About this listing
Our place is "off the beaten track" high up top the Coastal Ridges at 1000 mts above sea level, with ocean view. Surrounded by tropical forests and cascading rivers and brooks. A mountain retreat for the mystic, the artist and the naturalist.
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 25 years experience in sustainable practices.
Large sustainable farm with organic garden and fruit trees. Thoroughbred horses a cross between spanish Andalusian and costarrican 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
Interaction with Guests
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
Other Things to Note
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 and make sure to arrive before dark (5pm)
Geodesic dome for holistic exercises, we practice Do-In - Domo geodesico para ejercicios holisticos, nosotros practicamos Do-In
About the Host, Chema Y Marga
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"