Monthly Archives: July 2011

Just Say Spaaaaah!

Who doesn’t enjoy spending an afternoon at the spa? It’s so easy to slip into relaxation mode after a long massage, followed by a pretty pedi or mani and a soak in a tub.

Many spas offer unique treatments or unique treatments based on their location and the desire to include local plants and oils. These five spas do just that, using organic ingredients to give treatments a flair not found elsewhere. The result is a signature treatment no traveller will soon forget. Continue reading

Nature Lovers’ Nest: Parador Resort & Spa in Costa Rica

Costa Rica is the reigning capital of green travel and Parador Resort & Spa in Punta Quepos is one of its brightest stars. Nature lovers need look no further for the ultimate vacation spot. Located minutes from Manuel Antonio Park, world-famous for its bio-diversity, the luxury resort is on a mission to showcase and shelter Costa Rica’s Central Pacific Coast. Continue reading

Eco Resorts in Costa Rica

Sustainable tourism practices have little to no impact on the local environment, and Costa Rica is quickly becoming a popular destination for tourists interested in lowering the carbon footprint of their travels. The Costa Rican Tourism Board created the Certification for Sustainable Tourism, or CST Program, to distinguish businesses that implement sustainable business models. Continue reading

A Costa Rican Wedding Package Ideal for Adventurous Couples

A COSTA RICAN WEDDING PACKAGE IDEAL FOR ADVENTUROUS COUPLES

Parador Resort and Spa, and eco-conscious resort that lies within 12 acres of Manuel Antonio National Park in Punta Quepos, Costa Rica, is offering a Pacific Adventure Romance Wedding Package for daredevil couples seeking an adrenaline rush along with their “I do’s.”

The package includes:

*Two nights in a suite
*Ceremony official
*Legal fee and wedding certificate
*Bride’s bouquet and groom’s boutonnière
*Carpet of rose petals
*Romantic candlelit dinner with a bottle of champagne
*Rainforest canopy zip line tour
*White water rafting on the rapids of the Naranjo River (suitable for beginners or novices)

Couples can hold their wedding in a secluded niche of dense jungle, or they can opt for grand-scale ballroom ambiance. The package is priced at US $1,440 per night, per couple, tax included, through December 2012. VisitHotelparador.com for more information.

TUESDAY JUNE 7, 2011

Tween Eco-Travel to Costa Rica

Tweens can be the pickiest of family travelers, but are no match for the allure of Costa Rica’s rainforests, beaches and adventure opportunities.  From the daily wildlife sightings and chilled atmosphere of Parador Resort & Spa, to the thrills of zip lining and white water rafting, tweens will be utterly entertained – and perhaps awed – by the capital of green, Costa Rica. Continue reading

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