Casitas Tenorio - a home, a farm and a business
Casitas Tenorio B&B happened by chance. When we were first married, were unable to find a place to rent in the village and the kind owner of the property allowed us to rent one of her two cottages for a month. We fell in love with the farm and eventually bought it. Slowly, we have built more casitas, each with their own character, which means we can share the magic of the farm with more people.
We have divided the property into two sections – one for tourism and habitat, and one for farming. This means we can combine our passions – sustainable farming and sustainable tourism. We handmilk eight cows twice a day and sell about 30 litres of milk in the local cheese cooperative. We grow lots of our own fruit and vegetables and practice permaculture and organic farming methods. We churn our own butter, bake our own bread and make delicious jam from seasonal tropical fruits. We have about thirty chickens, some rabbits, a bunch of guinea pigs, a horse and two dogs, Whisky and Dingo.
Ten years later, we are incredibly grateful, proud and inspired. Casitas Tenorio is a sustainable family project which reflects our values, we work with a dedicated team of staff and are deeply involved in our community. We have welcomed hundreds of guests into our local community and many have become friends and made lasting connections in our community. We live a fulfilled and happy life and can’t wait to share it with you.
Our logo is circular, like life, with the new leaf buds growing each end -a state of constant change and involving. We’ve used the colors of the nature that surrounds us, the deep green of the forest and the blue of the rain and the magical Rio Celeste. The cows, chickens and the corn crops are our farm, loving cared for by Donald, the cowboy. The tall tree, the birds in flight, the hummingbird and the toucan represent the rainforest which surrounds us. The hibiscus flower could be picked straight from our garden, where they grow in abundance. The sloth is one of our favorite animals and this is why it takes it’s position up front and centre! The text, ‘The Authentic Costa Rica’, is a reminder of what drives us every day to do what we do here. We really wanted a logo that represented us and the whole project of Casitas Tenorio B&B. It took us many hours to develop the concept -how could we possibly combine all the elements of or project into one single logo? It took a lot of work, but we’re pretty satisfied in the outcome!