The Yoga Farm
Rio Claro - Punta Banco
The Yoga FarmI volunteered here for almost a month and had an amazing time. You can also just stay as a guest, but staying a little longer to participate with other volunteers made for an incredibly rewarding experience.
Described as a "rustic yoga center and sustainable living project" it aims to help people "reconnect with mind, body, and nature" and that's exactly why I went there. However, I will say that if you're of the faint at heart, this isn't for you. Located at the top of a very challenging hill, the farm is nestled in the tropical jungle and when you're on the open air yoga deck you can see the ocean through the trees and hear monkeys jumping around.
Composting toilets, rainwater showers, fresh fruit and only a little bit of electricity from solar panels, it really is a place to reconnect with the basics. As volunteers we prepared mostly vegan meals and I've never eaten so well. And with yoga in the morning or afternoon, as well as hiking up that hill, I've never been so fit.
This place attracts the best kind of people and will make for some unforgettable memories.