Read about proposed Hilton Curio Botanika Hotel. Proposed to be built last February, 2017. Then rescheduled till March, then May. Then it was August and now ‘the final’ date just announced. They are breaking ground in December. Hmmm…They have some people convinced, but not enough to break ground on a 200 slip marina and 200 room ‘boutique’ hotel. Especially in a declining market. Their dream at Crocodile Bay Resort is to be the first stop for mega yachts and cabin cruiser coming out of Panama Canal. Their proposed developer Sinergo Development is called ‘ The peninsula developer extraordinaire’. Do we really want such a monstrous development in our tiny fishing village of Puerto Jimenez? Their plans include filling in Gulfo Dulce with rock from Tigre River, extracting sand and gravel from precious Osa watersheds. 1000’s of soft wood trees will be cut to build forms for pouring concrete. 1000’s of hardwood trees will be cut if this Hilton Botanika Resort is built. Help us prevent Hilton from building a hotel on top of a dolphin breeding ground by signing this petition. WWW.CHANGE.ORG   / #Hiltonwerebreakingupwithyou#

It’s people like you that support a vibrant and lively ‘year round’ tourism model that allows everyone to integrate. ALL things natural are at risk if these types of developments are allowed to be built.  For years Crocodile Bay Resort has been talking about building it, 1st throwing millions of dollars at it to make it look slick for the global market. Their construction of a Hilton hotel in the area and the consequent Botanika real estate development that entails would be the hammer blow that starts a chain of unwanted development in and around Puerto Jimenez. All the permits of this hotel and marina have been approved, however, there is a last resort that we can use. We can write to the senior executives of Hilton, informing them that a development of this size is not welcome in the zone and that any transgression and infraction by part of those involved in the project, will be monitored, and will be taken to the press.

This ill thought idea could adversely affect its public image. With already 56,000 signatures against this Hilton development, the parties involved in this project might want to rethink their involvement knowing that it could harm local communities and the incredible ecosystems that is so important to Costa Rica and to the world.

This large-scale Hilton Curio Botanika Resort and adjacent mega marina on top of a mangrove estuary in Costa Rica will fill in a precious river mouth and mangrove estuary degrading marine life and mangrove habitat that’s essential for the reproduction of many marine species, potentially destroying endemic dolphin breeding grounds and putting all aquatic marine life in imminent danger. This large-scale Hilton Hotel Botanika Resort can only be stopped by an urgent appeal to the directors of Hilton Curio Worldwide, alerting them to the potential damage their project will cause in the already delicate mangrove coastal environment.

We need YOUR help to have our voices be heard, that way Hilton can hear us and know that they can still prevent this tragedy from happening. The aquatic marine life and endangered species in this region depend on your voice, so please help us today by signing this petition.   #hiltonwerebreakingupwithyou . Contact them on LinkedIn, Facebook and twitter. Add your voice to the 55,000 plus signatures. Esta petición será entregada a: send to: President of Curio Worldwide – Mark Nogal, Jacqueline Toppings and Emily Montgomery.  Over the past 8-10 years, Crocodile Bay Resort and Fishing Lodge has serenaded large hotel names like Marriott, Hyatt and now Hilton Curio Hotels. Presented as a small boutique hotel of 50 units this, ‘modern development’ of the Osa Peninsula cabins, bungalows, eco-lodges and hostels generate employment for the development of entrepreneurship. Hundreds of locals have their own tourism projects, either as owners of boats, tours sales, lodging and food services.  Endangering the integrity of Golfo Dulce and nearby watersheds, large hotel and residential developments lurk on the horizon unless we are careful. This type of sustainable development is only possible when there are no hotel chains. The entrance of a hotel chain to the area is a precedent that we have not had to face in Osa and that will be without doubt the beginning of a slow but sure invasion of megaprojects in the area.

We need YOUR help to have our voices be heard, that way Hilton can hear us and know that they can still prevent this tragedy from happening. The aquatic marine life and endangered species in this region depend on your voice, so please help us today by signing this petition.   #hiltonwerebreakingupwithyou . Contact them on LinkedIn, Facebook and twitter. Add your voice to the 55,000 plus signatures. Esta petición será entregada a: send to: President of Curio Worldwide – Mark Nogal, Jacqueline Toppings and Emily Montgomery.