Jewel of the Sun (La Joya del Sol)

San Isidro, Perez Zeledon, Costa Rica

  • Last updated: July 30, 2017 (2 seconds ago)
  • Listing created on: August 21, 2010

Mission Statement

MISSION: Co-create a magnificent, sustainable sanctuary to heal, thrive, help reclaim our true essence and connection to Creator/Nature, and return to Earth the era of peace, awareness, and conscious living. The need is greater now than ever before for this haven where the intimate pureness of nature can rejuvenate the body, move you emotionally, touch your very core, and fill you with tremendous inspiration – revealing the infinite creative power within everyone.

Community Description

May you feel, “I AM making a difference by BEING the change I want to see in the world”. Learn it, Live it, Teach it to others.

Jewel of the Sun is a forming Anastasia-living-foods-inspired sustainable farm nestled on 167 acres of Costa Rica’s south Pacific coastal mountains. Amidst lush rainforests, pure spring water, private waterfalls/natural pools, and breathtaking mountain scenery close to the ocean, Jewel of the Sun seeks to bring together people looking to awaken, calm, reconnect, learn, build, grow, strengthen, prepare conscientiously….

You can experience..

Clean air to breathe
Bathe in and drink pure spring water
Tranquil 170 acres
Hydromassage waterfalls
Spring water pools
S. Pacific Beaches 1 hr. away
Miles of rainforest trails
Magical mountain vistas
Vibrant, fresh, organic, local food
Permaculture gardens, orchards, land use
Grow-your-own-home bamboo/woods
Gourmet fresh food cuisine/int’l raw food chef
100’s of exotic flowers, fruits, wild edibles
Free plants for residents
Wondrous birds and insects
Off-grid power
Natural building/design assist
Health coaching
Yoga at neighbor studio & planned here
Good, private 4WD access
24 hour emerg. clinic 1 hr.
Spacious lots
Covered camping, houses built to suit
G3-G4 internet by tower broadcasto
Flexible buy-in/leasing terms

What people are saying about La Joya del Sol….

“A must-see for every raw foodist or nature-lover going to Costa Rica! Stay here to jumpstart vibrant health and a new connection to our mother earth”
– Rachel Rose, MD

” Stupendous views! Amazing food! Thanks for your generosity and looking forward to seeing this dream grow” – Fred Patenaude

“Interested in raw foods, farming, and environmentalism we searched for an experience that would challenge us mentally, physically, and emotionally. How fortunate we were to find you. Living at La Joya del Sol has provided us with just the kind of challenge we were seeking. Thank you so much for your hospitality. You’ve


  • Type(s): Ecovillage (organized around ecology and sustainability)
  • Programs & Activities: School, Educational Institute or Experience, Volunteer, Internship, or Apprenticeship, Neighborhood, Community Housing, or Homeowner’s Association
  • Location: Rural


  • Status: We have land we have developed on
  • Area: 167 acres
  • Current Residence Types: Yurt, tee-pee, dome, treehouse, or tent, Natural built structues, Lots to build on
  • Current Number of Residences: 0
  • Planned number of residences: 8
  • Planned Residence Types: Single-family homes, Tiny house, Natural built structues, Lots to build on, All permanent residences built to suit
  • Housing Provided: Rental, Work-exchange, Included in Membership
  • Land owned by: There is a trust which owns the land, with the founder, Eric, as the current manager of the trust. Future permanent residents would mesh with the trust.


  • Adult Members: 1
  • Child Members: 0
  • Non-member Residents: 0
  • Percent Women: 0%
  • Percent Men: 100%
  • Percent Transgender: 0%
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Visitor Process:

    Explore the website, and on Faccebook at LaJoyadelSol and Rawjedi, and Youtube at Vivalaraw channel, then contact Eric at [email protected] to inquire further about a visit

  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Membership Process:

    Come visit, then if you like, reserve a few months as a Participant or Guest to test the waters.

  • Additional Comments:

    Oneness, Gratitude, Love

    Natural learning


  • Decision Making: Consensus (everyone agrees)
  • Identified Leader: Yes
  • Leadership Core Group: Yes
  • Additional Comments:

    Leadership changes by need

    Everyone is a leader in some way


  • Dues, Fees, or Shared Expenses: Yes
  • Shared Income: Partial share of income
  • Required Labor Contribution per Week: 0
  • Open to members with existing debt: No
  • Additional Comments:

    Details TBD

Sustainability Practices

  • Energy Infrastructure: We are totally off grid.
  • Current renewable energy generation: 100%
  • Energy sources: Solar, Hydro-Electric
  • Planned renewable energy generation: 100%
  • Current food produced: From 50-75%
  • Planned food produced: 100%
  • Food produced locally: 100%


  • Common Facilities: Common House, Garden(s), Greenhouse(s), Workshop, Outbuilding(s), Swimming pond or pool, Hot tub or hot springs, Outdoor Kitchen, Large Scale Kitchen, Fire pit, Waterfront access
  • Internet Available: Yes, community provides it
  • Internet Fast?: Yes, it’s fine.
  • Cell Phone Service: Good for most people.
  • Shared meals: Approximately all dinners
  • Dietary Practice: Vegan Only (plants only, no animal products) – Please check this only if you are 100% Vegan., Mostly Vegan, Raw or Mostly Raw
  • Special Diets OK: Yes
  • Alcohol Use: No, this community does not permit alcohol use.
  • Tobacco Use: No, this community does not permit tobacco use.
  • Additional Diet Comments:

    Goal is 100% self sufficiency with neighbor trading of food/seeds/plants

    Primarily plant-based, living and wild foods inspired

  • Education Style(s): Home Schooling
  • Expected Healthcare Practices:

    Natural health practices encouraged, food as medicine grown here.

  • Healthcare Options: Up to each family or individual

Additional Comments

Seeking skilled, dedicated, and heart-centered individuals specializing in one or more of these areas:
1. Permaculture, organic gardening, tropical agroforestry, landscaping, food or plant-based product processing, capable of giving tours to groups.
2. Personal assistant, organizer, webworker, writer, communicator, reservations specialist, orientation,
3. Eco-builder, cob-adobe-wood-bamboo building project
4. Inventor, Eco-entrepreneur, Artist, Musician
5. Yoga and healing arts practitioner/teacher
Successful skills to trade for housing, food, and shared income from entrepreneurial efforts, hosting retreats in teaching raw foods, yoga, eco-building, organic permaculture, healing arts, musical arts

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