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PLEASE NOTE: Finca Dos Lados Cloud Forest Retreat is located above Trojas, Sarchi. The GPS incorrectly locates Finca Dos Lados in San Luis de Grecia. Trojas is one ridge to the west and in Valverde Vega, not Grecia.
The deafening Silence of Finca Dos Lados is truly unique in the bustling world in which we live. We are perched atop the Continental Divide and thrive in Paradise where I like to say we live up here in the Clouds with the Angels.
I have one room with a queen size bed, one room with three twin beds, and a third room with four bunk beds. All three rooms look out on the garden planted with flowers for the native birds. There is a large dining and meeting room and a lounge across the front of the house with an expansive view of the valley below. There are two complete bathrooms down the hall. Up on the hill above the house there is a building which can serve as a studio/study space (no bathroom yet for this one) which has a beautiful view out over our reforestation project. The hillside studio would make a wonderful writer or painter's studio for someone who seeks a peaceful place without interruptions.
We are located about 25 minutes up the mountain from the town of Sarchi, the "Cradle of the Artisans" and the center of the wooden furniture made in Costa Rica. Four wheel drive is recommended for the last 3 km of the drive, especially during the rainy season. Transportation can be arranged from the end of the bus line, about 6 km.
I have cows, chickens, ducks and dogs on the property and an organic produce garden.
I have a good clean water supply on the property with plenty of pressure for a good shower and inline gas water heaters. No cold showers up here. I have a wood burning heater made from a recycled oil drum, which warms us up on chilly evenings.
There are a couple of hiking trails maintained which go over the continental divide into the valley of the Gorrion River.with its waterfalls and more tropical forest.