Once in a while we encounter people, places, books, films or images that change our lives. This place is one of them. Just get a proper perspective, consider this: this place has no address. Yes there is no mail man coming around everyday. Nor would you see single policeman around this area or nearby. If you want a vacation that truly transforms your body and soul, then I highly recommend this place. You will never feel like a tourist. Instead you will feel like a vibrant being soaking up the sun, flowers, fresh air, incredible views, great organic food.
As other reviewers mentioned, Jodie and Brian are wonderful hosts: warm, witty, fun, non-dogmatic, generous, young, innovative, and respectful. Their intern Wilco who is extremely knowledgeable about many things but also a great person is someone you wish to meet when traveling but never do. Their dogs are unexpected bonus to this trip- be prepare to love as they will demand to be loved!
We spent 10 days here and the remaining 10 days else where near the beach. I must say that I missed Finca de Vida as soon as I left the place. All other places we went to, paled in comparison and we soon felt like the regular tourists doing typical tourists things. It didn't matter that some other places we stayed had better beds, fancier food, or convenience.
It has been more than a month since we came back from Costa Rica. Sometimes when I can't sleep at night listening to sound of ambulance or traffic noise, all of sudden I will hear Jodie's deep hearty laughter or see Max the dog's face asking you to throw the frisbee one more time or Mambo (the oldest dog) sitting quietly gazing at the down pouring rain.
This is a place for extraordinary experience that will stay with you for the rest of your life. I consider myself truly lucky.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Costa Rica Vacation for the Healthy Lifestyle. Thrive on delicious raw food, vegan and vegetarian food. Prepare your meals in our beautiful communal kitchen, using fresh, organic food and the harvest from our organic farm. Or, opt for Chef-prepared meals. Revive your body and spirit with detox, health coaching, yoga, spa services and eco-tours. Enjoy waterfalls, wildlife, beaches, jungle & mountain hikes. Affordable accommodations with modern amenities. A serene setting atop a lush green valley with spectacular views, pleasant temperatures and stunning Pacific sunsets. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Farm Of Life (Finca De Vida) Hotel Dominical
- Farm Of Life Costa Rica/Dominical