“I don’t know how much I´m saving on my ICE bill since I have the solar water heater”, says Frank Faella, owner of the Rio Chirripó hotel “but I want to give a quality stay to my clients and they want a real hot shower. Most foreign tourists don´t know how to use the old electric shower heads, they think they might be electrocuted. At the retreat we want to offer first quality on all levels, a clean swimming pool and outdoor jacuzzi but also in the rooms everything has to be perfect and that includes real hot showers.”
The Rio Chirripó hotel is located in Canaán de Rivas and attracts mostly nature lovers although most of them don´t climb the nearby Mt. Chirripó but prefer to visit other local attractions or just relax on the hotel´s premises. It also accommodates group retreats and special events because of its unique location in lush and private surroundings.
Top quality with clean energy
“At the moment I have 3 rooms connected to the water heater and I´m thinking of having 2 more heaters installed for the remaining rooms because they also have a kitchenette for private use and people need to be able to wash their dishes with warm water. What strikes me most is that even on days when it is not sunny at all, the heater is giving hot water and even the next morning it is still warm. I am happy to have Purasol so nearby so that it won´t take long to have the new ones installed and offer top quality to all our guests with the help of clean energy.”