Posts Tagged "bird watching"

Blue Jay Lodge Malpais

Posted by on Feb 24, 2012 in Southern Nicoya Eco Lodges | Comments Off on Blue Jay Lodge Malpais

blue-jay-lodge MalpaisLocated at a distance of 200 meters from a relaxing, tropical sun swept beach; Blue Jay Lodge Malpais is surrounded by bountiful natural experiences such as the best southwest coast beaches within Nicoya Peninsula, spirit inspiring sunsets, perfect surfing waters and the breathtakingly beautiful Cabo Blanco Nature Reserve. This isn’t a typical fancy eco luxury resort but an interesting and authentic Costa Rican experience nevertheless. Blue Jay Lodge Malpais is basic, functional, minimal and clean, and most of its charm lies in this unpretentious simplicity. The huts are rustically endearing and are located bang in the middle of the rainforest, where visitors can be treated to a range of pleasant everyday nature based phenomenon such as the sound of howler monkeys, thrilling sightings of nocturnal wildlife creatures and a view of the lush surroundings from the tree house bungalow verandas. Along with comfortable cabins, Blue Jay is also known for its friendly owners (who are even known to take visitors for a walk near their home on a good day), hearty breakfast and personalized hospitality. This snug family style lodge is a refreshing change for tourists seeking a more genuine nature lodge experience without the usual characteristic frills. Providing unassuming, affordable luxury at its best; Blue Jay Lodge Malapis also offers the right amount of privacy, seclusion, tranquility and exclusivity for tourists seeking a more unruffled experience.

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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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Arenal Oasis Eco Lodge

Posted by on Feb 23, 2012 in Arenal-Monteverde Eco Lodges | Comments Off on Arenal Oasis Eco Lodge

Arenal OasisOwned by the local Rojas Bonilla Family, the quaint, intimate and homey charm radiating Arenal Oasis Eco Lodge is a combination of an incredible natural experience with personalized service and responsible tourism. This property is primarily an ecological farm that has dedicatedly practiced sustainable development methods along with stringent conservation norms for several years. Conveniently located at a distance of 10 minutes from the La Fortuna town center, a breathtakingly beautiful waterfall and the region’s popular hot springs; this quiet and unassuming eco lodge is known for its sustainable practices and its old-fashioned nature lodge aura. Arenal Oasis is more geared for visitors who seek a warm, family style hospitality experience in an intimate environment minus the exclusive trimmings that are characteristic of the bigger luxury eco resorts. This is a simple, down to earth property that lets you enjoy the beauty of its surrounding areas by staying as natural and true to its purpose (of conserving the region’s resources) as possible.

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Selva Verde

Posted by on Feb 23, 2012 in Northern Eco Lodges | Comments Off on Selva Verde

Selva VerdeTouted to be “more than a lodge and a rainforest reserve”, Selva Verde is a 500 acres tropical paradise that allows visitors to savor incredible and authentic natural experiences from listening to the shrill cries of Howler Monkeys at dawn to hiking through the deep jungle to witness uncontrived wilderness. Nestled at a convenient distance of 2 hours from San Jose, this 30 years old lodge provides easy access to a number of bio-diverse attractions in the area along with the opportunity to rekindle the tourists’ relationship with nature in the form of responsible eco tourism. Selva Verde provides minimalist yet comfortable and elegant accommodation options along with a range of action packed nature/adventure pursuits and lessons in sustainable tourism. The true-blue, no-frills nature retreat is a bird watchers haven and is frequented by everyone from avid bird watchers to families and students wanting to learn more the glory of Costa Rica’s natural resources. Selva Verde is housed in the heart of Sarapiqui Canton and promotes conservation initiatives, environmental education and local community efforts.

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Vista las Islas

Posted by on Feb 23, 2012 in Southern Nicoya Eco Lodges | Comments Off on Vista las Islas

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Vista Las Islas Spa & Eco Reserva is a premier eco hotel that is as stylish as it is comfortable, exclusive and aesthetic. Located in Costa Rica’s ethereal Nicoya South Peninsula region, this lodge provides a fair share of the best of everything that the country has to offer from breathtaking tropical rainforests to unsullied beaches to immaculately maintained gardens and a string of action packed activities. Guests can feast on a variety of natural experiences such as enjoying the sunset from a private terrace or relaxing in the swimming pool (in an exotic luxurious tropical garden backdrop no less). Vista Las Islas spells sublime luxury and an understated charm that is strategically created to offer the necessary comforts without taking away from the natural aura of the surroundings.

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