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Eco-Tourism and Sustainable Travel: Destination Costa Rica

Updated: Dec 8, 2022

Originally posted in our Collab Blog Post Guide to an Eco-friendly and Sustainable Travel Lifestyle; this experience from Travel Bloggers Francois and Alexandra visiting Costa Rica is inspiring for you who want to choose stays that are eco-friendly or outspokenly conscious about our world's environment when planning your next destination.

Guest Blogger: Alexandra and François, VireVolte

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Luna Lodge in Costa Rica. A Resort for travellers embracing an eco-friendly, sustainable tourism. A visit here is one with nature preservation and a sustainable mind-set, with the rain forest just outside your room.

Sustainable Tourism and Nature Preservation in Costa Rica

In 2020, we were lucky enough to travel 3 weeks in Costa Rica and to come back to France just a few days before the lockdown. On our final days in Costa Rica, we went to Corcovado National Park, in the Osa Peninsula. Costa Rica is a country we have a lot to learn from in terms of Sustainable tourism and nature preservation (the country will be Carbon neutral in 2021!).

Each national park is very well preserved, due to many rules: entries are limited, incoming and outgoing waste are checked, paths are marked and monitored, and the locals are very aware of the protection of nature. And that is why it is working so well because people care!

Alexandra from Travel Blog VireVolte looking out over the rain forest in Costa Rica, visiting Luna Lodge.

In the Osa Peninsula, we have found some people who do not only care but who are doing their best every day for the country and the fauna and the flora of the peninsula: the people working at Luna Lodge, an eco-lodge, in the middle of the rainforest. No, you are not dreaming.

An amazing view from a hammock, with the rain forest just outside your resort in Costa Rica. Luna Lodge delivers a nature experience while being sustainable!

The Luna Lodge is an amazing place, where nature is celebrated and preserved in every possible way. The people working at the lodge are coming from local communities, the hotel purchases everything it can from small businesses nearby, the hotel is 100% self-sufficient energetically and produces clean energy, using solar energy for water heating, for instance.

Guests are informed, made aware, and invited to care for nature as well, by sorting waste, saving energy, using their own water bottles, and not disturbing the nature of the wildlife.

Single-use plastic is excluded from the hotel, and the Luna Lodge quantifies and compensates any Greenhouses Gases they are not able to limit.

Green and lush jungle from the view of a canoe. Costa Rica is a great country to visit if you are into Sustainable Travel, Eco-tourism and leaving an as small ecological and carbon footprint as possible during travels.

Lana, the owner of the Lodge, is also a Yoga teacher, and she will teach you how to reconnect with nature, listen to yourself but also the rainforest, and take good care of it.

What a relief to see that yes, it is possible for the hospitality industry to shake things up and provide an amazing and sustainable experience, in the middle of the rainforest, for the most astonishing experience!

Meet Guest Bloggers Alexandra and François, from Travel Blog VireVolte as they are traveling the World while working remotely as Digital Nomads.

Alexandra and François, from VireVolte are traveling the world while working remotely. They are very fond of nature, treks, drone photography, and food! On Virevolte they talk about their favorite destinations, detail each of the itineraries, and give advice for digital nomads working remotely as they do! Follow them on Twitter!



Sticks & Spoons
Sticks & Spoons
Mar 19, 2021

This looks like a perfect "get away destination" with a huge advantage as being Eco-Friendly. We enjoyed this post very much.


Urge to XPLORE
Urge to XPLORE
Mar 18, 2021

Excellent post. Costa Rica is a natural wonder and we should be going there soon.

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