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
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
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
Eco Lodges Worldwide:
Costa Rica Travel:
Costaricajourneys.com” Costa Rica travel and tourism guide and info
Costa Rica Scuba Diving Scuba Diving Travel Info for Costa Rica
EyeoftheBlackbird.com Yoga Retreats Worldwide Guide
Malpaisbeach.com Santa Teresa and Malpais Travel Guide
Montezumasurfing.com Surfing and Surf Info for Montezuma, Costa Rica
ACAMCostaRica.com – Arts Culture and Music in Costa Rica
www.aguavista.com – Montezuma town rentals with ocean views
Hotel Atrapasuenos – Santa Teresa Villa/Hotel with pool
BahiaRica.com – Southern Nicoya Peninsula eco lodge with ocean tours plus lots more
montezumagardens.com – B&B/Hotel with a butterfly park in Montezuma, Costa Rica
Hotel Ranchos Itauna – Gorgeous beach hotel and restaurant on Playa Santa Teresa
Rancho Delicioso – Eco Village and sustainable volunteer center in Montezuma
refugioromelia.com – Wildlife conservation program on the beaches near Montezuma
Shaka Surf Camp – Surf Retreat Center and Surf Camp in Playa Hermosa
www.solalunayoga.com – Yoga retreat center together with Shaka surf camp
zencostarica.com – St Teresa Lodge close to the surfing beaches and specializing in yoga and thai cuisine
About Costa Rica:
Being a democratic country, Costa Rica is regarded as among the most calm countries across the world. Costa Rica’s main dialect is Spanish, even while lots of its citizens are somewhat bilingual. The very final civil war occurred in year 1948, and after that, armed forces were removed and the nation was able to steer clear of such risks such as dictatorships, terrorist attack, revolts, and all sorts of political conflict. The country’s name generally indicates “rich coast” however Costa Rica is actually abundant more than its coastline. Costa Rica is full of mother nature, bio-diversity and natural resources.
If we focus within the northwest part of Costa Rica, known as Guanacaste, where largest percentage of the Costa Rica Caribbean tourists usually go to because of its wide selection of wonderful spots and adventures, you’re going to understand that your trip is indeed worthwhile. Yet another destination that Costa Rica showcases of is Southern Nicoya Peninsula, that shapes the biggest peninsula in the country. It is noted for its beachfronts and is a preferred tourist destination. The most notable element of the Peninsula de Nicoya are the beaches. Around the big vista of coastline are enormous breathtaking beaches with extraordinary coastal vista, and modest neighborhoods each featuring its very own exceptional style.
Accommodation in Costa Rica is hardly ever a problem if you’ll make early bookings. Costa Rica offer comfortable and affordable accommodation for all the modern tourist of any age. There are many hostels well located for experiencing natural riches of this colorful country. The finest luxury vacation rentals are usually well furnished for groups from 2 to 20 vacationers. Many residence facilities incorporate a swimming pool, Jacuzzi, outdoor cooking area, outdoor living region with lighting, everyday maid assistance, and assistant service providers.
There’s a range of pursuits to select coming from on your Costa Rica Caribbean getaway. The things to do will depend on your region in the country. In rainforests, you could go birds-sightseeing and you’ll be surprised watching them soar above in groups. There are English-speaking guides that can help and teach you in and around the forests. Costa Rica is habitat to more than 800 varieties of fish besides the great number of animals and birds. Fishermen will definitely have a wonderful time fishing in Costa Rica’s very clear, azure waters to hook any of the exotic fish.
There are actually two oceans from which to choose: the Pacific and the Caribbean, whose overflowing maritime life can be seen while snorkeling or diving. Not simply this, a Costa Rica Caribbean travel promises you a welcoming surroundings in any region of the country you decide to see!
