The lush rainforest, beautiful unspoiled beaches, and towering volcanoes of Costa Rica are some of the biggest draws for visitors to this Central American eco-paradise. But while being eco-friendly, travelers who visit Costa Rica don’t have to sacrifice comfort to enjoy nature and Costa Rica adventure tours.
Here are five favorite eco-hotels that have teamed up being eco-friendly with five-star comfort and service and unique charm. Get a full list of the best eco-hotels in Costa Rica and top Costa Rica tours, along with Costa Rica vacation packages, at 2Costa Rica Travel agency.
Hotel Gaia, Manuel Antonio Beach
Gaia Luxury Boutique Hotel and Reserve is set on 14 acres of rainforest overlooking the gorgeous beach, offshore islands and stunning coastline of Manuel Antonio, on Costa Rica’s Central Pacific Coast. The renowned Manuel Antonio National Park is minutes away from the chic, five-star eco-friendly adult and teen only resort.
Eco-friendly Hotel El Establo offers you luxury in the Monteverde cloud forest with dramatic views of the Nicoya Gulf and sensational sunsets. The half Costa Rican – half Quaker family-owned hotel is set on a private 150-acre farm that is 50% protected primary forest, and located adjacent to the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve.
Hotel Punta Islita, Nicoya Peninsula
Overlooking a white sand beach and blue Pacific Ocean on Costa Rica’s Nicoya Peninsula, Hotel Punta Islita is an extraordinary, sophisticated eco-hotel. Holding the maximum level in the Costa Rican Tourism Board’s (ICT) Certificate for Sustainable Tourism, the five-star eco-hotel features luxury rooms, suites and private villas.
Villa Blanca Cloud Forest Hotel & Spa, San Ramon
Just over an hour’s drive from the San Jose International Airport, eco-minded travelers enjoy the pure beauty and excellent service of Villa Blanca Cloud Forest Hotel. Located on 75 acres in the Los Angeles Private Biological Nature Reserve by the town of San Ramon, the hotel is ideally situated to get to the Arenal Volcano.
Xandari Plantation Resort & Spa, Alajuela
Xandari Resort & Spa is luxury eco-hotel only 20 minutes from the San Jose International Airport, on a 40-acre plantation overlooking the Central Valley of Costa Rica. Bold art, vanguard architecture, magnificent vistas and pastoral landscapes create an enchanting setting for 24 private villas.
Article by Shannon Farley