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Luxury in one of the wildest rain forests of Central America

Wednesday, January 4th, 2017

Honduras has been catching up to other eco-destinations in Central and South America as entrepreneurs realize the potential of this country’s large areas of lowland rain forests, gorgeous coral reefs, and jade-green cloud forests. Intact ecosystems are what eco-travelers want to experience and this is what they will find in Honduras. Sure, they will also come across animal-empty banana fields and deforested areas but they will definitely have the chance to visit beautiful, untouched tropical habitats.

Some, roadless areas of the country still require major expeditions to adequately explore them but why do that when you can stay at the Pico Bonito Lodge? You will need a fair amount of money to do so but no more than what you would pay for staying at comfortable hotels in other parts of the world. Most of those other hotels also probably aren’t situated in a lush, rain forest valley filled with colorful birds and exotic animals.

Guests stay in beautiful large, furnished rooms because the lodge was built with comfort in mind, but they will also see dozens of species of birds and other wildlife because it was also designed for this purpose. The nearby rain forest is always in view through large, open windows and balconies, and highly trained local guides are on hand to help visitors see things like colorful Keel-billed Toucans, the incredible blue and purple Lovely Cotinga, Blue-crowned Motmots, Tayras (a large weasel), Coatis, Sloths, tree-frogs, and much more. Birders and non-birders alike will also love the lodge’s canopy platform for the rare glimpse it provides into this little explored level of the forest.

When guests tire of hanging out and relaxing at the lodge and canopy tower, they can hike trails that access the huge Pico Bonito National Park, including one that heads right up to the “Pico Bonito” (Pretty Peak) itself. All hiking should be done with a local guide because despite the comforts of the lodge, this is a true rain forest wilderness that harbors venomous snakes, jaguars (rarely seen but present), and the greatest danger in the forest, the chance to get lost.

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Relax in the Celestun Biosphere

Tuesday, December 27th, 2016
Garza-tigre, Celestun Biosphere Reserve

Garza-tigre, Celestun Biosphere Reserve

Ever wonder about that point where the sun meets the sea on the horizon? Some people don’t have to wonder. They go there. It’s a place called The Celestun Biosphere Reserve in the Yucatan, Mexico. It’s a place where sun and sea fuse into a meld of rare and beautiful flora and fauna, mouth watering food and ultimate relaxation.

To take in the Celestun Biosphere Reserve, book a stay at the Hotel Eco Paraiso, a place that caters to eco-conscience living, rediscovering your inner self and a high quality and simplicity in its services.

Stay in and take a yoga class or experience what Hotel Eco Paraiso considers it’s avant-garde approach to personalized service, those simple touches like a heart made of shells in the inner garden of your bungalow or your name outlined in the sand on the beach outside your room.

Choose to explore and you’ll find some of the most spectacular wildlife. Celestun Biosphere Reserve is known for it’s flamingos but you’ll also find some of the rarest species of animals like the Bare-Throated Tiger Heron, with plumage which resembles the color and streaks of tigers. The pattern helps conceal the heron in the mangrove forests that are abundant in the Yucatan. But you’ll also see other rare birds like the Yucatan Wren, the Yucatan Bobwhite, the Black Catbird, and the Boat-billed Heron to name just a few.

You can also feel good about staying at The Hotel Eco Paraiso knowing it is considered a pioneer in the area of sustainable tourism because of it’s ecological methods of running its operation like solid and liquid separation, re-usage of water using biological filters and employing composting and organic gardening practices.

Find your inner self at Hotel Eco Paraiso on the Celestun Biosphere Reserve. Visit their website to get started.

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