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White Face Capuchin Monkey seen on Finca Fuente Verde organic farm community costa ricaFuente Verde (Green Spring) is located near the small village of Las Tumbas in the mountains on the southwest Pacific coast of Costa Rica, between the beach town of Dominical and San Isidro de El General. Our 60-acre (24 hectares) organic farm is as beautiful as it is bountiful, with fertile soils and abundant water. It sits nestled into the base of a steep jungle-covered ridge, rising up over 1000 feet high to our east. An untamed environment that is home to howler monkeys, white-faced capuchins and an abundance of tropical birds - truly a bird watcher's paradise. The farm's ideal location offers access to beaches, shopping/amenities, and a comfortable microclimate. The land is blessed with plenty of water including a river, streams, waterfalls, and gushing natural springs from which the community was named.

Fuente Verde farm is located in an area of stunning natural beauty. Midway between the slopes of Mount Chirripó and the Pacific Ocean, an independent mountain range called Tinamastes rises up to create the watershed for the pristine Baru River. Costa Rica's tallest waterfall, the 600 foot Diamante Falls, is within walking distance of the farm. The valley carved out by the Baru River is one of Costa Rica's most scenic areas with dramatic views of the ocean and fertile farmlands on either side.

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The closest city is San Isidro de El General, just 20 minutes away. It is a major commercial center for the area, providing all necessary goods and services, including hospitals, private clinics, dentists and auto mechanics. The buses from San Jose arrive here and connect to the local bus routes that travel past the farm as they wind down to the coast.

Local Diamante Water Fall on Fuente Verde Community WebsiteWhere the road from San Isidro meets the coast, you find the town of Dominical, one of Costa Rica's most visited surfing destinations, reknowned internationally for its world class waves. It is a popular tourist spot, with shops, amenities and a vibrant nightlife in high season. There are also companies offering waterfall and rainforest tours, mountain biking, ATV adventures and surf lessons. Further south are Uvita and some incredible beaches around Ojochal, Playa Ventanas, Playa Tortuga, and Playa Piñuelas. In this area you can go sea or river kayaking, horseback riding and diving to explore reefs and the world under the waves. Parque Nacional Marina Ballena, located in Uvita, is Costa Rica's first national aquatic park. It protects the breeding grounds of several species of whales that migrate here to breed, plus critical nesting beaches for Olive Ridley and Hawksbill turtles.

Travelling north on the coastal highway leads you to Quepos and Manuel Antonio, a well touristed area and home of Costa Rica's most-visited national park. Here you will find all manner of accomodations, from budget hostels to luxury villas, and an abundance of restaurants serving international cuisine.

To get here from San Jose you have a number of options, all pretty easy. There are direct Musoc buses from downtown San Jose to San Isidro de El General. From there local buses to Dominical pass by the turnoff to Las Tumbas (approx. 1 km from the farm) or you can take a taxi all the way for about $20. There are also other bus routes that travel down the coast via Quepos to Dominical, from where you can travel up the mountain to Fuente Verde – a longer trip but very scenic. Cars can also be rented at the airport or in the city.

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