Carlos Salazar Cercone is a costarican man who, back in 1991, decided to settle Chachagua Rainforest Hotel & Hacienda.
This place was one of the first hotels in the Arenal Volcano area, in the Northern Plains of Costa Rica.
Since the very beggining, Chachagua Rainforest Hotel hires only locals, that policy has been truly important, in order to improve the hotel’s efforts in the conservation of the rain forest. So far, more than 25 families of the area in Chachagua, depend on the hotel and the working ranch here.
In 2010, four visionary men, called Grupo Los Cuatro, joined Carlos Salazar in the businnes; the place was totally remodeled and everything is working on better and better.
I am so proud to be part of the crew, for sure. It is really nice to know that, if you have an idea, you can develop it, always having the support of the boss. That makes me feel good.
Our place is more than a resort. I can tell that we all are ‘experiences creators’, having what we call ‘win-win situation’, our interactions with both, nature and our guest, allows everybody to win…
The biodiversity in this area is so rich. More than 100 species of birds are easily spotted, over 40 species of amphibians and reptiles occur here, and several hundreds of species of plants have Chachagua as their home. Every morning you could get up listening the howlings of monkeys in the forest or just around your room, the screams of the parrots or the call of a Laughing Falcon. Then, you can walk down to the stable, meet a lady cow and try to get some milk from and for your own breakfast…And, this is interesting, since, not many people from big cities have the chance to become face to face to farm animals every day, don’t you think?
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