Location: Dominical, Costa Rica
Get ready to be impressed with this one of a kind, self sustainable farm privately tucked away on 271 acres in the Tinemastes Mountains at an elevation over 800 meters above sea level. This property has got it all and is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Center – it currently operates as a hospitality business and a working coffee farm that is completely “off the grid”. The area is wild, raw and beautiful yet conveniently located only 15 minutes outside of a quaint town. The region’s most popular organic farmer’s market is held here and the beaches of Dominical and the city of San Isidro are approximately 45 minutes away. With a perfect mountain climate, a gorgeous rainforest setting and excellent views of the ocean and valley below, the American Eagle Outfitters clothing company specifically chose this location for a catalog photoshoot.
The property itself is a prime destination. Guests and visitors are offered guided birding tours, waterfall tours, coffee plantation tours, primary rainforest tours, waterslide tours, take quick hikes to the property’s private swimming hole or take an educational river tour to learn about the property’s eco-friendly hydro electric system. On top of all of that, the property is completely self sustainable with a natural fresh water source, Tilapia ponds, a 1,291 sq. ft. horse stable and organic gardens where you and your guests can enjoy a healthy, low impact lifestyle in the Costa Rican mountains.
The 4 bed / 6 bath main lodge includes 10,763 sq. ft. of construction with comfortable living spaces, a large kitchen, a bar, covered patio, a huge pool and beautifully landscaped gardens. Each of the suites include ensuite bathrooms and private outdoor terraces with fantastic ocean and jungle views. The upstairs northern suite includes a sitting area, a fireplace, and a marble lined shower with fantastic views. The second and third upstairs suites feature big ocean, pool and jungle views with spacious outside lounge areas separated by a privacy wall. Here guests enjoy the sound of the neighboring river while watching wildlife in the rainforest canopy at eye level. The downstairs suite is privately separated from the common areas. This room is wheelchair accessible and features a comfortable seating area plus a wrap-around terrace with panoramic ocean and jungle views.
Three additional cabinas with rental potential are situated on the edge of the jungle, just uphill from the main lodge. They total 2,260 sq. ft. of construction and were built completely from local hardwood. They offer comfortable lounge areas, private bathrooms with showers that open to the sights and sounds of the rainforest. Covered wooden decks overlook the jungle, past rolling valleys and out to the Pacific Ocean. Finally, a separate 1,076 sq. ft. home is included for an owner or a property manager to use. This comfortable 1 bedroom / 1 bath residence offers privacy, a full kitchen, a spacious living room and landscaped grounds. All of the structures on the property were built in 2008 and the hospitality business was opened to the public in 2009.
The property includes a 100% sustainable, Arábica coffee farm located in Costa Rica’s “Brunca” Coffee Region which produces one of the finest coffees in the world. The steep terrain above the South Pacific slopes gives the area it’s unique humid micro climate. The coffee is grown with the utmost care for the environment in small plantations surrounded by primary rainforest. This allows for the highest level of biodiversity imaginable. Natural tree species are planted throughout the plantations to provide shade and wildlife habitat. Over 140 species of birds have been identified on this farm. The trees also provide natural fertilizer from the decaying leaves as well as preventing erosion.