Hotel Lands in love – Tierras Enamoradas is an environmental and animal friendly zone. 280 acre of eco resort, located in a hidden valley in the middle of a cloud forest. We are 19 friends of many years, all of us originally from Israel, vegetarian and animal lovers. A few months after visiting Costa Rica, we packed all our lives (including our 30 dogs and 50 cats) and moved here. Three months of working days and nights brought this place to the point of modern operational ecological vegetarian resort. You are welcome to feel at home, secure and relaxed, enjoying a rejuvenating experience. The resort with its unique atmosphere is a perfect path to one’s integrity and inner self.
Farm of Life invites you to join in a group retreat, or to create your very own healing vacation. From January – April, choose from a variety of yoga, raw food, eco-adventure and wellness retreats facilitated by inspiring facilitators. (see events for our retreat listing.) The rest of the year, you can create your very own personal healing vacation for recharging body, soul, and life passion. Thrive on vegan, vegetarian and raw food meals highlighting fresh, organic, local and seasonal produce. Revive your body and spirit with detox, health coaching, yoga, spa services and eco-tours. Enjoy waterfalls, wildlife, beaches, jungle & mountain hikes. Affordable accommodations with modern amenities. A serene setting atop a lush green valley with spectacular views, pleasant temperatures and stunning Pacific sunsets.
Saladero is more than just an ecolodge, it is also our home. You are our guests in this magical and pristine part of Costa Rica (accessible only by boat!). Join us and learn about our sustainable way of life. Sleep well in comfortable private cabins, and eat homemade, organic, delicious, fresh food. Explore the surrounding flora and fauna, and more importantly, relax and disconnect… (there is still a little bit of WIFI to stay in touch with your family at home!) Whether you’re a bird, nature, photography or sciences enthusiast, or whether you’re coming as a couple, family or small group, we will always have something special for you to do and see.
La Kukula Lodge is in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, in Playa Chiquita beach area, next to the best beaches in Costa Rica’s South Caribbean Coast and to Gandoca-Manzanillo Wildlife Park and Jaguar Wildlife Rescue Center. Our lodge was designed following sustainable arquitecture principles to allow our guests to enjoy the natural environment and its biodiversity. At La Kukula Lodge you can eat breakfast while listening to the sounds of the jungle; observe the feasting kukulas (commonly known as sloths…) and the curious iguanas; take a dip in the pool as toucans fly overhead; or simply read a good book, immersed by the jungle. In this little part of the jungle no two days are the same, and with a paradise on your doorstep you don’t have to travel far to appreciate all the flora and fauna that surrounds you.
Villa Fauna is a vegan bed & breakfast located on a lush mountain above the town of San Mateo (1,500 ft up), in the Central Valley of Costa Rica. Our 2.75 acre land offers an incredible ocean view of the Gulf of Nicoya, lovely breezes, and lower temperatures and humidity than most places in Costa Rica. At mid day, temperatures are usually around 78-88 degrees, and at night, temperatures dip down into the mid 60s. We are just a few minutes from the fruit capital of Costa Rica, Orotina, and its restaurants, farmers’ markets, and stores, 20 minutes from Turu Ba Ri Eco-Adventure Park (fantastic zip lining, canopy tour, nature tours/hiking, hanging bridges, and skytram), 20 minutes from swimmable waterfalls, 30-45 minutes from several Pacific beaches (Punta Leona, Herradura, and Jaco), and 40 minutes from the SJO airport. We have created a tour guide to help you create an itinerary, choose tours, and know what to expect for each one, once you book with us. Villa Fauna has landscaped trails throughout the property, a pool, patio, roofed outdoor bar with fans, a fire pit for our cool nights and stargazing, a new lounge, multiple verandas, lots of new comfortable seating, and 2 newly constructed suites. We have fresh spring water (all water in Costa Rica is drinkable) and we are surrounded by gorgeous flora, animals, and breezy, expansive views. Our vegan menu caters to high-raw vegans, as well as open minded omnivores. Villa Fauna is owned and operated by us, 2 Baltimore natives. We appreciate a vegan lifestyle, healthy living (with a few splurges here and there), and animal and nature lovers (we are surrounded by nature and have 3 rescue dogs). We hope to have guests that are open to our plant based lifestyle and dishes (for ethical, environmental, and health reasons) even if they are not vegan. We feel confident that vegans, vegetarians, and omnivores will enjoy our food and the beauty and quiet of our mountain. We want our guests to fully experience and enjoy everything Villa Fauna has to offer, so if your party is the first to reserve 2 of our suites for at least 1 week, we will not book any other parties during those dates. If there is a party which has already reserved your desired dates, we will inform you that there will be other guests