We loved our 3 nights at a living forest. The place is so peaceful... You literally go to sleep with the sound of the river! There is a communal kitchen that has all you need (oven, blender,...) which is really perfect when you stay a couple of days. We also loved the common area with a beautiful yoga shala open on the jungle with also some hammock and great books to borrow... The rooms are also super comfortable. Would love love love to stay there again!
I stayed in the living forest and it’s exactly that..hearing and seeing the beautiful nature play out in front of you.. it was such a joy to hear and see the monkeys..with a jungle walk possible too! Johanna is a great host, always there for you, trying to make your stay pleasant and welcoming...the communal kitchen is a life saver as it gives you the option to stay in and cook.. There are activities that take place at living forest, such as yoga, dancing, workshops..and you meet great people staying here too.. I stayed a while so I got to know the place well..
The location of this hidden gem is extraordinary, with a babbling brook traversing the property and jungle climbing high onto the surrounding hills. The cabins facing the brook are clean and comfortable with really cool outdoor bathroom/showers. There is a clean communal kitchen and spacious yoga studio. Perfect place to read in a hammock and listen to the stream. We saw toucans from our porch! A short drive to many good restaurants. Johanna is a perfect host. I recommend Living Forest to anyone looking for a heavenly oasis in the Lake Arenal area.
True Pura Vida. Great Host Ms Johanna... Relaxing.......Cool and fresh....Beautiful... Lake Arenal and surrounding area's are an exceptional part of Costa Rica. Off the beaten touristy path. Clean air, Lush green mountainside/ Jungles and rivers....So Much to do if you like the outdoors and rain....at times...Will visit Again..for sure ....Cheers
I attended an amazing five-day retreat at Living Forest with a friend of mine who chose the center to host. She described it as "mother nature's womb" and I could not agree more. It is a beautiful, secluded little paradise where you can truly connect to nature. You will hear the sound of a rushing river, wind in the trees, birds, monkeys, and other animals. You can rest in a hammock and listen to this symphony. Johanna has created a truly peaceful place where we can re-connect to the earth. She is kind, welcoming, and extremely helpful. She offers solutions and is flexible with payment and other issues. I felt very at home and did not want to leave! There are two cute dogs and one sweet kitten as well, so you don't miss your pets at home too much. I highly recommend Living Forest and can't wait to return!…