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Sabalito, Tilaran 50801 Costa Rica
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Welcome to our 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, Tilaran 50801 Costa Rica
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mailys p wrote a review Jan 2020
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We loved our 3 nights at a living forest. The place is so peaceful... You literally go to sleep with the sound of the river! There is a communal kitchen that has all you need (oven, blender,...) which is really perfect when you stay a couple of days. We also loved the common area with a beautiful yoga shala open on the jungle with also some hammock and great books to borrow... The rooms are also super comfortable. Would love love love to stay there again!
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Response from Johanna H, Owner at Living Forest
Responded Jan 12, 2020
I am so glad you enjoyed your stay. Thanks so much for the lovely review. Hope to see you again one day!
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Martin Ziarati wrote a review Nov 2019
Coventry, England5 contributions
I stayed in the living forest and it’s exactly that..hearing and seeing the beautiful nature play out in front of you.. it was such a joy to hear and see the monkeys..with a jungle walk possible too! Johanna is a great host, always there for you, trying to make your stay pleasant and welcoming...the communal kitchen is a life saver as it gives you the option to stay in and cook.. There are activities that take place at living forest, such as yoga, dancing, workshops..and you meet great people staying here too.. I stayed a while so I got to know the place well..
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Date of stay: December 2018Trip type: Traveled solo
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Paul P wrote a review May 2019
Playa Avellanas, Costa Rica58 contributions4 helpful votes
The location of this hidden gem is extraordinary, with a babbling brook traversing the property and jungle climbing high onto the surrounding hills. The cabins facing the brook are clean and comfortable with really cool outdoor bathroom/showers. There is a clean communal kitchen and spacious yoga studio. Perfect place to read in a hammock and listen to the stream. We saw toucans from our porch! A short drive to many good restaurants. Johanna is a perfect host. I recommend Living Forest to anyone looking for a heavenly oasis in the Lake Arenal area.
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Date of stay: April 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Johanna H, Owner at Living Forest
Responded May 2, 2019
Thanks so much for your review. It was a pleasure to have you guys stay!
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Daniel T wrote a review Aug 2018
Tronadora, Costa Rica4 contributions
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 the outdoors and rain....at times...Will visit Again..for sure ....Cheers
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Date of stay: June 2018
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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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Emily P wrote a review Mar 2017
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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 sound of a rushing river, wind in the trees, birds, monkeys, and other animals. You can rest in a hammock and listen to this symphony. Johanna has created a truly peaceful place where we can re-connect to the earth. She is kind, welcoming, and extremely helpful. She offers solutions and is flexible with payment and other issues. I felt very at home and did not want to leave! There are two cute dogs and one sweet kitten as well, so you don't miss your pets at home too much. I highly recommend Living Forest and can't wait to return!
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Date of stay: March 2017
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Costa RicaProvince of GuanacasteTilaran
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