Finca Rosa Blanca Country Inn (Deluxe room, 2 nights)
This exquisite, newly renovated resort is perched 4000 feet above sea level, overlooking Costa Rica's beautiful Central Valley. Surrounded by towering “Higuerón” trees and exotic flora, each guest room features a Jacuzzi® with spectacular views of volcanoes, cloud forests and coffee plantations. The elevation of this stunning, 10 acre resort property, as well as rich its rich volcanic soil are the ideal conditions for growing some of the world’s best coffee. Hotel guests are encouraged to participate in the picking, processing and roasting of Finca Rosa Blancas coffee beans.
The Inn is renowned for its fine cuisine, prepared with care and creativity from the bounty of its fruit orchards and organic vegetable and herb garden. Our Chefs welcome the curious gourmand into their kitchen to share the secrets and techniques of nouvelle Costa Rican Cuisine. The elegant dinners and are set around the inviting fireplace with inspiring views of the Central Valley below.
Melt your stress away at the El Targua Spa. Enjoy exotic volcanic mud wraps or organic coffee body scrub. The perfume of coffee in flower will scent your experience and the music of myriad birds and cicadas will lull you into a state of total relaxation.
Lapa Rios (Bungalow 3 nights)
Lapa Rios Ecolodge is set in a private 1,000 acre nature reserve in one of the last remaining lowland tropical rainforests in Costa Rica. Sixteen spacious suiita-thatch bungalows overlook the Golfo Dulce and the Pacific Ocean. Each bungalow features two bamboo queen-size beds and a private wood deck and 2 private (solar-heated) garden showers. All bungalow access requires stair and path walking.
Lapa Rios offeers a great opportunity for vacatoners who enjoy nature and who are open to learning about conservation, culture and biodiversity. Activities at Lapa Rios focus around the surrounding rainforest and ocean. Rainforest hikes, bird watching, Ocean Kayaking, horseback riding, catch and release sport fishing and surfing are some of the activities offered. Guests can enjoy massages, Yoga classes, a pool with a tropical cocktail or take a nap in a comfy hammock.
Both of these sustainable hotel partners have the highest possible rating under the Costa Rican Sustainability Certification System (CST). Each hotel or resort adheres to strict sustainable principles, such as heating water from solar panels, using biodegradable building materials, creating bio-gas produced by pigs in the area, and employing only locals to reduce the need to commute.