Esperanza de Sol de Finca Amanecer

Last updated: November 23, 2014 (10 months ago)
Listing created on: February 17, 2009

Esperanza de Sol de Finca Amanecer

(Londres de Quepos, Puntarenas, Costa Rica)

Mission Statement:

Reconnect with Nature, your SOUL, and Inner Child. Adult Summer Camp in the middle of WINTER.

Community Description:

Amanecer means “Awakening!” and Sunrise
Enjoy 80 degree weather (23-28C) year round, we are cooler and green than Quepos. 7 acres with 500′ of creek frontage and Rio Naranjo across the street.

Our Vision: To share a “Lust for Life” while living in harmony with neighbors and nature, with multiple centers of creative initiative. We help people step out of the box and into a fuller life.

Finca Amanecer 3 housing plans: 4 private double rooms with WiFi, daily tropical breakfast, plus weekly maid and laundry service. La Casa Vieja Dorm offers dorm rooms, shared bath and all of the above except Laundry. Laughing Gecko Campgrounds offers private tents with a double bed, and breakfast.

Lauren Lust and Christopher Grant are heading this way and planning to stay and take the finca to the next lever, including a permaculture instructor and sustainable building.

Spending the season with us offers lots of optional activities at a discount. Plus services from other members like: massage, yoga, life coaching, movie night, join the discussion and of course full workshops in permaculture and sustainable building. Enjoy morning Yoga or PanEuRhythmy (a spiritual dance from Bulgaria), meet like-minded people; eat right and disconnect from stress. No TV, no smoking and enough WiFi to in touch with friends and family. Come share YOUR gifts and talents and co-create a shared economy, so I can retire and the team can take the finca to the next level… (I am being called to share PanEuRhythmy on the global stage)

New construction will be off grid, and you can grow your own home with bamboo planted in 2002. We are currently building our first “Jungalow”(bungalow in the Jungle) . The land is held in a LEGAL PARTNERSHIP, and offers stock memberships in the whole, (creating oneness) rather than selling “lots” (separating us).

Please come enjoy the Pura Vida life.


  • Adult Members: 3
  • Percent Women: 41-49%
  • Percent Men: 21-30%
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Additional Comments: Sharing PanEuRhythmy, but open to all.

    ONENESS, we are all conntected.

Social Factors

  • Common Spiritual Practice(s): Eclectic (integrates multiple religious or spiritual beliefs)
  • Education Style(s): Public Schooling, Up to each individual
  • Healthcare Style(s): Up to each individual


  • Decision Making: Consensus (everyone agrees)
  • Identified Leader: No
  • Leadership Core Group: Yes
  • Additional Comments: exploring the Vistar method at

Land and Buildings

  • Housing Provided: Yes, for all or most members.
  • Location: Rural
  • Area: 6 acres
  • Land owned by: The Community
  • Current number of residences: 3
  • Planned number of residences: 20
  • Current renewable energy generation: 0%, or close to 0%
  • Planned renewable energy generation: 25-50%
  • Energy sources: Connected to the Grid, Solar
  • Additional Comments: a legally registered LLP in Costa Rica. Limited Liability Partnership

    8 room house, 1 bungalow, tent shelters and camping kitchen

    It would probably be in the guidelines.

Labor and Money

  • Shared Income: Members have completely independent finances
  • Shared Expenses: Little or no share of expenses
  • Required Labor contribution: 0
  • Join Fee: 0
  • Regular Fee: 0
  • Additional Comments: shared income from retreats & workshops

    a membership includes one of the 20 shares of the LLP, whichholds title.

    Small monthly maintenance fee


  • Shared meals: Approximately all meals
  • Current food produced: Up to 25%
  • Dietary Choice or Restrictions: Somewhat important – there are some dietary restrictions or customs.
  • Dietary Practice: Mostly Vegetarian
  • Alcohol Use: Yes, used occasionally.
  • Tobacco Use: No, this community does not permit tobacco use.
  • Additional comments: Imagine the time saved, with healthy meals prepared for you!!!

    lots of tropical fruits: mangos, avocados, bananas

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    some chicken and fish, going raw

    NO SMOKERS please (can’t say that in the US)

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Community Network or Organization Affiliations

The Fellowship for Intentional Community (FIC)

Community Affiliations

Esperanza de Sol de Finca Amanecer


commune, volunteers, community van, community gardens, Digital detox, Adult Summer Camp, yoga

We happily link to the following organizations, all of whom share our strong commitment to promoting community and a more cooperative world:
Cohousing The Federation of Egalitarian Communities - Communes Coop Community Cooperative Sustainable Intentional North American Students of Cooperation Global Ecovillage Network
Special thanks to the sponsors of our Art of Community Events.
Bryan Bowan Architects California Cohousing International Communes Desk ICSA NICA Wolf Creek Lodge