Many people are coming to believe that we are spending too much time on our devices and staring at screens. Sometimes it is necessary for our careers, while at other times it is little more than a mindless compulsion. It is time to break that addiction, though, because there is a big and beautiful world out there, and fascinating people to meet in real life. Costa Rica provides an inspirational environment in which to look up from our screens, disconnect from the digital world, and step into the real one.
Arenas Del Mar Beachfront and Rainforest Resort
Boutique Hotel, Resort
Arenas Del Mar Beachfront and Rainforest Resort is a luxury carbon-neutral hotel within walking distance of the famous Manuel Antonio National Park. Their ocean-view premium rooms have a huge private deck overlooking that Pacific Ocean and the park, a private hot tub and day bed on the deck, a giant king-sized bed, and a living area complete with kitchenette and dining table. Being surrounded by such luxurious amenities, as well as by the awe-inspiring beauty of the Costa Rican environment, will surely inspire you to stay off of your devices and stay present.
Where else would you rather be? | © James Anderson/Tartar Group
Tree House Lodge
Boutique Hotel, Eco Hotel
Tree house living room | Courtesy of Tree House Lodge
The Tree House Lodge is situated on a piece of land close to the breathtaking Playa Uva on the Caribbean coast. It is highly dedicated to the environment and to its guests, and is one of the few hotels in the country that has a certificate for sustainable tourism (CST). Each treehouse has its own theme and has been built using recycled and sustainable materials and reclaimed wood from the surrounding jungle. These treehouses are exquisite and quite luxurious, while keeping an authentic rustic jungle feel. The lodge has its own foundation, the Igunaverde Foundation, committed to protecting and restoring green iguana populations.
Disconnect to reconnect | © Courtesy of Tree House Lodge
Pranamar Villas and Yoga Retreat
Boutique Hotel, Garden Hotel
Pranamar Villas and Yoga Retreat is harmoniously situated just steps away from the sea on Playa Hermosa in Santa Teresa. The Balinese-inspired architecture, lush garden vegetation, hammocks strung between palm trees, luxurious accommodation, healthy, organic, and locally sourced meals, zen-perfect open-air yoga studio, and multiple-level swimming pool will certainly be all that you need to bring your mind back to the present and away from the digital world. This is the perfect place to disconnect from the unnecessary and reconnect with yourself and with nature.