Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
A leader in eco-conscious tourism in Costa Rica, Si Como No Resort, Spa & Wildlife Refuge is an elegant tropical escape that's seamlessly integrated into its natural surroundings on a hill overlooking the Pacific. Built to harmonize with the environment, it preserves animal corridors through the area, and guests feel as though they are surrounded by untouched nature. Bright, spacious rooms have gorgeous views, most have private balconies, all have well-appointed bathrooms, fully stocked mini-bars, direct-dial telephones and energy-efficient lights and cooling. Two restaurants are located on the jungle terrace or poolside. The family pool, built into the jungle terrace overlooking the Pacific Ocean, features a toboggan-style water slide and swim-up bar, while the more tranquil vibe of the adult pool and Mogotes Bar includes spectacular views of the jungle-draped hillsides and picturesque coastline leading to world-renowned Manuel Antonio National Park. The Cala Spa on site offers a range of indulgent treatments and therapies.
The design and construction of Si Como No reflects a commitment to set the bar for sustainable lodging in Manuel Antonio, including green operational practices and the investment in educational, environmental and community programs in the Quepos/Manuel Antonio area. During Si Como No’s construction, only one tree was removed from the hillside. Its initial gray water management system, solar panels and comprehensive recycling programs led the industry. Today, as a CST 5 Leaf Certified property, Costa Rica’s highest sustainability rating, Si Como No continues to be a model for eco-conscious accommodations within the country and in the world.