La Farmacia Organica is a family owned and operated organic food distribution service, organic health food store, with a sister location, La Muricata Farm, which is an off-grid home and permaculture inspired edible food forest farm.  The farm is located 25 minutes away from the center of Nuevo Arenal. 

We are located in the beautiful community of Nuevo Arenal of Guanacaste, with rich soils and wonderful people on the gorgeous Lake Arenal.

Let the food be our medicine. We are strong believers in the importance consuming foods rich with vitality and minerals. We nurture our soils with frequent sprays of microorganisms brewed with rock powders. 

If you are interested in medicinal plants, tropical organic gardening, perennial plants, small retail business management, food distribution systems, properly prepared foods and plant based nutrition we would love to share our experience and make more experiences!

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Edible Food Forest Tour

Food included
Take a tour through La Muricata farm filled with perennial plants, medicinal herbs, roots and spices, and tropicalized vegetables! 1- 2 hours!

Finish the tour with an edible garden salad-picked by YOU, filled with unique green from the farm.

Available Monday-Sunday. 8-4pm.

Farm House Stay

Dec 18 - Jan 04, 2020Minimum stay: 2 nightsMaximum capacity: 2 people
Food Not Included
This experience is for those who really want to spend time away and with nature and experience off grid living in the tropics.

This beautiful farm house with a view of a lake Arenal is the perfect retreat with complete privacy. The house is on a family farm located 25 minutes away from downtown Nuevo Arenal or 45 minutes from La Fortuna.

Every room in the house is equipped with solar lights.

The kitchen is equipped with gas stove, running water, and cooking equipment.

The bedroom is located on the second floor of the home and has large glass windows and a porch over-looking the farm and Lake Arenal. The bedroom has one queen bed.

Access to food and vegetables from the farm is included after proper instruction of harvesting and availability.

Indoor bathroom with shower is available at all times.

It is important to have a 4x4 to access the farm as it located on a dirt road that at times can be muddy. Or private transportation can be arranged.

The weather can be chilly and rainy or hot humid, pack for it all!

By bus: 40 hour to La Fortuna, 1 hour to Tilaran, 2.5 hours to Monteverde, 6 hours to Guanacaste Beaches

Key Stats.

Year founded


Size of project site

0.25 hectares

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

People on site

3 - 5

Dry season

December to May

Wet season

June to November

Living Conditions.


  • tent camping
  • hammocks
  • private room
  • shared rooms

Vegetarian Food

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


  • fast: streaming video

Ongoing classes

  • yoga
    3-5 times per week
  • permaculture
    1-2 times per week


La Farmacia Organica is currently offering the following opportunities:

  • ORGANIc gardening
  • Culinary arts
  • Web Design
  • Waldorf Education
  • Business Development
  • Marketing
  • Art

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