Using Nosara Retreat as a learning ground, our grand vision is to co-create a Retreat-Healing Center-Natural Spa and Intentional Community in San Juanillo, Costa Rica. Ten years ago, we purchased a sixty-acre property in San Juanillo, a coastal town, forty minutes north of Nosara for this purpose. The San Juanillo Retreat will provide a dynamic model of healthy living; a vehicle for healing ourselves and restoring the earth. Options for participation will allow one to be a full time resident or participate in any or all the facets of the community for varying periods of time.
The property’s highlight is an ample ridge overlooking exquisite panoramas of the Pacific Ocean with dramatic sunset views. The rest of the property is park-like with diverse elements, soft rolling hills, huge mangos and ancient Seba trees. Steep ravines with thicker vegetation and larger shade trees descend to a year round stream. A series of hiking trails lead down to the stream and encircle the property.
We are in the process of clarifying and refining the vision, and attracting a team of like-minded individuals with green values and expertise in various arenas to participate in the project. The diverse paths we have traveled will bring us together to manifest in practical grounded ways a dynamic vehicle for being, sharing and working together.
We are hopeful about moving to the next stage of this vision in the coming years.