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ENVI The Islita: Costa Rica’s new sustainable hotel

Luxury experiential eco-lodge brand ENVI Lodges announced its international debut in Costa Rica, a global pioneer of sustainable tourism.

The hospitality company has partnered with The Islita Developments to operate ENVI The Islita, a unique ecotourism project in Punta Islita, a secluded ocean-cove destination on Costa Rica’s Nicoya Peninsula.

ENVI is a luxury experiential eco-lodge brand and management company born in the Middle East. The company operates eco-friendly lodges immersed in nature and located in remote destinations.

The Lodge

ENVI Lodges recreates the luxury of five-star amenities in unchartered territories, with immersive experiences embedded throughout.

“With 31 guest units made of canvas and wood, as well as 26 low-impact villas, the project’s architecture, created by APD Arquitectos, pays specific attention to minimal environmental impact, using well-selected raw materials that blend into the natural surroundings,” detailed the company.

They are designed to immerse guests in Costa Rica’s majestic natural paradise. Also, “local chefs, farmers, and makers will connect with guests to celebrate food, culture, and the natural surroundings of the peninsula.”

As part of the amenities, it features a holistic wellness center conceptualized by Meraki Wellness Consultants. These experts specialize in alternative therapies, meditation practices, and regenerative health.

Other facilities include mountain bike trails, natural springs, rope courses, a surf skate park, and pickleball courts, appealing to guests of all ages.


With Costa Rica setting its sights on becoming the first carbon-neutral country in the world, the destination is aligned with ENVI’s commitment to responsible tourism in the locations where it operates its eco-lodges.

In November, the Costa Rican Tourism Board became a member of the Global Sustainable Tourism Council, which establishes global sustainable standards and helps destinations adopt sustainable tourism practices.

“We couldn’t have asked for a better location to plant the first ENVI flag outside our home region. We are so excited to create unique traveler experiences in this paradisiac setting while adhering to our high sustainability standards that are perfectly in tune with Costa Rica’s game-changing ambitions for responsible tourism,” said ENVI Co-Founder Noelle Homsy.

The project’s focal point will be a centrally located community hub, an education, training, and business incubator designed to empower small businesses, create jobs for artisans, and promote cultural exchange through local collaborations.

An affiliated foundation supporting the local school and community will be the pathway for The Islita residents and guests to meaningfully engage with the local community through culture, art, environment, and education programs.

“We are honored to establish this partnership with ENVI Lodges as the operator for The Islita,” says Anatoly Mezhov, Managing Director of The Islita. “The alignment in ethos and vision for sustainable tourism – shaping the future of travel, preserving our natural resources, regional economic development, and fostering multi-cultural community connections – made this partnership with ENVI Lodges a no-brainer for us.”

ENVI The Islita embodies the idea of emphasizing authenticity and identity to recreate the symbiosis of man and environment while maintaining the balance between privacy and socialization.

The company believes the future of tourism relies on creating meaningful nature-centric lodges that regenerate the environment and create purpose-driven, transformational experiences for its guests.

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