Washington, DC (PRWEB) July 19, 2011
DC based eco-travel provider, http://www.greenloons.com, just added 5 new family friendly trips to its Costa Rica vacations repertoire. A Certificate in Sustainable Tourism - Level 3 certified lodge, Luna Lodge operates on 100% hydro-electric energy and solar power. Located in Costa Rica’s beautiful Osa Peninsula, called "...the most biologically intense place on Earth" by National Geographic Magazine, Luna Lodge also supports The White Hawk Project, a private non-profit working to extend the boundaries of Costa Rica’s Corcovado National Park.
With an emphasis on the Greenloons goal to preserve ecosystems, educate visitors about conservation, empower localities, and operate sustainable tourist attractions, a trip to The Osa Peninsula’s Luna Lodge provides a rewarding, fun and unique family experience. Suitable for children as young as 6, travelers spend their days birding, hiking through lush rainforest, horseback riding, kayaking, or exploring Corcovado National Park, with options to nourish the mind, body, and spirit with an invigorating yoga class or visit to the Luna Spa. Guests stay in spacious, thatched roof bungalows and receive evening appetizers and several gourmet meals over the course of their stay. The five tours, the Rainforest Discovery Package, Rainforest Adventure Package, Toucan Birding Package, Hummingbird Birding Package, and Honeymoon Package average less than $1,000 per person, depending on the season.
According to Luna Lodge founder and owner, Lana Wedmore, ¨Luna Lodge is very excited about working with Greenloons because they have identified the difference between Ecotourism, Sustainable Tourism and Responsible Tourism. It is an honor to be represented by them because their clients are going to understand and appreciate the philosophy of Luna Lodge and the importance of protecting the rain forest and Mother Earth.¨
About The Osa Peninsula
Offering a perfect blend of virgin lowland rainforest and an exquisite tropical beach environment, the Osa Peninsula’s 42,000-hectare Corcovado National Park is home to almost 400 species of birds, 140 species of mammals, 116 species of amphibians and reptiles, over 500 species of trees, and more than 6,000 species of insects. With 13 major ecosystems, the park protects endangered species such as the jaguar, puma, crocodile, tapir, poison dart frogs, and the harpy eagle. The expansive beaches of the Osa, especially those near Carate, where the lodge is situated, are also major nesting sites for several varieties of sea turtles.
About Luna Lodge
Founded by Lana Wedmore, Luna Lodge is a wonderful example of the power of ecotourism in terms of preserving the environment and its wildlife while connecting with nature. Since it opened in 2000, it has been recognized by Travel and Leisure as one of the “Top 25 Eco-Lodges in The World” and by Yoga Journal as, "...ultimate rejuvenation, 12 blissful yoga vacations."
The Luna Lodge has also joined together with the White Hawk Project, a foundation aimed at protecting the Carate River Valley. The goal of this project is to purchase forested lands for protection of all of the wildlife in the Carate River Valley. It will be part of a protected corridor that will span from Corcovado National Park to Luna Lodge and continue to the southern end of the peninsula. With much of this land bordering Corcovado National Park, the corridor would literally be an extension of the park where the animals can roam freely and be protected. For more information about Luna Lodge, visit: http://www.lunalodge.com/
Founded by eco-entrepreneur, Irene Lane, Greenloons L.L.C. is a Washington DC based company dedicated to providing nature enthusiasts and wildlife conservationists worldwide with trusted information about responsible, sustainable, and certified ecotourism travel vacations and volunteer conservation efforts both in the U.S. and internationally.