Si Como No

Posted by on Jan 18, 2012 in Central Pacific Eco Lodges, Costa Rica Eco Lodges | Comments Off on Si Como No

Location: Manuel Antonio
Price: $205-$350/night
Features: Ocean view, spa, pool, guided tours, bar, river, waterfalls

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Introduction

Si Como No is an unassuming, family-friendly luxury eco-resort surrounded by Manuel Antonio’s rainforests. Known for earning the highest CST 5 LEAF Certified sustainable property rating, the resort has been consistently responsible for promoting eco-tourism in the area in form of everything from a fastidious recycling policy to path-breaking conservation programs. Though not a thoroughbred eco-lodge, Si Como No’s owners have made abundant efforts to mitigate the resort’s effect on the surrounding environment and local community. The property’s most significant input to the cause of local eco-tourism comes in the form of a Butterfly Garden and a well-maintained 30-acre wildlife retreat. Not just that, following the vision of founder CEO Jim Damalas, the resort even takes the region’s local eco- cultural practices to adjoining farm villages. Jim Damalas has dexterously woven quality, comfort and convenience with environmentally responsible tourism and seamless hospitality.

Activities and Amenities

As a part of the Greentique Hotels Nature Resort, Si Como offers its guests a bouquet of nature and adventure tours ranging from the popular to the offbeat activities to experience the local flavor of the region. A few favorite activities organized by Si Como No include nature based tours, guided night walks through the private wildlife reserve, custom guided tours of Manuel Antonio, ocean boat trips and mangrove hikes. Other interesting experiences include river rafting, canopy safari, bird watching at Santa Juana, sea kayaking, horseback riding, mountain biking, Damas Island Estuary Boat Trip, Carara Biological Reserve Jungle River Cruise, surfing, dolphin discovery and snorkeling, sports fishing and sunset sailing.

Facilities in the resort include three restaurants and bars including a bar & grill and the swim-up Boca Bar Mogotes. There is an 80,000 gal pool featuring a relaxing whirlpool spa along with spectacular oceanic/jungle vistas, a couple of 42 inches flat televisions and a detectable light cuisine menu. In keeping with its family-friendly spirit, the Si Como No has created a charming kiddy pool (complete with a waterslide) within its premises. The resort, spa and wildlife refuge also houses an art gallery, which showcases the ingenuity of local craftsman in the from inspiring wood, ceramic and pottery creations.

Another popular attraction at Si Como No includes a 45-seat, air-conditioned Multimedia THX/DVD private theater that screens a good medley of latest blockbusters, classics and several family entertainment flicks.

Service and Accommodation

The service at Si Como No is extremely upbeat, attentive, warm and knowledgeable, in keeping with their philosophy of contributing to the region’s eco-tourism and ensuring their guests’ comfort all the same. Si Como No has a posse of well-trained and long retained happy workers, who then go out of their way to serve the guests with utmost consideration.

Si Como No is known to achieve a brilliant harmony by blending the aesthetic and comfort elements in all its rooms, while ensuring that guests remain as connected to the natural surroundings through the accommodation as possible. The property features 58 well-appointed, spacious and comfortable rooms; each of which is equipped with a private bathroom, a full-stocked mini-bar, a private balcony (offering sweeping vistas of the jungle hillside), a direct dial telephone line and energy saving lights and air conditioner. Si Como No tries to keep it as luxurious as it can bang in the middle of an exotic jungle.

The rooms vary in size and are housed within several two-storied structures dotting the rainforest landscape. They are done-up in earthy tones, which are intended to complement the resort’s natural ambiance. The sprawling deluxe room offers spectacular ocean views, while the comparatively smaller superior rooms (housed on the ground level of the two story structures) feature less flattering vistas. Standard rooms are designed to offer magnificent forest views.

Rates

Standard rooms are available for $ 205 USD, while Superior rooms are priced at $ 235 USD. A Deluxe Room is available for $ 265 USD, whereas a Deluxe Suite (with ocean vistas) can be booked at $ 315 USD. The exclusive Honeymoon Suite (with splendid jungle and sea views from a sprawling sun-kissed terrace) is priced at $ 350 USD. Apart from this, there are several last minute discount packages on the accommodation, guided tours and food tab.