Central Pacific Eco Lodges

Mar y Selva

Posted by on Feb 23, 2012 in Central Pacific Eco Lodges | Comments Off on Mar y Selva

Mar y SelvaMar 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.

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Latitude 10

Posted by on Jan 24, 2012 in Central Pacific Eco Lodges, Costa Rica Eco Lodges | Comments Off on Latitude 10

Location: Santa Teresa
Price: $210-$2,200/night
Features: spa, yoga, surfing, private beach retreat, nature trails

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latitude 10

Introduction

Latitude 10 is a premier beach retreat located at Santa Teresa (one of the hip surf towns in Costa Rica) that combines the best of Costa Rica’s verdant rainforests and pristine beaches with world-class service, wellness facilities and exclusive amenities. Guests can do everything from unwinding with a good book at the private beach to admiring the region’s biodiversity through an educational tour to shopping/dining at the main town center of the chic Santa Teresa. The luxury beach resort focuses on personalized service in a classy and up-market yet relaxed ambiance. Built on lush natural gardens, the entire resort was created with great emphasis on sustainable policies and protection of nature/wildlife in the region. Whether enjoying an open-air breakfast at the Clubhouse (amidst panoramic views) or gaining insights into the local culture through a bicycle ride to Santa Teresa, the exotic experiences offered by Latitude remain unmatched.

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Monteverde Lodge and Gardens

Posted by on Jan 20, 2012 in Central Pacific Eco Lodges, Costa Rica Eco Lodges | Comments Off on Monteverde Lodge and Gardens

Location: Monteverde
Price: $158-$238/night
Features: guided nature reserve trails, bird watching, botanical gardens

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monteverde lodge

Introduction

Monteverde Lodge and Gardens is one of the oldest specialty eco-lodges in the region that has been consistently enhancing its amenities and service standards to include expert guides, tastefully done-up rooms and immaculately-manicured gardens. The lodge is owned by Costa Rica Expeditions, whose extensive experience in the tourism sector reflects in the high hospitality standards of the lodge. Located at a mere 15 minutes from the breathtaking Moneteverde cloudforest, Monteverde Lodge provides a near perfect backdrop for activities such as hiking, wildlife spotting, horseback riding and bird watching. Guests can do everything from relaxing in their wilderness lodge (featuring spectacular forest vistas) to soaking in an enormous 15-person Jacuzzi, housed inside a covered atrium.

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Si Como No

Posted by on Jan 18, 2012 in Central Pacific Eco Lodges, Costa Rica Eco Lodges | Comments Off on Si Como No

Location: Manuel Antonio
Price: $205-$350/night
Features: Ocean view, spa, pool, guided tours, bar, river, waterfalls

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si como no

Introduction

Si Como No is an unassuming, family-friendly luxury eco-resort surrounded by Manuel Antonio’s rainforests. Known for earning the highest CST 5 LEAF Certified sustainable property rating, the resort has been consistently responsible for promoting eco-tourism in the area in form of everything from a fastidious recycling policy to path-breaking conservation programs. Though not a thoroughbred eco-lodge, Si Como No’s owners have made abundant efforts to mitigate the resort’s effect on the surrounding environment and local community. The property’s most significant input to the cause of local eco-tourism comes in the form of a Butterfly Garden and a well-maintained 30-acre wildlife retreat. Not just that, following the vision of founder CEO Jim Damalas, the resort even takes the region’s local eco- cultural practices to adjoining farm villages. Jim Damalas has dexterously woven quality, comfort and convenience with environmentally responsible tourism and seamless hospitality.

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Lagarta Lodge

Posted by on Jan 18, 2012 in Central Pacific Eco Lodges, Costa Rica Eco Lodges | Comments Off on Lagarta Lodge

Location: Nosara
Price: $75-$120/night
Features: Ocean view, jungle, mangroves, river, waterfalls, nature preserve

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lagarta lodgeIntroduction

Flanked by breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean on one side and the surrounding jungles on another, Lagarta Lodge Nosara is located adjacent to a 90-acre private natural preserve that offers nature enthusiasts access to everything from vast mangroves to lush rainforests to exotic wildlife species. Guests can catch glimpses of river beds, majestic jungles, imposing mountain ranges and rare bird species from the lodge. Add to this – an almost surreal sunset, the warm hospitality extended by knowledgeable owners and a peaceful natural aura for enjoying an intoxicating eco-vacation mix.

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