Florestral is where the Forest touches the Astral
Florestral is a land of beauty and magic, always full of pure life and speaking to those ready to listen. Located in the Southern Pacific mountainous zone of Costa Rica. Gently rolling down the elongated-bowl-shaped valley below the steep Tinamaste Ridge, the gorgeous Diamante-waterfall shimmering in the distance, this 8-hectare triangular stretch of land offers both privacy and nature’s sounds since there is no traffic noise or neighbours nearby. It also has easy accessability both to the city of San Isidro, with all amenities, necessary supplies, medical care etc. only a 25 min. drive away and as well as the beautiful Pacific coastline with stunning beaches only 40 min away.
This land has it’s own supply of water from a year-round spring, providing enough drinking water for 30-50 people, as well as a solar power system that supplies all our electric needs.
A unique treasure is the Diamante river that runs all along the lower part of the land, with numerous swimming and dip-in pools, massage waterfalls, and rock-elevated meditation or relaxation spots. Above, on the other side, stands a beautiful forest, securing rich, lush, green views from our side of the hill.
The Land was originally envisioned as serving two main functions privately owned lots and the hosting center. With communal land in between. There are10-12 half-an-acre private lots, owned privately by core community members with green strips of 10 meter in between the lots. Some privates homes are already built on these lots.
The retreat center has been built upon roughly 1,5-2 hectares of the communal land. It includes a Temple, 8 guest cabins, toilets/shower quarters, a large dining and kitchen area, a cabin for the volunteer crew, a sweatlodge, the hosting center has been developed and initially was used primarily by the Sound of Light family, and now is being made available for other kinds of retreats.