Meet Jim Damalas, Owner of Villa Blanca Cloud Forest Hotel and Nature ReserveSeptember 6, 2012
Jim Damalas — owner and general manager of Villa Blanca Cloud Forest Hotel and Nature Reserve — says that working with the Rainforest Alliance has filled his employees with “orgullo” (in English, “pride”). Located in Costa Rica’s cloud forest, Villa Blanca has earned the highest sustainability rating from Costa Rica’s Certification for Sustainable Tourism — a demonstration of its impressive work to operate in a way that’s good for people, wildlife and the environment.
Here, Damalas and a few of his employees talk about their work to provide an inviting retreat for tourists while protecting their incredible natural surroundings.
Find out how Villa Blanca and other forward-thinking hotels, inns and tour operators are prioritizing sustainability at SustainableTrip.org.