Eco-tourism Archive

Bosque del Cabo in the Wildest Part of Costa Rica

Plenty of tourists hit the standard route in search of wildlife in Costa Rica. Often what they encounter are crowded parks where the savvy creatures have divided into two camps: those who want to avoid the humans and pesky monkeys who want to get fed by them. (The sloths won’t commit to moving for anything […]

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Closer to Nature at Napo Wildlife Center in Ecuador

While you might think of another country immediately if you hear “Amazon lodge,” there are actually more high-end places to stay in Ecuador, where getting there is not such a slog either. We’ve just added our third jungle lodge in the Amazon Basin region there, Napo Wildlife Center. While this one might be a tad […]

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A Tour of Playa Cativo Luxury Eco Lodge in Costa Rica

Can a resort be eco-friendly but also chic and comfortable? Playa Cativo Lodge, a newcomer on the Gulfo Dulce across from the Osa Peninsula, does an admirable balancing act. It’s in a country where the green travel competition is stiff—Costa Rica—but this one does a better job than most of providing a luxe experience while […]

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An Adventure Travel Trip Through Baja Sur, Mexico

Most people, including most of our readers I’m sure, equate “Baja” with Los Cabos. Sure, the area at the end of the peninsula is the one with the most resorts, the golf courses, and the big international airport, but Baja is a very long peninsula. So long in fact that it’s made up of two […]

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Playing with Baby Gray Whales in Baja Sur, Mexico

There are plenty of places to go whale watching in the Baja Sur section of the peninsula off the west coast of Mexico. This is, after all, the Mexican state with the most coastline and there are multiple bays and migration channels loved by whales of all kinds. If you travel to San Ignacio Lagoon, […]

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Lapa Rios Reserve in Costa Rica Gets Permanent Conservation Easement

One of my greatest family travel memories is when the three of us stayed at Lapa Rios Ecolodge on the Osa Peninsula of Costa Rica. Sure, the views were stunning and the food was good, but what made it special was the incredible array of wildlife we saw. For the story and photos, see this […]

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