Mashpi Lodge, Ecuador

Steel and Glass in the Jungle

The newly opened and highly anticipated Mashpi Lodge is set within a 3,200-acre private reserve that is part of the Tumbez-Choco-Darien bio-region that stretches from Panama, through Colombia and Ecuador, to northern Peru – all along the Pacific slopes of the Andes. The reserve is located three hours by road to the northwest of the […]

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Jicaro Island Ecolodge, Nicaragua

Healthy Body in a Healthy Lodge

Started by London businesswoman Karen Emanuel after she saw a sign ‘Island for Sale’ when she was visiting Nicaragua in 2007 – and then she bought it! – Jicaro is barely a year old and is already attracting praise and awards. Located not far from the ocean on a private island in Lake Nicaragua, its […]

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Tiger Mountain Pokhara Lodge, Nepal

On the Road to the Lodge

A thousand feet above the Pokhara Valley in western Nepal, Tiger Mountain Pokhara Lodge is perched on a spectacular hilltop ridge overlooking not only the magnificent valley and Machhapuchhare but three of the highest Himalayan peaks. Just a half-hour drive from Pokhara, this unique hotel’s 19 hand-cut stone bungalows blend into the natural garden surroundings. Each […]

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Rincón del Socorro, Argentina

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Estancia Rincón del Socorro is a 12,000-hectare former cattle ranch on the edge of the Esteros del Iberá, wetlands in northeastern Argentina that have been turned into a nature reserve by the Conservation Land Trust. The trust was started in 1992 by Douglas Tompkins, co-founder of The North Face and ESPRIT clothing lines. There are […]

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Costa Rica – Showing the Way?

Marino Ballena National Park, South Pacific

Of the many countries where hotels, lodges, and resorts are doing good things, practicing their own version of sustainability, one in particular has long stood out – Costa Rica. Glenn Jampol, the owner of Finca Rosa Blanca, has been in the frontline of this movement, and he and wife Teri have two lodges and a […]

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Loango Lodge, Gabon

Who They Are The Africa’s Eden lodges and camps vary greatly in terms of what they offer and where they are situated. But wherever you are in Loango National Park, forest, savannah, lagoon, and beach are never very far away. Loango Lodge, where Operation Loango began in 2001, features 7 upscale, traditionally decorated bungalows, each […]

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