Owned by the local Sotheim family, Rancho Margot is a sparkling example of sustainable tourism and self-sufficient development in the region. The Sotheims have tirelessly strived to go beyond standard sustainable practices and spearheaded several conservation projects in the...Read More
Agulia de Osa Inn is a charming Drake Bay located high bluff dwelling that is strategically nestled on the extension of the Corcovado National Reserve in Costa Rica’s famed Osa Peninsula. The raw natural beauty of its surroundings (in the form of wilderness personifying...Read More
Location: Montezuma Price: $800-$2000/week for retreats Features: Ocean view, spa, yoga, organic food, surfing, infinity pool Introduction Dramatically located on a cliff edge against a spectacular ocean backdrop in Montezuma, Anamaya Yoga Retreat is a heady natural hide-out...Read More
Lapa Rios Ecolodge is more than just a beautiful rainforest hotel or eco resort next to the beach. Lapa Rios is a model Ecotourism Project that strives to show that “a forest left standing is worth more than one cut down”. Rainforest hikes, bird watching, Ocean Kayaking,...Read More
Eco lodges, Green Travel, and Sustainable Tourism in Costa Rica
The eco resort term has slowly become a rage among environmentally responsible tourists who seek to explore the beauty of a destination without damaging its natural resources. Often used ubiquitously and inserted more as misnomer for plain nature resorts, the term eco lodge in Costa Rica is at times misused and wrongly assigned. The lush tropical nature retreat boasting of a rich topography comprising thriving rainforests, pristine beaches, serene rivers, gushing waterfalls and adventure packed mountainous valleys features abundant authentic eco lodges. These resorts dexterously combine the best of Costa Rica’s blessed natural landscape and its sustainable practices. Since their inception, most genuine eco resorts in the country have been frontrunners for responsible sustainable practices such as local reforestation programs, recycling programs, energy conservation, water conservation, land conservation, toxic reduction and local community development efforts. Some of the more popular and well known resorts have also had the distinction of winning several green awards and certificates by the country’s tourism departments.Read More
Price: $800-$2000/week for retreats
Features: Ocean view, spa, yoga, organic food, surfing, infinity pool
Dramatically located on a cliff edge against a spectacular ocean backdrop in Montezuma, Anamaya Yoga Retreat is a heady natural hide-out surrounded by pristine waterfalls, lush virgin rainforests and sultry tropical beaches. The term “anamaya” literally means good health in Sanskrit, and yoga retreat deftly epitomizes this virtue. It offers guests a complete eco-retreat experience right down to organic meals, yoga classes, local nature excursions and grand spa services. Top this with special fire dancing sessions, circus entertainment, comfortable accommodation options and personalized hospitality; and you have an intoxicating eco-vacation concoction that can seldom go wrong.Read More
Wave Trotter Surf Hostel is a surfing hostel located in beautiful Santa Teresa, a small town in Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica. Bright sun and gleaming sands make the perfect backdrop to hang ten in the crystal-clear waters, and fishing, snorkeling and kite-surfing are popular among vacationers. Here, the sea is alive with wildlife and is almost perfect when it comes to shape, color and temperature. The surf is good, the people so friendly, welcoming and inclusive, and the vibe super cool and relaxed. Perfectly located lodge in Santa Teresa.
Wave Trotter Surf Hostel arranges awesome surf trips focused on surf, sun, beaches, sunsets, laughter, and endless fun in the natural beauty of Playa Santa Teresa, Mal Pais, Mar Azul, Playa Carmen, Montezuma, Cabuya, Sunset Reef and Roca Mar. Surfing and outdoor activities can provide priceless personal, educational and social learning opportunities that you won’t find in the classroom. Wave Trotter Surf Hostel provides a good balance of surf lessons and trips and activities. It is great to have goals to achieve in your surfing no matter what your level. Wave Trotter Surf Hostel offer classes are designed for all levels of surfers including brand new wave riders and seasoned surfers that help them achieve their surfing goals.Read More
If you are looking for a place of relaxation away from noise and pollution, Arco Iris Lodge (AIL) is just the place for you. Located close to the midway of the village of Santa Elena, Monteverde, the lodge features a system of private trails that wind throughout the property, including one that leads to a lookout point where you can see the Pacific on a clear day. The laid-back German management can provide good advice about how to spend your time in the area.
Acro Iris Lodge has eco-friendly accommodation. Their well designed, comfortable cabins are constructed by local craftsmen who built these cabins using building materials from the surrounding area. There are different types of rooms including Standard, Superior and Budget rooms. Acro Iris Lodge also has Honeymoon cabins and Vacation rental house.Read More
If you want to enjoy a memorable vacation in an Eco-friendly environment with your family and friends, Casa Caletas Hotel is the perfect place for you. Newly married couple who are seeking a romantic place to enjoy a honeymoon, they can also chose this place. Because of its location, services and activities, Eco Lodge and Fuego del Sol Hotel is the best match. Located near the Pacific Ocean, Casa Caletas Hotel is a fashioned resort. People who love the water sports, they will love enjoy to stay here as it is close to the Pacific Ocean and an inland river just below. Adventure lovers will enjoy bird watching, canopy tour, hiking, horseback riding, sport fishing and several other activities.
Situated on the Osa Peninsula in southwestern Costa Rica, on the edge of Corcovado National Park (considered as the crown jewel of Costa Rica’s extraordinary, world-renowned national park system), Casa Corcovado Jungle Lodge is the perfect place for the people who want to enjoy a memorable vacation with their family or loved ones in an authentic, remote and unforgettable place with complete luxury and exciting activities. Surrounded by 170 acres of pristine rainforest and set above a palm-fringed beach, Casa Corcovado Jungle Lodge is the place to enjoy luxurious comfort as well as variety of adventure activities.Read More
Surrounded abundant natural beauty, Dantica Cloud Forest Lodge is an eco-boutique hotel that nestled inside the Los Santos Forest Reserve, on top of a hill that consists of 5km of walking trails. It is the nearest hotel to the newly created Los Quetzales National Park. It is built with eco friendly materials and while staying here you will feel a part of the nature. Nature lovers and adventure lover, bird watcher will find this hotel perfect.
This lodge is located at the high in the mountains of the Talamanca mountain range, in the middle of the Upper Montane Cloud Forest, at an altitude of 2.600 meters. 84 km from the capital San Jose towards Southern Costa Rica, in the heart of the Los Santos Forest Reserve, you will find the eight luxurious bungalows of the lodge from where you can enjoy a spectacular view of the cloud forest.Read More
Blue River Resort and Hot Springs is about experiencing true Costa Rica travel. If you want to enjoy your summer vacation in a different way you can stay at this resort. Surrounded by mountain rainforest, covered by jungles, grand waterfalls, splendid blue volcanic rivers, Blue River Resort and Hot Springs is just like a paradise. Some of the main attractions of this resort are the hot springs pools. These hot spring pools are truly spectacular natural mineral “green”. Another great attraction is the botanical gardens. Blue River Resort realises that butterflies are among the most beautiful and attractive creatures on the planet. Planting a butterfly garden draws butterflies to the yard for the guests to enjoy. That why they have beautiful butterfly gardens. Some other great attractions include iguana and frog pond, the Blue River Spa, the fresh water swimming pool & bullet slide.Read More
Luna Lodge is standing the rolling green hills of Playa Carate, in the Osa Peninsula nearby the Corcovado National Park in Costa Rica.