Just in case you need another excuse to jet to Costa Rica, check out the island’s eco-friendly Harmony Hotel
. Take a dip in the pool without worrying that you stole all that water from Mother Nature, or that you’re swimming in toxic chemicals. Harmony uses a salt-based, chlorine-free purification system. Showering off is also environmentally OK—the hotel uses a greywater wetland system that recirculates shower water to irrigate the on-site banana trees. Indulge in organic seafood, plus fresh fruits and veggies from Harmony’s very own garden. Even better: Your fare arrives on all-nature dishware made of coconuts and reclaimed marble and worm-based composting. In the evening it’s time for a classic tropical cocktail made with local fresh fruits—even the drinking straws are made out of bamboo.
With all sorts of environmental activities to enjoy—surfing and the surrounding foresty, plus a healing spa—this is a great sustainable trip to take with your girlfriends. (Psst! Check out the honeymoons at Harmony if you’re looking to get away with your guy!)