Posts Tagged "rappelling"

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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Selva Bananito Lodge

Posted by on Jan 24, 2012 in Caribbean Eco Lodges, Costa Rica Eco Lodges | Comments Off on Selva Bananito Lodge

Location: Salon Delia
Price: $150-$195/per person per night
Features:river, waterfalls, bird watching, rapelling, hiking trails

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selva bananito lodge

Introduction

Often included in the lists of the world’s “Top Ten Eco Lodges”, Selva Bananito has been consistently applauded for its sustainable practices and conservation techniques along with its beautiful rooms and breathtaking surroundings. This authentic eco-lodge is the singular Costa Rica property to be constructed out of recycled waste wood (that was the byproduct of logging activity that happened years ago), therefore minimizing the detrimental impact caused to almost 50 hectares of primary rainforest. Selva Bananito has also strived hard to utilize renewable sources of energy (in the form of solar heated water) from the onset. Everything from sitting the in open-air wraparound portico on the hammock to enjoying a candle lit dinner when the cabin’s oil lamps are burnt at sundown (the lodge doesn’t any feature any electric lights) spell rustic luxury. If you want to indulge is some slick, action-packed nature and adventure-based activities while still redeeming your conscience from destroying the environment, Selva Bananito is your paradise.

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La Selva

Posted by on Jan 17, 2012 in Caribbean Eco Lodges, Costa Rica Eco Lodges | Comments Off on La Selva

Location: Puerto Viejo de Sarapiquí
Price: $84-$250/night
Features: rainforest, biodiversity, river, waterfalls, nature trails

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La Selva

Introduction

La Selva enjoys the distinction of being one of the foremost private protected regions of the country, and has been consistently serving as a torchbearer destination for encouraging environmental education, research, sustainability and eco-tourism in Costa Rica. Nestled in the Caribbean foothills, the lush natural reserve plays home to over 1500 species of plant, 350 varieties of trees and 440 types of birds, among several other rare wildlife treasures. It also functions as one of the most significant sites for researching the bio-diverse tropical rainforest ecosystem and has been responsible for the publication of over 2,600 articles, scientific thesis and books on the subject of forest dynamics and bio-diversity trends.

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El Remanso Lodge

Posted by on Jan 14, 2012 in Costa Rica Eco Lodges, Osa Peninsula Eco Lodges | Comments Off on El Remanso Lodge

Location: Osa Peninsula
Price: $175-$275 night
Features: Ocean view, yoga, surfing, river, waterfalls

Introduction

El Remanso Lodge in the Osa Peninsula of Costa RicaEl Remanso is a 185 acres private reserve tucked away in the rainforest over an isolated and untamed Pacific Beachin in the surreal-looking Osa Peninsula. The lodge exudes an unpretentious and low-key persona, thus focussing on offering a highly warm, relaxing and personalized experience. Guests can explore a long-winded trail system (to help them encounter the wilderness of a primary rainforest along with its rich wildlife and abundant flora), together with deserted waterfalls, a secluded beach and an pristine lagoon. The dense rainforest canyons within the property are also adventurously peppered with small creeks and tide pools.

Since its inception in 1999, the lodge has been a frontrunner for sustainable practices with its stringent ecological policies and participation in local reforestation plans. For instance, the lodge was a pioneer in providing electricity through a micro-hydro method. These initiatives have won El Remanso the top “Certification For Sustainable Tourism” (CST- level 5) rating in the lodge’s very first certification process.

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