As an ecolodge, Tiskita practises small-scale tourism and has a policy to minimize its impact on the environment, for example, by having a chlorine-free swimming pool and using solar-heated water.
- Uses biodegradable detergents
- Protects tropical rainforest
- Carries out reforestation
- Supports local conservation programs & projects
- Employs local people
- Helps community development
Most of the conservation work and community development are carried out by the Tiskita Foundation, Tiskita's non-profit organization.
The Costa Rican Tourism Board (ICT) has a certification program for sustainable tourism (CST) that ensures that certified businesses in the tourism sector comply with a sustainable model of natural, cultural and social resource management. Tiskita was certified by the ICT but recently discontinued membership.
The International Ecotourism Society (TIES) is the world's oldest and largest ecotourism association. TIES promotes ecotourism, which is defined as "responsible travel to natural areas that conserves the environment and improves the well-being of local people". Tiskita is a member of TIES.