delfin amor ecolodge
LOCATION, LOCATION: Delfin Amor Eco Lodge is located on the Osa
Peninsula, which is on the Pacific (west) side of Costa Rica, on the
southern most tip. The Osa Peninsula represents one of the first land
formations that emerged in Central America. Due to the fact that the
peninsula was an island in the past, it possesses unique endemic species
of wildlife found no where else in the world in addition to migratory
species from both North and South America. Drake Bay is named after Sir
Francis Drake who legend has it, buried treasure here on the rich coast.
You will meet monkeys, toucans, macaws, sloths, iguanas, blue morpho
butterflies, poison dart frogs, sloths and all the creatures of the
rainforest. You will wake up to the sound of the howler monkeys and go to
sleep to the sound of waves on the shore. The natural beauty found here is
accommodation: Eco does not have to be uncomfortable! Our private, tiled and screened cabinas offer stunning ocean and rainforest views, private bathrooms, warm showers and ceiling fans. Each cabina has a double bed and a bunk bed (two singles) and can sleep 2-4 persons. We have only six cabinas, keeping our lodge un-crowded and intimate.
ecotourism: Delfin Amor Eco Lodge is devoted to sustainable and responsible eco tourism. We have a strong commitment to the local community and to the conservation and protection of the Drake Bay area, both on land and at sea. We recycle, use solar power when possible, compost, use planet friendly products and show our commitment to the environment in lots of different ways, including our monthly community newsletter. We are currently working with The Rainforest Alliance to become a part of their sustainable tourism program. We walk as lightly on the earth as we can! Fundación VidaMarina, researching and protecting the marine life here in the Drake Bay area, is based at Delfín Amor Eco Lodge and when you stay here, you have the opportunity to learn more about dolphins, whales, sea turtles and all marine life from our staff of marine biologists and volunteers.
Our commitment to the environment extends to our kitchen. Our meals are
delicious and planet friendly, using only fresh fish caught by local
fishermen, whole foods (almost nothing comes from a can!), organic fruits
and vegetables when possible and a super talented, creative chef! Vegan,
Vegetarian and other special diets are happily accommodated, just let us
know ahead of time.
and whale ecotours:
Our encounters with the wild dolphins and whales
of Costa Rica are incredible as we have over 25 species of dolphins and
whales that either live in the area or migrate through, including almost
year round Humpback whales. We also encounter Pantropical Spotted
Dolphins, Spinner Dolphins, Bottlenose Dolphins, Rough-Toothed Dolphins
and Common Dolphins, Humpback Whales, Orcas, Pilot Whales, Sperm Whales,
Sei Whales, Psuedo Orcas (False Killer Whales), giant manta rays, sea
turtles and much, much more. It is a virtual marine playground! We often
find ourselves surrounded by hundreds and even thousands of dolphins in
our warm, clear, blue waters. You will learn about all you see from
our marine biologists and expert guides. By joining our dolphin and whale
eco tours, you are supporting our non-profit foundation, Vida Marina, in
our goal to create a protected marine sanctuary in the area. This is an
amazing opportunity to see wild dolphins and whales in their natural
environment. With Vida Marina's amazing research flying dingy (yes, a boat
that flies!) finding the dolphins and whales is easy and fun!
offer expertly guided tours of Corcovado National Park, Costa Rica's crown
jewel rainforest and home to more than 500 species of trees, 140 species
of mammals, 367 kinds of birds, 117 species of amphibians and reptiles and
more than 6000 kinds of insects. Also offered are guided tours to Caño
Island where there is excellent snorkelling and world class SCUBA.
From the lodge you can enjoy kayaking, snorkelling, horseback riding,
hiking and pristine beaches for sunning, swimming and relaxing. For
birdwatching, you only need to sit back and relax, or take a guided tour.
Our Casa Armonia (Harmony House), surrounded by rainforest and often
visited by the resident monkeys and toucans, provides a great space for
reading, playing games, group meetings, yoga, massage (provided by our
house massage therapist), or just hanging out in a hammock (a sport at
Carney, Reservations Manager
Amor Eco Lodge
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