HUGE PRICE REDUCTION of $60,000! This is your opportunity to own, operate and live in one of Costa Rica’s premier yoga, meditation and wellness retreat resorts! Living Forest Eco-Retreat Center and Lodge is a very unique, pristine paradise located just minutes from Nuevo Arenal amongst the lush tropical jungle foothills of Tierras Morenas mountains. This secluded jewel beckons those who want to experience true Pura Vida. Within the property lies the Sabalo River which runs through and around the retreat, providing soothing music in harmony with nature’s surroundings. Walking or just relaxing amongst the property’s numerous flowering plants and fruit trees, observing the hummingbirds, toucans, howler monkeys, and butterflies that frequent this secluded oasis defines the true essence and magic of Pura Vida.
This spectacular 5 building resort originated in 2012 as a wellness focused destination and a resource for travelers and locals alike. Each of the eco-designed buildings were built to take advantage of the year-round pleasant temperatures and fresh air. The numerous bathrooms, large yoga deck and community dining area are all designed for inviting, covered open-air enjoyment. In total there are 9 bedrooms, 9 baths, two kitchens, two dining areas, an office, garage/storage facility and a newer-constructed cedar sauna within a few steps from the cool riverbank. Along with the native jungle trees, there are a variety of fruit/flowering trees near the river bed. The mature fruit trees, planted on or around 2012, include banana, plantain, avocado, guanabana, lemon dulce, papaya, lemon, grapefruit and jackfruit to name a few. You will also discover beautiful gardens on the grounds, from which many exotic flowers, herbs and medicinal plants thrive.
The Living Forest Eco-Retreat Center and Lodge has always been a visitor’s top destination for hosting world-class international retreats (yoga and wellness, cooking and art classes, parties, weddings, spa days) and so much more. With nearby Lake Arenal and a short driving distance to La Fortuna, you can take advantage of the numerous activities, restaurants, excursions and shopping. Living Forest has a long-standing, excellent reputation with Airbnb and local businesses seeking accommodations for small to large groups. Some of the Living Forest business partnerships include Tico Wind (the #1 winter destination for windsurfing and kitesurfing in Central America), Tula Vida Equine Therapy Center as well as numerous International yoga, healing, dance, writing, drumming and massage retreats. Teachers and participants regularly travel from the United States, Canada and throughout Europe for the Living Forest venues. There is a small staff, owner and volunteers who embrace and maintain Living Forest to its high standards. There are also plenty of opportunities with this property to expand services and/or events and to add gardens or an additional building if desired.
Upon entering the magical Living Forest, the initial building to the right of the stone entrance is the Small Lodge also known as Luna Nueva, consisting of three bedrooms, two bathrooms, an open kitchen and dining areas. Built in 2016, this 775 sq. ft. casita offers privacy with abundant jungle and garden views, accommodates six guests and comes furnished.
Across and to the left of the Small Lodge is a two-story building lovingly called the Treehouse Studio or Owner’s residence. It is easy to see why the Owner has chosen this as their home. The studio is an open one-bedroom, one-bath home with a kitchenette and covered private terrace overlooking the bubbling river. Mature jungle foliage and trees surround the studio keeping it cool and private, but within close proximity to the Main Lodge. The property’s garage/storage area is conveniently located just under the Treehouse Studio. Built in 2014, the combined 322 s.f. and 775 s.f. Studio/garage can accommodate two people and is centrally located to all four remaining buildings.
The Main Lodge is the heart of Living Forest. It contains the open large Yoga Deck, community kitchen and outdoor eating areas. It houses three Guest Bedrooms, a total of four showers and four bathrooms, an Office/Living Room which can also be used for private classes or massages, and the Living Forest laundry room. The kitchen is fully equipped with all appliances you need for yourselves or large groups. Numerous cooking classes are held here as well. The Main Lodge, built in 2013 is 3,026 s.f., including the yoga and dining decks, which can be enjoyed out in the days’ warm sunshine, or under the covered area for our rainy days. Each of the Guest rooms is uniquely decorated, provide privacy and come fully furnished.
Across from and to the right of the Main Lodge, is the River View Casita, which is a semi-private, lovely two bedroom home facing the river. Each of the double rooms have rear private outdoor shower/bathrooms overlooking a floral garden, and with views of the river in front. Nestled among the lush jungle trees and flowers, with the musical river just beyond inspires tranquility and peace. Built in 2013, the River View Casita can accommodate 2 guests in each of the rooms and also come fully furnished.
The newest luxury to be included in Living Forest is the 172 s.f. Nordic Sauna. Built of cedar in 2020, the sauna is perfectly located with mere steps of the Sabalo river. Enjoy an hour or two in the sauna, relax on the covered terrace with an iced drink, and take a cool dip in the river or enjoy a quick flash in the outdoor shower adjacent to the sauna. With the 600 ft. jungle wall across from the sauna, and just beyond the river, this is most likely the most private, unique areas of Living Forest. Such a luxurious and uplifting experience, and an incredible viewpoint of nature at its’ finest.
The sale of Living Forest Eco-Retreat and Lodge is truly your opportunity of a lifetime. The reputation and beauty of Living Forest speaks for itself as so many have attested. This is a turn-key business that is just waiting for you as an investor; an individual wanting to own and operate a successful retreat/lodge; a family wanting a retreat/lodge for themselves; shaman-hosted facility; wellness or retirement community; recovery facility; boutique Airbnb facility – whatever you can imagine, it is already here for you! Online presentation in all social media avenues and guest feedback is extremely successful. The flexibility for usage of each of the buildings is uncomplicated and available for your ideas. The location of Living Forest is also highly desirable. In this area exists unparalleled wildlife such as howler and capuchin monkeys, toucans and numerous rare tropical birds, Morpho butterflies and so many others. The temperature remains fairly consistent between 60F and 85F here, as opposed to our hot, humid beach temperatures. Living Forest is located in an ideal secluded area, but within reach of major roads and minutes to restaurants, excursions, shopping and Arenal Volcano activities. The Liberia airport and close-by beaches are approximately 1.5 – 2 hours away; San Jose airport and high-end shopping are about 3.5 – 4 hours away. The property is located just beyond a rural neighborhood, bordered by the Sabalo River and private land, most of which is not developable. There is existing public electricity and water, Cellular/WiFi, public transportation within a mile, two privately owned septic tanks, hot water to all showers, a crushed rock road maintained by the neighborhood connecting to a private rock and concrete road into the property (semi-paved), and so much more. All beds, bedroom nightstands, linens, appliances, dining table and chairs and the majority of furniture/fixtures stay with the property. This is an absolutely wonderful chance of a lifetime to own and live the Pura Vida lifestyle and dream!
Please contact Charlotte Wintch via WhatsApp at 506.8828.9285 or email to email@example.com for more information and for your personal viewing of this wonderful property. View a short video by clicking on: https://youtu.be/hKDsL2sQTHo