A Repeat Honor for TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence
Press Release 06/01/2014
Miami, Florida/US – 1, June, 2014 – Blue Surf Sanctuary, located in Mal Pais / Santa Teresa Costa Rica, today announced that it has received a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence award. The accolade, which honors hospitality excellence, is given only to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveler reviews on TripAdvisor, and is extended to qualifying businesses worldwide. Establishments awarded the Certificate of Excellence are located all over the world and represent the upper echelon of businesses listed on the website.
When selecting Certificate of Excellence winners, TripAdvisor uses a proprietary algorithm to determine the honorees that takes into account reviews ratings. Businesses must maintain an overall TripAdvisor bubble rating of at least four out of five, volume and recency of reviews. Additional criteria include a business’ tenure and popularity ranking on the site.
“All of us at Blue Surf Sanctuary are extremely honored and proud to again be awarded this year’s TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence,” said Kelly Parmenter-Eck owner/partner at Blue Surf Sanctuary. “Receiving this distinction two years in a row reinforces our guest’s satisfaction as a direct result of our staff’s emphasis on putting the customer first.”
“TripAdvisor is pleased to honor exceptional hospitality businesses for consistent excellence,” said Marc Charron, President of TripAdvisor for Business. “The Certificate of Excellence award gives top performing establishments around the world the recognition they deserve, based on feedback from those who matter most – their customers. From Australia to Zimbabwe, we want to applaud exceptional hospitality businesses for offering TripAdvisor travelers a great customer experience.”
About Blue Surf Sanctuary
Blue Surf Sanctuary is a boutique hotel and surf resort located near world famous surf spots at Santa Teresa, Costa Rica. We have 4 wonderfully equipped Bungalows and a beautiful open air kitchen located a very short walk from the beach. Sponsored by Billabong, Blue Surf Sanctuary offers both private and group surfing lessons; yoga, massages; spa services; quad and bike rental; zip line canopy tours; horseback riding; sport fishing; trips to Cabo Blanco Nature reserve and the Montezuma waterfalls; restaurant recommendations and reservations; and a helping attitude to make your adventure a positive, life changing event.
TripAdvisor is the world’s largest travel site*, enabling travelers to plan and have the perfect trip. TripAdvisor offers trusted advice from real travelers and a wide variety of travel choices and planning features with seamless links to booking tools. TripAdvisor branded sites make up the largest travel community in the world, with more than 200 million unique monthly visitors**, and over 100 million reviews and opinions. The sites operate in 30 countries worldwide, including China under daodao.com. TripAdvisor also includes TripAdvisor for Business, a dedicated division that provides the tourism industry access to millions of monthly TripAdvisor visitors.