About this listing
Casa Tordesillas is a mountain retreat, high up on the ridges of the Coastal Range on the Pacific south west of Costa Rica, adjacent to the biological corridor "El Paso de la Danta" (The Path of the Tapir)
Our way of life is based on organic garden, solar energies, reforestation, art&crafts, horses and holistic health practices which you can partake on.
For the more adventurous, there are nature tours through the tropical forest,
hikes to the different waterfalls and natural swimming pools
Marga´s and Chema´s home is a large elegant two storied round building with a geodesic dome on top for holistic practices. Large living room with fire place. Private bathrooms in every bedroom. Dining room with forest and ocean view from 1000 m above sea level. No grid connection, solar panels, rooms with candle light. Spring water from the property.
With over 25 years experience in sustainable practices, have been able to maintain a harmonious balance between the sorounding forest and human presence. It is a large biological farm with organic garden and fruit trees. The horses are a breed cross between spanish andalusian and Costarican Paso Fino.
Caters to naturalists, artists, mystics, equestrians, holistic groups and sustainable practice seminars. Property is adjacent to Biological Corredor "El Paso de la Danta". Rural path to the beach on foot.
There are many rivers, brooks, waterfalls and natural swimming pools in the area, besides several nature trails through the forest; gives the naturalist a sample of this tropical land. In top of all this, the breath taking views over the rolling valles and down to the coast line.
One can also participate in voluntary hands on sustainable practices, which are Margas and Chemas way of life. Some of these practices are biological gardening, reforestation, different crafts and horse care.
So, what is a sustainable way of life? It is a friendly relationship with nature, where the "cost of living" is directly related to minimizing environmental impact; where a true economy is based in minimizing waste and being frugal. Recycling, craftsmanship, growing your own food and avoiding consumerism.
Breakfast and afternoon homemade pastries are included with your stay, other meals are available with an additional cost. Please let us know if you like to have this service prior to your arrival. All additional services are payed in cash, no credit cards.
There is a public bus every day (except Sundays) to a nearby village 3 kms from Casa Tordesillas. Local taxis are available upon request.
For more than 2 persons, please contact us for special prices
The whole villa is also available, with room up to 20 people
You can also check availability of rooms 1-2 in case this one is already booked
Or room 5: http://www.airbnb.com/rooms/290050
The whole villa and the farm with the sorrounding forests and waterfalls are accessible for the guests
Interaction with Guests
The guest become part of our home and the interaction is at a family level
Our nearest neighbors is the village, 3 kms away. They know us by our first name Chema and Marga, in case you need to ask directions.
There are daily public buses to the nearby village 3 kms away. (except Sundays)
Also one can hire a local taxi upon request.
Other Things to Note
Breakfast and afternoon home made paistries are included with your stay, other meals are available at an extra cost. Please let us know if you would like this service prior to your arrival. All additional services are payed in cash.
If a car rental is your option, make shure it is a 4X4
Also, since we are located in a wilderness area and the rural roads to our place are a bit of a maze, make shure you contact us so as to give proper directions and arrive before sunset.
The whole villa is available for up to 20 guests.
There is the possibility of horseback ridding for experienced ridders or ridding lessons for beginners. The cost is $60 for a 3-4 hr ride through the country side. $30 for a 1 hr lesson.
Also, we offer massage services from a profesional physical therapist. The cost is $40 for a 45 min. session.
Naturalist guided tours are offered. Cost is $20 per person.
There is a nearby restaurant with swimming pool, half a km away
Enjoy, we normally are early to bed and early to rise, tipicall of living in the countryside.
We are native from Madrid, Spain. Residing in Costa Rica since 1976, following a sustanable way of life. We offer holistic health and sustainable practices seminars. We also offer horse back riding for experienced riders and nature hikes through the tropical forest and to the local waterfalls and pools.
For us to have a guest is a way to share our way of life, to promote a sustainable life and to make friends.
Our main object is two fold, first is to simplify our way of life by practicing sustainable techniques and regenerative activities; second is to be minimizing our impact on the planet, that is, that our ecological footprint would be less and as we see it, is about quality of life instead of standard of living.
"You are not necessarily richer by how much you have, but perhaps, by how little you need"