Sunday, October 5, 2008

Eco-Tourism

I have never been to Costa Rica, but I've heard wonderful things about the lush, Central American country, which boasts many eco-tourism programs and hotels.

Villa Blanca Cloud Forest Hotel is more than just your ordinary Costa Rican hotel - it's a 75 acre boutique hotel, surrounded by a private, biological reserve that desires to combine "country style hospitality with a profound respect for the natural surroundings." It is also a member of the C.S.T (Certification in Sustainable Tourism) program.

5 comments:

Lauren said...

this hotel is FANTASTIC. I'd really recommend it to anyone planning a trip to Costa Rica. It's absolutely beautiful and we had some great wildlife encounters while staying there.

Anonymous said...

I lived in Costa Rica for two years while in the Peace Corps and it is, indeed, a beautiful country. They are making a great effort to keep the country clean and green.

bridal buzz said...

I visited Costa Rica in the spring of 2007 and was blown away by the country. It's beautiful, resourceful and the people are just so incredibly friendly! We stayed our first few nights at the Arenal Springs Resort, near the Arenal Volcano, and the views were amazing, even at night you could see the glow from the volcano. The food was amazing, excellent service with a friendly, laid back staff (who recommended a variety of great local beers), and really nice rooms. Nothing too fancy, but very nice. I loved the fact that the air conditioner and lights automatically turned off when you left the room, so conservative!

Jennifer said...

Thanks for all your comments. I'm so jealous! Everyone always has such good things to say about Costa Rica! I hope to visit one day.

Kimberley said...

I've always wanted to go to Costa Rica too! Everyone makes it sound so unbelievable.
If you get a chance, check out these sustainable and philanthropic honeymoons. Plenty of have eco-luxurious trips for the earth-lover.

Your blog has plenty of helpful tips! I'm helping my sister plan her wedding in the fall and all the information I can get is immensely helpful. So thank you!

Kimberley (http://www.elevatedestinations.com/honeymoons.html)

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