THE FINCA

At the Finca Ocelote, you’ll find a peaceful place where you can relax, go on hikes, watch animals and go swimming in the river at our camp, where you can also spend the night. We have a small library of books and some games.

Facilities
Sanitary facilities are basic, but working well. Our drinking water comes from a source. We have an outside shower and a compost toilet. Drinking water also comes from the well.

There is no Internet access in the house, but you might get a low signal at some spots. We get electricity from a generator every 2-3 days for 1-2 hours, when we pump up the water. You can charge your devices at these times.

There are four guest/volunteer rooms with double and single beds with mosquito nets, sheets and blankets.

The top floor of the house is a silent meditation room where you can find some silent time.

Surroundings
We are at the border of the cloud forest and 2 hours walking away from the coast . You can go for walks in the jungle; there are many beautiful trails to hike. We built a camp at the river, where you can bathe and even stay the night.

Further into the forest, there is the Jama Coaque Reserve where people do research on the plants and animals living here. They are happy to receive visitors there as well and give you an informative guided tour through the jungle.

Facilities
Sanitary facilities are basic, but working well. We have an outside shower with water from a source and a compost toilet. Drinking water also comes from the well.

There is no Internet access in the house, but you might get a low signal at some spots. We get electricity from a generator every 2-3 days for 1-2 hours, when we pump up the water. You can charge your devices at these times.

There are four rooms with double and single beds with mosquito nets, sheets and blankets.

Animals at the finca
There is a huge variety of beautiful animals around: birds, butterflies, frogs, howling monkeys, wild cats like the ocelot ( tigrillos) and Jaguarundi or cabeza de mate, ant-bears, chameleons, big rodents, etc. (most of them avoid contact to humans). In the rainy season (January to May) we have some mosquitoes and in the dry season (June to December) there are almost no mosquitoes, but a lot of ticks (no Lyme disease).

At the Finca we keep chickens, a donkey, a dog and a cat. Animals to watch out for: snakes, tarantulas, scorpions and killer bees. You can easily live here without being bothered by them.