Posts Tagged "Vegetable Gardens"

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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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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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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Chachagua Rain Forest Lodge

Posted by on Feb 2, 2012 in Central Valley Eco Lodges, Costa Rica Eco Lodges | Comments Off on Chachagua Rain Forest Lodge

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Located on the foothills of the lush Tilaran Mountain in one of the most ecologically rich areas of Costa Rica-La Fortuna, the Chachagua Rain Forest Lodge is a perfectly manicured oasis that brings together vacation luxury, comfortable amenities, world-class service and inspiring natural surroundings. It is actually a working ranch, encircled by a biological station (which makes the total area of the property about 300 acres). This quaint, self-sufficient lodge sources most of its kitchen ingredients (eggs, milk, cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, herbs and other produces) from the in-house farm. The Northern lowland where Chachagua is located directly leads to the famous Arenal Volcano, which makes this region highly popular with nature aficionados and eco-tourists. The captivating La Fortuna town, located at a few minutes from the lodge, is a tourist hub for its large selection of bars, restaurants, shops and other entertainment options. From enjoying a lazy read on a personal hammock to listening to nature buzzing around you in an unperturbed environment to relishing a home cooked meal of the fresh fish caught by you, Chachagua offers its guests several unadulterated natural experiences. In short, it’s a plush and pleasant retreat that is designed to replenish tired spirits and provide visitors a memorable experience in sustainable tourism.

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