Conscious Living and Learning in Costa Rica

The Rainforest

The Rainforest Preserve is situated in the hills above Dominical, on the southern Pacific coast. The land forms a C-shaped ridge and valley below and consists of over 200 acres of stream-nourished primary and secondary forests with mountains above. Our preserve is bordered by hundreds more acres of privately protected reserve areas.

The forests are full of orchids, bromeliads and lush tropical plants of all kinds. Wildlife is plentiful and includes both howler and white-faced Capuchin monkeys, three-toed sloths, jaguarundi and other wild cats, coatimundi and a myriad of other creatures. The toucans, fiery-billed aracaris, hummingbirds, parrots, raptors, and hundreds of other species, make this a bird lover’s bucket list dream.

Hummingbird Falls

Our vision includes  ecologically beneficial technologies of water conservation, sewage and gray water treatment. Environmental easements are in place to help protect and ensure the quality of life for the rainforest inhabitants, its ecosystem and the community members. Our neighbors own  several hundred acres of rainforest conservation projects as well. By combining our efforts we can help to increase and stabilize the area of the natural biological corridor before further development fragments the area. We are creating a model for sustainable minimal footprint development within a rainforest preserve.

Future projects planned for the land include:

  • Enhance the waterfall pool, jungle gardens and observation deck.
  • Expand existing community gardens and orchards.
  • Create enhancement projects to attract and protect wildlife.

Expand programs for our Retreat Center:

  • Encourage biological studies in the reserve area.
  • Offer expanded adventure tours and group outings.