About.

We are creating an organic community of eco-minded artists, especially those involved in the performance arts and yoga.  We also have a focus and fitness and the arts and many of us are learning to surf at nearby beaches.  We offer an all-inclusive week-long Permaculture and Yoga Course (PYC).

At the heart of Rancho Delicioso is an organic farm and Permaculture center.  We have a program for long-term volunteers in addition to the PYC, and there's almost always something fun happening here, with participation by many members of the community as well as tourists.

We are hoping to be able to break even or save a bit of money by doing our own growing, while simultaneously doing the following:

1. Research center for local organic farming efforts.

2. Information about organic growing techniques, published on the internet

3. International volunteer center to bring talented people who will help with the farming, create their own exotic projects and research revolving around organic farming, permaculture, and green building.

4. Aquaponics installation and research ponds.

5. Green building research, using local materials, providing information to the public about sustainable and affordable building techniques.

6. Recycling and up-cycling art, construction techniques, and research using materials provided by the area’s recycling center next door.

7. A once-weekly organic restaurant using our own produce, with various guest chefs from among local restaurants and hotels.

8. A large covered geodesic-type dome for public events, and a future circus.

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Bookings.

$847/night

Permaculture and Yoga Retreat - Nest Bed, Single

Minimum stay: 6 nightsMaximum capacity: 6 people
Food included
Many Dates Available in 2019-20.

May 12-18, 2019
June 16-22, 2019
July 14-20, 2019
August 11 -17, 2019
November 17-23, 2019
December 15 - 21, 2019
January 12 - 18, 2020
February 16-22, 2020

Prices are based on accommodation type. Check out our amazing round hanging "nest" beds.

7 days, 6 nights program, with all gourmet healthy food included. Vegan, vegetarian, gluten free available.

Includes 8 Permaculture courses to earn an "Introduction to Permaculture" certificate. Includes courses on medicinal medicine making, food forests, lasagna garden bed making, permaculture design theory, and more.

Daily yoga, aerial silk class, raw chocolate making, archery, beach trips, and more.

Surfing or scuba diving are available for an extra charge.

Lots of fun at an incredible place with inspirational architecture and amazing people.

Camping option and private rooms available on request.
$1166/night

Permaculture Surf and Yoga Retreat - Nest bed, single

Minimum stay: 6 nightsMaximum capacity: 6 people
Food included
Many Dates Available monthly.

May 12-18, 2019
June 16-22, 2019
July 14-20, 2019
August 11 -17, 2019
November 17-23, 2019
December 15 - 21, 2019
January 12 - 18, 2020
February 16-22, 2020

Prices are based on accommodation type. Check out our amazing round hanging "nest" beds.

7 days, 6 nights program, with all gourmet healthy food included. Vegan, vegetarian, gluten free available.

Includes 6-8 Permaculture courses such as on medicinal medicine making, food forests, lasagna garden bed making, permaculture design theory, and more.

Participants will hit the beaches every day monday through friday to surf, with instructors, boards, etc.

Daily yoga, aerial silk class, raw chocolate making, archery, night life in Montezuma, and more.

Lots of fun at an incredible place with inspirational architecture and amazing people.

Camping option and private rooms available on request.
$180/night

The River Palace

Minimum stay: 3 nightsMaximum capacity: 16 people
Food Not Included
This luxury Tarzan lifestyle is the perfect spot for adventure in Costa Rica. Located within the Rancho Delicioso organic farm, eco village, and permaculture center. You can use our swimming pool too.

This is a great location for surfers. We're equally distant from both Playa Carmen and Cabuya surf breaks. Please ask for specific location and directions.

We have a free exercise class from 9-10am weekdays. It's very challenging. Yoga can be arranged since we have a teacher living here.

The space

It's very open, and is the tallest habitable structure in the Southern Nicoya Peninsula, as well as perhaps the country's biggest tree house. It's made mostly from teak wood grown right across the street.

The design comes from a dream I had, where I saw a structure floating above a gorge above three rivers, accessed by three bridges. The roof is made from palm leaves, in the local style that's been used for millennia.

Guest access

This is part of our ecovillage and we have many farm animals, trails, gardens, trails, and interesting things to see. Feel free to explore the grounds.

The location is in the middle of the peninsula, around 7 min drive to Montezuma and 15 min to the beaches of Santa Teresa and Malpais.

Other things to note

For Christmas, New Years, and Easter weeks, it's minimum 6 nights.

Note that there's an extra charge of $20/night for every person over 4 people. It's actually possible to fit up to 18 people if every space in every bed is filled.

Key Stats.

Year founded

2011

Size of project site

20 hectares

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

People on site

7 - 15

Dry season

December to April

Wet season

May to November

Living Conditions.

Sleeping

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

Omnivore Food

  • restaurant on site

Internet

  • fast: streaming video

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