"Costa Rica Ecolodges"

Eco lodges, Green Travel, and Sustainable Tourism in Costa Rica

Costa Rica Eco Lodges – Introduction

Posted by on Mar 9, 2012 in Costa Rica Eco Lodges | Comments Off

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.

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Anamaya Yoga Retreat

Posted by on Jan 13, 2012 in Costa Rica Eco Lodges, Front Page Featured, Southern Nicoya Eco Lodges | Comments Off

new yoga deck 550px Anamaya Yoga Retreat

Location: Montezuma
Price: $800-$2000/week for retreats
Features: Ocean view, spa, yoga, organic food, surfing, infinity pool


casita2 Anamaya Yoga RetreatDramatically 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.

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Hotel San Bada

Posted by on Oct 22, 2014 in Costa Rica Eco Lodges | Comments Off

hotel night Hotel San Bada

Located within Costa Rica’s Pacific Region in the Manuel Antonio area, Hotel San Bada is a luxurious resort that is perfect for those people who want to explore primary forests on horseback or foot and enjoy visiting four wonderful waterfalls of the area. It will take just a few steps from your room to reach  the world-wide recognized Manuel Antonio National Park. From downtown Quepos and its marine port, this hotel is approximately 6km away. From the international airport Juan Santa Maria and the capital of the country San Jose, it is 174km and 12km from the local airport La Managua. You can reach one of the most visited beach of Costa Rica and the most beautiful of the country, Manuel Antonio Beach only by two minutes walk from the hotel. Manual Antonio has white-sand beaches, forested mountains, and abundant wildlife to explore. San Bada also owns a beautiful ranch that’s located some 1.5 hours from the hotel.  If you use car, you can reach the hotel within  2 and a half hours from the international airport. You will love the journey through the beautiful and colorful places by mountains, bridges that cross rivers full of crocodiles and highways that border the coast of the Costa Rican Pacific.

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Blue Osa Yoga Sanctuary and Spa

Posted by on Oct 21, 2014 in Costa Rica Eco Lodges | Comments Off

Blue Osa Yoga Sanctuary and Blue Osa Yoga Sanctuary and Spa

The Blue Osa Yoga Sanctuary and Spa is located into the jungle overlooking a secluded beach, isolated on the south end of the Osa Peninsula, South Pacific Region. This resort focuses on providing personal rejuvenation through healthy nourishment, yoga, and a holistic approach to living. You will find this resort 8 miles away in a magical location from Puerto Jimenez. This exquisitely designed property is rich in biodiversity and considered as one of the most biologically diverse places on the world. If you want to enjoy a memorable vacation stay connected to nature and to focus on your personal well being, explore a variety of yoga practices, and relax to the sound of crashing waves, you can visit the Blue Osa Yoga Sanctuary and Spa. If you walk out of the resort you will find a well-maintained lush landscape passes through swaying palms to a fabulous view of the Golfo Dulce.

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La Quinta Country Inn

Posted by on Oct 19, 2014 in Costa Rica Eco Lodges | Comments Off

la quinta sarapiqui La Quinta Country Inn

La Quinta Country Inn eco resort is comprised of nine acres, including frog and butterfly gardens and meandering trails. This hotel is situated in the northeastern portion of Cost Rica, in Sarapiqui, just 60 miles from San Jose. This hotel is ideal for the nature lovers as it is surrounded  by tropical rainforest that make the guests feel the interconnection with nature and the harmony of the nature. The National Accreditation commission recognize the resort for its sustainable tourism. If you are planning for enjoying eco-tourism and to river raft down the Sarapiqui River or want to enjoy a romantic honeymoon you can choose this place. For wedding ceremony, this natural surroundings is really like a paradise. You can also visit private reserves and La Selva Biological station on-site museum and gallery with an extensive exhibit of fascinating rainforest insects and can get any information about the tropical biology, its  flora and fauna, a self guided waking tour description, conservation policies and general policies from the educational corners of the hotel. 

