Eco-tourism Archive

A Video Tour of Jicaro Island Eco-Lodge in Nicaragua

If you’re looking for a peaceful place to get away from it all, a short flight away from much of the U.S., El Jicaro Island Eco-Lodge on Nicaragua’s big lake near Granada would be a fine choice. Later I will post some photos on here of animals and food, but how about a video tour [...]

Touring Nicaragua with a Helping Hand

We’ve been covering luxury travel in Nicaragua since we launched in 2007, but the boom in tourism everyone was expecting then has taken longer to arrive than hoped. There are a few reasons for this—fear of the ex-Sandanista president’s regime for a start. Plus while there are some great luxury hotels in Nicaragua, there haven’t [...]

Latitude 10 Luxe Eco-resort in Costa Rica

We don’t make it a habit to review inns with only five rooms, but we made an exception for this luxury home turned small hotel in the Nicoya Peninsula of Costa Rica. Latitude 10 is small, yes, and as with many resorts in Costa Rica, you are asked to sweat a bit for the sake [...]

Updates for Costa Rica Luxury Hotels

Back in December I spent a couple weeks traveling through Costa Rica. There’s an adventure tour story on the way and I added a few new hotels—see the Costa Rica category of this blog for links to those. But I also took some time to revisit some luxury hotel favorites and revamp older reviews. For [...]

Additions to our Costa Rica Luxury Travel Coverage

A while back I put up a post on this blog about the eco-friendly resort that really walks the walk, Playa Nicuesa. On the gulf that runs between the mainland and the Osa Peninsula, this is an adventure resort with a conscious and one that offers a great mix of water and jungle activities. Now [...]