About.

Buenaventura is a private retreat center with a River-front Mountain Lodge & Eco-Village, Health & Wellness Rejuvenation Retreat & Learning Center, Cacao & Superfood Forests, Eco-Adventure Wilderness Rainforest Park & Camp Grounds & Private Wildlife Reserve located in a pristine 'rainforest to river' valley within the greater Savegre River Valley of Costa Rica.

Nourish & Immerse yourself with home-grown organic meals, fresh spring mountain water and oxygen, natural blue clay baths, rainforest eco-adventures, workshops and classes, simple living comforts and pure serenity for natural relaxation and rejuvenation. 

Buenaventura welcomes groups, students, couples, families and individuals seeking a serene, private and off-the-map destination for eco-adventure activities, rainforest retreats, and to Live, Learn & Experience Costa Rica's local culture & language, organic foods & farming practices, and rural country living. 

If Costa Rica has a Pandora, this is where you'll find it! Buenaventura's Old-Growth Tree Forest Park is home to La Ceiba Sagrada, a 300+ year old Sacred Ceiba "Avatar" Tree that greets and grounds our guests and visitors at Buenaventura. Start and end your visit and experience at Buenaventura by rooting your intensions at the base of La Ceiba Sagrada.

Bookings.

$120/night

Private Room in Posada de Sueños River-front Lodge

Minimum stay: 3 nightsMaximum capacity: 2 people
Food Not Included
Private Room in Posada de Sueños
(4 Rooms available - 2 with Double Beds, 2 with bunkbeds)

Nightly Rate:
$120.00 (Double Occupancy) / $60.00 (Single Occupancy)
* $60.00 per additional person in same room / Max 4 people per room

Minimum # of Nights:
3 Nights (for 1 or 2 guests)
(if there are more than 6 guests, then the minimum is 2 nights)

Room Rate includes:

* All Bedding/Towels/Natural Shampoo/Conditioner and Soaps
* Shared Showers/Restrooms (Hot Water / Real Flush Toilets)
* Access to Common Areas of Posada de Sueños including living room, patio and dining areas (kitchen access not included, there is an additional cost for kitchen rental/use)
* Daily Access to Buenaventura's Lower Level River-front Eco-Park and River-front Ranchito from 6 am - 6 pm (and access to river and swimming holes)
* Free Daily Use of Blue Clay at the Blue Clay Rejuvenation Station
* 1 Limited Edition Buenaventura Dark Chocolate Bar
* Cacao Activation Tasting with your host Harlow

Food and other activities are available for an additional cost.

Meal Plans:
* All meals are vegetarian and most foods served are organic and locally grown or sourced.

Single Plates w/ coffee, tea & fresh juice
Breakfast: $10 Per Person
Lunch: $12 Per Person
Dinner: $12 Per Person

Buffet Self-Serve (multiple servings) w/ coffee, tea & fresh juice
Breakfast: $15 Per Person
Lunch: $15 Per Person
Dinner: $15 Per Person

Activities:

Buenaventura's Cacao & Superfood Fibonacci Forest Tour and Three Seeds Edible Food Forest Farm Tour: $20 Per Person

Avatar Adventure Hiking Tour to Toucan Rock Waterfalls & Blue Clay Treatments and Body Painting: $30 Per Person

Division River to Savegre River White Water Rafting Tour: $90

List of Workshops & Classes available at Three Seeds:

Cow Milking Workshop

Learn how to Milk a Cow! Cow milking happens every morning between 7 am - 9 am.

Workshop Rate:
$4 Per Adult
$2 Per Child (4-12)
Free for Kids ages 3 and younger

Cow Milking & Cheese Making Workshop

Learn how to Milk a Cow and Make Fresh Cheese (Queso Fresco)! Cow milking happens every morning between 7 am - 9 am, followed by Cheese Making.

