Eco-tourism Archive

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 [...]

Mountainside Luxury with a View – Rancho Pacifico

There plenty of tasteful, comfortable, eco-friendly luxury hotels in Costa Rica, so the competition is stiff to get your attention. Rancho Pacifico manages to stand out, however, and attracts plenty of guests who can afford to stay anywhere they want. Where else does the restaurant’s bathroom wall have thank-you notes from Sheryl Crow, Anderson Cooper, [...]

Getting Close to Wildlife at Lapa Rios in Costa Rica

After leaving Playa Nicuesa I puttered across the Golfo Dulce to Puerto Jiminez and bumped my way up to Lapa Rios, this time with my wife and daughter with me. They flew in on Nature Air via San Jose, which is pretty painless considering how remote and wild this area is. It’s a rough road [...]