"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

Introduction

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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El Toucanet Lodge

Posted by on Sep 28, 2014 in Costa Rica Eco Lodges | Comments Off

El Toucant Lodge El Toucanet Lodge

In the south central region of Costa Rica, nestled amidst the cloud forest near Santa Maria de Dota, El Toucanet is a rustic lodge that offers a comfortable setting with panoramic views. Located in the valley of Copey De Dota (heart of Los Santos Forest Reserve and home to Los Quetzales National Park and Cerro Las Vueltas Biological Reserve), this lodge is a Paradise for the birdwatchers as it has a direct access to an optimal bird watching habitat and over 200 species of birds are listed here. This lodge is easily accessible, just one and a half hours south of San Jose.   in the Cerro de la Muerte region part of the Talamanca mountain range. The temperature range from 8º to 20º Celsius as this lodge sits at 1950 mts above the sea level. Surrounded by the exuberant cloud forest and centennial oak trees, greens, moss, bromeliads will make the guest feel close to the nature. Guests will obviously enjoy waking up with sound of the river and also watching the spotted wood quails after a peaceful night sleep. 

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Trogon Lodge

Posted by on Sep 28, 2014 in Costa Rica Eco Lodges | Comments Off

Trogon lodge Trogon Lodge

Trogon Lodge is a 105 acre farm that is situated at an altitude of 700 feet. This lodge is surrounded by misty beautiful nature and from the lodge you will enjoy amazing forest views. From San Jose it will take only a short two hour drive to reach this magical and rustic lodge. Nestled on the highest peak in the lush Central Valley highlands of Costa Rica. The surrounding area offers plenty of options to enjoy different types of adventure activities. Both nature lovers and adventure lovers will find this place perfect for enjoying a memorable vacation.

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Lacqua Viva Resort

Posted by on Sep 27, 2014 in Guanacaste Eco Lodges | Comments Off

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Surrounded by tropical forest and the Ostional National Wildlife Refuge, which is home to sea turtles, located in Nosara on the Nicoya Peninsula, L’acqua Viva Resort & Spa is a 4-star hotel that promises nature, adventure, surfing and beach all under one roof. People who love to enjoy sea adventure they will find this place Paradise as it is close to some of the famous beaches like Playa Guiones, Playa Pelada, Playa Nosara, Playa Ostional and Playa Garza. You will not find any buildings within 250 meters of Playa Guiones as this beach is governed by a legal provision.  The surroundings also include the Nosara Biological Reserve part of a sustainability program which connects with the Ostional National Wildlife Refuge. The total area is a complete combination of beaches and mountains.

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Lodge Margouillat

Posted by on Sep 26, 2014 in Costa Rica Eco Lodges | Comments Off

Lodge Margouillat Lodge Margouillat

Situated in the pretty beach town of Tambor, in the Puntarenas Province of Costa Rica, Lodge Margouillat is a charming bed and breakfast service. Nestled in a secluded location, this lodge is surrounded by verdant plants of the tropics, fluttering butterflies, chirruping birds, salty ocean breeze and sultry skies. While staying at this lodge you will enjoy numerous facilities that will make your vacation absolutely hassle free, comfortable and leisurely. The property area is very tranquil and close to some of the best places in the city. This lodge offers affordable rates, first class customer services and utmost privacy to their guests.  Lodge Margouillat will greet you warmly into a hospitable and absolutely serene ambience on your idyllic vacation to the tropical country.

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Macaw Lodge

Posted by on Sep 25, 2014 in Costa Rica Eco Lodges | Comments Off

Macaw lodge Macaw Lodge

Macaw Lodge is a small hotel is built in harmony with the environment. Though this lodge is nestled in a remote area, it is close to both Carara National Park (several hiking trails and good wildlife viewing) and the Pacific coastline (perfect for enjoying surfing, swimming or kayaking). This is a rural lodge that is set within the Central Pacific region of Costa Rica in Cerros de Turrubares (set in the countryside near Costa Rica’s central Pacific coast).

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Playa Cativo Lodge

Posted by on Sep 25, 2014 in Costa Rica Eco Lodges | Comments Off

Playa Cativo Lodge Playa Cativo Lodge

If you want to experience an exotic taste of nature up close, Playa Cativo Lodge is just like a Paradise. Nestled in the tranquil waters of Golfo Dulce, in southern Costa Rica, this extraordinary first-class Costa Rican destination offers plenty of options to enjoy the unimaginable wildlife adventures. Surrounded by the Piedras Blancas National Park, a former extension of the Corcovado National Park,  set on 1,000 acres (400 hectares) of private rainforest, this lodge is accessible exclusively by boat. While staying at this beachfront boutique hotel, you will enjoy the salty breeze of the Pacific Ocean and spend your vacation in the lap of luxury. The entire property has a very secluded location and a tranquil set up and an ideal Costa Rican getaway.

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Azania Bungalows

Posted by on Sep 20, 2014 in Caribbean Eco Lodges | Comments Off

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Located at Cocles Beach in the South Caribbean Region, Azania Bungalows is an exotically designed jungle’s edge hotel. People who are seeking for a place to enjoy vacation in a tranquil place surrounded by beautiful nature, they will obviously like to stay at Azania Bungalows. You can visit this place with your family or friends. While staying at Azania Bungalows you will enjoy great accommodation facilities blend wonderfully with the natural environment.

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