El Progreso Station
The socio-ecosystems of sustainable tourism
Our station in El Progreso is centered around rural community tourism and environmental projects run by the Corcovado Foundation. Our non-profit hostel in El Progreso, Drake Bay Backpackers was established in 2014 to provide travelers with quality, budget accommodation in the Osa and to generate funds for our conservation programs. Since then, we have won a certificate of excellence on Trip Advisor and a gold rating in their Green Leaders program, as well as raising over $17,000 for our environmental programs. The hostel is a living example of how rural community tourism can provide economic and socio-psychological benefits to the community which in turn gives them a drive to protect the environment that attracts visitors.