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Catarata Eco Lodge

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

cataratas-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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El Silencio Lodge

Posted by on Feb 22, 2012 in Northern Eco Lodges | Comments Off on El Silencio Lodge

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Designed by one of Costa Rica’s most renowned architects, El Silencio Lodge & Spa is an unusual vacation property that brings to life the heady natural charm of a lush tropical cloud forest, rural farms and simple countryside houses. All elements used in the construction of the lodge including wood, glass and bamboo are brought together to complement the rustic feel and create an innately whimsical eco luxury aura. The upscale El Silencio Lodge (Silencio is Spanish for silent and the lodge epitomizes the spirit of tranquility in the threshold of nature) features an assortment of comfortable guest amenities ranging from an informally chic coffee lounge to a media room to a souvenir shop and intimate restaurant. Spread across five hundred private acres of a carbon-offsetting tropical rainforest, El Silencio Lodge & Spa is beautifully hidden by pristine waterfalls and other spectacular topographical features.

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La Leona Eco Lodge

Posted by on Feb 21, 2012 in Osa Peninsula Eco Lodges | Comments Off on La Leona Eco Lodge

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Nestled in an alluring backdrop of Corcovado’s tropical rainforests and a picturesque Pacific Ocean stretch, La Leona Eco Lodge is a fascinating montage of comfortable holiday facilities, responsible eco tourism, local cultural gems and innumerable natural experiences (the spectacular sunset being one of them). Owned by the local Morales Polanco family, this quaint and unassuming little natural paradise keeps guests as connected to nature as possible, while still offering the characteristic amenities of a vacation retreat. Sprawling across 36.5 hectares of primary rainforest, La Leono combines superlative nature infused aromas, sights and sounds to create a heady natural experience. The lodge’s surroundings have been befittingly described by the National Geographic as “one of the most biologically intense places in the world”.

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Maquenque Eco Lodge

Posted by on Feb 3, 2012 in Central Valley Eco Lodges, Costa Rica Eco Lodges | Comments Off on Maquenque Eco Lodge

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Located to the north of Boca Tapanda in San Carlos, Maquenque Eco Lodge is a lush 60 hectare nature reserve that offers easy access to the recently created Maquenque National Wildlife Refuge. The lodge has been created with the purpose of maintaining/conserving the region’s natural habitat, while offering tourists world class service and comfortable accommodation options. Maqueneuq’s unusual framework promises a memorable rainforest experience in a naturally privileged region. The low-key yet relaxing and comfort-inducing setting allows guests to commune with nature and enjoy its pristine beauty at their own pace through a bunch of organized tours and self-guided trails. Surrounded by abundant tropical ecological resources and the splendid San Carlos River, Masquenque Eco lodge is excellent for wildlife observation, birding and adrenaline soaring adventure activities. The eco lodge is also responsible for initiating several sustainable tourism policies for the protection of its bio-diverse surroundings.

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Rancho Margot

Posted by on Feb 3, 2012 in Central Valley Eco Lodges, Costa Rica Eco Lodges, Front Page Featured | Comments Off on Rancho Margot

Rancho Margot at La Fortuna Costa Rica

Owned by the local Sotheim family, Rancho Margot is a sparkling example of sustainable tourism and self-sufficient development in the region. The Sotheims have tirelessly strived to go beyond standard sustainable practices and spearheaded several conservation projects in the area along with an arrangement with Monteverde Conservation League for creating the Rancho Margot Ranger Station within the Children’s Eternal Forest. Seductively located on the shores of Lake Arenal and the Cano Negro River Valley, and encircled by a lush rainforest, this thoroughbred eco-lodge is also hailed for its wide assortment of education, wellness and adventure activities. The owners are constantly doing their bit for sharing their vast knowledge on sustainability and eco-conservation with visitors through countless creative and educational environmental programs. Apart from being a working ranch, this quaint countryside charm sporting property also features a full working dairy farm, a tiny pig farm, an organic vegetable/fruit garden, a medicinal plant area and a chicken farm. Rancho Margot is also involved in Animal rescue and reintegration with an on-site center dedicated to the cause. This unassuming holiday retreat with a heart trims the more extravagant frills offered by other eco-resorts, while concentrating on offering its guests an intimate, family style environment and an unadulterated natural experience.

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