At HV, we like to get the best of both worlds. So, since we like the idea that we can combine luxury with sustainability, we wanted to share with you our top 3 Luxurious and Eco-Friendly escapes for you to consider on your next vacation.
Costa Rica has been at the forefront of eco-friendly and green tourism, a popular destination among both sustainability and nature enthusiasts. Indeed, it boasts the largest percentage of protected areas on the planet. This little and oh-so-lush slice of eco-heaven is made up of golden beaches, verdant rainforests, soaring mountains, active volcanos, cascading waterfalls, winding rivers, deep blue lakes, ocean vistas, and wildlife galore. With an ocean on either side and tons to see and do in between, staying in a luxury villa in Costa Rica is like 25 destinations wrapped into one extraordinary package, and a journey to this beautiful little country is not complete without a little exploration.
A 3-bedroom, eco-friendly villa overlooking Crete’s capital, Heraklion. Inside, you’ll find an open space living room and a fully-equipped kitchen, providing the perfect place for friends and family to gather. The bedrooms are located on the first floor, each furnished with relaxation and comfort in mind. Outside, the villa offers ample space to enjoy the sunny and warm climate of the island. Cool off in the private pool with hydro massage, relax in the private hamam or the beautiful garden with stone walls and cook and dine alfresco in the open air kitchen and outdoor dining area.
Invite everyone you know and whisk them off to the holiday of a lifetime. Casalnuovo is 500 meters above sea level, and with that comes some of the most incredible views in all of Sicily. This 15-acre organic estate boasts views of the legendary Bay of Tindari, Tyrrhenian Sea, and the Aeolian Islands. From the second you step foot in the villa, you’ll feel like you’ve entered a different world. From the bucket list quality views to the modern but traditional interior, you’ll have everything you could ever want and the constant reminder that relaxation takes center stage.
Luxurious and Eco-chic. With an incredible private beachfront location in Tulum, personalized service and sustainable power, this 4-bedroom villa offers the best in luxury. Set on a calm lagoon in the Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve, this home respects its surroundings by running on solar and wind power. Days here can be spent relaxing on the deck lounge or on a beach-side bed, splashing in the chlorine-free pool or building castles in the sand, or even snorkeling in the lagoon or exploring it by kayak. At night, you can watch movies under the stars thanks to the projection system.
HV now offers luxury and custom private tours, ranging from culinary adventures to eco-adventures.
Amazon Lost Worlds and Mighty Rivers in Peru 10 Days/ 9 Nights
From Amazon lowlands to Andes heights, Peru offers eco-adventure on a world-class scale. Immerse yourself in encounters with nature as you search for red-bellied macaws, anacondas, point-tailed palm creepers, side-neck turtles and the elusive three-toed sloth on the mighty Amazon River. Finish with a train ride up into the cloud forests of the Andes and to Machu Picchu, the fabled “Lost City of the Incas.”
Costa Rica Eco-Adventure 8 Days / 7 Nights
Explore the epicentre of soft adventure and sustainable travel as we journey from restored coffee plantation haciendas to cutting-edge eco-lodges and over-the-top indulgent beach resorts. Climb through the tropical jungle canopy, slip into hot thermal baths, hike through lava fields, surf private beaches, enjoy gourmet meals and relax with the kids.