explained a spokesperson: “We strive to provide nature lovers, wellness and yoga fans, and gourmets with sustainable, affordable, world-class hospitality.” She added: “Mind you, we're not your typical hotel, we've been called a ‘tropical home away from home’ where locals and guests rave about our home-cooked food. We also try to immerse nature-loving travelers in authentic experiences in ways that benefit the people and the area; employ local staff; operate on low-carbon footprint solar, wind and hydro power all year; grow veggies in bamboo green houses; and connect travelers in a casual, comfortable, warm, caring, and friendly ambiance.”

For guest reviews, travelers can visit and see “Rancho de Caldera" on, top rated for accommodations, amenities and restaurant quality.

Example guest comment: “I work for the United Nations … travel to many parts of the world, but Rancho de Caldera is truly special … a commitment to making a dream come true in a way that is deeply respectful of the planet and of the surrounding community. Visitors can be as active or as laid back as they wish … really looking forward to my next visit."

According to their website, founded in 2002, Sustainable Travel International (STI) is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing education and outreach services that help travelers, travel providers, and related organizations support environmental conservation and protect cultural heritage while promoting cross-cultural understanding and economic development.

Among the services the organization offers to assist travelers, STI maintains a comprehensive global destination guide designed to help make responsible travel choices, so travelers can book with confidence.

In the Boquete region of Panama, Rancho de Caldera eco-resort and retreat center, and Madre Tierra gourmet restaurant are part of a small, private eco-project that provides luxury accommodations in a self-sustaining, nature-friendly, off-the-grid environment.

In recognition of its cutting edge, pioneering clean-energy operations, and green policies, Rancho de Caldera is among the few luxurious eco-resorts in Central America that were certified by the coveted Green Globe International designation. Rancho de Caldera is also a member of Sustainable Travel International, a leading authority on sustainable travel and tourism.

PHOTO: One of the energy-producing windmills at Rancho de Caldera

Panama Land Line: +507 720-4225 Panama Cell Phone: +507 6612-2147 From North America: (877) 810-0898 or (216) 220-0192 Email form: Follow Rancho de Caldera on Twitter: @panamatravels Web: View videos courtesy of Rancho de Caldera on YouTube:

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