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By Jim Damalas Not until we decided to develop a rural tour of the nearby village of Santa Juana, overlooking our resort in Manuel Antonio at Si Como No, did some local village talent become recognized. We needed to decorate the rancho, El Mirador, where we were serving Camposino lunches made by the local ladies […]

By Jim Damalas The languages of peace and tranquility are spoken in the mountains of Santa Juana, Costa Rica. Alive-In the pure energy of nature, in the blissful scent of the regions native flowers, mystical waterfall and the hum of the birds and butterflies which live in Zen unison with all people who enter this […]

by Jim Damalas One valuable aspect in my years in hospitality is how Si Como No, our resort here in Costa Rica, has been hosting repeat guests for two decades, I believe to be a testament to our popularity that has stood the test of time. We just hosted another family recently for their 5th […]

I think everyone of us, in some part of our life, have felt sad or depressed… it`s just part of life.  It doesn`t matter the nature of the problem, it`s our problem and, of course, we want to heal and move on… because we have to move on and continue with our life. It happened […]

By Jim Damalas What I now realize, after what was first just my weekend getaway to my modest “casita” with no window, walls or doors, has become a very special program in rural/agro tourism supported by a guided tour we named the Santa Juana Rural Mountain Adventure sharing the natural attractions and hospitality that drew […]