Overlooking the infinity pool at Hotel Punta Islita.
Visiting the organic garden at El Silencio.
Hit up a couple of eco-resorts in Costa Rica which was pretty relaxing. What made these resorts eco friendly? Well, for starters, all of the buildings, grounds, artwork, food, and help were local. Unlike other foreign resorts that often cater to Americans to make them feel like they never left home, Hotel Punta Islita and El Silencio Lodge really make you feel like you're at a Costa Rican resort. No hot dogs, pizzas, or hamburgers here. Our towels and linens were only washed once for the entire trip at each resort and LED or Compact Fluorescent Bulbs were used for all the lighting. At night, most of the resort lighting was quite dim to save energy. It was refreshing to be surrounded by nature in these two unique locales and know that we weren't significantly contributing to the decline of our planet. Both hotels are owned by the same group in Costa Rica which seeks to create more similar eco-conscious tourism hotels across the country. Both of these hotels are also unique in their locale...one on a hill overlooking the beach of the Nicoya Peninsula, and the other in the tropical rainforests. Words cannot describe the beauty we witnessed.