Ecotoursim-in-Costa-Rica-Eco-sustainable-PlantGrow Sustainably, Build Sustainably, Live Sustainably: A side from the abundance of nature tours and adventures that make Costa Rica a traveler’s paradise, there are plenty of opportunities for learning and inspiration to adopt a green lifestyle. Some ways to enrich your knowledge of earth-conscious growing, building and living are highlighted below.

Punta Mona

Punta Mona is an off-the-grid community and center for regenerative design and botanical studies. Located on Costa Rica’s paradisiacal southern Caribbean coast, it offers a wealth of hands-on and immersive learning experiences. Workshops, retreats, volunteering opportunities, and camps are geared to those wanting to learn about permaculture, herbal medicine, and living a more sustainable and eco-conscious life.

Rancho Mastatal

Rancho Mastatal is a sustainability education center, permaculture farm, lodge, and community on a 300-acre campus complete with waterfalls, natural swimming holes, diverse plant and wildlife, and an extensive trail system through an awe-inspiring virgin rainforest. You can choose to embark on a two-hour tour of this working permaculture farm and community, take part in one of many week-long workshops, or even participate in a year-long apprenticeship program.

Upward Spirals

Upward Spirals’ one-week Sustainable Living Expedition is a unique opportunity to learn about natural building, permaculture, organic food production, renewable energy systems, community living, and food forestry, all while connecting and collaborating with other like-minded individuals from around the world.