This is a Different Rainforest

This is a Different Rainforest

“Un momento,” says Santiago.  Niyanta and I are walking down the boardwalk towards the second boat dock on our way back to Sani Lodge from a long day in the community with the Sani Warmi, the women artisans’ cooperative.  We turn and watch Santiago turn left into the...
Solar at Sani Lodge

Solar at Sani Lodge

As I drink my hot coffee on the deck, I watch a group of men dig small ditches across the property’s courtyard. They are using shovels and pickaxes.  Hauling a backhoe to the property would be a major endeavor.  The route through the water can only be navigated with a...
A Walk Through the Sani Isla Community

A Walk Through the Sani Isla Community

Rosa’s two-year-old son, Dustin, sleeps cradled in her left arm while she works. She turns a palm leaf, stuffed with yucca and tilapia, that is roasting on the grill of the open fire pit. I watch as she multi-tasks, cooking lunch for the group, overseeing the crafts...
The Devil’s Garden

The Devil’s Garden

I’ve gotten to know the staff here. They always seem happy, even though they work very long hours. Days at Sani Lodge begin well before dawn. Guests arrive for breakfast at 4:30 am, then leave on their wildlife excursions. The workers stay well into the night when the...
I Love Lucy

I Love Lucy

There is a resident pet here at Sani Lodge. I’ve been told she has lived at the lodge for about 8 or 9 years and is beloved by all of the staff. She enjoys swimming in the lagoon and eating fish and chicken and the occasional banana. I first met Lucy when I was...
A New Perspective on the Rainforest

A New Perspective on the Rainforest

Whether your passion is bird-watching or you just enjoy spectacular views from dizzying heights, a climb up to the Sani Lodge Tower is an unforgettable experience. On the floor of the jungle, you are enveloped with wildlife, but up here at canopy-level, you get a...

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