Finca Rio Perla (FRP) is a 240 acre (100 hectare) farm located in a countryside paradise on the slopes of Volcan Turrialba in the Caribbean Highlands of Costa Rica,.with elevations ranging from about 1,000 to 2,250 feet (350 to 750 meters).
Being high in the Caribbean, we are blessed with moderate temperatures,
great breezes, amazing views, and relative lack of nasty insects (like
mosquitos). HIGH IN THE CARIBBEAN
We are located off the main road between the capital San Jose and the
Caribbean port town Limon, about 60 miles (100 km) east of San Jose and
about 40 miles (60km) west of Limon.
FRP is close to Siquirres (a major transport and commercial hub in the
area) and the small town Alegria. We are also near Earth University and
rafting on the Pacuare River, and transport links to Caribbean beaches
and Torteguero. We are connected to national/municipal water,
electricity, telephone and internet systems. Thus, we are accessible
and connected, yet remote and independent.
Finca Rio Perla has many farm activities (e.g. cattle, sheep, chickens,
tilapia fish ponds, vegetable gardens, cheese making, and egg
collection, macadamia nuts), horseback riding, nature walks, and other
adventures in a natural setting. We offer traditional Tico food that is
primarily vegetarian with dairy and eggs, and also tilapia from the
farm. In addition, we have a variety of places for overnight lodging,
all rustic but comfortable.
Our many amazing (yes, MANY and AMAZING) waterfalls and natural pools
are breathtaking., relaxing, refreshing, and rejuvenating. Go horseback
riding, hiking to waterfalls, swim in our natural ponds, go fishing in
the tilapia ponds, view/listen to the many birds, take a walk through
the fields, or macadamia trees, or sit back and relax.
Your visit at Finca Rio Perla will be hosted by a Tico family (Efrain
& Vivian, and Manuel) which provides a unique opportunity to
explore, experience, and connect with the authentic Costa Rica. A great
opportunity to learn and/or practice Spanish!!! And a great
opportunity to learn and/or practice Tico cooking.
Our farm activities are
based on both traditional and new practices and technologies that
maintain and nurture the environment. We are striving toward organic
and natural production and processing practices and technologies. We
call our balanced and eclectic approach to
sustainable living: Agro-Eco Pragmatism. In this way we
challenge ourselves to think and act locally and globally. We do not
pretend to have all the answers ... but we are trying to ask the
driving questions about the relationships between humans and nature and
Check us out at www.fincarioperla.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org