What’s new and natural at La Joya del Sol – your jungle playground!


Rock, face, and body painting at the creek – More than 10 colors are found in clay pebbles in the creekbed. This snake masterpiece was created by Elisabeth Timpone, artist and intern from NY. Children and adults express themselves body painting from colorful, non-toxic creekbed clays.                                 … Continue reading →

Avatar on Earth at La Joya Del Sol


Avatar Beauty at La Joya Del Sol

Wild bananas that peel themselves?

Wild Bananas that Peel Themselves?


Nature shows off its amazing abilities at Jewel of the Sun. A wild lemony-flavored banana actually peels back its skin when its perfectly ripe for humans to eat! Just lift out the flesh and indulge. Discover how many indigenous and exotic wild plant foods (“view post” below)  are essential, and practical in our daily diet. Simply Loving Living Life! All … Continue reading →

Watermelon wedding cake

Watermelon Wedding Cake – Is it Possible?


Of course! Featured at Fred Patenaude’s low fat raw wedding, catered by Jewel of the Sun’s chef Eric Rivkin and created with the amazing skills of Chef Fateh at the Waterfall Villas. Become an inspired NUTRITARIAN with Chef Eric’s expert guidance! Imagine…Simple yet exquisite recipes from all, whole, fresh, wild, local, organic foods you can learn, to make yourself healthier … Continue reading →

Hydro-massage at its best - Selected muscles just as you like it, with a billion bubbles of oxygen infusing you with life force energy

Fully Reconnect with Nature and Self


Feel how healthy and vibrant it is to fully immerse in a rejuvenating, natural environment. Clean, spring water is a messenger of Divine Knowledge… Click on “view post” to see how people at Jewel of the Sun joyfully interact with water’s peaceful, energizing delivery…. Hydro-massage at its best – Selected muscles just as you like it, with a billion bubbles … Continue reading →

Bienvenidos! Welcome to

La Joya Del Sol (Jewel of the Sun)

Click here to view a magnificent a la Carte video montage of the many beauties of nature and activities at Jewel of the Sun

Gorgeous rainbow over lush forests at La Joya del Sol

La Joya del Sol (Spanish for “Jewel of the Sun”) is a newly forming, living-foods based permaculture community in the south Pacific mountains, 45 minutes from pristine sea turtle beaches. It’s 170 acres of rainforest, buena vistas, fresh air and clean spring water. A starter off-grid hydro generating electricity from a river on the land, stands ready to power a handful of  Spaces of Love settler’s domains. Or just come to relax, cleanse, be healthier, learn a skill, write a book, paint a picture, study wildlife, be inspired by the inspiring.  Year-round springs in the rainforest provide pure water for drinking and irrigation. Over 1200 fruit trees including durian, mangosteen, coconuts, and hearts of palm were planted permaculture-style since 2005, with large gardens created for super-nutritious veggies.

Discover the biological advantages of feeling awestruck, of nothing less than a forceful reckoning with nature and your true self. Breathtaking natural waterfalls and pools to bathe, massage and rejuvenate in. Healthy gourmet or simple raw and wild foods every day. Food forests fast becoming abundant, the gift of seedlings for every settler.

“The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Look deep into nature and you will understand everything better”- A. Einstein

“Those who dwell into the mysteries and beauties of the earth are never alone or weary of life” – Rachel Carson

A place where “Ask and it is given” becomes your daily reality  – Chef Eric Rivkin