Caribbean Eco Lodges

Posted by on Apr 9, 2014 in Caribbean Eco Lodges | Comments Off on Caribbean Eco Lodges

The Caribbean coast is sparsely populated, but offers beautiful beaches, exciting water sports, great yoga retreats and above all endless opportunities for getting close to nature. It is just as beautiful, breathtaking, and majestic as the Pacific coastline. That’s why you would find a lot of Eco-lodges there. If you are a proponent of Eco-tourism, or responsible tourism focused on the natural world, you may find this article quite interesting.

Almonds and Corals

almonds-and-corals-crNestled in the Gandoca-Manzanillo Wildlife Refuge, Almonds and Corals Resort offers a tree for one experience by providing a Caribbean resort, a safari camp and an eco friendly hotel all wrapped into one. An intimate, secluded feel is garnered by the fact that this place is almost completely camouflaged by the presence of the think, untamed jungle that hides this beach front lodge. The aim of the resort is to provide the discriminating guest the ability to enjoy the feel of harmony with nature from the luxuriously appointed accommodations. When not engaged in the numerous resort activities and offerings, visitors can indulge their wild side by going kayaking, nature watching especially to catch sight of the poison frog indigenous to the area and dolphin spotting tours as well as many other exciting adventures planned by the resort.

Cariblue Beach and Jungle Resort

Cariblue-swimming-pool-areaIf you want to spend a relaxing time and want to stay close to the nature, they will find the resort as a little piece of paradise. This jungle resort is located in Puerto Viejo, a bungalow type eco lodge provide all the modern facilities. Its vision is to increase the awareness of sustainability. You will find beautiful, pristine white sand beach, Playa Cocles just a few steps away from the lodge and the resort is just a mile from typical village of Puerto Viejo de Talamanca. There are 22 private and comfortable bungalows nestled in a gorgeous tropical garden of almost 5 acres (20.000 sqm) including Standard room, Standard Deluxe, Superior Bungalow, House and Junior Suite. You can spend a lazy day by the beautiful pool area, relax  in the Jacuzzi or enjoy fine tropical cocktails in its  swim up bar. While staying at this resort, you will be able to enjoy different types of nature and beach activities. 

Website: http://www.cariblue.com/

More info: http://www.costaricaecolodges.net/cariblue-beach-and-jungle-resort/

Hacienda Tayutic

hacienda-tayutic-crCradled in the middle of the richly scenic Tayutic Valley, Hacienda Tayutic is a hotel that offers rustic sophistication in a rural setting. It offers an intimate, home spun charm that is unique. This can be felt in the personal warmth of the people, the home made feel to the exquisite cuisine and the small town aura that is so often difficult to capture. Accommodations are provided in the colonial style former plantation house that resurrects the feel of old world charm with modern amenities. To keep guest occupied, the Hacienda arranges such activities as mountain biking, canopy tours, sightseeing of famous landmarks and kayaking to name a few.

Inti Resort and Villas

inti-resort-and-villas-crFor visitors who seek a more intimate and natural experience Inti Resort and Villas is the lodge of choice. Located approximately 20 kilometers from the Cahuita Village and having the National Park of Cahuita as a backdrop affords this place the informal, “native” experience that many tourists crave. The resort seeks to be the intermediary between the guest and the natural surroundings by creating a space embracing the tenets of harmony and positive energy flow known as Feng Shui. There is an uncluttered feel to the Villa as accommodations are designed to be modern yet unobtrusive to the environment. Bird watching, horseback riding, golf, tennis and ATV tours are just some of the activities planned by this resort.

La Selva

La-Selva-crHome to over 1500 different species of plants, 350 types of trees and more than 440 varieties of birds, la Selva serves as one of the largest privately protected regions in Costa Rica. Due to its importance in scientific research, it is maintained as one of the leading examples of ecotourism in the region. Boasting a natural supply of water provided by the Sarapiqui and Puerto Viejo Rivers, this lodge has access to more than 35 miles of well kept trails which facilitate daily tours, hikes, workshops and other educational opportunities to allow guests to explore the heretofore untapped wealth of ecological knowledge associated with the region. Accommodations are provided in the form of rustic, sparsely furnished cabins.

