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Arenal Manoa Hotel
Arenal Manoa Hotel
Region: Arenal
Habitat: Mountain / Rural Farm
Activities:
estrellaestrellaestrella Bird/Wildlife Observation, Hiking
estrellaestrella Biking, Canopy, Horseback Riding, Rafting
Located 10 mins. from La Fortuna, this hotel has 40 jr suites with volcano views, private bathroom with a small interior garden and balcony. All rooms are equipped with two queen-sized beds, air conditioning, satellite tv, telephone, terrace with views of the volcano, minibar, safe-deposit box and coffee maker. The hotel also features pool with swim-up bar, children’s pool, Jacuzzi and restaurant. Temperate climate.


Casa Turire Hotel
Casa Turire Hotel
Region: Turrialba
Habitat: Rural Farm
Activities:
estrellaestrellaestrella Rafting
estrellaestrella Biking, Bird/Wildlife Observation, Hiking, Horseback Riding
Located in Turrialba Valley near the wild Reventazón River, renowned for white water rafting. Here the accent is on comfort and relaxation in a tropical paradise setting. Friendly Costa Rican hospitality and well appointed rooms and suites in an elegant country mansion.


Morgan's Rock Hacienda & Ecolodge
Morgan's Rock Hacienda & Ecolodge
Region: Nicaragua
Habitat: Beach / Rural Farm / Tropical Dry Forest
Activities:
estrellaestrellaestrella Hiking, Horseback Riding
estrellaestrella Bird/Wildlife Observation, Fishing, Kayaking
Tucked into the forest just back from a private beach, this 15-villa, upscale ecolodge, close to the Costa Rican border on Nicaragua's Pacific coast, is part of a 4,450-acre sustainably-managed hacienda. Recently opened in September 2004, vanguard travelers should go now, before Morgan's Rock becomes one of the toughest reservations in all of Latin America.


Poas Volcano Lodge
Poas Volcano Lodge
Region: Sarapiqui
Habitat: Mountain / Rural Farm
Activities:
estrellaestrellaestrella Bird/Wildlife Observation, Hiking
estrellaestrella Canopy
"Located on the road between Poas and Vara Blancas...This lodge was erected as a main house for an English dairy farm. It is set on the slopes of the mountainside and has warm touches like a reading room, a sunken fireplace and stone walls. The spare but inviting rooms of the Poas Volcano Lodge are decorated with travel souvenirs from countries around the world. This has a great home like feeling, and you will find this a comfortable retreat to return to after spending the day exploring the wonders of Poas Volcano.” -Destination 360 Travel Guides, 2006.


Savegre Mountain Lodge
Savegre Mountain Lodge
Region: Central Highlands
Habitat: Mountain / Rural Farm / Tropical Cloud Forest
Activities:
estrellaestrellaestrella Bird/Wildlife Observation, Hiking
Set in a valley so spectacular that a postcard photographer might pass it up because nobody would believe it was true. Twenty cabins at 7,200 feet above sea level on a family farm with a clear trout stream running through it, surrounded by one of the finest examples of highland cloud forest on the planet.


Villablanca Cloud Forest Hotel
Villablanca Cloud Forest Hotel
Region: Central Highlands
Habitat: Mountain / Rural Farm / Tropical Cloud Forest
Activities:
estrellaestrellaestrella Bird/Wildlife Observation, Hiking, Spa/Yoga
Located on a hilltop an hour from the San Jose International Airport, Villablanca is in the elite group of “Green Hotels of Costa Rica.” It has 34 spacious “casitas,” nicely decorated and many with fireplaces to combat the cool, mountain climate. The restaurant serves traditional Central American food as well as salads and other healthy choices. Facilities include a lounge, entertainment room with games for children, spa, gift shop with quality handicrafts, conference room, and a 34-seat multimedia theater featuring nightly movies. Nature trails on the property and birding and other tours offered. Cool climate.


Xandari Plantation
Xandari Plantation
Region: San José
Habitat: Rural Farm
Activities:
estrellaestrellaestrella Rafting
estrellaestrella Hiking, Spa/Yoga
Xandari Plantation consists of 16 spacious villas on a 40 acre coffee and fruit plantation overlooking Costa Rica's Central Valley... The creation of architect Sherrill Broudy and artist Charlene Broudy, who envisioned a paradise reflecting the natural beauty of Costa Rica.

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