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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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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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