Buenaventura - A Private River-front Mountain Lodge & Eco-Village, Health & Wellness Rejuvenation Retreat & Learning Center, Eco-Adventure Wilderness Rainforest Park & Camp Grounds & Private Wildlife Reserve in the Savegre River Valley of Costa Rica
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Buenaventura is a living dream and a place to inspire others to follow their dreams!

Bienvenido a Buenaventura... Where the Rainforest meets the River!

Buenaventura is a private retreat destination with a River-front Mountain Lodge & Eco-Village, Health & Wellness Rejuvenation Retreat & Learning Center, Eco-Adventure Wilderness Rainforest Park & Camp Grounds & Private Wildlife Reserve located in a pristine 'rainforest to river' valley within the greater Savegre River Valley of Costa Rica.

If Costa Rica has a Pandora, this is where you’ll find it! Buenaventura’s Old-Growth Tree Forest Park is home to La Ceiba Sagrada, a 300+ year old Sacred Ceiba "Avatar" Tree that greets and grounds our guests and visitors at Buenaventura. Start and end your visit and experience at Buenaventura by rooting your intensions at the base of La Ceiba Sagrada.

Nourish & Immerse yourself with home-grown organic meals, fresh spring mountain water and oxygen, rainforest eco-adventures, workshops and classes, simple living comforts and pure serenity for natural relaxation and rejuvenation.

Buenaventura welcomes groups, students, couples, families and individuals seeking a serene, private and off-the-map destination for eco-adventure activities, rainforest retreats, and to Live, Learn & Experience Costa Rica's local culture & language, organic foods & farming practices, and rural country living.

With over two miles of river-front and creek front property, Buenaventura's 160 acres of primary and secondary rainforest property are located along the north and south sides of the river, with 40% of the property within the southern border of the Los Santos Forest Reserve, an area north of Buenaventura with over 150,000 acres of protected primary and secondary Tropical Cloud Forests and Humid Rain Forests. Many endangered animals (like Jaguars, Tapirs, Sloths, etc.) and plant species live in this reserve located on the western valleys and foothills of the Talamanca Corridor. Guests and visitors explore and adventure around Buenaventura's Wilderness Rainforest Park and Wildlife Reserve on guided tours or on their own.

Buenaventura (and Three Seeds Eco-Education Rainforest Camp) are private and family-owned and operated vacation rentals and facilities. Groups and guest visitors are by invitation & reservation only. Our groups and guests have exclusive use of our rental and educational facilities with personal hospitality & eco-teaching services from our Tico-American bilingual and bi-cultural family & locally hired staff.

Buenaventura Please download the BUENAVENTURA VISITORS GUIDE to learn more about Buenaventura, including:

* About Buenaventura & the Savegre River Watershed Valley & Los Santos Forest Reserve
* Our Serene & Private Location
* Getting to Buenaventura
* River-front Rentals / Turn-key Tent Camping / Event Spaces & Rental Facilities
* Rental Rates / All-Inclusive Packages / Meal Plans
* Tours & Activities / Free Things to Do / Local Attractions
* Workshops & Classes / Volunteer Programs

   2016 Visitors & Retreat Schedule
   Stay Connected with Buenaventura
Group Retreat 2016 Open Dates - Now through through August 31st and November 15th - December 31st (Closed September 1st - November 14th)
Immerse, Activate, Rejuvenate, and Nourish Yourself at Buenaventura and Three Seeds
(Ideal for Family, Friends or Themed Group Retreats - Group Leaders inquire here about hosting a Group Retreat during these dates)


Student Group Summer Camp Packages
1-7 Nights Packages

We offer “A La Carte” Packages and “All-Inclusive” Packages that include lodging, meals, guided tours and transfers to/from San Isidro and optional workshops, classes & lectures in English or Spanish (or combined) on Organic farming & gardening, cow milking & country-style cooking, composting & recycling, and language classes and offer eco-adventure activities like hiking expeditions in the rainforest, river rafting on Rio Savegre, mountain biking on dirt trails and back-country dirt roads, and horse-back riding to the local towns or El Llano or El Brujo.
DOWNLOAD PDFs FOR MORE INFO:
TICO/NATIONALS PACKAGES & RATES
FOREIGNERS PACKAGES & RATES


Yoga & Wellness Retreat Packages
1-7 Nights Packages

Yoga Teachers: Sign up 10 or more students and your stay is FREE!
We offer “A La Carte” Packages and “All-Inclusive” Packages that include 2 Yoga Classes per day, lodging, meals, guided tours, and transfers to/from San Isidro, and optional workshops, classes & lectures in English or Spanish (or combined) on Organic farming & gardening, cow milking & country-style cooking, composting & recycling, and language classes and offer eco-adventure activities like hiking expeditions in the rainforest, river rafting on Rio Savegre, mountain biking on dirt trails and back-country dirt roads, and horse-back riding to the local towns or El Llano or El Brujo.
DOWNLOAD PDFs FOR MORE INFO:
TICO/NATIONALS PACKAGES & RATES
FOREIGNERS PACKAGES & RATES


JOIN OR HOST YOUR OWN GROUP RETREAT AT BUENAVENTURA

If you are interested in joining one of our scheduled Group Retreats or would like to organize your own group retreat, please view our Group Retreats Calendar for upcoming scheduled Group Retreats and open dates/weeks available for retreats/groups.


