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Sitting on 12 acres of coffee-growing land in the central highlands of Santa Cruz Island, British-owned Semilla Verde offers a green, family friendly stay on grounds reforested with native daisy trees. Energy efficiency measures ensure that the property absorbs more climate-warming gases than it produces, while it collects rainwater and produces vegetables and—of course—coffee. Several nature trails cross the estate, and giant tortoises amble in from the wild. The lodge-type resort has a snug, rustic lounge and dining area with a fireplace for the cool June-November months. It also boasts a yoga room with good views of the gardens on two sides through sliding glass doors. In general, rooms are cozy, with queen- or twin-sized beds, flat-screen televisions and DVD players, and all have rustic tables cut from tree stumps. Room One atop the lodge has the finest views—native birds flock to the rooftop canopies just outside the balcony—but all rooms feature floor-to-ceiling sliding doors and access to balconies or terraces. Second-story rooms have wooden floors and hammocks on the balconies. Bathrooms are moderately sized and not very modern; only rooms One and Two have tubs. Semilla Verde requires a three-night minimum stay.