Finca Rio Perla is a 100 hectare (240 acre) farm along the Perla River (Rio Perla) in the Caribbean Highlands of Costa Rica; about half-way between the capital San Jose and the Caribbean port of Limon via Route 32. The farm is located in the mountains directly in front of the entrance of EARTH University (which also is home to a bilingual private school K-12), and close to Siquirres (the local commercial/transport center, with a small public hospital).
Finca Rio Perla is located on the slopes of Turrialba Volcano (Volcan Turrialba), with elevation from about 1,200 to 2,500 feet (375 to 750 meters). There are 5 permanent water sources flowing through the property (and multiple springs and streams). Because of the differences in altitutde, Finca Rio Perla has several amazing waterfalls and natural pools. We are blessed with moderate temperatures, great breezes, wonderful views, beautiful birds and flowers; and most importantly, minimal bothersome insects. With our diversity of micro-zones and bountiful water we can maintain and improve a diverse agro-ecological landscape to provide food, feed, fuel, and shelter in a sustainable manner.
Activities include hiking, swimming, horseback riding, fishing, farm tours, farm activities (yes, get your hands dirty), and just relaxing in nature. We also have pleasant lodging and really good food from the farm.
We offer an authentic Tico experience that everyone can enjoy. Pura Vida!
In July 2020 we opened Soda La Perla de La Alegria, our "farm-to-table-to-mouth" enterprise in the center of the town of La Alegria de Siquirres, about 8km (5 miles) from Finca Rio Perla. Soda La Perla is a restaurant that features fresh and processed foods from Finca Rio Perla; including fresh tilapia.
=> Easy access by car and bus/taxi (we can help arrange transport).
=> By reservation only.
By Reservation Only
Contact us today
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Finca Rio Perla can help you plan the itinerary and logistics for your visit to/from Finca Rio Perla, along with logistics to other areas of the Caribbean and to other parts of Costa Rica. contact us for more details.
Costa Rica: English/Spanish
Paul (506) 6243-7284 (mobile); Marylyn: (506) 6417-2239 (mobile); Farm: (506) 2200-2844 (casa);
USA 202-341-9187 (mobile), Paul
Contact us first for custom package pricing and pay with PayPal with US Dollars.
Updates from Finca Rio Perla
Officially closed for COVID-19. Contact us about visiting.
See our Facebook & TripAdvisor links below.
Veer nuestra Facebook y TripAdvisor abajo.
In March 2021 we re-opened "Soda La Perla de La Alegria", in the center of La Alegria de Siquirres, the closest town (about 10 minutes drive). Soda La Perla is based on a "farm-to-table-to-mouth" model and serves fresh and processed products from the farm, and other products. On September 21, 2021 we got the approvals to upgrade to RESTAURANTE LA PERLA.
We are harvesting cocoa and coffee and macadamia nuts. We are also planting more cocoa and coffee and macadamia trees; along with other fruit trees and coconut and banana, and shade trees. Our dairy cows and chickens are increasing production of milk and eggs, and we have been expanding our tilapia fish production. We are also expanding our cheese production.
We have a new project Quintas Lomas La Perla, the sale of lots and lots with houses; located between Finca Rio Perla and the center of the village. The lots are individually titled with utilities (water, electricity, telephone) and easy road access. All the lots (1/3 to 1/2 acre) border perennial streams and are in easy walking distance to the primary school and its large futbol field and the crystal clear water of the Perla River and "Playa La Perla".
=> See our page on Quintas Lomas Rio Perla
=> Ask us for details at email@example.com