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Welcome to Finca Las Hormigas, an organic permaculture farm located near Puerto Viejo in the heart of the Caribbean jungle of Costa Rica. Our farm and private nature reserve provide a hidden haven where one comes to truly connect with nature, learn about regenerative farming practices, and immerse yourself in the beauty and tranquility of the tropics. Join us to participate at one our many workshops, retreats or work exchange programs.
Discover engaging and educational workshops for
all ages and interests at Finca Las Hormigas.
Our workshops cover topics ranging from regenerative permaculture, natural building, herbalism, farm to table, yoga and well-being.
Our facilitators are experienced and passionate leaders within their domains and eager to share with you their extensive knowledge. Topics covered range from regenerative permaculture, natural building, off grid living, herbalism, farm to table, yoga and well-being.
Join us on our beautiful and biodiverse farm for
a hands-on and immersive learning experience.
At Finca Las Hormigas, we believe that taking time for oneself is essential to well-being.
Our retreats offer an opportunity to disconnect from the stresses of daily life and reconnect with yourself and nature.
Our retreats are designed to nourish your mind, body, and soul.
Our retreats include a variety of activities such as yoga, meditation, mindfulness practices, nature walks, and more. Led by experienced and passionate instructors, our retreats are tailored to meet the needs of each participant,
whether you're looking to deepen your practice or simply relax and recharge.
Our facilities can comfortably accommodate up to 15 participants, plus staff and includes 10 private and shared bungalows, a magnificent hilltop yoga & meditation shala, classroom spaces, a dance floor for parties and events, toilets, showers, community kitchen and several kilometers of hiking trails winding
between our food forests and private reserve.
We also offer delicious and nutritious meals made with organic ingredients grown on our farm.
Take a break from the hustle and bustle of daily life and join us for a transformative retreat experience.
Our farm-to-table dining experience offers a unique opportunity to taste the flavors
of our organic farm and support sustainable agriculture practices.
Our menu features a variety of dishes made with fresh, seasonal ingredients grown on our farm or sourced from local producers, our dishes are designed to satisfy your appetite and your palate.
We also offer vegetarian and vegan options to accommodate dietary preferences and restrictions.
Enjoy your meal surrounded by beautiful views of the farm and tropical forest.
Join us for a memorable farm-to-table dining experience at Finca Las Hormigas.
Click below to make a reservation or ask for a quote to organize a private dinner.
Our volunteer / work exchange programs offer a unique opportunity to learn about regenerative farming practices and make a positive impact on the environment and the community.
Selected volunteers will have an opportunity to expand their knowledge of permaculture tropical farming practices in addition to supporting our core team's hospitality initiatives.
Our "Farm Life Skills" section shares regenerative farming techniques and insights, such as soil management, pest control, permaculture applications in the tropics and more.
We hope to inspire and empower others to join us in the journey towards a more regenerative future.
Within our own 45 hectare private reserve and extending through like-minded neighbors, we are fortunate to host some of the most biodiverse fauna and flora. Visitors will enjoy our extensive system of trails, offering an intimate opportunity to immerse oneself in the true tropical lowland rainforest and its environment. We are proud to share with you some of the sightings that one is likely to find at Finca Las Hormigas.
From howler monkeys to toucans, bullet ants, a wide variety of snakes and even large wild cats, here we share stories and photos of the fascinating creatures that we observe within our private reserve,
Las Chontas Reserva Privada.
It would be an understatement to say we have lots of plants. Plants are our passion and this is why we live in paradise! The farm and private reserve host a rich collection of edible and medicinal herbs, ornamental, exotic and endemic fruit trees, and some of the most abundant secondary and primary forest
plant life in the world.
It is with honor that we share our stores and photos of the fascinating and diverse plant species encountered by past visitors.
By raising awareness of the importance of biodiversity, we hope to encourage others to appreciate
and protect natural habitats.