Tripadvisor published the list of the top 10 eco-friendly hotels in the world. La Cusinga Eco Lodge is number 3 in the list. Thank you to all of you for your support, help and advise.
Travelers' Choice Winner Tops List of Eco-Friendly Hotels
NEWTON, Mass. – April 6, 2009 – /PRNewswire/ — TripAdvisor®, the world's most popular and largest travel community, today announced its top 10 eco-friendly accommodations, according to TripAdvisor editors and travelers. From rustic cabins in the forest to contemporary digs in the city, these green properties allow travelers to be environmentally conscious, while enjoying incredibly unique and beautiful places to stay.
1. Eco-Adventure: Hamanasi Adventure and Dive Resort, Hopkins, Belize
2. Terra Firma: Hotel Terra Jackson Hole, Teton Village, Wyoming
3. Organic Accommodations: La Cusinga Eco Lodge, Uvita, Costa Rica – Travelers' Choice Winner 2009: Best Hidden Gem – Average Nightly Rate: $166 While stunning views of the Pacific are reason enough to visit La Cusinga Eco Lodge, its eco-friendly programs and commitment to conservation make it all the more appealing. Set in the rainforest, the eco-lodge's electricity is generated by solar and hydropower, and the water is heated by the Costa Rican sun. Buildings are constructed from re-forested wood and local materials, and rely on natural air currents to cool them. As one TripAdvisor traveler commented, "The organic gardens were my personal favorite, and they use all the fruits and vegetables in their daily meals."