What you'll do
We will meet at La Farmacia Organica and you will be guided in your vehicles up the scenic back roads of Nuevo Arenal to La Finca Muricata. It takes approximately 25 minutes to arrive to the farm and it is required to use a 4x4 because of the nature of back roads. Upon arrival you will tour the off grid home and learn about the basics of spring water capturing, basic usage of solar panels for lightning, and construction with reforested wood. The second part of the experience will be hand- on and tasty! You will hike through the permaculture food forest and learn about the propagation, nutritional and medicinal usage, and taste each plant (for fruit trees- when ripe fruits are available). The forest contains more then 35 varieties of tropical fruit, perennial greens, tropical root crops, tropical spices and herbs, edible palms, macadamia, insect attracting flowers, living fences, and water retaining grasses. Along the way, you will gather the herbs and medicinal plants that will later be used to prepare your own herbal blend at the end of the walk. You will receive an organic locally made chocolate to enjoy with tea! You then will be guided back to Nuevo Arenal. The entire tour takes approximately 3 hours.a se
My name is Rodolfo Villalobos and I have been organic farming since I was 12 years old. I am from Zarcero, Costa Rica, a zone known for its organic agriculture. I spent my weekends and after school time working at my grandfather's dairy farm. I have a certificate in permaculture farming. My dream has always been to have an off grid farm and home. I love to cook nutritious food and that is why I grow it. I also have my Costa Rican tourist guide license. I love to share my experiential knowledge and joy for medicinal, nourishing, tropical foods and practical off grid living skills!
a local organic dark chocolate bar, and local seasonal fruits and perennial greens will be picked during the tour
we will harvest herbs during the tour and prepare a herbal tea or beverage at the conclusion of the tour
Where you'll be
We will start our experience at La Farmacia Organica, a health food store in Nuevo Arenal, located on the main road around Lake Arenal. Guests will drive 25 minutes up into the mountains and tour my 2 hectare food forest farm. It borders a private forest reserve and undeveloped family farm land. This very private farm has beautiful views of Lake Arenal and is surrounded by natural habitat. The tour concludes upon return to La Farmacia Organica.
Keep these in mind
Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.
Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.
Up to 8 guests ages 7 and up can attend.
It is important that you arrive with your vehicle that is 4x4 to arrive to the farm. The latest the tour can start is at 2:30pm. Please bring snacks if you have medical requirements to eat regularly.
Nuevo Arenal Organic Food Forest Tour
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