Finca de Vida (Farm of Life)

Finca de Vida (Farm of Life)

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#2 of 7 lodges in Dominical
Location
4.8
Cleanliness
4.8
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4.9
Value
4.9
VACATION FOR THE HEALTHY LIFESTYLE • WELLNESS RETREATS • Heal & transform with our healthy environment, nourishing foods, life-inspiration, and spiritual guidance. Farm of Life is the ideal environment to reconnect with nature and for a personal journey to wellness. • Join yoga, plant medicine, adventure and women's retreats or enjoy a personal vacation for recharging body, soul and life passion. • Revive body & spirit with yoga, massage, cacao ceremonies, ecstatic dance, sound baths & more. Enjoy waterfalls, wildlife, beaches, jungle & mountain hikes • Digital nomads thrive here! Affordable rates & discounts for long-term stays. • Hilltop accommodations with modern amenities, spectacular views, pleasant temperatures, & stunning Pacific sunsets. • Thrive on delicious vegan & vegetarian food. Prepare fresh, organic meals in our beautiful communal kitchen. Harvest from the greenhouse. Opt-in for yummy Chef-prepared vegan meals & desserts. • Go for a raw food detox. We can guide you based on your needs. Come join our family!
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Yoga classes
Restaurant
Hiking
Walking tours
Airport transportation
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Shallow end in pool
Fence around pool
Yoga room
Fitness classes
Complimentary tea
Special diet menus
Taxi service
Spa
Full body massage
Light therapy
Massage
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Shared kitchen
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
First aid kit
24-hour check-in
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Room features
Desk
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Wardrobe / closet
Oven
Refrigerator
Walk-in shower
Private bathrooms
Stovetop
Electric kettle
Kitchenware
Room types
Mountain view
Ocean view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Business
Quaint
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Caradyer wrote a review Feb 2023
New York City, New York61 contributions30 helpful votes
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I just spent a week on retreat at finca la vida and it was the most magical experience I’ve ever had. Jodi and Brian are the most caring and professional facilitators who truly know how to support their guests and staff with love and clear intentions. They are knowledgable about various practices and healing techniques and hire the best staff to support you in all modalities of healing during your retreat. Their farm is absolutely magnificent and offers something for everyone. The views are breathtaking and the vegetation is remarkable. Check out the amazing saba tree just beyond their greenhouse. There are hiking paths all around to waterfalls and rivers.
Their chef prepares the best vegan food I’ve ever had that’s as beautiful to look at as it is to eat.
I truly can’t say enough about their farm and this beautiful couple who have devoted their lives to helping others heal and find genuine peace while you’re with them, and then helping you to sustain it when you have to leave.
Wish I could have stayed forever !
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Date of stay: February 2023Trip type: Traveled solo
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Response from Brian Calvi, Owner at Finca de Vida (Farm of Life)
Responded Mar 6, 2023
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Christine w wrote a review Feb 2023
11 contributions
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
I cannot say enough about this wonderful place . My first visit was in 2018 and I have never stopped thinking about my amazing retreat. I was finally able to return this year and I indulged myself with back to back retreats spend a total of two wonderful weeks there with the amazing staff and owners. The place has a way of maki g you feel right at home especially when you’re away from home. The food the grounds the people are so very healing and the way you come away is not how you were when you got there in a very good way. My 2 weeks there was like 20years of heaviness removed from my heart and soul ❤️. Definitely a place that I think everyone should experience and it is priced that way so affordable for what you get and the take away is priceless. I will look forward to visiting again next year and that is not soon enough.
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Date of stay: February 2023Trip type: Traveled solo
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Danny wrote a review Sep 2021
1 contribution1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Wheter you like waterfalls, the beach, jungle tours, raw foods, prepped clean delicious vegan meals, juices, fresh herbs, tea's, cacao, yoga, swimming, hiking, lifting weights, jump on the rebounder, sungazing in the morning/evening, sleep or read in your hammock while having excellent views of the valley, loving community life, having a massage or love going to the spa, breath work, light work, book classes; Farm if Life has it all. Want to help in the garden and learn? Go for it.
It is a small paradise and I immediately felt at home. Wheter you want to heal physically or delve into your own mind to clear things up by being silent or do meditation: it is all optional. You go at your own pace. One thing is for sure; this place is transformative wheter you go fast or more slow.
The hosts, the staff and the volunteers have a special place in my heart. I always wanted to go to the tropics and I am glad I did it at the Farm of Life.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Sangeeta S wrote a review Feb 2023
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I attended the Into the Light (plant medicine) retreat. It was my first time with plant medicine and it was the best place to do. The group was small (only 8 participants) and Brian and Jody was very accommodating and answered all my questions. They provided such a safe space for me and it really helped me to relax as best as I could do. It was my third visit to the FOL and I have so much gratitude for Jody and Brian and the sacred space which is the FOL. I came away with the lesson of compassion, love that place.
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Date of stay: February 2023Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Response from Brian Calvi, Owner at Finca de Vida (Farm of Life)
Responded Mar 6, 2023
It means so much to us when Farm of Life alumni return, ❤️
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Jamie A wrote a review Feb 2023
8 contributions
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Finca de Vida is such a special place. You can feel all of the love that has gone into creating it through each detail- the healthy meals that seriously look like works of art, the gardens, the pathways that lead to magical places (make sure to check out the cool pool!), the comfortable beds, the balconies with stunning views, the talented and kind staff. Brian and Jody make you feel right at home and lovingly shared so much of Costa Rica’s beauty with us on the retreat I attended. I’ve really never been anywhere like this. This place is good for the mind, body and soul. Their dog Dao is also a real treat, just the sweetest! This place is truly an enchanted playground in nature. I will be back for sure. Thank you for a deeply healing week!
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Date of stay: February 2023Trip type: Traveled solo
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Response from Brian Calvi, Owner at Finca de Vida (Farm of Life)
Responded Mar 6, 2023
❤️ We love that Dao made it onto a Tripadvisor Review 😆
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JC H wrote a review Jan 2024
Huntsville, Alabama2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I researched this place quite well before I went there for a 23-day stay in December of 2023. I took part in all of the activities and ceremonies. It was truly beyond my expectations. I never felt bored becase there were other guest that had similar views especially about diet, & healthy foods. I learned a lot of things from them to bring back home to my lifestyle. Jody & Brian truly have a deep care for their guest & will help guide them to reach the goals one might have. Their passion is creating and sustaining a wonderful land that will enlighten your mind, body & soul. I cannot wait until I get to go back. I lost weight, relieved mental stress, got back I touch with my inner self, ate awesome food, made some nice friendships, waterfalls, stayed in a beautiful place, swimming, yoga, cacao and more. Just look at their videos.