Workshop Rate:
$10 Per Adult
$5 Per Child (4-12)
Free for Kids ages 3 and younger

Sugar Cane Juice Workshop

Learn how to make sugar cane juice! Gerardo will teach you how to make sugar cane juice using a hand cranked trapiche. The sugar cane is grown organically on the farm. Sugar cane juice is used to sweeten fresh tropical drinks, coffee, etc. and is extremely yummy and refreshing as it is. Drink up!

Workshop Rate:
$5 Per Adult
$3 Per Child (4-12)
Free for Kids ages 3 and younger

Organic Gardening Workshop

If you like to garden, you are welcome to put your green thumb to work on the Three Seeds Organic Farm. You can plant some seeds, uproot some yucca, cut some mangos, help harvest crops, weed some flowerbeds, water the herbs, create a new garden bed, sing to the plants and more.

Workshop Rate:
$10 Per Adult
$5 Per Child (4-12)
Free for Kids ages 3 and younger

Chocolate Making Workshop

Learn how to harvest de Cacao pod, process the seeds and make Chocolate products like Brownies, Pudding and Choco-Cake. Eat or take home what you make!

Workshop Rate:
$10 Per Adult
$5 Per Child (4-12)
Free for Kids ages 3 and younger

Fresh Corn Tamales Workshop

Learn how to make Fresh Organic Corn. Eat or take home 4 tamales!

Workshop Rate:
$20 Per Adult (minimum 2 adults or $40 for 1 Person)
$10 Per Child (4-12)
Free for Kids ages 3 and younger

Chicken or Pork Tamales Workshop

Learn how to make Chicken or Pork Tamales with either Masa or Fresh Organic Corn. Eat or take home 4 tamales!

Workshop Rate (with Masa):
$12 Per Adult (minimum 2 adults or $24 for 1 Person)
$6 Per Child (4-12)
Free for Kids ages 3 and younger

Workshop Rate (with Fresh Organic Corn):
$25 Per Adult (minimum 2 adults or $40 for 1 Person)
$12 Per Child (4-12)
Free for Kids ages 3 and younger

Tamal Asada Workshop

Learn how to make Tamal Asado with either Masa or Fresh Organic Corn. Eat or take home 3 pieces!

Workshop Rate (with Masa):
$6 Per Adult (minimum 2 adults or $12 for 1 Person)
$3 Per Child (4-12)
Free for Kids ages 3 and younger

Workshop Rate (with Fresh Organic Corn):
$10 Per Adult (minimum 2 adults or $20 for 1 Person)
$5 Per Child (4-12)
Free for Kids ages 3 and younger

Home-Made Pizza Workshop

Learn how to make Home-Made Pizza from scratch. Eat or take home 2 slices!

Workshop Rate:
$15 Per Adult (minimum 2 adults or $30 for 1 Person)
$8 Per Child (4-12)
Free for Kids ages 3 and younger

Salvadorean Pupusas with Cheese, Beans, or Pork Workshop

Learn how to make Salvadorean Pupusas. Eat or take home 4 pupusas!

Workshop Rate (with Masa):
$7 Per Adult (minimum 2 adults or $14 for 1 Person)
$4 Per Child (4-12)
Free for Kids ages 3 and younger

Workshop Rate (with Fresh Organic Corn):
$12 Per Adult (minimum 2 adults or $24 for 1 Person)
$6 Per Child (4-12)
Free for Kids ages 3 and younger

Costa Rican Empanadas with Cheese, Beans or Chicken Workshop

Learn how to make Costa Rican Empanadas. Eat or take home 4 pupusas!

Workshop Rate (with Masa):
$7 Per Adult (minimum 2 adults or $14 for 1 Person)
$4 Per Child (4-12)
Free for Kids ages 3 and younger

Workshop Rate (with Fresh Organic Corn):
$12 Per Adult (minimum 2 adults or $24 for 1 Person)
$6 Per Child (4-12)
Free for Kids ages 3 and younger

Chorriadas with Fresh Organic Corn Workshop

Learn how to Chorriadas! Eat or take home 2 chorriadas with fresh natilla (sour cream).

