Looking to get off the grid and away from it all? Wake up nestled in the canopy of the rainforest or in a cabana on the beach. Spend your days roaming through pristine settings like Corcovado National Park on the Osa Peninsula, one of the many preserves that your eco-lodge works to protect. In keeping with their strong commitment to the conservation and protection of natural resources, eco-lodges offer activities with a low impact on the environment like hiking, snorkeling, and bird watching. Food served in the restaurants is as local and seasonal as possible, and you can expect simple, yet charming accommodations that emphasize the enjoyment of Costa Rica’s stunningly diverse beauty.
The Whales and Dolphins Eco Lodge is located south of Domincal, in the southern Pacific town of Uvita. This four-star hotel blends the elements of nature and marine wildlife expertise with excellent hospitality. The area is home to beautiful beaches, jungles, waterfalls and spectacular marine life. Rated 8.8/10 by visitors
Just east of the world renowned Arenal Volcano in the Central Highlands, the Chachagua Rainforest Hotel and Hacienda is a 300-acre working ranch and eco-adventurers paradise. A perfect fusion of eco-friendly practices and generous hospitality, this hotel demonstrates a new vision of sustainability through its commitment to farming and environmental stewardship. Rated 8.0/10 by visitors
The Ro Magnolia Nature Lodge is situated along the Pacific coast near the town of Dominical. Set on a 280-acre (113-ha) piece of property between Manual Antonio and the Osa Peninsula, this small eco-lodge is a haven for nature lovers.
The ocean view, cliff dwelling Aguila de Osa Inn is located in Drake Bay, on the outskirts of the Corcovado National Reserve on the Osa Peninsula. This absolutely stunning oasis is characterized by jaw-dropping, raw beauty. Corcovado boasts some of the country's best beaches, most untamed rainforest and most abundant wildlife. Drake bay, specifically, is full of unspoiled beaches and emerald blue waters perfect for swimming. Rated 9.5/10 by visitors
Lapa Rios, the enchanting eco-resort, is located on the Osa Peninsula, where Golfo Dulce meets the Pacific Ocean. Here you can view nature at its purest. Discover one of the planet's most bio-diverse regions, rich in untouched rainforest, insects, wildlife and desolate beaches. The Osa Peninsula is truly for the nature lover and adventurer. Rated 7.8/10 by visitors
Discount: On a 4 night stay, the fourth night is free (2013-04-20 - 2013-06-15)
Casa Corcovado is located on the northern end of the Osa Peninsula, on Drake Bay. This peninsula is truly one of the most outstanding and untouched wilderness areas, and home to the tallest primary rainforest on the planet. Also, the National Geographic magazine has declared this one of the most biologically intense places on earth. Rated 9.6/10 by visitors
The Arenal Observatory Lodge is situated just outside of La Fortuna, at the foot of the Arenal Volcano. Drawing excited tourists from around the world, this majestic volcano, surrounded on all sides by tropical rainforest, puts on an outstanding lava show. La Fortuna is a quaint, yet bustling town offering an assortment of restaurants, shops and attractions. Rated 9.2/10 by visitors
Dedicated to preserving the precious rainforest and maintaining a sacred bond with the land, the Finca Luna Nueva Lodge is a rustic yet luxurious eco-lodge located outside of La Fortuna, Central Highlands. Originally a ginger and turmeric farm, this certified organic biodynamic farm is alive with energy and eager to convey its knowledge of sustainable practices. Rated 9.3/10 by visitors
Buena Vista Lodge sits on a large hacienda near the periphery of Rincon de la Vieja National Park in Guanacaste. The Guanacaste Province is a diverse geographic region containing many microclimates, and the landscape surrounding Rincon de la Vieja is markedly different from the flat plains and famous surfing beaches below. Rated 7.2/10 by visitors
Discount: On a 3 night stay, the third night is free (2013-05-01 - 2013-12-15)
El Sabanero Eco-Lodge is located on the north Pacific side of Costa Rica, in the province of Guanacaste. Just a 10 minute drive away is the popular beach of Tamarindo, where you will find casual and fine dining options, boutiques, cafes, and fun nightlife at the local bars and discoteques. The province of Guanacaste boasts outstanding beaches and lush tropical scenery, perfect for those looking for an exciting beach vacation and long summer days. Rated 8.0/10 by visitors
Hotel Hacienda Guachipelin is located at the foot of the Rincon de la Vieja Volcano, in the northwestern region of Guanacaste. The hacienda borders the popular Rincon de la Vieja National Park. Natural hot springs, virgin forests, jungle waterfalls and volcanic mud pots are just some of the many attractions tourists can enjoy during a stay at the hacienda. Rated 8.4/10 by visitors
