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La Quinta Country Inn

La Quinta Country Inn is a charming ecolodge with easy access to Braulio Carrillo National Park, the Sarapiqui River and La Selva Biological Station. Owned and operated by a Costa Rican family...

La Quinta Country Inn

Location
Braulio Carrillo National Park, Costa Rica

La Quinta Country Inn is a charming ecolodge with easy access to Braulio Carrillo National Park, the Sarapiquí River and La Selva Biological Station. Owned and operated by a Costa Rican family dedicated to conservation and ecological education, the lodge has received the highest rating, a Level 5 Certification for Sustainable Tourism, from the Costa Rican Tourist Board. The facility sits on 10 acres within a private rain forest reserve and includes a reforested area with native trees, an old-growth forest on the riverside,  tropical gardens, frog ponds, butterfly gardens, walking trails and a swimming pool. The inn has 28 bungalow rooms surrounded by tropical gardens filled with heliconia, ginger, palms and flowering trees. Rooms have private bathrooms, hot water, air conditioning, ceiling fan, closet, hair dryer and safe deposit box. Each has a thatched-roof porch facing the gardens with a hammock and rocking chair to enjoy the view of the flowers and birds.

Gaia Hotel and Reserve

Gaia Hotel and Reserve is a 5-star boutique beach hotel and resort, boasting membership in the “Small Luxury Hotels of the World” group. The hotel sits on a vast...

Gaia Hotel and Reserve

Location
Mid-Pacific, Costa Rica

Gaia Hotel and Reserve is a 5-star boutique beach hotel and resort, boasting membership in the “Small Luxury Hotels of the World”. The hotel sits on a vast tract of protected lowland coastal forest. The discriminating traveler seeking true luxury in a pristine setting will appreciate Gaia’s attention to detail, as well as the magnificent coastal forests nearby. Each well-appointed, terraced suite offers such amenities as 500 thread count linens, a Jacuzzi, and natural wood and stone floors, and spectacular views of the ocean and rainforest.

Manuel Antonio National Park is just a short drive away, with great wildlife viewing where the beach meets the rainforest. Additionally, you may wish to try some of the area’s many water activities, such as kayaking and snorkeling. For those seeking a truly luxurious experience in a beautiful natural setting, Gaia will not disappoint.

Si Como No

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...

Si Como No

Location
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.

Xandari Pacifico

This spectacular hotel sits on a long, shell-strewn expanse of beach between Jaco Beach and Quepos, on the Pacific coast. The open-air thatched palm roof...

Xandari Pacifico

Location
Mid-Pacific, Costa Rica

This spectacular hotel sits on a long, shell-strewn expanse of beach between Jaco Beach and Quepos, on the Pacific coast. The open-air thatched palm roof pavilion restaurant and bar has sweeping views of the beach and gardens from every table. Spacious private villas all feature a large terrace from which to enjoy unencumbered, panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean, a private walled garden, sitting area, mini-bar, and air conditioning plus fan. The generous bathrooms feature a mosaic-tiled shower that opens to a private garden. In addition to lounging under palm trees on the beach, take the time to enjoy a pool and Jacuzzi, in-room massages, an art gallery and artisan shop.

You may opt for nature walks in nearby Carara & Manuel Antonio National Parks, canopy tours or horseback riding, or take to the water for rafting, snorkeling, or sea kayaking. Xandari Pacifico offers the perfect combination of rainforest and ocean activities.

Centro Neotropico Sarapiqui

This welcoming accommodation is dedicated to the conservation of nature, sustainable tourism, education, and scientific research. Centro Neotropico Sarapiqui offers...

Centro Neotropico Sarapiqui

Location
Sarapiqui, Costa Rica

This welcoming accommodation is dedicated to the conservation of nature, sustainable tourism, education, and scientific research. Centro Neotropico Sarapiqui offers guests the usual comforts and amenities of an upscale lodge, but also a private rainforest reserve, museum, botanical gardens, a library and an education center. Each of its guest rooms is situated amongst lush gardens and boasts antique or artisanmade furniture, private bathroom, and phone and internet connections.

In addition to being proximate to all the great activities the Sarapiqui region has to offer, CNS offer some great options for exploration on its property. Visit the largest on-site museum of indigenous and prehispanic history in Central America or the beautiful botanical gardens. You can also hike into the rainforest via a suspension bridge connecting CNS to the Tirimbina Rainforest Reserve.

More than just a beautiful lodge, Centro Neotropico Sarapiqui is dedicated to education, research, and conservation, in conjunction with the Tirimbina Rainforest Center.

Evergreen Lodge

Evergreen Lodge is tucked deep within the tropical rain forest, just five minutes from the boundary of Tortuguero National Park. Rustic yet comfortable, this classic Costa Rican ecolodge provides...

