5 Must Visit Sustainable Destinations
Costa Rica is one of the world most popular eco-tourism destinations in the world. Many Hotels, lodges, Resort, and Eco-tourism operators are instigators to have champion the country in Implementing a sustainable initiative to keep the country environmental footprint to a level of preservation. This movement is a natural extension of the country motto, Pura Vida! However, Costa Rica is one of the world Countries with Sustainablilty Certificate. The Country Priority are focus on natural building materials and avoiding deforestation. Here below, we bring to you 5 must visit Sustainable Destinations in Costa Rica.
Rancho Margot Eco Lodge
The Rancho Margot Eco-Lodge is a hidden gem near the Arenal Volcano just 30-minutes outside of La Fortuna. One of the Costa Rica’s most exclusive getaways, Rancho Margot offers a space where boutique accommodation and farm-to-table dining go hand-in-hand with sustainable and self-sufficient practices that enhance a wholly holistic vision. Whether backpacking, a romantic couple’s occasion or a unique family adventure, we have the accommodations and options for every traveler!
Resting on the hills and slopes of the Ranch valley and tucked within the lush landscape, you will find 17 deluxe bungalows. The six streams and the Caño Negro River coursing through the property create an orchestra of peaceful sounds together with the diverse calls of hundreds of bird species, the trill of insects and the call of howler monkeys. From each bungalow’s wrap-around terrace, you can swing in the hammock to the sounds of the forest.
Each spacious bungalow is equipped to house couples or families of up to four people, each available with two queens or one queen and two single beds. Beds feature orthopedic mattresses set within handcrafted frames. All furniture is built on-site with locally grown teak. Bungalows have private bathrooms with a shower stocked with handmade soaps. Additional amenities include ceiling fans and mosquito netting.
Here at Rancho Margot we strive to produce as much of our needs as possible, be it chemical-free food production (for humans and animals), or the necessities required to make the stay of every guest supremely positive. As such, we pursue a sustainable lifestyle that is beneficial to our land, our employees, our animals and ultimately, to all who spend time here. With the help of our knowledgeable team of skilled labor and professionals we labor to limit our footprint, maximize our harvest potential, support the health of our ecosystem, and share knowledge, play and culture. We are proud to participate in a community where we teach and learn and work to do no harm, and know that together, we can do a great deal of good.
Our facilities are designed to give you an ideal space to relax, enjoy and disconnect with the stress of city life. We offer you a complete and personalized experience, and all our deals enable you to reconnect with the beauty of nature.
Cala Luna Boutique
Cala Luna is one of the only hotels in Guanacaste, Costa Rica that remains green all year round. Open-plan spaces and secluded accommodations meld into the lush jungle that attracts more wildlife than anywhere else in the area – monkeys, raccoons, iguanas, birds, insects, and us. There are few barriers between us and nature. Within this natural retreat, we offer five-star barefoot luxury that’s open to everyone.
Each of our Luxury Villas is designed to provide the sense of unwinding at an oasis with all the comforts of home nearby. Our Beach Villas have two or three bedrooms, a fully equipped kitchen and a private pool for your exclusive use. Wellness treatments in the beachside lush forest of Tamarindo beach, Costa Rica, to release your stress with the sounds of the Pacific Ocean.
Explore the undiscovered side of Guanacaste, with one of our exclusive tours and adventure activities for an experience of a lifetime. With a variety of activities to do in Tamarindo beach, the most difficult decision is deciding where to begin. We nourish our senses daily through delicious home-grown ingredients organically grown at our homestead La Senda and gastronomic farm to table dinners. The chef’s team conjures dishes that combine international cuisine with Costa Rican flavors to deliver one-of-a-kind tastes amid an intimate setting.