Anzania Bungalows is an exotically designed jungles edge hotel located at Cocles Beach in the South Caribbean Region. Visitors will be charmed when relaxing poolside or eating delicious Argentinian style food next to the tropical gardens and thatched roof buildings of Anzania Bungalows. Rated 7.3/10 by visitors
The Savegre Mountain Hotel is located in the central valley, near San Jose. The hotel lies in San Gerardo de Dota, a small community in the Talamanca Mountains, in the midst of a precious ecosystem. The beautiful town of San Gerardo de Dota offers fresh mountain air, outstanding cloud forests, some of the best bird watching in the country and amazing peach, plum and apple orchards. Rated 9.0/10 by visitors
Shawandha Lodge is located on the Caribbean side of Costa Rica, in the town of Puerto Viejo. The southern Caribbean coast masterfully blends wilderness and beautiful coastline. You will find a world of beautiful exotic birds, playful animals and smiling people. Puerto Viejo is a laid back beach town, offering a selection of restaurants, gift stores and live entertainment. Rated 8.9/10 by visitors
Hotel Villa Lapas is an eco-resort, all-inclusive hotel located in the Pacific rainforest of Costa Rica near the bustling town of Jaco. Our close proximity to the Carara National Reserve, the Trcoles river and our own private reserve allows us the singular luxury of offering you the unique comparison of two different ecosystems and two different climates. Rated 8.1/10 by visitors
Rancho Margot is located along the shores of Lake Arenal, with rivers and streams flowing through the property and right at the foothills of the Children Eternal Rain Forest, one of Costa Rica's most famous conservation projects. Rated 9.3/10 by visitors
Dantica Cloud Forest Lodge is an eco-boutique hotel, which was built between 2003 and 2008. It provides the following facilities; sleeping, restaurant, gallery, trails, tours and relaxing, combining quality and comfort in order to allow you to experience and enjoy the cloud forest in its purest form. Rated 9.6/10 by visitors
The Tortuga Lodge and Gardens is on Costa Rica's northeast Caribbean coast, just offshore of the port town of Limon. Limon is a lively town with a distinct Jamaican influence found in the ambiance and foods. Tortuguero, wherein lies the lodge, is a unique place, as it is only accessible by boat. The draw of Tortuguero is its slow-moving tropical rivers, astounding rainforests, and the Tortuguero National Park, one of the most important nesting sights of the Green Sea Turtle. Rated 9.5/10 by visitors
La Cusinga Lodge is located in the small town of Uvita, along Costa Rica's southern Pacific coast. Laying 11 miles (17 km) south of Dominical, Uvita is less crowded than other beach destinations, but just as charming. Rated 9.7/10 by visitors
Nestled between the Tenorio and Miravalles volcanoes in Guanacaste's northern highlands, Celeste Mountain Lodge's location couldn't be better - hikes through the Tenorio Volcano National Park, rafting along the Ro Celeste and horseback rides to the Bijagua Waterfall are easily arranged and widely enjoyed. Rated 7.8/10 by visitors
Located in the foothills of the central highlands, an hour from the San Jose International Airport, is the Villa Blanca Cloud Forest Hotel. Here you'll be surrounded by pristine cloud forest and a private biological reserve. Medicinal plants, hundreds of bird species, insects and amazing fauna are just part of the area's attractions. A short distance away lays the nearby town of San Ramon, offering excellent restaurants, bars, and museums. Rated 9.5/10 by visitors
Discount: On a 3 night stay, the third night is free (2013-05-01 - 2013-11-14)
Bosque del Cabo Lodge's location at the tip of the Osa Peninsula is a nature lover's dream - rainforests and national parks blanket the land, while the pristine Pacific Ocean undulates serenely nearby. The lodge is set 22 km south of Puerto Jimenez in southern Costa Rica, a laid-back, off-the-beaten-path type destination that provides easy access to scenic beaches and lush forests. Rated 10.0/10 by visitors
The Esquinas Rainforest lodge is located in the remote southern zone of Costa Rica's Osa Peninsula. Experience raw beauty at its best in this pristine wilderness zone of primary and secondary rainforest and endless stretches of deserted beaches. The lodge rests on Piedra Blancas National Park an extension of the Corcovado National Park and borders the Golfito Forest Reserve. This region attracts the adventure tourist, the naturalist, bird watchers and explorers.
