SAN JOSE, Costa Rica -- Would you believe that Costa Rica could add
one more attraction to its bounty of rain-forest products?
With the opening of Rain Maker Nature Refuge, clients staying in
the Central Pacific region can book excursions to this beautifully
planned, 1,334-acre refuge of forest and waterfalls, located 30
minutes from Quepos.
Morpho butterflies, bromeliads, poison dart frogs and toucans
accent the lush rain forest for visitors following the river
Guided by nature interpreters from the local community, hikers
follow well-maintained trails with hand railings all along the way
while examining a vast array of flora and fauna.
In addition to the overland hike is an ascent into the treetops for
a bird's eye view of the jungle and cascading falls below. The
20-story canopy system allows visitors to comfortably traverse six
suspended cable bridges that are connected by five tree
Jim Damalas was the major player in the development of the Rain
Maker refuge, and his own rain forest property in Quepos, the Si
Como No Hotel & Resort, spills down a mountainside and offers
uninterrupted views of the Pacific from the guest rooms, the pool
Guest are accommodated in 39 spacious rooms, suites and
apartments with ocean or jungle views from every balcony.
The resort offers king-size or double beds, bathrooms, kitchens
or wet bars, stocked minibars and energy-efficient air
The pool deck is the place to be for sunset, and the pool itself
-- with Jacuzzi, waterslide and waterfall -- is contoured into the
jungle terraces and adjacent to the bar and grill.
Facilities also include a second, more formal restaurant, as
well as a conference center and a movie theater.
Damalas is adding 20 new villas, a second pool and a spa on a
recently purchased adjacent property.
The most outstanding feature of this eco-friendly resort is the
food, varied and delicious from breakfast through dinner.
Hotel activities include the five-hour Rain Maker excursion,
priced at $65 with transportation, guided hiking and lunch.
Si Como No Hotel & Resort
Phone: (011) 506 777-0777
Fax: (011) 506 777-1093
E-mail: [email protected]