Workshop Rate:
$12 Per Adult (minimum 2 adults or $24 for 1 Person)
$6 Per Child (4-12)
Free for Kids ages 3 and younger
$250/night

Exclusive Rental of Casa Maya Luna Temple

Minimum stay: 3 nightsMaximum capacity: 2 people
Food Not Included
Exclusive Rental of Casa Maya Luna Temple

For Adults only (1 or 2 adults)
Ideal for Couples and Honeymooners

* All Bedding/Towels/Natural Shampoo/Conditioner and Soaps
* Private Showers/Restrooms (Fresh spring water only / Real Flush Toilets)
* Access to all areas of Casa Maya Luna Temple (including the Namaste open-air bar and kitchen - use of propane gas stove / we supply coolers with ice for refrigeration of foods)
* Daily Access to Buenaventura's Lower Level River-front Eco-Park and River-front Ranchito from 6 am - 6 pm (and access to river and swimming holes)
* Daily Access to BuenaFortuna Waterfall located behind Maya Luna
* Free Daily Use of Blue Clay at the Blue Clay Rejuvenation Station
* 1 Limited Edition Buenaventura Dark Chocolate Bar
* Cacao Activation Tasting with your host Harlow

Please note: Casa Maya Luna Temple is 100% off-grid and is illuminated at night by solar and battery powered lights and candles.

Food and other activities are available for an additional cost or you can prepare your own meals at Casa Maya Luna.

Meal Plans:
* All meals are vegetarian and most foods served are organic and locally, grown or sourced.

Single Plates w/ coffee, tea & fresh juice
Breakfast: $10 Per Person
Lunch: $12 Per Person
Dinner: $12 Per Person

Buffet Self-Serve (multiple servings) w/ coffee, tea & fresh juice
Breakfast: $15 Per Person
Lunch: $15 Per Person
Dinner: $15 Per Person

Activities:

Buenaventura's Cacao & Superfood Fibonacci Forest Tour and Three Seeds Edible Food Forest Farm Tour: $20 Per Person

Avatar Adventure Hiking Tour to Toucan Rock Waterfalls & Blue Clay Treatments and Body Painting: $30 Per Person

Division River to,Savegre River White Water Rafting Tour: $90

List of Workshops & Classes available at Three Seeds:

Cow Milking Workshop

Learn how to Milk a Cow! Cow milking happens every morning between 7 am - 9 am.

Workshop Rate:
$4 Per Adult
$2 Per Child (4-12)
Free for,Kids ages 3 and younger

Cow Milking & Cheese Making Workshop

Learn how to Milk a Cow and Make Fresh Cheese (Queso Fresco)! Cow milking happens every morning between 7 am - 9 am, followed by Cheese Making.

Workshop Rate:
$10 Per Adult
$5 Per Child (4-12)
Free for,Kids ages 3 and younger

Sugar Cane Juice Workshop

Learn how to make sugar cane juice! Gerardo will teach you how to make sugar cane juice using a hand cranked trapiche. The sugar cane is grown organically on the farm. Sugar cane juice is used to sweeten fresh tropical drinks, coffee, etc.,and is extremely yummy and refreshing as it is. Drink up!

Workshop Rate:
$5 Per Adult
$3 Per Child (4-12)
Free for Kids ages 3 and younger

Organic Gardening Workshop

If you like to garden, you are welcome to put your green thumb to work on the Three Seeds Organic Farm.,You can plant some seeds, uproot some yucca, cut some mangos, help harvest crops, weed some flowerbeds, water the herbs, create a new garden bed, sing to the plants and more.

Workshop Rate:
$10 Per Adult
$5 Per Child (4-12)
Free for Kids ages 3 and younger

Chocolate Making,Workshop

Learn how to harvest de Cacao pod, process the seeds and make Chocolate products like Brownies, Pudding and Choco-Cake. Eat or take home what you make!