The Samasati Nature Retreat is in the gorgeous setting of the South Caribbean, embedded in 250 acres of lush virgin rain forest overlooking the ocean. This sustainable hotel offers a romantic, tranquil sanctuary for travelers who love to explore nature, seek out adventure, and practice yoga.
Latitude 10 Beach Resort is located in the small, lively town of Santa Teresa. Santa Teresa sits along the southwestern edge of the Nicoya Peninsula and enjoys wonderful surfing, beach combing, and fishing. Rated 10.0/10 by visitors
Discount: On a 3 night stay, the third night is free (2013-08-25 - 2013-12-15)
Hotel Almendros y Corales is situated on the breathtaking Caribbean coast, in the heart of the Gandoca Manzanillo Wildlife Refuge. The Caribbean coast presents a unique blend of Afro Caribbean, Indigenous and Costa Rican cultures. These mixtures are all noted in the cuisine, lifestyle, and the sounds of reggae and calypso music filling the air, making the Caribbean a truly unique side of Costa Rica. Rated 9.0/10 by visitors
Luna Lodge is a secluded eco-lodge set in the pristine and fascinating Osa Peninsula. Within the 700 sq. miles of the Osa Peninsula, a staggering 2.5% of the worlds total biodiversity is contained. Home to the Corcovado National Park, the Osa Peninsula is one of the most bio-diverse places on Earth and has become known as the premier eco-tourism destination in Costa Rica.
Finca Rosa Blanca Coffee Plantation and Inn is situated above the beautiful Central Valley of Costa Rica in Santa Barbara de Heredia. Heredia is considered one of the largest cities and one of the most beautiful provinces in the country just 15 minutes from the San Jose airport. Though Heredia is a considerable sized city offering all the amenities of the capital visitors will find it more low key and elegant and a great hub for exploration. Rated 10.0/10 by visitors
Discount: Stay two nights and pay for one. (2013-08-25 - 2013-11-24)
Set on its own private bay, Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge is located on the most southern part of the Osa Peninsula. This secluded wonderland is home to many of the country's rare and endangered animals such as wild cats, the Harpy Eagle and Scarlet Macaw. This area has been named one of the most biologically diverse places on earth and contains Central America's largest remaining Pacific Coast Rainforest. Here you'll discover jade waters and endless lush green vegetation amongst unspoiled remote beaches truly a sight to behold and treasure for a lifetime. Rated 10.0/10 by visitors
Isolated on the south end of the Osa Peninsula, South Pacific Region, the Blue Osa Yoga Sanctuary and Spa is nestled into the jungle overlooking a secluded beach. Located 8 miles from Puerto Jimenez, this exquisitely designed property creates a comfortable and relaxing ambiance where guests can focus on restoring their personal well being.
Turtle Beach Lodge is located in the Province of Limon in the Tortuguero National Park. Getting to Tortuguero is a wondrous trip as you need to use a plane or boat to arrive there. It's about a three and a half hour boat ride from Puerto Limon, where you can find an active night life, restaurants and bars. A unique difference from this town compared to the rest of Costa Rica is its heavy Afro- Caribbean influence and culture. Rated 8.9/10 by visitors
The Copa De Arbol Beach and Rainforest Resort is nestled amongst 70 acres of pristine rainforest reserve along the South Pacific coastline. Between Drake Bay and Corcovado National Park, this luxurious beachfront eco-resort caters to those travelers seeking an off-the-beaten-path rainforest and ocean experience.
Situated within Costa Ricas Caribbean region along the banks of the Pacuare River, the Pacuare Jungle Lodge is an experience in comfort, conservation and community. The lodge is nestled within a 25,000-acre protected area known as Pacuare, which begins near the town of Siquirres and descends down the Talamancan mountain range. Rated 9.8/10 by visitors
The Blue Jay Lodge is located on the southern tip of the Nicoya Peninsula, in Mal Pais. This area will surprise you with its population of young and happy free-spirits living in respectful harmony with the surroundings. Roaring waves break on the golden sandy beaches, considered to be among the best in the world for surfing. The beach is also full of quiet, secluded coves, reefs and tide pools that offer tranquility. Rated 7.1/10 by visitors
Set amidst the cloud forest near Santa Maria de Dota in the south central region of Costa Rica, El Toucanet Lodge provides a comfortable, rustic setting with panoramic views and direct access to an optimal bird watching habitat.