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Copa del Arbol

Posted by on Oct 18, 2014 in Costa Rica Eco Lodges | Comments Off

resort 05 sept1 Copa del Arbol

Nestled amongst 70 acres of pristine rainforest reserve along the South Pacific coastline, the Copa De Arbol Beach and Rainforest Resort is a luxurious beachfront eco-resort, an ideal place for the people who are looking for an “off-the-beaten-path” rainforest and ocean experience. Situated in one of the most remote and untouched places on Costa Rica’s Pacific coast, this resort is an eco-adventurers paradise. There are miles of hiking tails that allow the adventure lovers to explore the small coves and beaches, lush tropical rainforest, freshwater lagoons, and areas that are home to exotic wildlife such as scarlet macaws, white faced monkeys, toucans. This resort can be reached only by boat and there is no discos or shopping malls. While staying at this remote and untouched place you will be surrounded by the diverse melody of the tropical rainforest and peaceful rhythm of the ocean. You will find this place perfect for enjoying eco-adventure as well as to get relaxed.

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Costa Azul Lodge

Posted by on Oct 16, 2014 in Costa Rica Eco Lodges | Comments Off

Costa Azul Lodge Costa Azul Lodge

Located just a few steps away from the stunning beach of Cahuita in the Province of Limon, Costa Rica, Costa Azul Lodge is a charming lodge surrounded by lush Caribbean rains forests. If you want to let go of all the worries of daily life and to spend  memorable vacation in an impeccable atmosphere, you can visit this place at summertime. This is a family operated lodge that is bordering on the luscious gardens of Puerto Vargas National Park. Lodge owner Franco and Monica are very professional, amiable and will make you experience homely like feeling. This lodge provides accommodation facilities with all the amenities you need for spending a comfortable vacation. In this lodge property you will also find a restaurant that serves Italian and Costa Rican cuisines. Surrounded by delightful horizons of the tropic, Costa Azul Lodge is an ideal place for enjoying a cozy retreat with your partner. 

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Villas de Oros

Posted by on Oct 15, 2014 in Costa Rica Eco Lodges | Comments Off

Villas de Oros 1 750x500 Villas de Oros

Surrounded by quaint sounds of the rain forests and its dwellers, tropical skies and pristine shores of the Ocean, Villas de Oros is found in Playa Tortuga, 200 meters north of Ojochal in the Province of Puntarenas, Costa Rica. This villa is a member of Adventure Hotels of Costa Rica, a non-profit association that usually helps the tourists to find out family oriented, eco friendly and value-priced accommodations throughout Costa Rica. In this lodge you will find five charming villas that are well furnished, pleasant and large. Standing apart from each other each villa allows the guests to enjoy privacy and seclusion. Surrounding area of the Villas de Oros offers plenty of options to enjoy such as exploring the beauty of the national parks-Corcovado National Park, Isla del Cano and Marino Bellena  that are just short drive away from the lodge. There are some striking beaches in the local area where you can enjoy beach adventure activities. You can enjoy casual and fine dining with friends and families.

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Posted by on Oct 15, 2014 in Costa Rica Eco Lodges | Comments Off


Located in Bijagua Upala, on the slopes of Miravalles Volcano National Park at an altitude of 500 meters above sea level, Cataratas Bijagua Lodge is a family running nature preserving lodge. This place is ideal for those people who are seeking something rustic as well as charming. This resort was developed for enhancing the awareness of ecological life system. This resort produces electricity through a Hydroelectric “Pelton” Plant. While staying here you will get opportunity to see beautiful waterfalls, can walk the hanging bridges, go for horse back riding, go down a 250 meter water slide, hike into a live crater and take a volcanic mud bath. Started in 2004 by a group of family, this lodge was developed to create sustainable project in hand with nature. All of its accommodation constructed with ecofriendly materials and have family like environment.

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