This is the third post in the series that describe upcoming permaculture design course in Costa Rica. We are hoping to make your trip planning much simpler by providing more photos and information on class logistics. For topics of travel planning, food and people (hosts, teachers, participants) and about fitting in, please visit this post. For teacher’s notes and impressions about this class, please visit here. And a short video of the class is here.
Finca Amrta Facilities
Finca Amrta is much loved and well taken care of. It offers shade in the hot hours of siesta, access to a lovely calm river, and hours of observation of local wildlife.
There are comfortable wood buildings that invite convivial gatherings and conversations: a spacious classroom, bath house, outdoor learning spaces and much more.
Lounging and conversation time are supported in the airy and comfortable community building. Here is where music, class time, after-class slide shows and permaculture movie hour are held at various times of the day.
Camping and Accommodations
Coming from far away and don’t want to bring your own tent? We have a simple inexpensive option to rent a small simple (not very private) space, for $15/night. Your bed will come with all bedding and a laundry service, and a roof over your head in a setting that is open to outdoor breezes, sounds of wildlife and sights of sunrise. There are spaces in shared lofts and cabins, and on a simple veranda. These spaces are not very private, but are very charming and pleasant otherwise.
For those who come prepared to camp, there is a lovely campground. Camping in Costa Rica is pleasant and easy, and there are only minimal (common sense) concerns about pests and insects. A rainfly is a must though, since it rains even in the dry season! Nights are balmy and filled with bird songs and the chirping of crickets. Mornings are announced by a gang of howler monkeys and loud exchanges by birds of all colors and sizes.
It is possible to buy a tent locally if that is easier. If that is your plan, please let us know so we can assist you with pointers.
Things to Bring
Lovely tropics, lots of fun things to do – and here is a list of things to bring to make your stay even more pleasant:
- Personal medicine kit (for colds, sunburns, general well being etc)
- Personal water bottle, biodegradable soaps/shampoo etc
- Small flashlight or head lamp! Time piece
- Comfortable walking shoes (non-slip!) – for rocky, muddy, uneven terrains
- Long sleeves and long pants
- White clothing tends to get ruined in Costa Rica
- Swimsuit, towel, sungear
- Two notebooks for class, writing implements
- If you wish to present to the class a skill, bring what you might need to do so
- Means for creative self-expression: musical instruments and the like!
Days are pleasantly full at Finca Amrta, in the beautiful surroundings of the farm, in the community of like-minded people. Once you are registered for this upcoming permaculture design course in Costa Rica, we assist you with further trip planning.