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, light by candles. Spring water from the property.
With over 20 years experience in sustainable practices.
Large sustainable farm with organic garden and fruit trees. Thoroughbred horses a cross between spanish Andalusian and costarican Paso Fino.
Caters to naturalists, equestrians, holistic groups and sustainable practice programs. Property is adjacent to Biological Corredor "El Paso de la Danta". Rural road to the beach by four wheal drive 12 km, where the Marine National Park of Marino Ballene is located. Twice a year a migration of humpback whales occurs. Also, there is a large variety of dolphins which make their home in these waters all year arround.
Many cascading rivers, streams in the area. Sorrounden by primary tropical forest with breath taking views.
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 impacts and a true economy based in frugality, reciclying, craftmanship, growing your own food and avaiding consumerism.
Breakfast is included with the room. Other meals are available with an aditional cost. (Please let us know if you need this service prior to your arrival ).
It is possible to contract a naturalists guide or horseback riding tours.
There is a dayly public bus, excepts Sundays, to a nearby village, 3 kms from Casa Tordesilla. Taxi service is available at reasonable prices.
One can also participate in the voluntary hands-on sustainable practices, which are Margas and Chemas way of life, such as gardening, horse care and reforestation..
For more than 2 persons, please contact us for special prices
The whole villa is available, with capacit up to 20 people
You can also see availability for rooms 3 - 4 on the following link http://www.airbnb.com/rooms/257356
Or rooms 1 -2 at http://airbnb.com/rooms/128092
The whole villa, the farm, the sourrounding forests and waterfalls
Guest are part of our home, the interaction if at a family level
The nearest neighbours are at the village, 3 kms away
There are daily buses to the nearest village, 3 kms away
Taxi services are available to get around
We are located in a wilderness area and the rural roads to our place are a bit of a maze. Make it a point to call us and make shure you have the proper directions
Chema und Marga sind zwei aussergewöhnliche, interessante Gastgeber. Wir haben riesigen Respekt davor, was die da auf die Beine gestellt haben und was sie täglich leisten. Die Nachhaltigkeit ihres Daseins ist zu 100% gewährleistet! Die Freude und Überzeugung bei ihrem Wirken ist unvergleichlich.
Marga ist eine grossartige Köchin und wir haben es genossen, mit den beiden die geimeinsamen Essen zu geniessen und dabei interessante Gespräche zu führen. Mit Chema durften wir die Gegend erkunden und haben über das Land, die Natur und die Tierwelt unglaublich viel erfahren und gelernt.
Amazing, very original! We spent only one night at Chema and Marga's place but it was really a good experience. We saw a splendid sunset! The place is like an eden, well situated between Uvita and Talamanca. The view is incredible! We stayed the morning after to have the time to discover the farm and to talk with Chema about his projects, about sustainability, about Costa Rica... It was so rich! Chema is really passionated and it's a pleasure. We had a really pleasant break at Casa Tordesillas and we'll keep in touch!!
Chema and Marga were awesome hosts. We were amazed by the beauty of the property and surrounding landscape. Their lifestyle is so inspiring! We will definitely be back to visit some day. Highly recommended!
A unique, beautiful home in the clouds! Chema and Marga were delightful hosts - they cooked delicious meals and recommended great hikes and sights to see. It was a perfect place to relax and take in the beauty of Costa Rica.
Staying with Chema & Marga was by far the most authentic & enjoyable part of our Costa Rican adventure. Their property is beautiful and Marga's cooking was always fresh and delicious. We had a great time chatting with Chema about anything from farming, to architecture, to education, to astronomy. We could not have asked for a more perfect stay off the grid, and hope to go back soon!
Casa Tordesillas is a great place to stay! If you're looking for some time away in the beautiful country side of Costa Rica, this is it. You can look forward to lovely meals with local, fresh ingredients, great conversation, or quiet time away walking the hills. Their sustainable life style is quite inspiring.
Staying with Chema and Marga was, by far, the highlight of my trip to Costa Rica! The home and setting in the mountains is breathtakingly beautiful, (best explored on their well trained horses) with glorious vistas over verdant hillsides lush with plant and animal life. The company of this unique and thoughtful couple was inspirational. Conversations over the lovely Marga's delicious home cooked meals were always interesting and thought provoking. Chema is a wealth of knowledge and practical experience and they are working with the community to build a school training young people in both traditional and new sustainability practices.
If you are open to taking this rare opportunity to step out of a consumeristic comfort zone to experience, firsthand, the joy of living a simple, elegant, deeply satisfying and truly visionary way of life I highly recommend it!