Eco Hotels in Central America & Caribbean

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Si Como No, Manuel Antonio -
On the most beautiful coastline in Coasta Rica, where tropical forest meets picturesque beaches, you can find this hilltop eco resort and spa. From the very start it was designed to have minimal impact on the ecosystem, with only one tree being removed for its construction. At Si Como No, solar panels are used to heat water, there are double insulated windows and ceilings plus natural canopy shade factors help reduce energy demands, bio-digesters treat sewage, grey water is used for laundry, and housekeeping products are biodegradable. What you will not find here is television or CNN in your room, but you can enjoy the sights and sounds of nature from your balcony.


Hotel Isla Verde, Lake Atitlan -
An idyllic hotel on the shore of the lake, consisting of several cabins and suites set into the hillside with a breathtakng view of the lake. Their aims are to permit you to relax and enjoy the beauty of Lake Atitlán with the smallest possible environmental impact. The hotel was constructed using environmentally friendly techniques, energy is supplied by solar power and they practice grey water recycling and composting. The restaurant offers fresh, locally grown food (organic where possible). They offer a variety of activities -kayaking, yoga, spa, salsa classes or even the opportunity for an eco wedding.


Hotel Mockingbird Hill -
Award-winning environmentally friendly luxury boutique hotel. Set on a hill amongst lush tropical gardens, the ten-room hotel is Green globe certified. A well presented environmental policy covers supporting the local economy, habitat conservation, waste management, education


Boca de Iguanas, Jalisco -
Beach hotel and spa on the Pacific coast at Jalisco. Each house has solar power, grey water is collected for re-use and sewage recycled on site. The centre also carries out conservation work on the mangrove coast and runs turtle protection patrols.
Eco Paraiso Xixim, Celestun -
Small hotel designed and constructed with care to meet ecological standards, Situated directly on a pristine natural beach, embedded in a vast plantation of malayan dwarf coconut palm trees at Celestun in the Yucatan Peninsula.


La Mariposa (the Butterfly) -
Spanish School and eco hotel in . Solar panels provide the power and all the construction materials were locally sourced. Rainwater is collected for re-use. They try to grow as much of their own food as possible and buy their supplies from local cooperatives. We particularly love their recommendation suggesting which clients should stay with them and which should not!

From Responsible Travel:
Harmony Hotel. Playa Guiones, Nosara, Costa Rica
Beach front hotel in the province of Guanacaste. The hotel is arranged around a tropical garden and pool with open air restaurant serving mostly vegetarian food for up to 40 people. The hotel supports local community projects, operates permaculture, recycling programme, grey water irrigation. One special feature is the transformation of their old pool into a living aquatic system with shallow areas for herons, egrets and other wading birds plus deeper areas amongst vegetation for protecting fish and turtles.

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The Rough Guide to Central America on a Budget
Rough Guides
Paperback - 2 Feb 2009
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Eco Hotels of the World
Alex Conti
Oct 2008
The best eco hotels in the world, all green star rated for their contribution to saving the environment.
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