The photo above is a
recent aerial view of a section of a rancher's finca just to
our east. His house is shown on the top center and that is our
easement road that goes through his property. The road on the
bottom is considered a public road (all property in Costa Rica
has to touch a public road to be sold). One generation
ago, this was lush tropical forest, now it is all gone and it only
supports a few cattle. Erosion spills into the head waters of
the one of the larger rivers in the area that then become the
Rio Frio in the valley of our property.
The other rancher used the land to graze brahma cattle for at least 40 years leaving pasture
compacted and susceptible to erosion. Once the land was cleared
and then used for cattle the annual tropical rains washed the
minerals from the top soil.
property does have strong secondary forest along the rivers, but
hunters from the outside frequented the land during the dry
season because it is one of the few places in the region with
two flowing rivers falling from the hills above us. Because the
rivers join and then flatten in the middle of our property along
with several other year around running streams, our property
once was the the location of a horrible but common practice of
pouring poison in the fresh water to harvest river shrimp.
wanted to change all of that by changing the land usage, help
bring back the tropical dry forest and protect the watershed
for generations to come.
mandate is simple: "Heal the land."
are right near the source of two year round rivers. Rio Frio (“Cold River”) and Rio
Naranjalito (Little Orange) flow through the property and
their riverbeds follow the paths of ancient lava flows;
forming picturesque waterfalls and authentic “swimming
holes.” Ranging from 750 feet to 1,300 feet above sea level,
the farm offers cool breezes and spectacular ocean and
mountain views. The plentiful “quebradas” or springs provide
fresh, unspoiled water.
“I wanted to be part of something good for the environment,
provide an adventure for my son in an unspoiled natural
place, and leave an environmental legacy for future
generations.” Ray – Tampa
enjoy an abundant wildlife community – Howler Monkeys
visit us over locally grown morning coffee. Parrots,
armadillos, coyotes, coatimundis, wild cats, peccories,
river otters, iguanas, butterflies, numerous birds, and many
other creatures will be respected as we politely become
"I like the people there,
they are nice.
I liked the farm animals,
they were very nice.
You guys are cool to hang
I like you." weeta, age 6
- Naples, FL
flora is plentiful – mango trees, water apples, guanavanos,
matapalos, guanacastes, gourd trees, and numerous other
exotic trees take up residence at the community. We have also
planted over 700 fruit trees and large groves of
giant bamboo (guadua) for use in future community construction
oil palms mango trees,
water apples, guanavanos, matapalos, guanacastes, gourd
trees, and numerous other exotic trees take up residence at
"We are so thrilled to be
moving out of this concrete jungle into a Real jungle where
we can be connected with the earth and our neighbors, living
together in true community!" Susan - Colorado
own yoga and massage platform is planned above the falls.
A re-forestation project is also taking place on
much of the
land that were previously grazed
“The level of environmental awareness, open-mindedness, and
independent/self-reliant mindsets of the people made the
decision to be part of this endeavor a no-brainer for me.”
David – Greensboro, NC
the property is off the main
road about 10 minutes north of Playa Samara, Costa Rica.
From the Liberia
airport drive 90 minutes south through the town of Nicoya.
Drive another 30 minutes out of Nicoya toward the beach town
of Samara to the property.
See also :
Local area Google maps
American (Miami), US Airways (Charlotte) and Delta (Atlanta) offer non-stop flights to the Liberia
Most airlines, including
JetBlue, fly into San
Jose. It is a 5
hour drive from San Jose to the property. With the new
highway it is now about 3.5 hours during
non-peak times traffic times.
Click on the button to download a detailed
driving map to the farm and then on to Samara and Nosara.
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