On Dec. 20, 2003, Greentique Hotels of Costa Rica expanded operations with the acquisition of Villa Blanca Cloud Forest Hotel & Nature Reserve, near San Ramon in El Silencio de Los Angeles, and also the added membership of Aguila de Osa Inn in Drake Bay, near Corcovado National Park. They are able to share even more of Si Como No’s brand of “Sustainable Hospitality” as new members of Greentique Hotels with several added-value hotel packages.
Greentique Hotels management philosophy is based upon the logic that well-treated employees equate to well-treated hotel guests. The key to the “Greentique Hotel” brand is maintaining a harmonious workplace with consistent hotel training programs to create positive experiences for both the hotel guests and our hotel staff.With perhaps one of the lowest hotel employee turnover rates in the country, we believe Greentique Hotels “Good- Natured Hospitality” enables each hotel member to assure our guests experience a unique Costa Rican holiday without compromising the natural habitat clients come to enjoy.
Greentique Hotel properties have been active on many other levels with both conservation and community projects extending back nearly two decades in Costa Rica. Included are “Art for Nature” programs and primary school workshops on conservation hosted by our nature interpreters in the Central Pacific, Osa Peninsula and San Ramón. As co-founder of Titi Conservation Alliance and The Green Ant Army with ICE ( The Communications and Energy Institute of Costa Rica ) for children conserving water resources, Greentique Hotels is working with primary schools on green education practices including reforesting programs. Also as active members of The Corcovado Foundation, the hotel group has financed educational programs with government sociologist in the farm village of Santa Juana (24 Km from Si Como No Hotel) working to protect the Flora and Fauna of over 1000 acres under their protection, and developed Agro-Tourism opportunities. So far over 10,000 native trees have been planted as part of a certification for Carbon Offset that is in development as a pilot program whereby visitors of the Santa Juana Mountain Adventure Tours receive Tree Adoption Certificates to support the project.