Corridor to Casa Luna Nueva
Corridor to Casa Luna Nueva

Did you know that Costa Rica is on its way toward being 100 percent sustainable? With all of our rainforests, lush flowers and gorgeous scenery, it's no surprise! In Costa Rica, we love and care about our landscape so we do our best to preserve it. That's why you'll find a lot of eco-friendly hotels across the country. On your next Costa Rica vacation, you can be rest assured that you aren't leaving your carbon footprint behind. Here are some of the best gems in the lowlands of Costa Rica.

Northern Lowlands

Villas Eco Arenal

Located in La Fortuna, Villas Eco Arenal is on a property filled with vibrant tropical flowers, and it boasts unbelievable views of the Arenal Volcano. This lodge has a rating of 3 out of 5 in the Certification for Sustainable Tourism Program. From here, you can enjoy all the adventures of the Arenal area, including hiking, horseback riding, river rafting and more!

Guanacaste Escape Adventure Tour
7 Days / 6 Nights
Starting at $779 per person

This hotel means business when they say they are sustainable. All organic waste is collected and used as fertilizer, and there are several recyclable containers so you can properly dispose of your garbage. In order to maintain the beauty of this lodge, guests are encouraged to take part in the sustainability movement. But we don't need to tell you that - you're visiting Costa Rica!

Finca Luna Nueva Lodge

This lodge is located on a certified organic, biodynamic herbal estate that farms ginger and turmeric as well as fresh fruits and vegetables just imagine the food here! In fact, this eco-community is home to one of the largest medicinal herb gardens in the world. At Finca Luna, you can trek right into the rainforest along the easily accessible paths, enjoy the tranquil health spa, or grab a bite to eat at the hotel restaurant, which serves up fresh juice and homemade jams. Ever wanted to do some organic farming? You can here! This lodge is like a classroom, and you'll learn all about biodynamic farming and sustainable living.

Caribbean North Lowlands

Hallways at Evergreen Lodge Tortuguero
Hallway at Evergreen Lodge Tortuguero

Evergreen Lodge Tortuguero

Located in the northeastern corner of Tortuguero, this lodge is the one and only in the area that is submerged in nature. Lush rainforests surround you, and Tortuguero National Park is just a five minute boat ride away. You can eat meals overlooking the water and wake up to the sound of monkeys playing in the trees. Evergreen Lodge is Rainforest Alliance Verified, and it has recycling and water saving programs to ensure it stays as sustainable as possible. Don't forget to partake in the on-site spa services and local activities like kayaking during your stay.

Gaudi style building t Laguna Lodge Tortuguero
Gaudi style building at Laguna Lodge Tortuguero

Laguna Lodge Tortuguero

This rainforest lodge sits with the Tortuguero lagoon on one side and the Caribbean on the other. A stay here includes a trip to Tortuguero National Park canals, the turtle museum and the village of Tortuguero. Laguna Lodge features 80 rooms, an on-site restaurant and three bars and a boat dock where you can launch out into the calm lagoon waters. Are you an animal lover? I thought so. Laguna Lodge also sits on 6 hectares of gardens and a botanical garden that welcomes a variety of birds and beautiful insects like butterflies. Plus, there is virtually no better place in the country to witness a sunset.

I know there are so many wonderful eco-friendly accommodations in Costa Rica, but my froggy hands can only write for so long! Did you stay somewhere that was just simply outstanding during your Costa Rica vacation? Share your experiences with everyone!