Posts Tagged "rural countryside"

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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Leaves and Lizards Arenal

Posted by on Feb 21, 2012 in Arenal-Monteverde Eco Lodges | Comments Off on Leaves and Lizards Arenal

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Leaves and Lizards Arenal Volcano Retreat is a tiny, unassuming and intimate accommodation facility spread over 26 acres of pristine hills and an incredible country style old worldly charm that emphasized by a mountain valley landscape. Originally constructed as a dairy farm, Leaves and Lizards’ land was deforested and segmented into 30 pastures. The current owners bought this alluringly quaint property in 2006 and planted a staggering 3000 trees in its premises. They also worked diligently towards protection of the region’s springs and restoration of the surrounding rainforest. This is also one of the most sought after properties for conducting research studies on the area’s well chronicled biodiversity. Leaves and Lizards is as famous for its fine pedigree horses (and private equestrian trails) as it is for its simple rustic experiences such as participating in early morning farm chores (making cheese, milking cows, collecting eggs). The property is perfect for patrons seeking a down-to-earth, unhurried and honest to goodness farm experience without any fake top of the line frills coloring an authentic nature experience.

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Hacienda Tayutic

Posted by on Jan 27, 2012 in Caribbean Eco Lodges, Costa Rica Eco Lodges | Comments Off on Hacienda Tayutic

Location: Tayutic Valley
Price: $325-$2300/night
Features: rustic countryside, rafting, horseback hiking, river, waterfalls

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Introduction

A low profile luxury boutique hotel that allows guests to experience the unpretentious and authentic Costa Rican rural style experience, Hacienda Tayutic is beautifully nestled in the heart of the lush Tayutic valley. Everything from the property’s rustic structure to its intriguing gardens to its delicious home made food and warm hospitality spell intimate, small-town charm that the big resort chains are so devoid of. When they are not enjoying a therapeutic treatment at the natural antique spa, guests can get acquainted with the country’s best-kept antique legends or rejuvenate in the backdrop of Costa Rica’s unsullied country air. This once private home retains its homey appeal, while still pampering guests with an exclusive made-to-order menu (and even country gourmet cuisine classes) and comfortably furnished rooms. The unique property seeks to offer inspiration from every angle to any nature enthusiast, who dreams of living in the throes of the country’s pristine surroundings, incredible views and mesmeric natural energy.

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