Scoring a hotel package with added perks is always a good thing. Finding a package that’s also eco-friendly makes the deal that much sweeter. From Arizona to Costa Rica, here are a few packages that are sure to be a hit among your eco-conscious clients.
U.S. Hotels Get Eco-Friendly In the heart of bustling downtown Scottsdale, W Scottsdale is offering eco-minded travelers a new way to experience Arizona’s Sonoran Desert with the Green is Glam package.
Available through Sept. 11, this package includes participation in a desert clean up mission, special locally sourced breakfast for two each morning, roundtrip hybrid vehicle airport transfers, green rental vehicle for the duration of guest’s stay, two cocktails and a donation made on guest’s behalf to the Arbor Day Foundation.
Rates start at $359 per night. An add-on desert jeep tour is also available. For more information, visit wscottsdalehotel.com.
In an effort to protect the open space of Napa Valley, Bardessono Hotel, Restaurat & Spa is offering a Hike the Day Away package. The package, created to encourage guests to get out and enjoy Napa’s natural beauty, includes overnight accommodations in a King Spa Suite, along with two annual memberships to the Napa Valley Land Trust.
Napa Valley Land Trust is a community-based, non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the character of Napa by permanently protecting its land. Membership includes hiking access to areas not accessible to the general public.
Nightly rates for the Hike the Day Away package start at $429. For more information, visit bardessono.com.
Nature-lovers might also enjoy the Wildflowers and Wildlife package available at The Ranch at Rock Creek in Philipsburg, Montana.
This package allows guests to discover landscapes bright with lilies of the valley, dogtooth violets and other flowers via guided horseback rides through the property’s stunning terrain. Visitors can also hike to one of the ranch’s many scenic peaks for impressive views—maybe even catching a glimpse of a newborn fawn.
Priced from $720 pp per night, this 4-night, all-inclusive package includes a 20 percent discount off regular rates, as well as access to an array of activities such as mountain bike treks, paintball, fly fishing, horseback riding, clay pigeon shooting, archery and more. For more information, visit theranchatrockcreek.com.
East coast travelers looking for an eco-friendly way to explore Boston? Suggest a stay at the Fairmont Copley Plaza, which recently teamed up with Urban AdvenTours to create the Boston Hidden Treasures by Bike package.
With this package, guests get a choice of a Signature City View guided tour of Boston or a 24-hour hybrid bike rental. The package also includes a free water bottle and an “I Love Boston” T-shirt.
Rates start at $409 dbl per night and are available through Nov. 28. For more information, visit fairmont.com/copleyplaza.
Go Green Abroad It doesn’t get much greener than Costa Rica…and at Parador Resort & Spa in Punta Quepos on the country’s central Pacific coast, guests can enjoy a luxury property located just minutes from the world-famous Manuel Antonio Park where white-faced monkeys, sloths, toucans, parrots and other wildlife abound.
With the resort’s 6-night Eco-Friendly package, guests receive Superior guestroom accommodations, a tour through the mangroves, as well as a walking tour of Manuel Antonio National Park and a horseback riding excursion through the jungle.
Rates start at $238 per night. For more information, visit hotelparador.com.
Or recommend a trip to Granada, Nicaragua, for a stay at Jicaro Island Ecolodge. Through Nov. 21, nature-loving couples can take advantage of the property’s Honeymoon Special, which includes a free third night (with a 2-night stay), and choice of a romantic dinner on the floating deck or a couple’s massage.
During their stay, guests can enjoy a bevy of outdoor activities, including, kayaking, birdwatching tours, hiking, fishing and more.
Rates start at $380 per night through November. For more information, visit jicarolodge.com.