Workshop Rate:
$10 Per Adult
$5 Per Child (4-12)
Free for Kids ages 3 and younger

Fresh Corn Tamales Workshop

Learn,how to make Fresh Organic Corn. Eat or take home 4 tamales!

Workshop Rate:
$20 Per Adult (minimum 2 adults or $40 for 1 Person)
$10 Per Child (4-12)
Free for Kids ages 3 and younger

Chicken or Pork Tamales Workshop

Learn how to make Chicken or Pork Tamales with either,Masa or Fresh Organic Corn. Eat or take home 4 tamales!

Workshop Rate (with Masa):
$12 Per Adult (minimum 2 adults or $24 for 1 Person)
$6 Per Child (4-12)
Free for Kids ages 3 and younger

Workshop Rate (with Fresh Organic Corn):
$25 Per Adult (minimum 2 adults or $40 for,1 Person)
$12 Per Child (4-12)
Free for Kids ages 3 and younger

Tamal Asada Workshop

Learn how to make Tamal Asado with either Masa or Fresh Organic Corn. Eat or take home 3 pieces!

Workshop Rate (with Masa):
$6 Per Adult (minimum 2 adults or $12 for 1 Person)
$3,Per Child (4-12)
Free for Kids ages 3 and younger

Workshop Rate (with Fresh Organic Corn):
$10 Per Adult (minimum 2 adults or $20 for 1 Person)
$5 Per Child (4-12)
Free for Kids ages 3 and younger

Home-Made Pizza Workshop

Learn how to make Home-Made Pizza from scratch.,Eat or take home 2 slices!

Workshop Rate:
$15 Per Adult (minimum 2 adults or $30 for 1 Person)
$8 Per Child (4-12)
Free for Kids ages 3 and younger

Salvadorean Pupusas with Cheese, Beans, or Pork Workshop

Learn how to make Salvadorean Pupusas. Eat or take home 4 pupusas!,

Workshop Rate (with Masa):
$7 Per Adult (minimum 2 adults or $14 for 1 Person)
$4 Per Child (4-12)
Free for Kids ages 3 and younger

Workshop Rate (with Fresh Organic Corn):
$12 Per Adult (minimum 2 adults or $24 for 1 Person)
$6 Per Child (4-12)
Free for Kids ages,3 and younger

Costa Rican Empanadas with Cheese, Beans or Chicken Workshop

Learn how to make Costa Rican Empanadas. Eat or take home 4 pupusas!

Workshop Rate (with Masa):
$7 Per Adult (minimum 2 adults or $14 for 1 Person)
$4 Per Child (4-12)
Free for Kids ages 3 and,younger

Workshop Rate (with Fresh Organic Corn):
$12 Per Adult (minimum 2 adults or $24 for 1 Person)
$6 Per Child (4-12)
Free for Kids ages 3 and younger

Chorriadas with Fresh Organic Corn Workshop

Learn how to Chorriadas! Eat or take home 2 chorriadas with fresh natilla,(sour cream).

Workshop Rate:
$12 Per Adult (minimum 2 adults or $24 for 1 Person)
$6 Per Child (4-12)
Free for Kids ages 3 and younger

Key Stats.

Year founded

2003

Size of project site

60 hectares

Dry season

December to April

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

People on site

2 - 10

Wet season

May to November

Living Conditions.

Sleeping

  • tent camping
  • shared rooms
  • entire house
  • private room
  • hammocks

Vegetarian Food

  • communal kitchen access
  • restaurant on site
  • communally cooked meals
  • over 80% locally sourced

Internet

  • medium: voice calls (no video)

Opportunities

Buenaventura is currently offering the following opportunities:

  • GRoup Leaders to host REtreats
  • permaculture farmers
  • Marketing & Business Development
  • Guest Services
  • Artists & Muralists
  • Natural Builders
  • Yoga Instructors
  • Massage Therapists
  • Health & Wellness Facilitators

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