After all this time…

During our time in Baja Sur, we have seen the hotel industry grow and evolve rapidly. We started out by merely offering a bed and a safe place to sleep and party, to becoming an entire lifestyle that brings people together as part of a widespread travel community. After living, travelling, breathing (and loving!) hosting for the past years, we have made the following conclusions about travelling, and add The Un-Hotel in response:

1. The best way to meet new people is over a good meal and/or a few drinks.

We organize activities, to help you meet your fellow travellers. During your stay, this could include anything from nightly family dinners, grill nite, movie projection to local festivals and events or simply catching up at one of the fabulous bars, pubs, restaurants and art galleries in our neighborhood.

     2. The staff are a wealth of current, local information that can sometimes get lost in guide books or blogs.

We are ready to help you with anything from planning your day and renting a car to finding a dentist. Whether you want to pick our brains for recommendations or simply chill out and unwind over a couple beers on the hammocks, we’re available for you.

     3. There is no reason why you can’t have the comforts of home while living on the road.

Señor Mañana was designed to be as comfortable as possible. From the location to a equipped kitchen, to a cozy garden and the catwalks, it’s a place that you can look forward to coming home to at the end of each day.

Being part of the Digital Nomads community make us have a co working space and a nice wifi conection.

     4. Travelling is about so much more than just the places you see – it’s also about the people you meet and experiences you share with them.

In short, Señor Mañana is for travellers who love the unbeaten path. If that’s you, come stay with us and see why we’re so happy about it!

The reinvention of Señor Mañana

Our definition of Un-ness: Breaking away from the masses. Challenge. Freely used to release, exemplify, or intensify a force or quality. To engage, connect, and explore unique places, oneself, and with others on a most uncommon adventure.

After twenty years of living here and being part of San José growth and evolution, we decided it was time. The pandemic give us the pause and the feeling to started over. Is nothing that scares us (start over) We already done that with Odille in 2014 and again with Lidia in 2017. This 2020 was specially hard for us, the lock down, the loss, the grief, to find the focus on the important, to be grateful for the granted, because there is no granted. So we decided to focus on the gain instead of the loss.

The gain in 2020 is a new sense of purpouse, a new name and a new logo! We are intend to create a new niche in hospitality.

Neither a big hotel or a small hostel we are intend to be a down to earth place for travellers looking for a base in San José, a comfortable place, in a clean, private, secure and open ambient. With the basics; a comfy matress with nice and clean bed linen for a good rest, ensuite bathrooms, hot shower, space for cooking, chilling and working with a great WIFI speed. Our intention is to keep growing the travellers community and encourage the growth of human connections in the era of disconnetion and smart phones. Give more value to a mutual gain of sense and feeling with the others, empathy, share, wonder. We dont have TV and we wont have. Its simple, we dont need and extra device that cut our senses.

About the name:

As a conclusion of these times, we add the Un Hotel as a response, and basically because we are not a hostel, nor a hotel. We are one of a kind, a different place from what you can find on airbnb, or any other property/hotel listing. We are as personlized as we can. We are a simply place for people run by simple people. Lets start promoting that being a different kind of person, place or whatever is actually a very good thing! Is what makes us unique!

About the logo:

We can´t say anything without naming @Lucas Portela, he´s the mastermind behind Señor Mañana new logo. We met a few years ago and ended up becoming friends, and meeting at some points during our trips. Our kids are super friends with him aswell and our friendship deserves its own space into another post into the blog.
We have a beatiful African Tulip tree (actually a few trees, now) the beautiful orange flower was our sign, the one that identifies us from the other Señor Mañana right next door (another blog story). That big tree was peeking out from a window we let for him at the wall in the corner. It was a symbol and you could see it from the top of the street, or the arroyo -now Centenario blvd.- Nowadays there are more african tulips around in San José and we realize people did not have the flower in mind when thinking about señor mañana, and bringing on this renew idea… then lucas came with his amazing proposals for a brand new logo and philosophy (his specialty) and after a few messages, stories and approaches the Rooster was born. Lucas will tell his side of story in another post (at least is what I expect 😉

Historically the Rooster is been present in many cultures. It Represent faith and light, his morning sing is a triumph over darkness. Its a figure that define courage, worth and contestation. In a more intimate way, the rooster is related to the sun, the one in charge announcing a new day, a new beginning. It figure is also in the vane which are located on the top, and from there the rooster shows were the wind blows to the travellers and evokes the caretaker. In the antiquity Abraxas (a mythical deity) is represented by a rooster head and serpent legs, the good and the bad. Is that duality that represent the human being.

Its also the icon for REvolution. Lets revolutionaze the hospitality area together!

Introduce Yourself (Example Post)

This is an example post, originally published as part of Blogging University. Enroll in one of our ten programs, and start your blog right.

You’re going to publish a post today. Don’t worry about how your blog looks. Don’t worry if you haven’t given it a name yet, or you’re feeling overwhelmed. Just click the “New Post” button, and tell us why you’re here.

Why do this?

  • Because it gives new readers context. What are you about? Why should they read your blog?
  • Because it will help you focus your own ideas about your blog and what you’d like to do with it.

The post can be short or long, a personal intro to your life or a bloggy mission statement, a manifesto for the future or a simple outline of your the types of things you hope to publish.

To help you get started, here are a few questions:

  • Why are you blogging publicly, rather than keeping a personal journal?
  • What topics do you think you’ll write about?
  • Who would you love to connect with via your blog?
  • If you blog successfully throughout the next year, what would you hope to have accomplished?

You’re not locked into any of this; one of the wonderful things about blogs is how they constantly evolve as we learn, grow, and interact with one another — but it’s good to know where and why you started, and articulating your goals may just give you a few other post ideas.

Can’t think how to get started? Just write the first thing that pops into your head. Anne Lamott, author of a book on writing we love, says that you need to give yourself permission to write a “crappy first draft”. Anne makes a great point — just start writing, and worry about editing it later.

When you’re ready to publish, give your post three to five tags that describe your blog’s focus — writing, photography, fiction, parenting, food, cars, movies, sports, whatever. These tags will help others who care about your topics find you in the Reader. Make sure one of the tags is “zerotohero,” so other new bloggers can find you, too.