About this listing
When you visit Nuevo Arenal come and stay on a real working organic farm!
Milk a cow, or feed the ducks! We will be happy to explain how this balanced eco system works.
Farm Stay is a idea of mine to let the public see how a organic farm can work. We have designed and built a naturally balanced eco system that feeds itself and us. The property is a natural rain forest paradise that sits on a lush 8 acrs., that over looks the lake of Arenal. We made a dam at the top of the property were the water flows on its own to all parts of the farm. With all that water we planted banana trees, fruit trees, and fenced in the pastures for the cows. We made fish ponds, that are now filled with enough fish to feed many people. Every day is something new here at the farm Stay!
You will have access to the working part of the farm and private guest house.
Interaction with Guests
The Farm Stay guest house is situated in a private setting, close enough to be a part of the farm action, or private enough to be to yourself.
The Farm Stay is in the San Antiono neighborhood just out side of Nuevo Arenal, over looking the lake of Arenal. Quiet, safe and peaceful.
We are 800mts. form the main highway between Nuevo Arenal and Tilliaran. There is a bus stop there that can take you any where you would like to go in Costa Rica.
Other Things to Note
The Farm stay has a compete kitchen for you to cook. With a fridge, toaster oven, pots and pans, and french press coffee pot, coffee, cream, and sugar included. The claw foot bath tub has plenty of hot water for you to relax. The tub now has a shower curtain, if you like a shower ( not shown in photo)
We stayed at the farm for 2 weeks and had the best vacation. We wanted to get away from the resorts and have a real life experience in Costa Rica. Gaia was a gracious & informative host he recommend the best places to see in Arenal.
We had a wonderful time on the farm with Gaia and Rossi. They are so friendly and open-minded, just lovely people to meet. We loved our accommodation, it's a little house in the huge garden which had everything we could ask for. we got to feed the pigs and fish in the morning, pick some fresh veggies in the garden and our son especially enjoyed the awesome swing. Gaia showed us around and passionately explained how the farm works and about the surrounding nature and wildlife. We learned a lot of new things we didn't know (still amazed by the hanging bird nests!). Gaia and Rossi both happily shared local tips about activities in the region and we got to spend some really good time together. Gaia even picked us up from town when we got lost on the way in the dark! I would definitely recommend staying here. It's the perfect place for a little family to stay and explore the surrounding area, at best with a 4WD to see the less touristy spots. We had the best time and we miss Gaia and Rossi already!
We really enjoyed our stay at Gaia's place. The house is cozy, clean, and has a little kitchen that is fully equipped. We really enjoyed seeing the animals, we even got to see a 20-minutes-old calf!! Gaia is very nice and friendly, and willing to give you all kinds of information, from how the farm works, to directions to different places.
What a great experience !!! The home is beautiful and surrounding are peaceful with breathtaking sights . However as amazing as this place is , what's even even more great are its owners ! Gaia and Rosie are just about the nicest people ever ! From sharing their vegetables , to doing our laundry , they are truest unbelievable hosts who go above and beyond :) very interesting and warm people !
Gaia is a great host! He was present and made us felt welcome and helped us out as much as he could! His place is AMAZING! Nuevo Arenal is a dreamland! We had a great time staying with him, met the humble and nice people in town!
We didn't have a car while we were there, but Gaia was there to help us out to his fullest extent. He even woke up early to drive us to the bus stop, because we had luggage and it was raining!
Gaia's house is tucked away on a hill, on a clear day you can see the lake, and the view is unbelievable. 30 minutes hike down into town is very enjoyable, along the way there are just beautiful scenery, animals, and exotic plant life. Gaia showed us a back door short cut to his place, and the view is just as stunning!
We really enjoyed staying at Gaia's place, we highly recommend this magical place!
We really enjoyed our stay at Gaia's place. The house was clean and cozy. It is equipped with some basic kitchen facilities which makes cooking possible.
There is a nice balance between privacy and interaction with the animals and Gaia. Gaia was very helpful in planning some activities near Nuevo Arenal (horse back riding) and providing directions of the area. We loved his hospitality and his animals!
The farm is a bit away from the centre of Nuevo Arenal but that is no problem when you have a car. The farm has a relaxed and quiet atmosphere. From the front of the guesthouse you can see a magical sunset every evening, and there is a beautiful view on Lake Arenal.
Staying at this farm was a great experience. We recommend it to anyone who likes a peaceful environment with lots of nature!
We loved staying with Gaia! He was a great host! He really made us feel welcome. We had a wonderful time checking out the farm and all of the animals. It is a very beautiful area. Gaia provided recommendations on what to do and where to go. He told us where the local (free!) hot springs were and we had a terrific time there! It was great to get a local's perspective. We highly recommend staying with Gaia!
About the Host, Gaia
My passion in life is live in the most beauitful places in the world. I have live in the Swiss mountains, New Zealand, and the deserts of Arizona. Now I live in the high rain forests of Costa Rica. Its like a garden here! The culture is rich with humanity. I learn every day how to be a better person.