ABOUT US ?
We are a family company of rural lodging, located in the middle of the beautiful Colombian mountains, in rural area of the municipality of Tópaga, Boyacá.
Our aim is to boost local economy through tourism, while implementing sustainable processes and promoting the active involvement of the community as a link in the value chain
To evoke in our guests the peace, security and comfort that only a home can offer. We highlight the local natural and historical attractions, and promote the sustainable management of resources.
To be a sustainable and inclusive touristic destiny.
To be recognized nationally and internationally as a destiny for bicycle tourism.
To achieve a minimum stay of 3 nights to all of our guests.
Located in the heart of a privileged ecosystem, in Villa San Juan we find essential to guarantee the minimum negative impact on our environment and community. On the contrary, we plead for activities and processes that allow us to achieve a sustainable development.
For this purpose, we rely on existing knowledge, generated by well-known institutions with an extended wisdom on corporate sustainability.
In 1983, the World Comission on Environment and Development (WCED) led by Harlem Brundtland, defined Sustainable Development as the one that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. By 2010, Alberta University defined sustainability as the process of living within the limits of available physical, natural and social resources in ways that allow the living systems in which humans are embedded to thrive in perpetuity.
The National Assembly of the United Nations defined in 2005 the three main pillars in which Sustainability is supported. These are environment, economy and society. Environmental Sustainability points out that the ecological integrity and the natural balance of ecosystems must be maintained. It means that natural resources must be consumed by humans at a rate that allow them to recover by themselves
Economical sustainability indicates that human communities around the world maintain their independence, and have access to the required resources to fulfill their own needs. Economical activities must be available for everyone, as a secure source of incomes to keep adequate life conditions
Social Sustainability looks forward to making human rights and basic needs assured to everyone. Also, every person must have access to the sufficient resources to keep their families and communities secure and healthy. In these communities, leaders assure that human rights are respected as also cultural and labour rights, and protect every person from discrimination.
Achieving a Sustainable Development implies to abide by certain social, environmental and economic principles. Next we show you the sustainability principles to which we commit ourselves to follow.
To plead for processes that protect hydric sources and the easy access of the community and the ecosystem to healthy water bodies
To enforce actions that look for the free development of local biodiversity.
To promote in the territory actions and activities that encourage the sustainable development of society.
To encourage the active involvement of the community as a generator of differentiating value in the economic activities associated with tourism
promote respect and sense of belonging from and towards the local communities for their cultural identity.
To promote equality and no discrimination due to age, gender, race, sexual orientation, religion or maternity status.
To avoid the generation of unnecessary waste.
To apply processes of recycling and harnessing of the generated residues.
To use alternative sources of energy, that cause a minimal negative environmental impact and look for the sustainable development of the society.
To constantly innovate with the objective of reaching a higher efficiency in the social, environmental and economic development of the company.