here during your stay. We also want to be honest with our guests. We do not recommend planning your vacation from September 15th – November 15th. During this time, there is strong rain or thunderstorms almost every afternoon, evening, and/or night. Please inquire if you have any questions about which time of the year is best suited for your party. Suites (see our Facebook page for pricing information) (3 night minimum please) *Breakfast and coffee each morning is included in prices* The Azul Suite: This is a brand new suite with a 1 queen bedroom (memory foam mattress), new furniture and decor, private bathroom, private living room with sofa and T.V., large sliding glass doors, recessed LED lighting, and private entrance with roofed veranda. Towels and paper products are provided. The Azul and the Violetta Suites are adjoined by a wooden locking door. This allows for an ideal situation if your party is larger. If your party is small and you do not need both suites, we will lock the door for total privacy and separation. The Violeta Suite: This is a newly constructed suite with a 2 queen bedroom (memory foam mattresses), new furniture and decor, private bathroom, private living room with 2 lay-down sofas and T.V., large sliding glass doors, recessed LED lighting, and private entrance with veranda. Towels and paper products are provided. The Verde Suite: This suite includes 1 queen bedroom with T.V., large window, bathroom, high ceilings, recessed LED lighting, and is just a few steps from the exit to the lower wrap around veranda of the main Villa. Towels and paper products are provided. At Villa Fauna, you will have access to… The pool and patio where you can enjoy drinks and food poolside or under the roofed bar, with seating, ceiling fans, and wifi. Sit back in the pool chairs or floats and savor the sun, hummingbirds, brightly colored plants, and privacy. Our large veranda with a spectacular ocean view, especially at sunset, with new, locally handmade Costa Rican outdoor seating and tables, an area for Yoga, and wifi. Various locations on the property to spot toucans, as well as other beautifully colored birds and iguanas, daily. Monkeys and other wildlife can also be seen. Our landscaped, hand-railed, and lighted trails throughout the property where fruit and flora grow. Our indoor lounge with large windows, plenty of new, comfortable seating, a bar, wifi, and music and games. Our fire pit for looking at the phenomenally bright stars and moon, and enjoying the cool night air. Our beach chairs and cooler (no cost). A small cellphone can be rented from us for local or long distance calls. We recommend calling your cell phone company so that you may use your own cell phone while staying in Costa Rica, and can take advantage of the WAZE app to help with your navigation. Information, details, and advice (from us, locals) on tours (what to expect, what to bring and wear, length of time, prices, reservations), restaurants, beaches (whether you want a white sand or dark sand beach, waves or calm water, isolated or with restaurants/bars/shops, instructions for free access), help with directions, explanation about U.S. dollar and colones exchange, and answering any questions that you may have throughout your vacation. Getting Here/Transportation… When you first arrive, we offer a meeting place in Orotina (about 10 minutes away) so that you can follow us to Villa Fauna (no cost). We strongly suggest renting a GPS along with your car rental, in order to locate points of interest, as Costa Rica’s locations usually do not have actual addresses. If you’d prefer for us to meet you at your car rental company by the airport, or you will be renting our guest vehicle (Suzuki Sidekick) and need a pickup from the airport, for a fee. Please inquire if you are interested in renting our guest vehicle on a daily basis to learn about availability and pricing. We also have a tour book and information for a Tour and Taxi Company that we have personally used. We also offer transportation and act as tour guides for some activities. Our Cabina The Villa Fauna Cabina is ideal for long term rental, as it is separate from the main Villa and suites, and includes 1 queen bedroom, bathroom, living room with pullout sofa and T.V., front porch, small kitchen with stove top, microwave, toaster, and small fridge. If our cabina is not in use for long term rental, and your party is larger than what the Azul, Violeta, and Verde suites can accommodate, the cabina may be available for short term rental (which would include breakfast, ordering from our menus, access to all of Villa Fauna).
Puerta de Jade B&B in Costa Rica is a little vegetarian retreat center, and guesthouse in the mountain, near the famous Poas Volcano. You may reserve one of the 4 bedrooms, and have vegan breakfast, dinner or lunch. We offer a quiet stay in our Guesthouse. For nature lovers, a garden terrace and a 5.000 square meters garden. You wake up with birds songs and feel the fresh air at 1700 meters altitude, with the Poas volcano view. The place is very quiet, no alcohol, no meat, just to rest and appreciate nature. 15 minutes from the volcano and 20 minutes from La Paz Waterfalls and Gardens.
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