Finca Rosa Blanca Coffee Farm And Inn
Stay at Finca Rosa Blanca and experience authentic Costa Rica; combine luxury accommodations, a sustainable forested coffee farm, and cuisine that creatively honors the culinary traditions of the coffee highlands. Come share the richness of the local culture, steaming volcanoes, cloud forests and the splendor of the abundant nature that surrounds us. Come and enjoy our hospitality. We are an inn and an organic shade grown coffee farm in Costa Rica and one of the most luxurious small hotels in the world. This hidden jewel is nestled in the central coffee highlands and has the highest level possible in sustainability certification.
The 13 room Finca Rosa Blanca Country Inn, situated above the beautiful Central Valley of Costa Rica, is nestled in 10 acres of gorgeous gardens surrounded by 30 acres of its organic shade grown estate coffee. From its gardens of fruit trees and dramatic tropical flora, Finca Rosa Blanca Coffee Plantation and Inn offers spectacular views of volcanoes, cloud forests and coffee plantations. The Inn has a world class restaurant open to the public, a Spa and a small gift shop on site.
Rooms include two master suites and eleven elegant junior suites, four of which can be united to form two spacious villas. All rooms include king size beds,Jacuzzi baths and mini bars as well as private verandas overlooking the Central Valley and volcanoes.
The Retreat Costa Rica – Wellness Resort & Spa
The Retreat Costa Rica is the innovation of celebrity chef, best-selling author, and health and wellness life-coach, Diana Stobo. Her goal was to create a transformational wellness center that has since become a distinctively Costa Rican experience of “Heaven on Earth” — a resort and spa where our guests experience a harmony of nature, nutrition, and wellness nestled among the lush vegetation of the rainforest.
To start the guest experience with a sense of relaxation, all of our pricing includes three meals at our restaurant, Boca Dulce. We offer signature wellness programs, spiritual retreats, and gastronomic innovations among the soothing rhythms of nature and the stunning views of the tropical Costa Rican rainforest valley, Nicoya Peninsula, and Pacific Ocean. Whether you’re being pampered at Vida Mía, our luxury Ayurvedic Healing Spa, nourished by a daily yoga class with one of our resident teachers, or savoring our organic, garden-fresh cuisine sourced from the crystal quartz mountainside, The Retreat Costa Rica is mindfully designed to strengthen, nourish, and renew you — carrying you from wherever you are – to wherever you wish to be!
The Retreat is located on a balcony to the Pacific Ocean surrounded by lush greenery and provides the perfect climate and location for a week of health, rest, fun, exercise and exploration. Our goal is to give you a relaxing, peaceful and luxurious environment to help detox from the stresses of everyday life. Owned by health and wellness expert Diana Stobo, The Retreat at Altos del Monte delivers the perfect place for mental, physical and spiritual health.
The Occidental Tamarindo, the only All Inclusive hotel in the area (belonging to the Barceló Hotel Group and formerly known as the Barceló Langosta Beach), is located in the northwest of Costa Rica, just over a mile away from Tamarindo city center. The hotel can be found on a stunning beach and is surrounded by exceptional natural beauty. The biodiversity of this magnificent country at your fingertips.
It boasts 198 rooms, renovated in 2010, which are equipped with all the necessary comforts to enjoy your stay, whether travelling for business, pleasure, or a family holiday. In addition, you will enjoy stunning views of the beach and the beautiful sunsets. Recently renovated, the hotel offers a wide range of services, exquisite cuisine and a wide variety of entertainment. It is ideal for surfing and nature lovers, besides being the perfect place for family vacations or for those who want to spend their honeymoon in paradise.
With the Barceló All Inclusive programme, you can participate in all kinds of activities with your family or friends and enjoy the hotel’s restaurants without worrying about a thing. It has a fabulous spa that offers endless therapeutic and beauty treatments. The perfect plan if you want to switch off from it all and enjoy an unforgettable holiday. The Occidental Tamarindo is the perfect blend of relaxation and adventure, luxury and comfort, jungle and sea. A magical place just waiting to be discovered.