Costa Rica is world famous for its incredible biodiversity and landmark adoption of eco-friendly policies. Amazingly, Costa Rica generates nearly all of it’s energy from renewable sources like hydropower facilities, geothermal plants, wind turbines, and solar. You can see a wide array of wildlife including: sloths, jaguars, iguanas, frogs, monkeys, and more. There are dozens of excellent lodges and tours that are sustainable certified and there is a strong push from the government for companies to continue to be more eco-friendly. Whether you are a thrill-seeker, animal lover, or general ecotourist; a journey to Costa Rica will surely be a memorable one.
- Wildlife Watching
- Zip lining
Lapa Rios Ecolodge
“Since its inception, sustainability has been a core value at Lapa Rios Eco Lodge. We have been committed to conserving this incredible region and creating a sustainable property for nearly two decades.” The lodge has received the five-leaf level award (the highest they give) from the Costa Rica Tourism Board’s (ICT) Certification for Sustainable Tourism. They give guided tours in which guests can hike up through lsuh rainforest to pristine waterfalls, splash back along the Carbonera River, share the cool early morning air with over 300 bird species that inhabit the reserve or surf and kayak among hundreds of tropical fish. Guided ours in the Lapa Rios Reserve help to support the ongoing maintenance and pay back the land acquisition of the ecological reserve. By choosing to hike and learn about the area with a knowledgeable local guide, guests help support the community economy and play a vital role in helping to preserve a rainforest while gaining first hand knowledge about the environment. With a 5 star rating from Trip Advisor you can’t go wrong with Lapa Rios.
El Sabanero Ecolodge
Located in the province of Guanacaste at a few minutes drive from the famous Tamarindo Beach, El Sabanero eco lodge is positioned right in the middle of lush tropical landscape and a perfect beach setting. They believe in sustainability as one of their core values, “As an Eco Lodge we strongly value our natural surroundings and the community we are part of. We are committed to supporting our community by inspiring leadership and providing help and support where its needed, as well as host local families and children for swimming and other outdoor activities. We respect the land, water, air, natural, and cultural resources which we depend on by recycling, composting, and using biodegradable cleaning products.”