Supporting the local community is not a goal or a mission, it is just the way we live here at Mount Totumas Cloud Forest. Our construction staff are local chiricanos. Local craftsmen made all the furniture in our lodge and cabins. Our guide Reinaldo is the son of our caretaker and in three years his knowledge of the birds and wildlife has been shared wth dozens of guests and his english is improving every month. Guests enjoy visiting our neighbors who are still homesteading their land.We are excited that Mount Totumas Cloud Forest can be a local resource for educating the community on the importance of conservation and preserving the unique biodiversity of the cloud forest.