Finca Exotica Ecolodge
Costa Rica 706
The center of activity here is the Casa Grande (Big House), where guests convene for everything from meals to cooking or painting workshops. A trailblazing organic farm, wildlife refuge and education center, the Finca Exotica does a lot more than put tourists up in private cabins and jungle tents. Founders of a 300-acre wildlife refuge, the caretakers of this sprawling property offer a full menu of wellness activities, such as yoga retreats, meditation and the time-tested pursuit of lazing about in a hammock. New structures incorporate bamboo from the farm's own supply, harvested over the years as a source of sustainable building material.