Pachira Lodge

pachira-lodge-crEnclosed by Costa Rica’s infamous wilderness, Pachira Lodge is isolated and secluded and is therefore ideal for the guest who favors nature and untainted charm as part and parcel of their ideal vacation. It is not accessible by road so the adventurous at heart begin their stay by having to participate in a thrilling boat ride to get to the resort. Pachira Lodge is surrounded by beautiful canals and holds as its landscape one of the most breathtaking and biodiverse sceneries across the globe. Guests have the option of taking part in any of a wide range of tours or choosing the luxurious in-house treatments that are available including the unusual Chocolate Deluxe Body Treatment. Accommodation is provided by wood cabinas surrounded by plush and extensive gardens.

Pacuare Jungle Lodge

the-pacuare-jungle-lodge-crNamed for its proximity to the Pacuare River banks as it slithers along its way, Pacuare Jungle Lodge is an ideal vacation spot for eco tourists of any age. It boasts luxurious surroundings that are ideally juxtaposed in verdant natural surroundings.  In maintaining the concept of eco tourism, the lodge practices such sustainable projects as reforestation, solar water heating and other ways of conserving the rich resources inherent in its location. For nature adventure seekers this is the nirvana of holiday retreats with activities such as rafting, hiking and wildlife spotting in the day and in contrast the provision of massages, a swimming pool and exquisite cuisine in the restaurant and bar for those quieter times.

Samasati Nature Retreat

samasati-nature-resortA haven for eco tourists, yoga aficionados and nature adventure lovers, Samassati Nature Retreat sits on 250 acres of prime, virgin rainforests overlooking the Caribbean Coastline. This eco lodge embodies the concept of ayurveda that is celebrated in Costa Rica which complements the harmony and spiritual freedom offered by the eastern philosophical principles entrenched in the practice of yoga.  By night accommodations are provided in the Caribbean style bungalows enveloped in the most inviting, lush gardens while in the days activities that are available for all types includes surfing sessions, bird watching and tours through some of the most beautiful and biodiverse parks in the world.

Selva Bananito Lodge

selva-bananito-lodge-crLong acknowledged as one of the top ten eco lodges in the world, Selva Bananito Lodge prides itself on its techniques for preservation and conservation which has made it one of the most celebrated examples of true eco tourism. The structures and constructed entirely out of recycled waste wood and strives to embody that trend through practices such as solar water heating and natural fire produced lighting at nights. This lodge has gone the extra mile in guest satisfaction by creating custom vacation pages to suit every adventurer and nature loving visitor to arrive at its doors. Accommodations are available in bucolic raised-slit style bungalows that conceal the luxury and charm that can be found on the inside.

Tortuga Lodge and Gardens

tortuga-lodge-gardens-crLocated on 146 acres of prime forestry land and adjoining the Tortuguero National Park, Tortuga Lodge and Gardens is a sight to behold. With a scenic display of colorful orchids, tropical trees, and rich, green lawns provides an intimate getaway for visitors all year round. With friendly, warm, helpful and knowledgeable staff the services of Tortuga Lodge and Gardens are beyond compare. Activities afforded to the discerning guest include private turtle watching expeditions, boating tours, fishing tours and nature exploration and observation. Accommodations range from deluxe suites to even the provision of a penthouse suite and while the price may be slightly higher than average it is certainly worth it for those who can afford it.

Turtle Beach Lodge

turtle-beach-lodge-crTurtle Beach Lodge cannot be mistaken for anything else but what it is: a luxury resort in a secluded spot. Its charms include a scenic private canal, a beautiful untainted beach and approximately 175 acres of marvelous rainforest boasting well traveled jungle paths. Guests are drawn to this location to watch the endangered sea turtles as they meander in their nesting grounds. There is also the appealing proximity to Puerto Limon which offers a taste of the wild side of the Costa Rican entertainment industry. Accommodations at this lodge provide an old world feel while ensuring that guests are afforded the best in modern amenities.

Whales and Dolphins Eco Lodge

Whales-and-dolphins-ecolodgeThis marine park was created in 1989 with the aim of preserving the unique coastal marine habitats and saving the endangered species of marine life such as the hump back whale. As a marine park Whales and Dolphins Eco Lodge presents a breathtaking view of pristine beaches, cascading waterfalls, jungle lagoons and estuaries that are like no other. The operators of this lodge pride themselves on maintaining and upholding the tenets of ecotourism and remaining true to the concept of preservation and conservation. The accommodations here are all on one building but each has a breathtaking dramatic view overlooking the edge of a ridge. Activities here include sports fishing and horseback riding through prime beach locations among other things.