Friday, August 19, 2016

Exhuberant South Pacific Coast

this is what defines Eco Tourism!

To provide best customer service with best recommendations for family travel we regularly visit different properties and categorize them.
Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge was definitely one of the most impressive ones recently!

This ecologically-based lodge located in the southern pacific region with own beach at the Golfo Dulce is an one-of-a-kind nature experience! Right next to the Piedras Blancas National Park the adventure already starts with your trip to this property. It is only reachable by boat so that the easiest way to go there is taking a flight to Puerto Jimenez or Golfito and cross the gulf with a boat.

During our boat lift from Puerto Jimenez that took around 30 minutes, the spectacular experience started. In the middle of the gulf suddenly about 20 dolphins surprised us and we were so close that it almost felt like we could touch them. Amazing! Your kids would love it.

The southern region of Costa Rica is famous for its lush rainforest and extraordinary biodiversity. This is exactly what Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge also lives. With its level 5 – which is the highest – of sustainable tourism certified by the CST of Costa Rica, Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge has the most minimal impact on the natural environment. And you can feel that!

This property is great for families who want to learn  about
sustainable policies and the important ''green'' behavior of life in our current changing world. Due to its lodge-owned sustainability center and daily offered sustainable tours, your family can learn about the whole lodge management like solar systems, recycling, reforestation, home-owned fruit and spice garden, self-built drying space to save energy, special architecture of the houses to save energy by using more natural light and more... Give your kids the opportunity to learn something from a holiday and take it home!

They are also offering other great tours where the family comes together. Depending on the season you will be able to sea whales and you can always use the paddle boards, kayaks and the snorkeling equipment for free. You can also participate on a chocolate tour, where you do your own chocolate or do yoga courses!

The whole property invites to connect to  nature and break out from everyday-life far away from trouble and crowds. It is a quiet and cozy place, that provides you a healthy stay with great organic menus and special kids meals.

Basically, I would recommend this place for children  over 12  who are happy to experience nature together with monkeys, colorful birds, dolphins and other animals for a while..

IL VIAGGIO TRAVEL as a family travel specialist will help you arrange your perfect and unforgettable stay of pure Costa Rica nature exploration in the amazing southern zone!

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Rio Celeste Hideaway Hotel – the real rainforest experience!

Rio Celeste HideawayHotel  is a small ecologically-based hotel that provides a truly unique Rainforest experience, located next to the Volcan Tenorio National Park in the North of Costa Rica and only 1 hour away from the Arenal location. The Volcan Tenorio National Park is best known for its extraordinary turquoise coloured river, lagoon and waterfall. The hotel provides comfort, a wonderful restaurant and amenities surrounded by an untouched natural paradise.

You will stay in one of the beautiful Casitas (bungalows) with a view of the lush rainforest or  tropical gardens. The Casitas are extremely spacious and have an open bathroom with shower / bath and an open air shower for your 100% pure connection with nature.

Rio Celeste Hideaway Hotel and its surrounding is perfect to experience with your kids who are older than 12 years. Be prepared to explore a lush tropical rainforest, complete with vegetation and animal variety that makes it unique with your family.

A highlight of the hotel are the home-owned trails which leads you to the beautiful blue Rio Celeste or gives you and your family the opportunity the learn about insects, snakes, frogs and other animals during a guided night walk. If you want more, you can enjoy a guided family hike to the National Park Volcán Tenorio where you will visit the azure-blue Rio Celeste Waterfall, a 100 foot (30mt) waterfall, the place
where two rivers join to create these special blue waters and other wonders in the park.
Also, travel one hour to get close to the wildlife at the well-known, but exclusive destination called Caño Negro wildlife refuge. Enjoy those beautiful wetlands with its lush vegetation, variety of birds and even crocodiles. During the guided boat tour, you will arrive at a Costa Rican families' house far away from city trouble, which is only reachable by boat and enjoy a traditional lunch cooked by the lady of the house.

Other great activities where your family come together are white water rafting, kayak tour, float tour, hanging bridges or tubing or visit the area of the Arenal Volcano, which is only 1 hour away from the hotel. Here you can enjoy even more adventurous or educational tours like canopy, canyoning, chocolate tour and much more..

After those activities you will be happy to come back to the hotel, enjoy the delicious food, have a drink at the bar or relax your body in the great pool with 3 different heated whirlpools to finish off your day.

As you can see, RioCeleste Hideaway and its surroundings is perfect to experience Costa Rica's Rainforest, learn something about the nature and animal life and let yourfamily come together and have some fun doing adventure activities!