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The best luxury eco-lodges in Costa Rica

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8 August 2019 by Patrick Griffin

With its glorious beaches, Costa Rica seems custom-built for luxurious indulgence. However, you barely have to look closer to discover a rich natural world that cloaks some of the world’s finest wildlife experiences. To celebrate this unique symbiosis, I’ve picked out the following collection of Costa Rica’s finest boutique eco-properties, and an itinerary which includes stays at them all. Each one meets the stringent standards of Costa Rica’s highly praised Certification of Sustainable Tourism (CST) programme.

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Lapa Rios Ecolodge, Osa Peninsula

Rated the top hotel in Central America by Condé Nast Traveller, the Lapa Rios Ecolodge is set on the remote, southernly Osa Peninsula. It’s positioned 350 feet above the Pacific and surrounded by tropical rainforest, featuring just 16 luxe bungalows, a fantastic infinity pool and superb full-board dining. You’ll spend your time on everything from surfing and horseback rides to rainforest hikes, looking out for squirrel monkeys and wild cats. Don’t worry, there’s also plenty of time for some golden-sands relaxation.

Aerial shot of Lapa Rios Ecolodge
Lapa Rios Ecolodge from above

Lagarta Lodge, Nicoya Peninsula

Home to some of Costa Rica’s best beaches, the Nicoya Peninsula – in the country’s far northwest – is the perfect conclusion to any trip. To best experience its unique blend of sun-kissed relaxation and wildlife-filled rainforest, I particularly recommend a stay at Lagarta Lodge. Year round, literally thousands of turtles nest on its nearby beach every single month, with regular six-day periods where 500,000 hatchlings are born. That’s alongside the region’s spider monkeys, jaguars and colourful parrots.

Costa Rican turtle hatchling crawling towards the sea
Turtle hatchling

El Silencio Lodge, Bajos del Toro

El Silencio, as its name suggests, is surrounded by serene quiet, provided by the most diverse and accessible cloud forest in Central America. Positioned right in the country’s heartlands, guided hikes here bring you among thick jungles to discover secret waterfalls and mighty volcanoes. It’s all animated by the likes of toucans and mountain squirrels. You’ll then return each day to canopied suites, indulgent full-board dining and spectacular floor-to-ceiling views over the surrounding verdure.

El Silencio Lodge among the Costa Rican jungle
El Silencio Lodge

Stay at all three on our Luxury Costa Rica itinerary

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Costa Rica, Latin America’s eco-tourism hotspot, offers plenty of opportunity to surround yourself with nature with an abundance of incredible wildlife and some truly breathtaking landscapes from towering volcanoes and dense rainforest to some of the continents finest beaches.

Lapa Rios Ecolodge

Lapa Rios Ecolodge, Osa Peninsula

Contemporary eco-accommodation

This luxury eco-lodge is located in the remote Osa Peninsula deep in the rainforest, offering open air bungalows and ocean views for guests to truly immerse themselves in nature.

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