El Lugar Resort | An Eco Resort & National Park

About El Lugar

The Idea

Thousands of species, animals and plants live on Earth. We all share this beautiful planet, and yet most of us don’t treat it as our home. Human beings are supposed to be the most intelligent creatures living on planet Earth. How then is it possible that we seem set on destroying it?

What if now is the time to change the way we care for our planet? Not just in empty promises and bold declarations, but by actions and choices. A way that will allow us to change tracks and create a future where we can thrive, not just survive.  

The Beginning

The El Lugar project started 2017 with the idea of showing what it is possible to create together with the land, and as stewards of the Earth.  We would like to inspire people all around the world to start making choices today that that honors our planet. Choices that can ensure that future generations will be able to enjoy it the same way we do – or with a little luck, even more.

El Lugar is the beginning of teaching the world about the nurturance of the earth when you ask for contribution.

Gary Douglas

The First Time

Claudia Cano found this piece of land after searching for a possible location for a resort all over Costa Rica. As soon as she arrived at El Lugar, she knew this was the place.