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Top 4 Eco-hotels in the World

If youre environmentally conscious, you probably wont mind sacrificing a little luxury lodging for a run-of-the-mill mosquito ridden inn. After all, if you can help save mother earth, the sacrifice is all worth it. That was several years ago, though. Now, you dont have to camp out just to have a guilt-free summer getaway. A green vacation is possible while enjoying high-end facilities and first-class services as well.

Theres a new breed of hotels and theyre aptly tagged “eco-chic” . Now, you can enjoy the best amenities without harming the planet. Below is a list of the hottest eco-chic hotels and resorts around the world.

Costa Rica: Monte Azul Hotel and Center for Fine Arts

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Costa Rica is already a known pioneer of eco-tourism, however, the set up as Monte Azul Hotel seems to beg for some redefinition. Here, the hotels friends and neighbors seem to give it what it needs. You can find anything just across the road: from organic vegetables to fresh milk to eggs and perfectly aged steak.

The people at the hotel grow these products themselves and can be sure that youre not supporting a capitalistic cause by using the hotels soap or enjoying its homegrown coffee and artisanal bread. Its been labeled “funky” and “charming” by a lot of reviewers, what with its earth-toned casitas. The eco-resort is just off the bank of the Chirripo hotel and even resembles the Palm Springs in the 1950s.

This is the best eco-hotel for you if you enjoy looking at the forest-laced mountains from the comfort of your own room. You can even take trips on foot to heart of the hotel, which is the Casa Palo Alto. This is a two-suite building made from local dark wood and overlooking the 125-acre private preserve which is in turn a short distance from the majestic river.

Pescadero, Baja, Mexico: Rancho Pescadero

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Although its pretty challenging to get here (it sits at the end of twisting roads with steep drops), youll be pleasantly rewarded once you reach the 12-suite eco-hotel. Rancho Pescadero is six miles off Todos Santos, sitting on a prime piece of land at the Pacific coast. Youll get the best view of surfers, whales, and a whole lot of nature. Aside from lounging at its pool, you can also take part in yoga classes, ride bikes, and stargaze.

This is the best place to be in if you need to relax. The laidback atmosphere will make you think that time if going by pretty slowly. While partygoers might be bored, those who just want to rest will find the resort heavenly. The staff also knows how to take care of its guests. They take service very seriously and they try to meet all of the guests requests. You can ask for surfing lessons, or even for dishes that arent even on the menu.

The guest rooms are minimalist and Mexican in style. Reviewers find it sophisticated enough although everything is really kept very simple. The canopies, soft colors, and floor to ceiling terrace doors welcome you and let you enjoy the sprawling views of the ocean. You can sleep till noon if the surfers and the crows dont wake you up. While it may seem rustic, the hotel has wifi, a bar/lounge, and a spa. Youll be treated here like royalty.

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