Posts Tagged "Beachfront"

Mar y Selva

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

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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Catarata Eco Lodge

Posted by on Feb 22, 2012 in Arenal-Monteverde Eco Lodges | Comments Off

cataratas eco lodge Catarata Eco LodgeCatarata Eco Lodge is an unpretentious, family atmosphere sporting La Fortuna accommodation that combines the best of responsible tourism, comfortable amenities and a variety of captivating natural experiences. Nestled in the shadows of the breathtaking Arenal Volcano, far away from the chaos of city life; Catarata is a mélange of natural relaxation, cultural discovery and environmental education. The property’s strategic location in Arenal’s risk free zone allows visitors to enjoy spectacular vistas of the volcano from a safe distance, while also awarding them the opportunity of indulging in a cultural rhapsody at neighboring village communities. In addition to pristine waterfalls, Catarata’s surroundings comprise thermal waters and lush rainforests, among several other incredible topographical wonders. This quaint countryside beauty radiating eco retreat has been dedicatedly involved in the preservation of natural resources for the benefit of future generations. Catarata is a perfect fit for visitors looking to savor the unassuming natural charm of Costa Rica minus the characteristic touristy feel in plusher resorts.

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Whales and Dolphins Eco Lodge

Posted by on Feb 2, 2012 in Caribbean Eco Lodges, Southern Pacific Eco Lodges | Comments Off

Whales and dolphins eco lodge Whales and Dolphins Eco Lodge

Strategically located opposite the Parque Marino Ballena at Utiva de Osa, Puntarenas, Whales and dolphin combines natural elements and spectacular marine wildlife treasures with world class hospitality and top-notch amenities. The surrounding regions of this incredible marine park are home to secluded beaches, jungles, pristine waterfalls and rich reserves of marine ecology. The marine park was originally created in 1989 for preserving costal marine habitats of the area (including beaches, mangroves, estuaries, islands and coral reefs) and protecting endangered marine life such as the humpback blue whales. Offering the best costal view of the breathtaking Marine Whale National Park, this lodge is dedicated to upholding the principles of ecotourism, sustainability and conservation. Whales and Dolphins Eco lodge carries out several laudable sustainable initiatives such as energy conservation (in the form of air-dried laundry) and waste/toxicity reduction (in the form of a chlorine-free pool that is treated with salt). The blends the best of action-packed water adventure, marine wildlife viewing and thrilling rainforest exploratory activities. In a nutshell, the lodge captures the most striking natural details of Costa Rica to help its guests enjoy a truly enriching ecological experience.

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Turtle Beach Lodge

Posted by on Feb 1, 2012 in Caribbean Eco Lodges, Costa Rica Eco Lodges | Comments Off

turtle beach lodge hotel Turtle Beach Lodge

Nestled in the lush Province of Limon within the Tortuguero National Park, Turtle Beach Lodge is a secluded luxury resort that sprawls across 175 acres of pristine jungle trails, an isolated beach stretch on the Caribbean and a picturesque private canal. Guests can savor a variety of natural experiences from witnessing endangered sea turtles on the nesting grounds of the beach to exploring the incredible biodiversity of the region in the form of eleven distinct habitats. Puerto Limon, located at a four hour boat ride from the lodge, is a tourist hub for its spirited nightlife and innumerable bars and restaurants. For the less boisterous, Turtle lodge offers the ultimate seclusion in the heart of Tortuguero’s tropical forests and striking lagoons. A unique combination of unlimited adventure and heady relaxation, this beach lodge has many visitors rooting for its signature hospitality and quaint country style luxury. The cherry on the cake is Turtle Lodge’s consistent efforts at supporting the local community in the form of donating to the COTERC for the cause of turtle research and construction of their museum. A luxury paradise with a heart, Turtle Beach Lodge has also contributed to help rebuild the neighborhood school and donated musical instruments to the local children’s dance troupe.

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Aguila de Osa Inn

Posted by on Jan 31, 2012 in Costa Rica Eco Lodges, Front Page Featured, Osa Peninsula Eco Lodges | Comments Off

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 rainforests, untainted beaches and perfect azure waters) coupled with a huge range of action-packed excursions and secluded, luxuriously rustic accommodation options have made Aguila de Osa Inn the preferred stopover of nature/adventure buffs. Guests here can treat themselves to a variety of rich natural experiences, from dining at the restaurant in the backdrop of a stunning bay view to relaxing in their hillside tucked suites. The inn is also a few nautical miles away from Cano Island (a pristine snorkeling and hiking hotspot), thus making its immediate surroundings one of the most biologically gifted regions in the world complete with panoramic views, virgin forests and an exciting assortment of wildlife species.

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