National Geographic features in their section “unique lodges of the world” two Costa Rican hotels, the Pacuare Lodge located in the Caribbean, and Lapa Ríos Eco Lodge in the Osa Península.
The Pacuare Lodge is defined by the magazine as a pioneer in ecotourism while the Lapa Ríos Eco-Lodge is recognized as a model of sustainable tourism.
Pacuare Lodge views the Pacuare River in the enchanting Caribbean of Costa Rica. The Pacuare river is one of the favored destinations in the country for the white water rafting, the luxurious villas are enclosed by the virgin rainforests of the Talamanca Mountains. The cottages have no electricity, which gives it a perfect feeling of disconnection from the stress of everyday life.
Lapa Rios is part of the Cayuga Collection of Sustainable Luxury Hotels and Lodges. Nestled in the flawless Osa Peninsula rainforest, it features 17 bungalows with ocean views, salt water pool, fine dining options and diverse comforts; but its most appealing aspect is the peace that encompasses it. Lapa Rios has also earned recognition by other publications, among them, it made the Condé Nast Traveler Gold List 2014, the Condé Nast Traveler Reader’s Choice Awards as one of the Best Hotels in the World 2014, and Forbes Traveler Hotels with the Most Beautiful Views.
Other lodges mentioned in the listing include: Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve in Western Cape, South Africa; Fregate Island Private in Fregate Island, Seychelles; Grootbos Private Nature Reserve in Western Cape, South Africa; Kasbah Du Toubkal in High Atlas Mountains, Morocco; Mara Plains Camp and Chyulu Hills in Kenya, among others.
The uncommon lodges of the world is a collection of high-quality hotels that offer unique experiences and are dedicated to protecting the environment.
(2017, 9 February 2017). Two Costa Rican hotels among National Geographic Unique Lodges – Costa Rica Star News. [Weblog]. Retrieved 9 February 2017, from http://news.co.cr/two-costa-rican-hotels-among-national-geographic-unique-lodges/56398/.