We are a non-profit, non-governmental, private organization, created in 2009. We support and promote social, environmental and economic development in Costa Rica, promoting initiatives that improve the quality of life of vulnerable populations, conserve nature and strengthen corporate social responsibility actions.
To be an impact organization, executing projects that improve the lives of the most vulnerable people and supporting the protection of our environment.
Fundación Horizontes was born as a need and an opportunity within the Costa Rican tour operator Horizontes Nature Tours, a pioneering ecotourism agency in Costa Rica and recognized for its great commitment to sustainable development.
Since its inception, in 1984, the agency has made efforts so that its activities generate the minimum environmental impact, conserve nature and seek the social and economic well-being of communities that depend on tourism.
The passion and efforts of the Horizontes corporate social responsibility team grew exponentially over the years. In 2006, Horizontes carried out a project together with the NGO Mar Viva, financed by the Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic Fund to sensitize tourists who came to the country on a cruise on the conservation of coastal ecosystems and resources at the national level. The scope and success of the project in raising funds and resources for the preservation of these ecosystems ended up motivating the agency to take the leap and create an independent organization dedicated not only to managing their sustainability, but could also have a greater impact on lend its expertise to other sustainable development initiatives inside and outside the country.
Fundación Horizontes was established in 2009 and since then we have carried out innovative and high-impact projects with organizations and companies such as the Walmart Corporation, the German Cooperation Agency (GIZ) and the CRUSA Foundation, the FEMSA Foundation, the Costa Rica Forever Association, among others. Through these alliances, we have promoted the conservation of the environment and natural resources by providing or supporting solutions to environmental challenges, and we have strengthened thousands of women and small entrepreneurs with training and assistance in entrepreneurship, finance and good sustainable tourism practices. .