For the truly adventurous outdoorsman, Luna Lodge has modern, comfortable accommodations. Located in the Osa Peninsula, not far from Corcovada National Park, the resort offers a number of housing options for guests, with everything from jungle bungalows to stand-up tents.
The theme of Luna Lodge is sustainability, so it is no surprise that much of the food served in the El Eclipse Total restaurant is grown right on the property. Designed as a retreat for both the body and the mind, there are no televisions in guestrooms, and Luna's staff teaches daily yoga classes.
Carate, Peninsula de Osa Puntarenas Apdo 33
Finca Rosa Blanca Coffee Plantation and Inn
Finca Blanca is the synthesis of opulence and environmental responsibility. Though not far from the San Jose airport, the hotel is tucked back into the countryside with not a chain restaurant or hotel in sight. Aside from lodging, the resort is also a working organic coffee plantation and provides daily tours and samplings for the guests.
For those who need more than just a warm bed and a breathtaking view, Finca Blanca is also a veritable playground for the active traveler; the resort has horseback-riding, canopy tours, hiking, and white water rafting excursions. And there's no need to head back into San Jose for dinner - the El Tigre Vestidio Restaurant serves local, organic cuisine all day.
Apdo Postal 41-3009
Santa Bárbara, Heredia, Costa Rica
Lapa Rios Rainforest Ecolodge
Situated on the Pacific coast in Puntarenas, Lapa Rios is on the cutting edge of eco-tourism and proves that protecting the environment does mean sacrificing guest comfort. Lapa Rios has 16 thatched bungalows with bamboo furniture and floors, solar-heated showers, and sundecks with hammocks overlooking the sparkling ocean vista. The hotel's restaurant, Brisa Azul, is staffed entirely by locals and the menu changes based on season and crop availability; their unique and collaborative dishes have even led to a cookbook.
USA "Mail Drop" Box 025216-SJO 706
Miami, FL 33102-5216
(011) 506 - 2735-5130