The guilt-free, eco-friendly tropical vacation has finally arrived. Nature Vacations Costa Rica , a travel agency that operates in Costa Rica, Nicaragua, and Panama, hopes to vanquish all of your treehuggerly shame about flying to Costa Rica to soak up some rays by claiming to offset "every ounce" of carbon you produce en route and during your stay with a new seven-day package.
Travelers will stay at the Finca Rosa Blanca and Lapa Rios- the only two hotels in Costa Rica to be awarded five "green leaves" from the Certification for Sustainable Tourism, a system created and managed by Costa Rica's Institute of Tourism. Domestic airfare to Puerto Jimenez will be provided by NatureAir, the world's first carbon neutral airline, which we recently covered, and all airport transfers will take place in a carbon neutral biodiesel van. NatureVacations will also offset a traveler's international airfare to San Jose, Costa Rica. This vacation package starts at $2,500 per person with double occupancy. :: NatureVacationsSee also our coverage of Costa Rica's leadership in certified eco-travel.