The Nairi-Awari indigenous territory is part of the Cabécar people of Costa Rica, it is located on the slopes of the mountains of the Central Caribbean zone. This small community of approximately 120 indigenous individuals is relatively isolated from civilization and is mainly dedicated to agriculture.
Its isolated location, language barriers, and few job opportunities, among other causes, limits access to resources for this community.
Pacuare Lodge, part of Böëna Wilderness Lodges, is located about a two-hour walk from the Nairi Awari reserve, connected by rustic trails through the rainforest. One of our pillars, in addition to nature conservation and sustainability, is to seek new ways to contribute to neighboring communities and their inhabitants, always counting on the support of our guests.
This Pacuare Lodge project to help nearby communities, was born more than a decade ago and today we feel very satisfied to be able to achieve it through our Conservation Support Fee.
On this occasion, we are proud to donate a water purification system to the Nairi Awari Indigenous Reserve, helping its inhabitants to have access to quality water. Its installation was completed on September 2, 2022.
This system consists of a booth whose roof has 2 solar panels installed that feed 2 batteries (the reserve does not have electricity), a small inverter converts the energy to a 110v outlet that in turn connects the water purifier. Batteries store electricity, allowing it to work at night. Likewise, the water from these 2 tanks previously passes through 2 filters before entering the solar water purifying system, which works with an ultraviolet light lamp, which has a useful life of one year.