Frequently Asked Questions . . .
What should I know before I come?
We live at the top of a large hill overlooking the Pacific. It is a brisk, 15 minute uphill walk up a steep dirt road. Anyone interested in visiting and staying with us should be fit enough to do the walk on a daily basis.
Second, we are committed to sustaiable living and that includes composting toilets. Be comforable with this kind of thing ;-)
Where is the nearest Internet and phone?
In Pavones, a two hour walk down the beach. You can also rent a bicycle and reach Pavones in 15 minutes, or take the 5am bus into town.
Can I receive mail?
There is no mail service.
Do I need a visa?
Depends on your country. Check with your consulate.
Can I smoke?
In designated areas.
Can I drink alcohol?
You are welcome to drink down at the beach or at a local bar.
How far away is the beach?
A 10 minute walk downhill.
Do I need immunizations ?
Check this with your doctors back home.
How many people are there?
Varies; generally 6 - 20.
How fit should I be?
We live active and healthy lives here because we choose to, but also because the environment fosters it. Be prepared for daily walking in terrain, manual tasks, and rewarding sleep. We have had people of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities stay with us, but please keep in mind that the nearest medical care is
increasingly far away, depnding on the severity of one's condition.
Two of us are trained in wilderness first aid/EMT, there are caregivers nearby in Pavones capable of dealing with minor injuries, a snakebite clinic in Comte, and a hospital in Golfito. In the case of severe injury, evacuations to San Jose can be arranged. We will do anything we can in the event of an emergency, but please know your own limits and needs in regards to your health.
What should I bring?
Less than you think - pack lightly! You will not need jeans at the Yoga Farm. Bring a Flashlight/headlamp, a good book, and any personal medications or toiletries you may require. Please try to bring biodegradable soaps, shampoos, and only hygiene products that contain natural ingrediants when possible.
We do have sufficient solar power to charge ipods, cameras, small computers etc., but please don't bring anything too big, noisy, or things that you don't plan to take back with you.