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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Traveled solo
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Alexania S wrote a review Mar 2023
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
WOW!!!! This place is THE BEST....... so good last year I had to come back for another visit , and plan on returning again. Everything from the staff to the spacious environment of the property, the views in the jungle and the symphony of nature. personal chef Ariana does an amazing job of preparing fresh, natural homemade meals filled with flavor and love. The beds are very comfortable, clean rooms etc. the owners are very kind and respectful . The property offers a wide variety of terrain .
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Date of stay: March 2023Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Gina H wrote a review Jan 2024
2 contributions
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
The Farm of Life is a one of a kind place. It is like a family here. I have never felt so at peace like I have when I was here. The farm is a place meant to heal and help people. Brian and Jody are incredible and truly care. If you are considering coming to the farm, you will not regret it. The beautiful plants and wildlife make this an amazing place to stay.
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Date of stay: December 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
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Trip type: Traveled with family
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Sandrine G wrote a review Jul 2020
London, United Kingdom2 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Being at the farm of life for few weeks a while ago has been one of the best thing I ever did for myself. If you are interested in meeting minded people, living a healthy lifestyle and reconnecting to nature don't look further. This is the place! Everything is well thought, organic, welcoming. You will travel to beautiful places out and in! Why not treat yourself to a well deserved break?
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Gabriela S wrote a review Mar 2020
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Had an amazing time on my first visit to Costa Rica. Brian, Jody and their staff are so knowledgeable kind warm and generous. The pictures of the farm do not capture the magic you see and feel in person. It is a lovely place to reconnect with mother gaia, jungle nature and ultimately oneself. I participated in all the amenities and activities that created an epic memorable time for me. I came back grounded, peaceful and yet energized and focused on what I want to do in my life. I am most grateful for being able to stay on the farm and for the connections I made with nature myself and others. Thank you!
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Answer from farmoflife
Costa Rica23 contributions6 helpful votes
We most certainly offer a different perspective and approach than most organized health retreats. Our goal is for our guests to leave here empowered, capable of continuing, not just a diet, but a lifestyle, when they return home, to whatever degree of their choosing. That means, guests have to be hands-on in the kitchen and self-prepare their meals, they have to develop a healthy relationship with food, with nature, with themselves. It all happens here. Some guests do use Farm of Life as a vacation spot, and we are the perfect vacation destination for the Healthy Lifestyle, for raw-vegan-vegetarians and for anyone seeking a spiritual/ meditative getaway. We keep our prices as affordable as we can. Yes, we have slightly raised our prices since 2010 so that we can stay alive here in the jungle. Room rates are tiered such that we still offer the economical price of $70 per night plus sales tax, and we give 10% and 20% discounts for long term visits. You can spend 30-nights here for $1790, including sales tax, and this includes all the fruits and vegetables of your choosing. Good luck finding anything anywhere else in the world that is this affordable.
Caradyer wrote a tip Feb 2023
New York City, New York61 contributions30 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Find a retreat that calls to you or just go for some rest and relaxation. They offer longer stays as well."
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Kalanaka wrote a tip Jan 2023
Vancouver, Canada8 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"leave your troubles at the airport....prepare for natures healing !!"
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De_Dillard wrote a tip Mar 2021
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Toucan Room"
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Candace wrote a tip Jan 2020
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Casa de Coco and Casa de Mono have the highest and best views of the valley below."
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Gregory X wrote a tip Oct 2018
21 contributions12 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Each room has a spectacular Rainforest View"
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Frequently Asked Questions about Finca de Vida (Farm of Life)
Which popular attractions are close to Finca de Vida (Farm of Life)?
Nearby attractions include Café Don Emilio (3.4 miles), Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary (3.6 miles), and Rancho La Merced National Wildlife Refuge (4.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Finca de Vida (Farm of Life)?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Finca de Vida (Farm of Life)?
Top room amenities include a refrigerator, a desk, and a view of the mountains.
What food & drink options are available at Finca de Vida (Farm of Life)?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Finca de Vida (Farm of Life)?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Finca de Vida (Farm of Life)?
Conveniently located restaurants include Scala, Gusto Italian Restaurant, and Bar Jolly Roger Dominical.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Finca de Vida (Farm of Life)?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, fitness classes, and yoga classes during their stay.
Does Finca de Vida (Farm of Life) have airport transportation?
Yes, Finca de Vida (Farm of Life) offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Finca de Vida (Farm of Life)?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Does Finca de Vida (Farm of Life) have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
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