Eco House Photo Inspiration

Here are some photos of houses like those we’d love to build here in Costa Rica at Solar Vistas. They are green colored, and blend well into the background, giving each neighbor more of a feeling of privacy and space. Some also use natural plants on their walls or roofs to absorb heat.


Tropical Green Building for Developers

By Geoff McCabe If you’re thinking about developing a property in Costa Rica, and you’re reading this, then you’re already taking a good first step in seeking information about green building in the tropics. In developed countries such as the U.S., Canada, and Europe, the market is rapidly moving towards more ecological and sustainable building techniques, which result in a superior product. In general, “green building” is a construction technique that involves using less waste, less toxic chemicals, less energy, and requires less ongoing maintenance, creating a healthier living environment for the owner. Green building has become the fastest-growing categoryRead the Rest…


Building Living Sanctuaries for Nature and People

By Dan Balogh If you’re thinking about developing a property in Costa Rica, and you’re reading this, then you’re already taking a good first step in seeking information about green building in the tropics. In developed countries such as the U.S., Canada, and Europe, the market is rapidly moving towards more ecological and sustainable building techniques, which result in a superior product. Nestled a few hundred feet above sea level in the southern Guanacaste region of Costa Rica, is the area’s first real eco-village. Solar Vistas is reforesting a 13 acre expanse of land with several high grassy knolls, withRead the Rest…


Santa Teresa Sites

The point splits, beach breaks and perfect lefts and rights found here, all turn this tiny Central American country a number one surfer hot-spot nowadays. Along with beaches that are commonly very clear, pristine and rarely populated, Costa Rica has certainly become a favorite surfer hangout. Despite some of the surfer beaches maybe difficult to reach, because of bad road conditions, they are definitely worth the trip as the waves here are good all year long. Some splits like Pavones have the longest attractions on earth and is definitely worth the long journey to get there. Some cozy accommodations offerRead the Rest…


Friends

The wonders of a Costa Rica holiday break are confirmed by a leading global survey of this world’s popular tourist destinations that has branded Costa Rica as one of the best Latin America travel destinations.. Costa Rica comes with plenty of fulfilling alternatives like these, particularly when you are engaged in nature and outdoor activities. That’s why so many individuals have selected to go there: In the past decade, the number of guests has quadrupled, and tourism has developed into a huge part of the country’s overall economy. Some of our best friends sites: Costaricaecolodges.net – Eco lodges and sustainableRead the Rest…