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Lapa Rios, Costa Rica

Set in a private nature reserve spread over 1,000 acres of Central America's last remaining lowland tropical rainforest, Lapa Rios Ecolodge overlooks the point where the Golfo Dulce meets the wild Pacific Ocean. Designed in...

Island Outpost, Jamaica

Created by Chris Blackwell, the founder of Island Records (whose long list of clients has included Bon Jovi and Mariah Carey), Island Outpost consists of several small hotels and exclusive properties dotted around Jamaica....

Jicaro Island Ecolodge, Nicaragua

Started by London businesswoman Karen Emanuel after she saw a sign ‘Island for Sale’ when she was visiting Nicaragua in 2007 – and then she bought it! – Jicaro is barely a year old...

Mayakoba – The New Wave Riviera

Mayakoba is an anomaly. An area smack in the middle of the Mayan Riviera, it is almost the antithesis of everything the resort-laden Mexican coast has become known (and is often criticized) for. Though...

Finca Rosa Blanca, Costa Rica

Finca Rosa Blanca was started 25 years ago by Californians Glenn and Teri Jampol, who still live on the property. The lodge, which is not far from San Jose, has a total of...

Turtle Inn, Belize

Who They Are They are The Coppolas! Less than a year after Francis and Eleanor Coppola acquired this beachside refuge in 2001, it was swept out to sea by the forces of Hurricane Iris. A...

Blancaneaux Lodge, Belize

Who They Are Blancaneaux Lodge was opened in 1993 by the movie director Francis Coppola and his wife Eleanor, and it now forms part of Coppola Resorts. Tucked away in a pocket of the Maya...

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