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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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La Leona Eco Lodge

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

la leona eco lodge

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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