Tacotal is a forming intentional community in the mountains between Costa Rica’s Central Valley and Pacific Coast. The land was purchased collectively in 2007. Two families, each with one small child, and a couple other members currently live at Tacotal full time, tending to agricultural projects, building their homes, maintaining and cultivating the land. All members of the community meet on the land for a week every year to make important communal decisions about development, agreements, proposals for accions, new members, etc.

Several buildings are up, including the communal kitchen, and a few cabins that have been recycled from use at California’s Burning Man Festival.

The community organized and hosted Costa Rica’s first national gathering of Community projects in 2010, and are active in the Latin American EcoVillage Network.

Tacotal welcomes volunteers and students who want to study the application of organic agriculture and Permaculture concepts in the rainforest.

Key Stats.

Year founded


Size of project site

25 hectares

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

People on site

10 - 25

Dry season

December to April

Wet season

June to November

Living Conditions.


  • tent camping
  • hammocks
  • private room
  • entire house


  • None: Off the grid


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