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Doubletree Cariari's Not-So-Green Green Getaway

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  Site Where: San Antonio de Belen, Cariari, Costa Rica
April 29, 2008 at 9:45 AM | by | Comment (1)

Down in Costa Rica the Doubletree Cariari by Hilton San Jose has been open a few months now since its renovations, and now they're trying to drum up some extra business by jumping on the green bandwagon.

We are definitely fans of some green hotel action, but this package from Doubletree Cariari seems a bit misleading. Yes, they call it the Green Getaway package, but that's making us think of environmentally-friendly hotel features and warm fuzzy give-back-to-the-earth thoughts. In fact, the only slightly green thing about this package is it includes a day tour out to a volcano and the La Paz Waterfall Gardens. That, and the fact that Yale ranks Costa Rica as the fifth greenest country in the world, apparently.

But apart from this suspicious labeling, the deal sounds nice--you also get a buffet breakfast, access to the fitness center and WiFi in public areas, and it starts at US$199 a night all the way through 31 October.  Don't expect to save the rainforest, but you'll probably have an enjoyable vacation.