• Accommodation with private bathroom, hot water, safe and WiFi.
• breakfasts included
• Introduction to Permaculture course (optional)
Live with nature in the rainforest while dining on meals of fresh organic foods served to you from our permaculture farm. Finca Tierra is a special place for travelers who want to explore sustainable living, reconnect with nature and eat off the land while on vacation. We’re located near Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, a lush Caribbean beach-rimmed jungle community, and are close to the fabulous beaches south of Puerto Viejo. Our farm practices are guided by permaculture principles and our tourist program combines elements of educational farm and destination lodge, creating what we hope is one of the most original and innovative weeklong vacation options available for travelers today!
We’re 100% solar powered, totally off the grid, and harvest both rainwater and natural spring water. Our organic gardens and food forest supply almost all of the ingredients used in our kitchen. Our buildings are constructed with natural materials that we harvest and fabricate onsite.
Finca Tierra invites guests to spend a week on our unique Costa Rican farm. Each day's program offers something different:
* Immerse yourself in sustainable living through hands-on experiences.
* You are invited to work along side our team and participate in all aspects of farm life.
* Literally, feast on the fruits of your labor.
*Enjoy the beaches, community and culture that make up the spectacular Talamanca region.
* Guests will recive an educational tour of the farm and an introduction to permaculture course
The farm kitchen serves three daily meals, prepared with the freshest ingredients by our farm-to-table chef. Fresh fruits, vegetables, chicken eggs and river prawns are produced just a few feet away from the bamboo kitchen. Our recipes draw from traditional, tropical farmhouse style cooking that originated with the local indigenous Bri Bri and Afro Caribbean cultures. We cook with local, exotic and always fresh and delicious ingredients. Our menu changes daily and reflects the season's bounty.
All of our construction methods utilize renewable materials and incorporate traditional and new technologies. Farm Stay guests can reserve one of a number of outfitted campsites with: a covered outdoor living area, a large tent with screened ventilation, a comfortable queen size bed, lounge chairs and a solar lantern. Each campsite has a private, modern bathroom with shower, made of bamboo and concrete, and supplied with bio-thermal hot water. WiFi is available in communal areas.
Private outfitted campsite with breakfast: $28 per night or $168 / week (1 person) or $23 per night, per person or $138 per week per person (couple).
Lunch and dinners $10 p/p
|Room type:||Private room|
|Extra people:||$18 / night after the first guest|
|Minimum Stay:||5 nights|
|Weekly Price:||$168 /week|
|Check In:||2:00 PM|
|Check Out:||11:00 AM|
|City:||Puerto Viejo de Talamanca|
We had no idea what we were getting into when we linked up w/ Finca Tierra but we were so thankful we did! My wife and I loved our time w/ Ian and his wife Ana in Puerto Viejo. We stayed in their bamboo cabin and were fed some of the best and freshest meals we've ever eaten, seriously. The food was insane. Everyday we went out to the beach to surf and hang out and we'd come home to a fabulous farm fresh dinner. Ian has an incredible wealth of knowledge about sustainable farming and his permaculture farm is very inspiring. Every night eating dinner at their big table w/ Ian and Anna was like going to school. That man is a genius. Make sure and ask lots of questions and have him take you on his farm tour, endless things to talk and learn about. You will leave smarter than when you arrived.
We stayed in their bamboo cabin. We slept on an air mattress under the mosquito net and were woken up in the morning by the howler monkeys (perfect alarm clock). It was more like camping than a hotel experience but it made the trip all the better and more interesting. They have private showers, bathrooms, and a sink 20 feet from the room so it was no big deal it wasn't in the room. There property is about 10 minutes up a dirt/rocky road from Puerto Viejo so when we'd leave for the morning we'd usually stay out for most of the day and than come back to spend the afternoon/evening w/ all the people.
Overall we had a great experience and couldn't be happier w/ our new friends. Think about volunteering or helping out on their farm instead of just beach bumming it like we did. It's a incredible alternative to staying down in the busy town and bustling around w/ the rest of the tourists. Stay in the jungle w/ Ian and Ana at Finca Tierra!