Santa Juana Lodge
The farmhouse at Santa Juana feeds more than one sense, however, and you’ll need your camera for the next one because the mountain views from the farmhouse porch are unparalleled; and definitely don’t overlook the up-close scenery. Not far from lunch is an original sugar cane mill called a trapiche. This is the way that sugar used to be made using farm oxen. The mill is user friendly and guests are encouraged to lend a hand and then take a sip of the cane juice. A cautionary word – it is sweet! A little uphill, because they require higher elevation, are the coffee terraces and fruit orchards, another opportunity for guests to participate in a community’s efforts to sustain itself while respecting nature and its past. Santa Juana is a working community and the experience cause one guest to remark, “What an experience! You have shown us, this is what a true community is.”
The Santa Juana Rural Mountain Adventure can end with a return trip to each guest’s hotel, but it doesn’t have to. Guests have the opportunity to combine the Adventure Tour with the Canopy Safari Zip Line Tour. See the jungle from the canopy and fly between 10 platforms. There are also two rope rappels as well as a Tarzan swing. When your tour does end at your hotel door each participant receives a Tree Adoption Certificate, a great souvenir, and a very real reminder that income from your tour goes to sustain the environment, biodiversity and projects like the Carbon Offset Reforestation Program which has planted and maintained more than 10,000 native trees in the area. Additionally, it provides villagers alternatives to manage and participate in sustainable development while conserving Costa Rica’s heritage. This is a trip which can you can feel really good about. Yes, you will have mastered the rope bridge, leaped into the waterfall, caught tilapia and rode the horses, but you will have also experienced rural and agro tourism at its best and helped conserve Costa Rica’s biodiversity while respecting its culture. One guest may have said it best in two words, “simply priceless.”
Children and extra beds
Extra Person: $56.5* per person, based upon double occupancy with meals included with max 2 extra persons (6 year and over) and under 6 years of age $28 per night, per person with meals included.