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“A great experience!”
Review of Finca Tierra

Finca Tierra
Ranked #4 of 6 things to do in Cocles
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Finca Tierra invites you for a one and a half hour guided tour of our permaculture demonstration and education center. We look at energy systems, carbon neutral cooking and bio-thermal hot water production. We learn about sustainable building techniques. We walk through the organic gardens, a polyculture of vegetables, fruits, edible leaves and medicinal plants and much more! We currently only hold group tours. $35 per person 4 person minimum or ($140) By Reservation Only. Make yours on the Finca Tierra Website
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase, Activities for older children
Reviewed 5 February 2014 via mobile

Ian took us on a tour around their farm and told us a lot about permaculture and this was our first experience with it. We both loved the tour, it was so interesting to hear about their farming, seeing all the different plants and try a lot of new fruits (we loved the mini cucumber!) that we never got to try back in Germany, because you just can not buy them anywhere. Also Ian has a really nice way to explain everything, we could have listened him hours!
Ana and Ian are so lovely, they both tell you all you want to know.
We will definetly read more about permaculture and try to plant more in our garden back in Germany.

Being at the farm and experience their way to work and live was one of the best things we did on our trip through all central america, so if you're around Puerto Viejo and you're interested in nature you should definetly go there!

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Reviewed 27 January 2014

I visited finca Tierra during a natural building workshop I was participating in. Not only are their buildings beautiful and their landscape spectacular, their practices at the farm are really commendable. Though I knew a good bit about permaculture before the tour I definitely learned some things that will be very important to me later on in life!

1  Thank KaleWithey
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Reviewed 21 January 2014

This is a fulfilling short afternoon jaunt a 10 minute drive up into the jungle. It's also a great way to get off that one main road through Puerto and up into some of the Costa Rican nature. The more I learn about permaculture and what it is, the more it boggles me how *smart* the approach is and the creativity of the people attempting this path. Ana & Ian have put a ton of effort toward building and implementing numerous systems that mimic nature on their way to understanding what a truly sustainable life can look like; food forests, low maintenance food production systems that replicate nature like cultivating certain fruit trees, medicinal plants, edible greens,…if it has a use, it stays. They're both great teachers & hosts, fun, apt at explaining the systems and projects in place around their land. The place is beautiful. The bamboo buildings are attractive and well-thought out. They are a young, intelligent, knowledgeable, and driven couple with a worthy vision. Their vision of living with nature is a highlight for a trip.

3  Thank sunbaby00
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Reviewed 17 January 2014

This tour is an experience that should not be missed! Very interesting, informative and educational but also its an opportunity to see something different in Costa Rica, plants and animals and a perfect example of sustainable farming and living off the grid but still having everything you need!
Ana and Ian are wonderful guides and hosts!

2  Thank ToveAlander
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Reviewed 7 April 2017
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