I moved to Costa Rica in 2007 to see what it takes to create a sustainable farm and lifestyle. Come visit me and others here to see how we've done.
This was one of the most unique experiences I've ever had with airbnb!! I've been interested in off-grid, organic lifestyles and this was a wonderful way to gain some knowledge on the subject!! Beautiful hikes of their property, waterfalls, and all you can eat bananas made this experience perfect. Also, great to have our young sons (similar ages) to interact. My only regret is not staying longer.
Ben's farm was lovely -- a great way to get to know the Costa Rican countryside. Ben was extremely flexible and very willing to share his knowledge about farming and sustainable living, which was very appreciated. The room was comfortable, the kitchen had all the necessities and we had a fabulous time!
Had a great week on ecojoya farm. Very away from it all and surrounded by every part of nature.
Did some (voluntary) heavy work harvesting bananas which was a great experience. Lots of incredible views wherever you go and beautiful waterfalls and rivers really near by. Ben and Adriana were great hosts and Adriana's cooking was brilliant. Also two of the best dogs ever! Great relaxing, inspiring week. Thanks again.
We had a very relaxing and comfortable time at Ben's ecolodge. Ben was very hospitable, his wife's cooking was superb, the accommodations were basic but sufficient, nature was plentiful and the general atmosphere was very, very pleasant.
Going to Ben's place by bus is a bit of a struggle, but once there it's definitely worth it.
Be sure to visit the waterfalls on his property, it's a nice walk and they are beyond amazing.
If you are looking for an authentic mountain farm stay then this is your place. Ben is a friendly and knowledgeable host who offers travelers the opportunity to see how a small sustainable farm works. We stayed in the main house, which has rustic but comfortable accomodations. The kitchen is basic but included what we needed to cook our meals. As the place is a working farm, there are animals such as goats, hens and other birds living near the house. Ben was very happy to take us around and share his experience in starting and maintaining a farm in Costa Rica. We ate bananas from his trees while watching Toucans fly around in the mornings. Getting up early was made easy by the resident rooster ;) The views from the farm include an amazing view across the valley all the way to Mount Chirripo. The weather up there is constantly pleasent. This place is off the beaten path... quite a ways up into the mountains. Ideally, you should plan to stay here for at least a few days.