Daily Archives: July 16, 2009

Green & Chic ~ Esperanza Resort, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

Esperanza Resort_Cabo San Lucas_BC_MX_7If Esperanza looks familiar, you’ve probably seen it in a few Hollywood movies, or supermarket gossip tabloids where yet another vacationing celebrity was spotted at Esperanza. Such is the allure of Esperanza, with its setting as the main draw. At the tip of Baja Peninsula, just outside of Cabo San Lucas, where the Pacific meets the Sea of Cortez.

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Green & Chic ~ La Cocotera, La Barra de Santiago, El Salvador

La Cocotera_El Salvador_lacocoThe mere mention of the words ecotourism and Central America immediately conjures images of one place, Costa Rica, whose entire country brand is built on its “gentle approach” to tourism. An approach that may have been very progressive when Costa Rica began developing its modern tourism infrastructure a few decades ago, deliberately going against the grain, shunning high-rise and condo-strewn resorts and opting instead to maximize its natural assets. A strategy that has paid off handsomely, and one that other countries are emulating. Less-known El Salvador, Costa Rica’s neighbor to the south has one gem of an eco resort that borrows the same DNA of eco-responsible hotel development, La Cocotera Resort and Eco Lodge. Designed for those seeking the luxury of nature in its unspoiled state and tranquility.

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