We believe that sustainable hospitality is local hospitality – that’s why we hire local, buy local, and invest in our community and surroundings.
The Power of Local
From our people to our products, we’re “Monteverde” down to the details
Hiring locally is the backbone of our commitment to the Monteverde Community. Our staff is exclusively Costa Rican, with the majority of our team born and raised within walking distance of the hotel.
We also make a conscious effort to source as many products as we can from as close to home as possible.
Much of our restaurant food comes from just around the corner; our minibars are stocked with only local drinks and snacks; and our art is made by a local women’s cooperative. Our bathroom amenities are made locally too.
Career Paths & Professional Opportunities
Helping our people pursue their goals
For us, that starts with a sense of job security – our salaries are higher than the national average and we employ our staff year-round, never laying them off in low season as is the case with many hotels.
Tourism for Tomorrow's People Award 2018
International recognition for our dedication to our staff
We are proud members of the Cayuga Collection, recent winners of the prestigious World Travel & Tourism Council’s People Award in the 2018 Tourism for Tomorrow awards.
As a group, our dedication to our staff goes beyond employment – our staff members are as important to us as our guests, and for many of those who stay at Senda, the team is what makes the experience all the more meaningful.
Out in the Community
Building for the future in Monteverde
Schools in the area such as our local Escuela de Cerro Plano often have limited resources. We work with the non-profit organization Earth Equilibrium to support the Escuela de Cerro Plano through their “Building for the Future” infrastructure improvement program.
Fully funded by the generous donations of our guests, the initiative currently focuses on repairing the school’s crumbling roofs and ceilings, and creating a warehouse to store the materials that take up valuable classroom space. Pipeline projects also include a “Books to Fly” initiative which will see the installation of a small library of children’s books.
Meet the Senda Family
“Senda is a beautiful cloud forest lodge tucked up in the hills right near town. What immediately stood out to me was the friendliness and competency of the staff – for a brand new property, they made an impressive first impression.”
— Ted, Colorado