RIVER-FRONT RENTALS AT BUENAVENTURA's PUEBLO NUEVO ECO-VILLAGE

If you are interested in daily, weekly or monthly rentals of our river-front houses and cabins, please view our Rentals Calendar for availability. Please fill out our Reservations Form if you would like to make a reservation or booking.

If you would like to visit Buenaventura on another date or organize your own group trip, please contact us for availability.


IN THE PRESS

INTERNATIONAL LIVING MAGAZINE

In October 2011, Buenaventura was mentioned in an International Living Magazine article titled "Costa Rica: A New Life and A New Job" by writer Marika Ripke. Read the full article here


INVESTMENT PROPERTIES FOR SALE AT BUENAVENTURA

BUENAVENTURA PHASE 1: PUEBLO NUEVO ECO-VILLAGE

Buenaventura is currently offering 4 river-front investment properties within its Phase 1 development: Pueblo Nuevo Eco-Village. "Rental Income" river-front investment properties range from $45k - $250k, including Posada de Sueños 1/2 acre lot and turn-key house/cabin, Casita Milagro 1/4 acre lot and house, Corral Escondido Lot 1/4 acre lot and Sacred Views 1/2 acre lot. More information about the Buenaventura Investment Properties can be downloaded as a PDF Presentation by clicking on the link below:

PUEBLO NUEVO ECO-VILLAGE INVESTMENT PROPERTIES OVERVIEW


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Guest Book Registry & Testimonials

"First off, thank you for such an amazingly successful time at Buenaventura with both groups. Gabby and Alex came back just raving about their experience at the eco lodge, in El Brujo and eating all the amazing food at Three Seeds. They also thought you were the coolest, of course. The photos are amazing and proof that the students enjoyed themselves to the fullest -- most of them saying Buenaventura was the best part of the trip. We are looking forward to working with you again in 2014 and hope to save Buenaventura for the end of the trip. Let me know your ideas for future trips. We are excited to move forward with the 2014 season already!"
- Shannon Revolinski, Programs Director at Moondance Adventures

Buenaventura is pure magic! We can't wait to return. May God continue to shine on all that come here..
All love, Scott Badenoch

"During our trip to Buenaventura, Harlow showed us an amazing time in Costa Rica. From horseback riding through the rainforest, living like locals on a rural organic farm, and hiking to some of the most pristine beaches, waterfalls and streams in the world, there was never a dull moment. If you have an adventurous spirit and want to see the real Costa Rica, I highly recommend exploring it on one of Harlow's personal tours of Costa Rica."
Matthew (Hitch) McDermid

Manifest Destiny! Dreams really do come true. Thank you for creating this space.. I shall return!
XOV, DeFalco

Pura vida to the Max! I had no idea what an excellent adventure this trip would be and how much my mind, heart, and imagination could expand.
Muchas muchas gracias! Abbe Altman

"Our stay at Buenaventura was the highlight of our 2 1/2 weeks of Costa Rica. Harlow, Tamara and Gerardo and their family are fabulous hosts who work hard to make sure you are relaxed, feel at home and are well fed and cared for! For a family from a city this was country living at it's best. Seeing our kids milk cows, eat star fruit off trees, ride horses, play soccer with Tamara's kids, grind corn for tortillas and float down a pure mountain stream and jump in big swimming holes and waterfalls was GREAT. Almost a year later our children are still talking about it. Our 3 1/2 year old often packs up a little bag and when you ask where she is going she says Costa Rica with a huge smile on her face and says she is now chuleta girl thanks to the farm :)!"
Manshel Rusitzky Family

Harlow, You made this trip exquisite in every way! The rainforest, the location, the retreat... but mostly your generous and caring spirit!
Namaste, Gayatri Dawson

Thank you Harlow for an amazing day full of jungle adventures, breathtaking beauty, delicious food and great energy! This short time here fed my body, soul & heart - thank you for sharing your slice of paradise so generously!
Pura vida! Marysia Miernowska

Pura vida, Pura Life.. wishing we could stay for so much longer - to be continued! Restful, nourished well, magic nights! I will think of the river, the incredible land you have here, the kind souls. Hope to be back very soon. Keep creating and visioning! Beauty abounds here! Body & Soul nourished!
Love, Sage


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