Evergreen Lodge

Location
Tortuguero, Costa Rica

Evergreen Lodge is tucked deep within the tropical rain forest, just five minutes from the boundary of Tortuguero National Park. Rustic yet comfortable, this classic Costa Rican ecolodge provides the ideal base from which to explore the wildlife wonders of Tortuguero. Individual cabanas have en suite bathrooms and large windows that offer a panorama of the surrounding rain forest and its wild residents, including many monkeys. The spacious dining room and bar have a soaring peaked roof and walls of windows that look out onto the jungle landscape. A swimming pool invites a refreshing dip after a day of discovery in the steamy forest environs. From the lodge, we explore Tortuguero's scenic, winding canals by boat, searching for the abundant wildlife for which the park is renowned. We may also explore the forest surrounding the lodge on foot via a network of nature trails.

Pachira Lodge

Pachira Lodge is situated just five minutes from the extraordinary Tortuguero National Park, and right across the main canal facing the town of Tortuguero. Surrounded...

Pachira Lodge

Location
Tortuguero, Costa Rica

Pachira Lodge is situated just five minutes from the extraordinary Tortuguero National Park, and right across the main canal facing the town of Tortuguero. Surrounded by a network of the scenic canals that characterize this wildlife haven, Pachira offers a perfect home base for our explorations by boat and on foot. Pachira is the newest lodge in this region, and its warm and welcoming atmosphere is apparent upon arrival. Each of its 34 comfortable rooms has two double beds, a private bathroom, and ceiling fan. Bamboo furniture adds to the cheerful ambience, and an appropriately turtle-shaped pool beckons after a day of exploration.

We board a boat for trips through the serpentine canals of Tortuguero National Park, looking for abundant wildlife. We may also explore the forest surrounding the lodge on foot. Tortuguero offers perhaps the best opportunity in Costa Rica to view abundant wildlife at close range.

Tiskita Jungle Lodge

The famed Tiskita Jungle Lodge is located in the southwest corner of Costa Rica within the Tiskita Biological Reserve. The reserve comprises a 550- acre private...

Tiskita Jungle Lodge

Location
South Pacific Coast, Costa Rica

The famed Tiskita Jungle Lodge is located in the southwest corner of Costa Rica within the Tiskita Biological Reserve. The reserve comprises a 550-acre private biological protected region of primary, secondary and reforested areas, as well as 37 acres of tropical fruit orchards and farms, featuring over 100 exotic fruits. The 16 hilltop cabins and common lodge are built on a rise of land well above the sand beach. Each private cabin has its own verandah equipped with comfortable sitting chairs and string hammocks. The private bathroom and showers within each cabin are open to the rainforest. The common areas include a refreshing pool, a lounge area and a dining area open to the fresh ocean breezes and the rainforest sounds.

Activities: Early morning bird-watching, guided nature walks, exploration of beach and extensive tide pools, exciting night hikes into the rainforest.

Special Attraction: This remote jungle lodge is as far as you can get from the usual tourist track in Costa Rica – the forest is pristine and the beach below is deserted.

Lapa Rios Ecolodge

Set in a private nature reserve spread over 1,000 acres of Central America’s last remaining lowland tropical rainforest, Lapa Rios Ecolodge overlooks the pristine...

Lapa Rios Ecolodge

Location
Osa Peninsula / Corcovado, Costa Rica

Set in a private nature reserve spread over 1,000 acres of Central America’s last remaining lowland tropical rainforest, Lapa Rios Ecolodge overlooks the pristine point where the Golfo Dulce meets the wild Pacific Ocean. Lapa Rios is built in harmony with the surrounding forest and beach environments. Set over 350 feet above the sea, the lodge catches the cooling tropical breezes. The main lodge, housing the restaurant and bar, soars 50 feet and is built of local, natural materials. Comfortable, locally made bamboo furniture adds to relaxation in this tranquil setting. Lapa Rios is a pioneer in sustainable tourism employing only people from the local community and being committed to environmentally sound practices.

Activities: Activities are focused around the rainforest and the nearby ocean. Rainforest hikes, bird watching, ocean kayaking, horseback riding, catch-and-release sport fishing and surfing are some of the activities offered.

Special Attraction: For many guests, the highlight is a night spent camping in the jungle.

Xandari Resort & Spa

Xandari Resort is set within a 40-acre coffee and fruit plantation on a high ridge overlooking Costa Rica’s Central Valley, one of the most scenic coffee-growing regions in the country...

