Posts Tagged "volcano"

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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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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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

Chachagua hotel

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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Tenorio Lodge

Posted by on Jan 31, 2012 in Costa Rica Eco Lodges, Guanacaste Eco Lodges | Comments Off on Tenorio Lodge

tenorio lodge

Built on a 17-acre property in the heart of stunning tropical vegetation at an altitude of 1640 ft, Tenorio Lodge is a striking natural paradise featuring a landscape comprising Heliconia gardens, ponds and indigenous trees. The property premises are also home to hundreds of unusual bird species and innumerable fruit trees. Unpretentious, yet comfortable, attractive and elegant; the Tenorino Lodge combines an unforgettable Costa Rican vacation experience with responsible conservation initiatives. Some sustainable practices followed by the lodge include energy conservation, waste reduction, renewable energy and recycling programs, among several similar projects. Tenorio also encompasses innumerable walking trails for adventure struck guests and a couple of hot cedar tubs for the less energetic ones.

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