Environmental Model

Although the project founders took care to minimize environmental impacts from the beginning, the New Leadership group has significantly improved the development plans to be more ecologically sensitive. Of major importance, it has limited its development plans to Phase 1 only plus a small part of Phase 2. This decision reduced the size of Red frog from over 1000 units to just about 200 units. The development approach now is centered around the environment, not only because it has been and is the right thing to do, but also its just good business. The new more green focused market is eagerly looking for eco-centric projects and the New Leadership team has adapted its plans to answer the market needs. Plan Highlights include:

  • Decreasing the footprint of Red Frog Beach by 80% to just over 200 units and planning to sell phase 2 to equally environmentally focused developers

  • Natural amenity focus - a new direction in what clients and guests want:
    • Hiking trails
    • Cave exploration
    • Native dug-out canoe river adventures
    • Bird-watching
    • Canopy tour with zip lines
    • Surfing
    • Sea-Kayaking
    • Snorkeling
    • Native jungle spa

  • Preservation areas from original footprint to be of 36% in Phase 1 land, and 80+% in Phase 2 land

  • Much of new architecture will be more in line with Native Bocas style
    • Some amenity buildings have thatched and hardwood materials
    • More teak and hardwoods for homes
    • Natural and Caribbean colors
    • Bocas style roofing
    • Jungle style lodges

  • Sustainable construction
    • New designs will include isoline insulation which has a greater R-Value and will greatly improve energy efficiency
    • Embracing a new approach to a more pervious road construction
    • Panelized construction to limit waste off the island and reduce energy needs and overall efficiency.
    • Selection of re-cycled materials wherever possible
    • Utilization of renewable bamboo from site, embracing a materials conservation ethic

  • Improved future planning concepts
    • Narrow roads to limit any native tree cutting when possible
    • Most of all new development will be in teak and eucalyptus plantations
    • Preserved native Archeology site and planned museum to educate community on artifacts
    • Long term goal to install energy generation from renewable sources such as methane gas from banana waste and hyrdo power from the current mainland source.