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Green Circle Ecolodges Costa Rica

We make sure you’ll be staying in sustainable, environment-friendly & unique hotels ecolodges in Costa Rica. Because we hand-pick them ourselves. For example, we only invite hotels to become part of Green Circle Experience when we are convinced they live up to our conditions. So, they are not only sustainable but will leave our clients in awe as well. 

Green Circle Ecolodges Costa Rica

All Green Circle Member hotels provide an authentic sustainable experience. As well, they do provide excellent service and quality to all of their guests. Furthermore, they strive to inspire visitors. Also, they want to share the beautiful nature of their surroundings in a harmonious way. In conclusion, their belief in what they do, as well as their love and respect for the country, nature, and its wildlife, make Green Circle member hotels outstanding.

The member list is dynamic. Therefore, it is our challenge to identify the most sustainable ecolodges in each region of Costa Rica. Consequently, our work is never done. We keep searching for the best hotels and lodges.

Keep on reading to find out more about our Green Circle Member hotels, learn in which ecolodges in Costa Rica you can stay during your travels. 

Our Green Circle Ecolodges Costa Rica

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Start exploring from your fabulous boutique hotel in San José
Hotel Grano de Oro is a fabulous boutique hotel in the center of San Jose. The Canadian owners have been living in Costa Rica for more than 25 years, and have developed a deep respect for the local community they work with and live in. In the hotel, you'll easily encounter their love for the city's traditions and history. It's truly a great place to stay! Also, the hotels support a local cause to help young mothers to get on their feet.
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Get inspired at this sustainable Ranch in El Castillo
Stay in a unique sustainable ecolodge in Costa Rica! El Castillo is a small village at the foot of the Arenal volcano, the most famous volcano in Costa Rica. You stay at an inspiring location, literally at the end of the road. Here, you eat what the land, cows, pigs, and chickens have to offer. Everything is grown and prepared in an organic way and super fresh! Also, you can take a relaxing yoga class or dive into the natural pool. Enjoy!
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Glamping in the jungle of Quepos
Rafiki Safari Lodge is a luxurious site for glamping in Costa Rica in the jungle of Quepos. Here, you will be able to enjoy the beautiful natural surroundings to the fullest. If you like some action, you can go wild water rafting or horseback riding. And, If you are a bird lover, we recommend you book a tour with a professional guide to spot the many species that live around the lodge, like toucans, parrots, kites, and maybe even a king vulture.
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Live with the rhythm of the sun and sea in Montezuma
Ylang Ylang Beach Resort is stunning and its location, near the Montezuma beach and the Pacific Ocean, makes that you really follow the rhythm of the sun and sea. Enjoy everything the lodge and the town of Montezuma have to offer. Go on a nature hike at Cabo Blanco or Karen Mogensen Nature Reserve, enjoy the beach, and visit the nearby waterfall. You have arrived in paradise, and we're sure you don't want to leave anymore!
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A green oasis in the center of San José
Ecolodge San Jose, AVE DEL PARAÍSO. Is located in the heart of San Pedro, a bit west of the city center of San José. This hotel is strategically located near restaurants, bars, and shopping possibilities, and it will give you a great start of your stay in Costa Rica. Ave del Paraiso is a small eco-boutique hotel that offers attentive service and creates a warm atmosphere for its guests. We recommend a meal at their farm-to-table adjoining restaurant.
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Dive deep into the Caribbean Jungle
At Selva Bananito Lodge you will testify high-quality conservation progress and efforts. Surrounded by pristine Caribbean jungle with all its charm and sounds you stay in beautiful cabins and enjoy delicious locally sourced meals.  By building an ecolodge from waste-wood they made sure they would have the means to protect this piece of rainforest near ‘La Amistad Biosphere Reserve’. This is a true example of what a sustainable lodge should look like.
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Your nature ecolodge in Sarapiqui
Not far from the main road to Sarapiqui you find the historical Sarapiqui ecolodge Hacienda La Isla tucked away in an incredible lush piece of the rainforest. The hotel rooms boast old colonial grandeur, the hospitality is warm and welcoming, and the nature is overwhelmingly pretty. While hiking the trails you will be greeted by the sounds of the birds and tiny colourful frogs.
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Sleep in a schoolbus on the Caribbean coast
Explore pristine Caribbean beaches and dive deep into the Caribbean flair of Costa Rica. The Tree House Lodge is located right at the pristine beach of Punta Uva. All the accommodations are made from recycled materials and waste wood. You sleep in a schoolbus set amidst a beautiful garden full of colourful plants and wildlife.
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Stay in a treehouse in the jungle of Boca Tapada
One of our personal favourites, and Green Circle Member hotel, is Maquenque Eco Lodge in Boca Tapada. The hotel is situated in the Maquenque National Wildlife Refuge at the San Carlos River. The owners build this hotel in synergy with nature to provide a truly sustainable and unique place for their guests. Here you will be staying in a treehouse in the jungle.
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Sustainable luxury in the Cloudforest
Hotel Belmar provides sustainable luxury and operates completely carbon-neutral, and therefore is a Green Circle Member hotel. The Austrian Chalet-style buildings provide a spectacular view from the mountain tops of Monteverde down to the Nicoya Peninsula.
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Sustainable paradise in the hills of Carara
Visit the peaceful oasis of Macaw Lodge in Carara, and try some delicious self-made chocolate. A huge tropical botanic garden around the lodge was created to regenerate the native local ecosystem. This area is a paradise for birdlovers!

Certification 

Green Circle Ecolodges are not obliged to be certified in any way, as certification is no part of the philosophy of the Green Circle experience. We aim to become recognized as THE most sustainable experience in the greenest country in the world. This implies that whatever certification we put in place, simply won’t be enough. It will be up to the crowd, Green Circle Experience travelers, Green Circle Members hotels, and anyone out there. To clarify, it is up to them to define which hotels can be considered to be THE most sustainable hotel in a certain region. 

At this point, there is no firm plan of action on how to mobilize Green Circle travelers, founders, and followers. Above all, to define what specific criteria should be set to become a Green Circle hotel or lodge. Most likely, such a firm plan will turn out to be a utopia. Because it will turn out to be an ongoing process that will be adjusted at any moment in time. Importantly, the Green Circle Experience started out in 2014 as a self-regulatory experiment, and the intention is to keep it like that.

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Alejandra Delgado – Macaw Eco Lodge

“It is important to be part of Green Circle Experience. Because as a group, we can make big changes and contribute to changing the real image of our country. Therefore, we have to create awareness of sustainable practices.”

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Moraya and Emma Lacono – Ylang Ylang Beach Resort

“Here at Ylang Ylang Beach Resort, we have worked hard to create a sustainable and eco-friendly property. Therefore, we are excited about our partnership with the Green Circle. Mostly because of their exciting initiative to create an experience that aligns with our values. Also, to share green ideas with fellow hotels around Costa Rica.”

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Oscar Artavia – Maquenque Eco Lodge

“There is so much we receive from nature. With our conservation efforts and by participating in the Green Circle Experience we want to give something back to nature. Most importantly, we want to create more sustainable and environmental consciousness. Hereby we want to welcome more conscious visitors in Costa Rica.”

Green Circle Ecolodges Costa Rica