Organic Food & Gardens
Hospitality and great food are a natural pair. So, we approach great food every bit as
seriously as we build and maintain our quality facilities. To us that means growing fresh and organic
food in our own gardens using sustainable practices. From the lush jungle ranch and organic
gardens, our full time gardeners
(jardineros) gather fresh fruits, vegetables and herbs
daily and seasonally. One of the many positive impacts: the kitchen staff
usually decides the meal after they see the jardinero’s bounty! Now that’s fresh!
The proof is on the table at Costa Rica Yoga Spa!
Taking full advantage of year-round growing seasons and tropical climate,
the farm (finca)
puts its rich fertile soil to work. Throughout the finca, we've planted hundreds of
palms and fruit trees. We nurture a wide range of fruits, vegetables, shrubs, trees and flowers in
our main nursery—or vivero—only a short walking trail away from the
Jungle Lodge and Yoga Rancho.
Fresh Flowing Water
Our finca boasts an excellent fresh water well with an abundant source
that supplies the whole finca! In addition, in the rainy season you'll
hear the roar of the waterfall as it cascades straight down 60 feet near the Yoga Rancho.
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
We don't waste anything. All of our food scraps either go to the animals or to the
compost pile. Our composting practice coupled with abundant fresh water and fertile soil ensure
a rich bounty of delicious fruits and vegetables.
We save, dry and replant seeds from the vegetables and fruits used every day. We
save and replant the top of every pineapple that we serve – we lost count at over
200 pineapples. We are now eating these very pineapples!!! We have papayas and bananas
growing everywhere on the finca .
We have so many varieties of bananas that we can’t
keep track—some are for cooking and even more are for eating. We have giant bananas,
miniature bananas, four-sided bananas, called quadrados, fat ones, skinny ones,
yellow and green ones—even red bananas! It’s quite a sight seeing one of our
jardineros whacking big bunches of bananas and plaintains off the trees with their
machetes, throwing them over their shoulder and then hanging them in our kitchen
for our guests to enjoy.
Finca Un Amor employs a full-time staff
of gardeners to keep up with the never-ending
task of tending to the vast array of plants, trees, trails and roads. Through intense heat
and heavy downpours, these rugged men and women of the land keep the finca operating year round!
Want to Help?
Many people come to Costa Rica seeking to be closer to nature. We encourage you to come enjoy our
fresh water and fertile soil and help to ensure the next generation of delicious fruits and
vegetables for our future guests. So, grab a shovel. We'll take all the help we can get!
Our goal is to grow nearly all of our own food. However, when we run short or
an iguana or monkey decides to enjoy the fruits of our labor, we rely on a
readily available supply of quality local sources.