Xandari Resort & Spa

Location
Central Valley, Costa Rica

Xandari Resort is set within a 40-acre coffee and fruit plantation on a high ridge overlooking Costa Rica’s Central Valley, one of the most scenic coffee-growing regions in the country. Located in Tacacori, a rural village in the foothills of Poas Volcano, the property is just 20 minutes from San Jose's international airport, yet a serene world away. Xandari's architects envisioned a paradise reflecting the natural beauty of Costa Rica and achieved it in strides. The resort's private forest reserve, with five waterfalls, a year-round river and more than two miles of scenic trails through the fruit orchards for birdwatching, offers the natural experience guests seek on a visit to Costa Rica. Landscaped gardens, an orchid house and working farm all provide additional tropical greenery.

Twenty-four villas are individually decorated with bright tropical colors and contemporary flair and set within lush foliage. Each has a private terrace with spectacular views, a bar and kitchen, and either one king or two full beds.  Organic fruits, vegetables and herbs from the plantation’s gardens complement Xandari’s health-conscious specialty dishes in the outstanding restaurant on site.  The fabulous spa provides ample opportunity to unwind and absorb the surrounding nature, with treatments offered in five private, palm-thatched jalapas, each with its own hot tub and massage table in full view of the Central Valley.

Marriott San Jose

Voted one of Central America's best hotels by Conde Nast Traveler, the grand Marriott San Jose offers resort-style accommodations amid a 30-acre coffee plantation setting. Surrounded by lavish...

Marriott San Jose

Location
San Jose, Costa Rica

Voted one of Central America's best hotels by Conde Nast Traveler, the grand Marriott San Jose offers resort-style accommodations amid a 30-acre coffee plantation setting. Surrounded by lavish gardens, the colonial hacienda-style hotel is both elegant and relaxed, with every conceivable guest amenity. Luxurious rooms feature heavy, dark-wood furnishings, supremely comfortable beds, spacious, well-appointed bathrooms, work desks and in-room Wi-Fi, and wrought-iron balconies with magnificent views over the sprawling Central Valley and mountains. Enjoy recreation opportunities with two palm-shaded outdoor pools, tennis courts, state-of-the-art fitness center, and walking paths through the lush gardens. The spa offers a range of indulgent treatments, while several sophisticated restaurants and bars serve diverse cuisine featuring Japanese, Peruvian and other Latin American specialties.

 

Arenal Observatory Lodge

One of the most striking accommodations in Costa Rica, Arenal Observatory Lodge lies 1.7 miles across a deep river valley from the crater of Arenal Volcano, which until recently was one of the world's...

Arenal Observatory Lodge

Location
Arenal, Costa Rica

One of the most striking accommodations in Costa Rica, Arenal Observatory Lodge lies 1.7 miles across a deep river valley from the crater of Arenal Volcano, which was until recently one of the world’s most active volcanoes. Originally built in 1987 as a Smithsonian Institution scientific research station, the lodge was carefully positioned by scientists who needed a close but safe vantage point from which to study the volcano. Still the closest accommodation to the volcano itself, the lodge sits on 870 acres adjacent to Arenal Volcano National Park, which contains 270 acres of primary rain forest with well-marked trails, 400 acres of reforestation projects, and 200 acres of working farmland.

Most of the property's 48 spacious rooms have spectacular volcano views through huge windows. The restaurant and dining room look out on the southern face of the volcano through floor-to-ceiling windows. Meals are memorable, with the lodge's accomplished chef preparing international and Costa Rican cuisine using local fruits, vegetables and farm-raised meats whenever possible. Outside, a large deck offers panoramic views of the volcano and nearby Lake Arenal.  After exploring the area, guests can relax in the infinity swimming pool or the sunken Jacuzzi that's covered with a glass gazebo framing Arenal Volcano.

Hotel Fonda Vela

The serene Hotel Fonda Vela is embraced by the surrounding cloud forest, often shrouded in mist. The seven buildings that comprise this leading ecolodge are scattered across...

Hotel Fonda Vela

Location
Monteverde Cloud Forest, Costa Rica

The serene Hotel Fonda Vela is embraced by the surrounding cloud forest, often shrouded in mist. The seven buildings that comprise this leading ecolodge are scattered across the lavishly landscaped property and designed to "bring the outdoors in," with natural lighting and huge picture windows that look out upon verdant gardens and the surrounding wild forest. Fonda Vela was constructed with the purpose of providing a nurturing experience – environmentally, culturally and spiritually. Rooms are designed with privacy and warmth in mind, with rich natural wood floors and walls. Each has an en suite bath and two queen-size beds, as well as modern amenities such as cable TV, telephone, mini bar and coffee maker. In this tranquil setting, you may see flocks of parrots come to feed in the fruit trees while horses graze peacefully below.

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