PachaMama Eco Village

Nicoya, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

  • Last updated: July 13, 2018 (0 seconds ago)
  • Listing created on: April 23, 2018

Mission Statement

Located on the Pacific coast of Costa Rica, the spiritual eco-village of PachaMama is a temple of healing and expansion of consciousness.

Community Description

PachaMama was established in 1999 by spiritual teacher and visionary Tyohar. The internal work in PachaMama focuses on meditation and points to the silence within. This community is home to about 70 residents who gathered from all over the world to walk the same path of inner growth and chose an alternative lifestyle. Year round therapy, yoga, cleanse and other groups take place in PachaMama. These are led by house therapists as well as guest therapists. The foundation of PachaMama is the silent retreats taking place three times a year, at the end of the a 5 weeks long “Transformation Cycle”. Visitors enjoy a variety of accommodation, from simple casitas to bungalows and houses. Some visitors choose to camp in tents and enjoy even greater proximity to the wild nature and the forest in which PachaMama dwells. The children of PachaMama attend the village’s school and kindergarten, under the care of a team made of professional teachers and volunteer teachers. In the past 15 years thousands of visitors passed through the gates of PachaMama and through life changing experiences. We have touched their hearts with silence, love, music and celebration.


  • Type(s): Ecovillage (organized around ecology and sustainability)
  • Programs & Activities: Eco Community, Emotional Healing Workshops, Musical Journeys
  • Location: Rural


  • Status: We have land we have developed on
  • Area: 494.2 acres
  • Current Residence Types: Single-family homes, Room(s) in a house or building, Yurt, tee-pee, dome, treehouse, or tent, Natural built structues
  • Current Number of Residences: 90
  • Planned number of residences: 10
  • Housing Provided: Rental, Work-exchange
  • Land owned by: The entire community membership


  • Adult Members: 90
  • Child Members: 25
  • Non-member Residents: 70
  • Percent Women: 51-60%
  • Percent Men: 41-49%
  • Percent Transgender: 0%
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Visitor Process:Write our welcome center at [email protected] and receive all the required information. We reccommend going through the schedule detailed in the website in order to choose the time of visit.
  • Open to new Members: Yes


  • Decision Making: By a board, council, group of elders, or leadership group
  • Identified Leader: Yes
  • Leadership Core Group: Yes


  • Dues, Fees, or Shared Expenses: No
  • Shared Income: None
  • Required Labor Contribution: Encouraged or suggested

Sustainability Practices

  • Energy sources: Connected to the Grid
  • Current food produced: Up to 25%
  • Planned food produced: Almost All, around 90%
  • Food produced locally: Almost All, around 90%


  • Shared meals: 2-5 times per week
  • Dietary Practice: Organic (no pesticides or synthetic fertilizers), Mostly Vegetarian
  • Dietary Choice or Restrictions: Yes – we all share a common diet.
  • Special Diets OK: Yes
  • Alcohol Use: Yes, used seldomly, or ceremoniously.
  • Tobacco Use: Yes, used seldomly, or ceremoniously.
  • Common Spiritual Practice(s): Ecumenical (accepts all religions or spiritual practices), Eclectic (integrates multiple religious or spiritual beliefs)
  • Spiritual Practice Expected?: No
  • Education Style(s): Home Schooling, Private Schooling at the Community
  • Healthcare Options: Up to each family or individual

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