Juanilama Community

Description:

This community has about 100 inhabitants, most dedicated to livestock, milk production, and its derivatives. In addition to agriculture such as pineapple, bananas, and tubers, given the warm and humid climate conditions it usually has.

The Juanilama Ecological Reserve has a 25-hectare primary forest with impressive flora, fauna, and waterfalls. It is bordered to the northeast by the Pocosol River and the Quebrada La Leona.
Accommodation is available in the village: Homestay: a family atmosphere where you will be treated as a family member. You will have a private room and bathroom with your host family.

Some of our recommendations to make your experience the best:

  • Camera
  • Snacks, sweets, energy bars
  • Fruits
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Pants, long or short, swimsuit
  • Coat or raincoat for rain
  • Bottle of water (enough water)
  • Good physical condition
  • Repellants
  • Sun protection
  • Hat, visor or cap
  • Walking sticks

For cancellations without penalty must be canceled 24 hours before the date. Reservations canceled in less time will have a 100% penalty.

Rates: 01st December 2024 to 30 November 2025.

Included: Net Rates per person – included 13 %, breakfast. Additional information: Check in at 14.00h / Check out at 11.00h

Experiences:

In addition to lodging in the inn or in family homes, this community offers rural activities in the community:

We want our visitors to get involved in all possible processes with their own hands, from the tour through the trees where they can cut and taste fruits of our tropics to the experience of harvesting tubers such as cassava and malanga or cutting bananas and sugar cane, as well as learning about the production of pineapple, cocoa process, medicinal plants, and others. Includes a tour of the plantations and gardens, a local guide (NOT BILINGUAL), and a taste of the farm’s organic products and refreshments.

  •  Price: $26.00 p.P.

This route consists of 2 kilometers of demarcated nature trails of medium difficulty. It allows the visitor to reach the foot of the La Leona Waterfall and swim in crystal clear waters. A local guide offers information about the existing flora and fauna during the walk.

  • Price: $20.00 p.P.

Meet with local housewives, the true masters of traditional Tico cuisine. Around a fire pit (wood cooker) used for all kinds of cooking, the participants prepare the most typical dishes of our grandmothers such as picadillos, prestiños, tortillas, barbudos and enyucados.

Time: 8.00 / 11.00 / 17.00 Duration 2 hours:

Price: $23.00 p.p.

The guide, a traditional dairy farmer, starts the tour with a historical review of the area, the production of milk and its derivatives, the crossing of cow breeds to obtain the best possible quality and quantity of milk, and a visit to the farmyard to show how and with what products the cattle are fed. Afterward, the visitor will be able to bring the animals from the pasture and prepare them for hand milking with the help of the guide. Then, the visitor will have the opportunity to feed the calves. At the end of the tour, the tourist will be able to participate in handling the milk and how to produce cheese (palmetto, soft, semi-hard, etc.) and other dairy products such as custard and yogurt. Includes: Tour of the farmyard and paddock, milking, local guide (NOT BILINGUAL), tasting of cheeses and milk-based drinks.

  • Price: $23.00 p.P.

This is an exciting and practical way of converting common waste such as paper, cans, and plastic bottles into crafts or usable utensils through Doña Elena, who will be their teacher.
Get ready to roll up your sleeves and dive into crafting and soap-making. You will learn how to make handmade soap and create figures and scents tailored to your preferences. This hands-on activity is perfect for groups of less than ten people, ensuring a personalized and engaging experience. Includes materials and utensils for elaborating on the handicraft, a local instructor, and a piece of handicraft as a gift.

  • Price: $21.00 p.P.

You will have the opportunity to learn to dance to popular music, such as salsa and cumbia, with Eli, the dance expert.

  • Price: $14.00 p.P.

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