Frequently Asked Questions
What should I know before I come?
We live at the top of a large hill overlooking the Pacific. It is an intense, 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 sustainable living and that includes composting toilets. Be comfortable with this kind of thing 😉
Where is the nearest Internet and phone?
Though we purposely don’t have internet, land lines, or cell service on the farm, wifi is only a 10 minute walk away. There are several spots on the beach where you can connect and enjoy a smoothie. Cost is usually 750 Colones/Hr. Calling outside the country is usually always best done through Skype, Facetime, WhatsAp, etc.
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?
You can smoke out on the road, downwind from the main house.
Can I drink alcohol?
You are welcome to enjoy some wine with dinner (including our homemade honey wine), or drink down at the beach or at a local bar. We do, however, ask that you refrain from bringing hard liquor to the farm and no drinking is allowed near the main house or yoga space. In general we are trying to encourage a healthy, rejuvenating atmosphere so use your best judgment.
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 10 – 20.
How fit should I be?
We live active and healthy lives here because we choose to, and also because the environment fosters it. Be prepared for daily walking in hilly 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, depending on the severity of one’s condition.
How far is the nearest medical care?
Two of us are trained in wilderness first aid/EMT, there are caregivers nearby in Pavones capable of dealing with minor injuries, and there is 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. Also, keep in mind, we live in a rainforest. Please do not bring items that take days to dry. Bring a Flashlight/headlamp, a good book, and any personal medications or toiletries you may require. Bathing suit is a must have. Please try to bring biodegradable soaps, shampoos, and only hygiene products that contain natural ingredients 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.