Farm Hotels in Costa Rica are the places where one can enjoy a memorable vacation in natural setting as well as can work as the local people do. As its name reflects, farm hotels are eco-friendly and rural outfits where you can enjoy both working farm and hotel experience. While staying at this type of hotel, you will get the opportunity to observe and in many cases interact with the various elements of the farm and also the people stay close to the farm. You can work as a volunteer and help to milk a cow, harvest and collect fresh veggies, water the plants, feed a horse and many more. The setting of the farm hotels is great for the nature lovers as they can get the opportunity to access to hiking trails and beautiful outdoor environments. There are also some farm hotels which offer a variety of workshops based on Yoga, and Permaculture. Here goes some of the farm hotels in Costa Rica to choose from and enjoy a memorable vacation:
Set in the midst of the coffee farms and verdant mountains, Chayote Lodge is a boutique style hotel. The surrounding area of reflects the best of a simple yet enriching tradition of Costa Rica. If you want to enjoy exploring the beauty of the national parks, coffee fields, waterfalls, local artisans, rural villages as well as want to experience the life style of the local people, they will find this place is a perfect place. This lodging concept represents the unique combination of culture and nature and make sure the guests can know about the authentic lifestyle and culture of Costa Rica.
Finca Luna Nueva Lodge:
Situated outside of La Fortuna, Central Highlands, Finca Luna Nueva Lodge is a rustic yet luxurious eco-lodge. This lodge is dedicated to preserve the precious rainforests and maintain sacred bond with the land. This certified organic biodynamic farm is originally a ginger and turmeric farm and alive with energy and eager to convey its knowledge of sustainable practices. This lodge and the surrounding area is like a living classroom where medicinal plants are cultivated and people convene with nature. Local farmers are honored by the lodge as they are working hard to expand their extesive Permaculture techniques and the Sacred Seed Sanctuary that is a dynamic collection of roughly 300 medicinal plants.
Hacienda Altagracia, a luxurious resort, is set in the rolling hills just outside of the Talamanca mountain range. This resort features estate-size, yet intimate accommodations. This resort is surrounded by amazing natural beauty and in the resort property there is a horse stable. While staying at this resort you will enjoy all of the luxurious and comforts of good living, gourmet dining, spa as well as the idyllic Costa Rican countryside. You can reach the Chirripó National Park within a short distance. In this resort you will also find steam sauna, Jacuzzi and relaxation lounge at the hacienda’s spa.
Hotel Hacienda Guachipelin:
Located at the foot of the Rincon de la Vieja Volcano, in the northwestern region of Guanacaste, Hotel Hacienda Guachipelin is a a comfortable lodge serving needs of nature lovers and adventure travelers. This hotel is featured with comfortable ranch-style rooms which are well-decorated with the traditional wood furniture. All the rooms overlook amazing views of the volcano and the Hacienda. During a stay at this resort, you can enjoy going to hot springs, virgin forests, jungle waterfalls and volcanic mud pots which are some of the many attractions for the tourists.
More info: http://www.costaricajourneys.com/hacienda-guachipelin-hotel/
Owned by the Sostheim family, Rancho Margot is set along the shores of Lake Arenal. This property has rivers and streams flowing through the property and right at the foothills of the Children Eternal Rain Forest. In Costa Rica, this resort is one of the most famous conservation projects. In this resort accommodation is first-rate, all meals are ensured and visitors can also opt for a guided ranch-tour and for two yoga sessions each day. Lodge property has a natural pools, whose pure water comes from cascades in the neighboring mountains.
More info: http://www.costaricajourneys.com/rancho-margot/
Rara Avis Rainforest Lodge and Reserve:
Rara Avis, a quiet and remote hotel was built in 1983 to explore eco-tourism and hospitality. Surrounded by deep rainforest, this lodge and reserve can only be reached by a three hour tractor-pulled cart ride from Las Horquetas de Sarapiqui, a 90 min drive from San José. Set in a remote pristine jungle with true wilderness and bordering Braulio Carrillo National Park and Zona Protectora La Selva, this lodge is a perfect destination for the nature lovers. There is a rugged trail through the trees which will lead you to a rustic lodge and cabins in the forest and there you will find wonderful waterfalls, myriad of creatures.
Situated on the quiet side of Monteverde, neighbors to the Santa Elena Reserve and just 3Km from town, Tara Viva is a privately owned property. Its 300 acre area is a perfect combination of hotel and an authentic farm stay. This farm hotel has a goal to protect the Cloud Forest that exists on the property as well as educate the students and everyone by being a cutting-edge dairy operation with innovative, healthy and sustainable practices. Surrounded by forest and gardens, this lodge features six bedrooms each of which can accommodate 4 people. There are also two additional buildings including two rooms each.
Located in Savegre, San Gerardo de Dota, near the Cerro de la Muerto (one of the highest peaks), Trogon Lodge is a small and charming farm hotel. Nedtled in the lush Central Valley highlands of the country, this rustic lodge can be reached by a short two hour from San Jose. Nature lovers, birdwatchers and also those who are seeking a place for enjoying a vacation farm from the city life, they will find this place perfect.