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Sabalito | Sabalito, Tilaran 50801, Costa Rica
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Welcome to newly built lodge & retreat center Living Forest, where you wake up to the sound of a river and jungle with tropical birds and monkeys often in sight. The location is perfect, as we are secluded yet you can do amazing day trips to Volcano Arenal, Tenerio National Park, Monteverde and more. The River View Casita has double rooms with private bathroom and in Living Forest lodge we have three rooms sleeping up to 4 people. Welcome!
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Sabalito Sabalito, Tilaran 50801 Costa Rica
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True Pura Vida. Great Host Ms Johanna... Relaxing.......Cool and fresh....Beautiful... Lake Arenal and surrounding area's are an exceptional part of Costa Rica. Off the beaten touristy path. Clean air, Lush green mountainside/ Jungles and rivers....So Much to do if you like
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Response from Johanna H, Owner at Living Forest
Responded Sep 1, 2018
Thank you so much for your review, glad you liked it here! And yes, we are off the beaten touristy path, yet close by to so many amazing sights and activities. Pura Vida!
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I attended an amazing five-day retreat at Living Forest with a friend of mine who chose the center to host. She described it as "mother nature's womb" and I could not agree more. It is a beautiful, secluded little paradise where you can truly connect to nature. You will hear the
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I had the privilege to assist to a retreat by lake Arenal and stay at Living Forest, I have to say it's one of the most peaceful places I have ever been, always spotless with a beautiful place to practice yoga. I got to see monkeys and all kinds of birds. It is located by a
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Response from Johanna H, Owner at Living Forest
Responded May 14, 2016
Thank you for your review! I am hoping to see you soon! Lets do some Stand up paddle board Yoga when you come! :)
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We stayed with Johanna from for 5 nights and loved every moment of it. She is a wonderful person, very helpful, accommodating, informative and interesting. The rooms are lovely with comfortable beds, incredible outdoor washrooms, and good Wifi too. The best part is sleeping with
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We had the privilege of staying with Johanna at Living Forest for a 5 day retreat, and my biggest complaint was that we didn't stay a full week. The rooms were immaculate and it was a treat to be able to shower outside every day. The grounds were nothing short of a tropical
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Response from Johanna H, Owner at Living Forest
Responded Apr 21, 2016
Thank you so much for your review! Hope to see you soon!
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Double room in River View Casita at Living Forest Costa Rica
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Monkey Room in main lodge
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Hello Denise. Facebook: Living Forest; Lake Arenal Retreat Center (If you google that you will find the website too, its not letting me put a website link here) Looking forward to hearing from you, Johanna Harmala
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"offers yoga several times a week and great place for retreats"
"Main building has kitchen, and 2-3 rooms. Smaller building about 50' away has 2 private rooms, each with private bath. These will be nicer for a couple. WiFi doesn't work inside these rooms, but is fine just outside."
"Each room is wonderful!"
"The ''casita'' rooms are more private and better for couples who want to be alone. The other rooms within the main building are more like dorm rooms - best for if you're traveling alone / with friends and want to save some money. Regardless of what room you take they're all really clean."
"You can hear the sound of the river from all of the rooms!"
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