Fundación VZ

Local Art and Green Design

The Villafranca-Zurcher Foundation implements the social and environmental outreach programs of the Islita Group, a corporation that operates two of the country’s leading ecotourism destinations, Hotel Punta Islita and El Silencio.

The Foundation has created the Islita Art Museum, a Day Care Center and the Creative Center, which teaches and promotes art, handicrafts and culture in the local community and Guanacaste.

The Guanacaste Community Fund provided a matching grant toward the construction of a school that combined sustainable design, local materials and environmentally friendly operation to create a model green school for the province of Guanacaste. Others supporting the construction of the school include Zurcher Architects, the Amigos of Islita Foundation and the Holcim Corporation.

Impact of School

Contact Information

Mariel Pinel, Executive Director