Living Community

Simply Living, Loving Life at Jewel of the Sun (La Joya del Sol)

A Living Foods Permaculture Community forming in the South Pacific Mountains of Costa Rica.

La Joya del Sol (Jewel of the Sun) is forming as a nature-inspired, intentional community nestled in 67 hectares in Costa Rica’s south Pacific coastal mountains. Its lush tropical rainforests, clean waterfalls and pools, and breathtaking mountain scenery an hour from beautiful beaches, is designed to attract conscientious people looking to live fully and reconnect to divine nature.

Here exists a creative living laboratory to discover the possibilities and  develop a more sustainable way of life through permaculture-based design and land use. We utilize alternative energies and available natural spring and rainwater. Organic gardens and over 1000 fruit trees provide a seasonal, daily farm-to-table amount of food. Structures use natural materials like bamboo, cob, and local sustainable woods in non-toxic “Eco-Chic” architecture that blends with the tropical surroundings in elegant, functional style.

Our region of Costa Rica is very biologically diverse and you can expect to see an abundance of animals, birds and unusual insects during your stay.

We provide simple, comfortable accommodations in a bamboo/cob cabina, or a standup tent or elevated and sheltered tent platforms.  There’s sunrise yoga space at the ceremony firepit, a hideaway healing hut for massage and other healing arts, and healthy whole food plant-based meals each day. Life here can be a communal experience, or take as much time to yourself as you like. We support hermitage or vipassana retreat as well. Come stay from a few days to months and enjoy the Pura Vida!

Mission of La Joya del Sol (Jewel of the Sun)
To work together to co-create a tropical sanctuary for us to heal, strengthen, and help reclaim our true essence and connection to Creator and Nature, and to return to Earth the era of peace and awareness. The need is greater now than ever before for a sustainable haven where the intimate pureness of nature can rejuvenate our bodies, move us emotionally, touch the very core of our souls, and fill us with tremendous inspiration - as we reveal the enormous creative power within ourselves.

– Founder, Master Chef/Educator Eric Rivkin

In the drop down menus here,  you’ll find useful information for travel and to make your visit as pleasurable and meaningful as possible. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to email, Skype, or call us for more info.