Considering the need to protect marine coastal ecosystems strongly threatened by pollution, urbanization and the extraction of marine species, the Playa Blanca Marine Wetland (HMPL) was recognized by executive decree 23127 MIRENEM.
The Humedal is part of the reefs and coral communities of Costa Rica, which make up the most important of the Eastern Tropical Pacific.
To protect it, we have established very specific activities of surveillance, monitoring, demarcation with buoys and environmental education.
Fishing, the extraction of natural species, the entry of pets or any type of motorized vehicle or boat in this area are prohibited.
The area is maintained by hotel staff who care for the cleaning, safety, quality of water for human consumption, quality of seawater, placement of garbage dumps and access for the disabled.
Within the actions of preservation of the Wetland, the hotel has established agreements with universities to continuously study the conditions. Studies have shown that the marine culture of Punta Leona is rich and varied, even supporting species that are no longer found in other places with coral reefs. In Punta Leona we welcome scientific studies and recommendations to improve the state of Humedal.