Means of transportation in Costa Rica isn’t a problem at all. There are lots of options according to your needs. For 1-3 people, taxi is often a practical and practical way to travel. However, depending on the number of individuals, private transport provides a much better price for each person along with a more flexible agenda of departure. Generally, shuttle service transportation provides door-to-door services, picking visitors up from hotels and dropping them back at the hotels in the last destination. Of course, you will find individuals who wouldn’t like to hurry and adhere to the schedules of shuttle services or don’t want to share the vehicle with other individuals they do not know. In these cases, it can be preferable to just go to rent vehicles.Read More
Located at a distance of 200 meters from a relaxing, tropical sun swept beach; Blue Jay Lodge Malpais is surrounded by bountiful natural experiences such as the best southwest coast beaches within Nicoya Peninsula, spirit inspiring sunsets, perfect surfing waters and the breathtakingly beautiful Cabo Blanco Nature Reserve. This isn’t a typical fancy eco luxury resort but an interesting and authentic Costa Rican experience nevertheless. Blue Jay Lodge Malpais is basic, functional, minimal and clean, and most of its charm lies in this unpretentious simplicity. The huts are rustically endearing and are located bang in the middle of the rainforest, where visitors can be treated to a range of pleasant everyday nature based phenomenon such as the sound of howler monkeys, thrilling sightings of nocturnal wildlife creatures and a view of the lush surroundings from the tree house bungalow verandas. Along with comfortable cabins, Blue Jay is also known for its friendly owners (who are even known to take visitors for a walk near their home on a good day), hearty breakfast and personalized hospitality. This snug family style lodge is a refreshing change for tourists seeking a more genuine nature lodge experience without the usual characteristic frills. Providing unassuming, affordable luxury at its best; Blue Jay Lodge Malapis also offers the right amount of privacy, seclusion, tranquility and exclusivity for tourists seeking a more unruffled experience.Read More
Mar y Selva is a beautiful and unassuming nature retreat, overlooking the Ballena Marine National Park and in the vicinity of the famous Corcovado National Park, the Cano Island Botanical Reserve, the Sierpe mangroves, Utiva beaches and the Terraba rivers. Due to its strategic location in the middle of a rich topographical landscape and incredible biodiversity, this lodge is as much preferred by nature enthusiasts as by birding groups, students and nature photographers. Since the Southern Pacific Coast of Costa Rica is one of the most bio-diverse regions on the planet, there are a staggering range of activities that can be enjoyed by visitors in Mar y Selva’s surroundings. Hidden under Costa Rica’s beautiful canopy in the back drop of the South Pacific Ocean, this quaint eco lodge summarizes the true natural essence of the country with its minimalist approach and sustainable practices. Tourists can partake of a variety of natural experiences here from viewing the splendid annual arrival of whales from July to October to going on a mountain bike ride to explore the more rugged features of the area’s topographical make-up.Read More
Owned by the local Rojas Bonilla Family, the quaint, intimate and homey charm radiating Arenal Oasis Eco Lodge is a combination of an incredible natural experience with personalized service and responsible tourism. This property is primarily an ecological farm that has dedicatedly practiced sustainable development methods along with stringent conservation norms for several years. Conveniently located at a distance of 10 minutes from the La Fortuna town center, a breathtakingly beautiful waterfall and the region’s popular hot springs; this quiet and unassuming eco lodge is known for its sustainable practices and its old-fashioned nature lodge aura. Arenal Oasis is more geared for visitors who seek a warm, family style hospitality experience in an intimate environment minus the exclusive trimmings that are characteristic of the bigger luxury eco resorts. This is a simple, down to earth property that lets you enjoy the beauty of its surrounding areas by staying as natural and true to its purpose (of conserving the region’s resources) as possible.Read More
Touted to be “more than a lodge and a rainforest reserve”, Selva Verde is a 500 acres tropical paradise that allows visitors to savor incredible and authentic natural experiences from listening to the shrill cries of Howler Monkeys at dawn to hiking through the deep jungle to witness uncontrived wilderness. Nestled at a convenient distance of 2 hours from San Jose, this 30 years old lodge provides easy access to a number of bio-diverse attractions in the area along with the opportunity to rekindle the tourists’ relationship with nature in the form of responsible eco tourism. Selva Verde provides minimalist yet comfortable and elegant accommodation options along with a range of action packed nature/adventure pursuits and lessons in sustainable tourism. The true-blue, no-frills nature retreat is a bird watchers haven and is frequented by everyone from avid bird watchers to families and students wanting to learn more the glory of Costa Rica’s natural resources. Selva Verde is housed in the heart of Sarapiqui Canton and promotes conservation initiatives, environmental education and local community efforts.Read More
Vista Las Islas Spa & Eco Reserva is a premier eco hotel that is as stylish as it is comfortable, exclusive and aesthetic. Located in Costa Rica’s ethereal Nicoya South Peninsula region, this lodge provides a fair share of the best of everything that the country has to offer from breathtaking tropical rainforests to unsullied beaches to immaculately maintained gardens and a string of action packed activities. Guests can feast on a variety of natural experiences such as enjoying the sunset from a private terrace or relaxing in the swimming pool (in an exotic luxurious tropical garden backdrop no less). Vista Las Islas spells sublime luxury and an understated charm that is strategically created to offer the necessary comforts without taking away from the natural aura of the surroundings.Read More