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HOTEL CACAO

This small hotel is family owned and is located in downtown Bijagua, where the river by the same name is located. Additionally, it has an excellent view of the Miravalles and Tenorio volcanoes.

 

HISTORY OF THE NAME "CACAO"

Ka`Kaw, in Mayan is the original name given to the cocoa plant. Even though the plant originated in South America, it was the Mayan and the Olmecas who cutivated it over 2500 years ago. Used only by nobility and kings, this drink was considered to be stimulating and calming at the same time; it symbolized longer and vigorous life.

Later, the Aztecs renamed it Xocolatl, the name we give to the candy and drink we enjoy today.

Another common use of the cocoa seed was as a trading currency. This use was extended through the Latin American conquest and the colonial era.

 

UNESCO DECLARED THE AREA OF LOS CHILES (INCLUDING BIJAGUA) AND WHIT CAÑO NEGRO AT ITS CORE, A BIOSPHERE RESERVE OF WATER AND PEACE.

Bijagua, population 5000, is located between volcanoes Tenorio and Miravalles.This small town owes its name to a plant whose leaves where used for packing, way before we had plastic or paper available.

Bijagua is an excellent place to practice rural tourism and support the local economy. Most of the Bijagueños are dedicated to farming; some even "grow" tilapias at places where you can enjoy and excellent meal and sights. You can also find some cooperatives and associations owned only by women, like:" AMAYA " dedicated to agriculture and crafts and which includes a store, La Casa del Maiz; "COOABI", cooperative of artisan women; " Entre Volcanes" where women prepare and sell local treats.

You will always be received with smiling faces in Bijagua, do not let the language be a barrier. People from this town will always try to help you enjoy a wonderful time.

 

contact: hotelcacao@gmail.com

Reservations:(506) 24666142

 

 

A PLEASANT PLACE TO CONTEMPLATE THE VOLCANOS...