Posts Tagged "yoga"

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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Samasati Nature Retreat

Posted by on Feb 2, 2012 in Caribbean Eco Lodges | Comments Off on Samasati Nature Retreat

Samasati Eco Resort in the Caribbean / Puerto Viejo

Samasati Nature Retreat is a one-of-its-kind 250 acre back to nature retreat for eco-tourism buffs, adventure seekers holiday and yoga practitioners. Set amidst virgin rainforests in the backdrop of the Caribbean Coast, the lodge offers the right blend of seclusion and access to top attractions around the region.It combines the best of the eastern philosophy of yoga and ayurveda with principles of sustainable living and environmental conservation. An ideal romantic hideaway, Samasati is an unpretentious nature retreat that boasts of high eco-tourism service standards and an ecologically rich, tranquil environment.

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Finca Exotica

Posted by on Jan 27, 2012 in Costa Rica Eco Lodges, Osa Peninsula Eco Lodges | Comments Off on Finca Exotica

Location: Osa Peninsula
Price: $80-$125/night
Features: Ocean view, yoga, organic food, river, waterfalls

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finca exotica

Introduction

Finca Exotica is a rustic elegance meets eco values meets unmatched luxury property that is desirably juxtaposed between Osa’s secluded beaches and its famed tropical rainforest. From enjoying the organic foods cultivated on their farm to absorbing the untainted jungle energy by practicing yoga on the bamboo platform, guests can savor a whole range of natural experiences. The eco lodge is an organic farm cum retreat cum a significant portion of the lush Saimiri biological refuge. Built in 2001, the eco retreat has planted more than a thousand trees in the region along with several other community and conservation based initiatives for helping tourists enjoy the pristine appeal of Osa without damaging its rich biodiversity. Housed a stone’s throw away from the Cocovado National Park on the Carate Beach, Finca Exotica spells wholesome back-to-nature goodness, while retaining the comfort and convenience of chic vacation retreat.

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Latitude 10

Posted by on Jan 24, 2012 in Central Pacific Eco Lodges, Costa Rica Eco Lodges | Comments Off on Latitude 10

Location: Santa Teresa
Price: $210-$2,200/night
Features: spa, yoga, surfing, private beach retreat, nature trails

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latitude 10

Introduction

Latitude 10 is a premier beach retreat located at Santa Teresa (one of the hip surf towns in Costa Rica) that combines the best of Costa Rica’s verdant rainforests and pristine beaches with world-class service, wellness facilities and exclusive amenities. Guests can do everything from unwinding with a good book at the private beach to admiring the region’s biodiversity through an educational tour to shopping/dining at the main town center of the chic Santa Teresa. The luxury beach resort focuses on personalized service in a classy and up-market yet relaxed ambiance. Built on lush natural gardens, the entire resort was created with great emphasis on sustainable policies and protection of nature/wildlife in the region. Whether enjoying an open-air breakfast at the Clubhouse (amidst panoramic views) or gaining insights into the local culture through a bicycle ride to Santa Teresa, the exotic experiences offered by Latitude remain unmatched.

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Cascadas Farallas

Posted by on Jan 24, 2012 in Costa Rica Eco Lodges, Southern Pacific Eco Lodges | Comments Off on Cascadas Farallas

Location: Baru Rainforest
Price: $140-$485/night
Features: spa, yoga, organic food, waterfalls

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Introduction

Cascadad Farallas is a chic, dreamy, expensive and exclusive boutique wellness resort, nestled among the lush natural landscape of Costa Rica’s tropical rainforests. The luxurious, eco-friendly property features a mesmerizing wilderness setting complete with gushing waterfalls, organic gourmet cuisine and a private wildlife reserve housed within a secluded exotic rainforest. Located only 2.5 miles from the Dominical Beach, Cascadas Farallas is a favorite for with honeymooners looking to fine dine in the backdrop of pristine waterfalls in a romantic tropical ambiance. The impeccably designed suites and villas are perfect for everything from an intimate family getaway to an action-packed adventure tour. Guests can enjoy everything from invigorating daily yoga sessions with experts to detox packages at the well-appointed spa. Often touted as the region’s best kept secret, the strategically hidden Cascadas Farallas offers lots of privacy and exclusivity, minus the chaos that marks the more touristy resorts. The hosts are committed to the cause of preserving the beauty of the Baru Rain forest and doing their bit for the environment and local community.

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