Just a short walk from Santa Teresas white sand beaches along the Nicoya Peninsula, the Canaima Chill House offers a luxurious place to lounge in a jungle setting. The rustic boutique hotel fulfills the image of tropical paradise with its wood and bamboo dcor and swimming pool pillow area blending in seamlessly with the rain forest. Rated 9.8/10 by visitors
Star Mountain is a mosaic of jungle, rolling hills, mountains, streams and hiking trails. This eco resort is tucked away in the hillside, yet only 2km to the nearest beach. At Star Mountain you will be surrounded by lush gardens and wildlife. The shared outdoor salon is plushly furnished with sofas, chairs and tables is perfect for reading and writing. Tucked within lush gardens is a beautiful swimming pool and Jacuzzi.
Set in the South Pacific region, Danta Corcovado Lodge is a family run farm with lodging options on the Osa Peninsula. Danta Corcovado Lodge offers creatively designed accommodations in a rainforest setting 8 km from Corcovado National Park and with close proximity to the Guaymi Indigenous Reserve.
The small, charming Trogon Lodge sits on the highest peak in the lush Central Valley highlands of Costa Rica. This magical and rustic lodge is a short two hour drive from San Jose. As visitors drive up, marvelous views appear before their eyes, including lush plantations, rich countryside and views of the valley. This is the perfect hideaway for nature lovers, birdwatchers and those wanting to get away from city life. Rated 9.7/10 by visitors
The Korrigan Lodge is located 5 miles (8 km) south of Puerto Viejo. Set along the Caribbean coast, this area has spectacular natural scenery and a cultural climate that is much different from the rest of the country.
The Cloud Forest Lodge is a peaceful, quiet sanctuary in Monteverde, situated on about 70 acres of primary and secondary forest and alive with the chorus of birds and howler monkeys. Walk along the miles of trails around the lodge or spend a lazy afternoon in the sitting area with a TV. Indulge in the impressive view of the cloud forest from your table in the restaurant which serves typical Costa Rican food, or simply enjoy a cocktail from the bar. Rated 8.3/10 by visitors
A new, 150-acre (60-hectare) reserve located just north of Boca Tapada, San Carlos is the site for the Maquenque Eco-Lodge. Set within the Northern Lowlands Region of Costa Rica, the lodge is near several national parks, biological stations, and wildlife refuges. Rated 9.8/10 by visitors
La Quinta Country Inn is located in the northeastern portion of Cost Rica, in Sarapiqui, just 60 miles from San Jose. Surrounded by tropical rainforest, private reserves and La Selva Biological station, this area caters to eco-tourists, thrill seekers looking to river raft down the Sarapiqui River, or couples seeking a peaceful stay in paradise. These are also prime grounds for birders. The hotel is recognized by the National Accreditation commission for sustainable tourism. Rated 9.5/10 by visitors
The Selva Verde Lodge is nestled in the lowland tropical rainforest of Costa Rica, in Puerto Viejo de Sarapiqui, along the Sarapiqui River. The lodge is known as being the pioneer of the eco-tourism movement in Costa Rica. This is a magical haven for bird watchers, nature enthusiasts, and hikers desiring to experience the rainforest. Located near the lodge is the town of Puerto Viejo de Sarapiqui, where guests will find a number of services and facilities, including bars and restaurants. Rated 8.7/10 by visitors
La Leona Lodge is located right outside the La Leona station of the Corcovado National Park, in the Osa Peninsula. The Osa Peninsula is one of the best places for ecotourism in Costa Rica - a destination that offers a unique experience for both nature lovers and outdoor adventurers alike. Rated 9.3/10 by visitors
The Cataratas Bijagua Lodge is set on the lush slopes of the Miravalles Volcano and the banks of the Bijagua River in the Guanacaste province. Within the Bijauga de Upala region, this rural lodge is devoted to sustainable living and a rural lifestyle.