Admit it: You've imagined what life would be like as a member of the Swiss Family Robinson. You could spend your time exploring unfamiliar scenery, encountering exotic creatures, and sleeping in a tricked-out tree house. Ah, fantasy...
When you Escape to the Chachagua Rainforest Hotel & Hacienda in Costa Rica for a three-night ($201), five-night ($385), or seven-night ($495) stay for two in a private Rainforest Room between April 15 and November 30, your adventuresome reverie becomes an idyllic reality. Children under age 12 are free when accompanied by two adults, and Wi-Fi is included.
Cast away your home-life troubles for a secluded rain forest room overlooking the hotel's lush acres. Noted as one of the 1,000 Places to See Before You Die, the hotel sources the natural beauty of the surrounding Monteverde Mountain Range to influence its sustainable practices.
Your elegant double room comes with daily full American breakfasts (made from organic ingredients grown on site), a private bathroom, satellite television, and air conditioning. Since you don't want to devote all of your time to relaxing—after all, those Robinsons were quite the productive bunch—visit the animals on the hotel's working ranch. You may see frogs and blue Morpho butterflies on your walk to greet horses and pigs.
"Nowhere else in the world are so many types of habitats squeezed into such a tiny area," says BBC Travel. "In terms of number of species per 10,000 square kilometer, Costa Rica tops the list of countries at 615 species, compared to the United States with a mere 104."
Lose track of your mornings while swimming in the pool, and then explore the area on horseback or bike tours arranged by the hotel. Hike through a breathtaking property on the edge of the Monteverde Cloud Forest before ziplining above its trees.
Pass late afternoons reading as vibrant birds fly nearby, and when night falls, listen to the cicadas sing. Let your adventurous spirit out with this Escape, and finally live out your wildest dreams.
PAID VALUE EXPIRES ON April 1, 2020
PROMOTIONAL VALUE EXPIRES ON November 30, 2012
Chachagua Rainforest Hotel
A Three- ($201), Five ($385), or Seven-Night ($495) Stay for Two in a Private Rainforest Room with Full Daily Breakfast
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