Playita (Little Beach) - A nude beach and favorite
surfing spot, Playita is located in Manuel
Antonio National Park. Every shade of turquoise
and azure one can imagine is captured in the sparkling
waters here. The"clothing optional" area is located across
the rocks at the right end of La Playita Beach. Some
consider it the "only gay & lesbian beach in Central
|Farm of Life (Finca de Vida). They host up to 10 retreats each year. See featured listing above.
Farmer's Markets: Organic
Mona: Center for Sustainable Living &
Education - Punta
Mona is an 85-acre organic farm, a community and center for
sustainable living education located on the southern
Caribbean coast of Costa Rica.
Ipe - Postal
address: Finca Ipe, Apdo. 804-8000, San Isidro del General,
P.Z. Costa Rica. IPE (ee-pay)
is the Indian name for the beautiful and majestic Tabebuia
tree, whose bark yields the powerful medicinal Pao D'arco.
Just 20km west of San Isidro, this lush farm is rich in
tropical scenery. Its natural springs attract an abundance
of wildlife and colorful birds. Cool ocean breezes provide a
comfortable temperature for plants and animals alike. The
surrounding area is a haven for all nature-lovers with
stunning waterfalls, exotic rainforests, deserted beaches
and gorgeous sunsets.
Wellness Center - Tanglewood Wellness Center,
San Rafael de Nandayure,
Guanacaste, Costa Rica. Tanglewood Wellness Center is a water fasting retreat that provides beautiful, clean, quiet, and comfortable surroundings that foster the deep rest and introspection that allow for true healing.
PachaMama - Apartado #110,
Boca de Nosara, 5233, Nicoya, Guanacaste, COSTA RICA.
Pacha Mama comes from the Incan language Quechua. It means
Mother Earth. Here, in this Costa Rican village, PachaMama
resonates the vibration of its namesake. It is a community
inspired by meditation, music, dance, and the creation of an
ecologically sustainable existance with mother earth. It is
a community that is active in exploring the heights of
consciousness through diet-raw food, cleansing and fasting,
silent retreats, therapy groups, body work, gardening, dance
and musical festivals. There is no specific doctrine,
philosophy, dogma or belief system practiced in PachaMama,
merely the gathering of individuals from different parts of
the world inspired by conscious alternatives to living.
Experience Satsang meetings with Tyohar. In these meetings
Tyohar responds to people's questions and sharings,
supporting the inner growth of each one. It is the
foundation of PachaMama, the very heart of Tyohar1s work. A
silent retreat is a unique gathering --- there are two daily
Satsangs with Tyohar, as well as a variety of meditations,
designed to support the participants in their journey from
the world of words. Every evening PachaMama takes an inner
shower by being in silence for one hour.
Doug Graham, D.C. & Prof. Rozalind
Gruben - See 'Communities: Raw
& Living Food', 'Fasting Retreats &
Centers' and 'Sports &
**=Vegan, ***=raw foods)
Sano Banano Beach Hotel and Ylang-Ylang Beach
Resort - Montezuma Village.
Puntarenas, Costa Rica. 506-642-0638. Your choice of double
rooms, suites, or private bungalows on the beach front.
Vegetarian, vegan and live foods options as well as other
distinct culinary practices are available upon request. They
use organic produce whenever available. Enjoy the
sunrise/moonrise over the ocean 2 steps from your living
quarters. The rejuvenation of a walk thru the tropical
gardens or lounging in a hand-made hammock will ensure your
of Life (Finca de Vida) - Location: near
Dominical Beach, Southwestern Costa Rica. 506-8893-7407
(Costa Rica) and 404-521-8152 (United States). See featured listing above.
see the 'Events' category
above, and our sister site, The
Vegetarian Travel Guide: Vacation chapter for vegetarian
vacation choices in Costa Rica.