A primary component of CESiaK's mission is to build and operate in an ecologically sustainable way, ultimately
providing a model for development in this and other sensitive tropical regions. We are fortunate enough
to be able to build our center and cabanas on the physical ruins of the old resort, thereby eliminating
the need to clear vegetation for development purposes. In addition, we are committed to revegetating areas
that were previously cleared or thinned in order to foster the thriving diverse ecosystem that occurs here
naturally. Housed in our two small nurseries are the seed beds and saplings of native plants including sea
grape, chit palm, sea lavendar, coco plum, railroad vine, moon vine, bay cedar, and geiger.
Sun, Rain, Wind
Coupled with revegetating the dune is our commitment to ecologically sound operating systems. CESiaK
runs completely on the near endless supply of sun and wind.
Power is generated in 24 volts DC and then stored in a large battery bank. An inverter draws power from the
batteries upon demand and delivers 123 volts AC to the outlets. A back-up gasoline generator is available
in the rare cases of a prolonged lack of sun or wind, and in cases of emergency. We have developed wetland
waste treatment systems that recycle greywater and treat all blackwater. CESiaK uses a rainwater
collection system for all guest water needs, other than drinking. This is particularly beneficial as the
rain that reaches us is some of the purest in the world.
Throughout the year, CESiaK caters to tourists who are interested in experiencing the stunning beauty
of this tropical region, enjoying a comfortable stay at our beautiful accommodations, learning about the
diverse ecosystem of the Reserve, and participating in its conservation. In addition to offering tours of
the Reserve and fly-fishing, we have also developed robust education and research programs as well as working
on dune restoration and native plant propagation. For recent activities see the CESiaK Newsletter.