Throughout Costa Rica you will find many accommodations including hotels, aparthotels, condos, holiday homes and cabinas. Holiday homes, cabinas and condos can be less expensive than hotels and offer more flexibility in your Costa Rica adventure. Costa Rica is known for being a world leader in green and sustainable travel, and accommodations are often listed as “eco-lodges”. They tend to be more expensive, but the government has an effective certification programme in place. Beware of so-called “motels”. In Costa Rica, as in much of Latin America, this term tends to refer to places associated with short-term stays by couples seeking a little privacy. The rooms are often rented out by the hour.