Friday, April 01, 2016

Rainforest Vacations in Paradise

Casa Quijote, www.casaquijote.com  is now open for your adventurous most awesome vacation in pristine nature.  Located on the edge of our 1200 acre Rainforest farm, Finca Quijote.   Come explore or trails, hike, visit the breath taking waterfalls and swim in the nateral pools of pure spring water.  Play or swim in our rivers, maybe you will find gold at the Rio Oro.

We can arrange your White Water River Rafting trip and a Canyoning Adventure you will never forget with the local professionals.  Visit Guaybo and learn about our indigenous culture.  You may see indigenous passing through the farm each day.

Farm style meals are served family style in the Rancho 3 times a day.  Chef Erika prepares healthy meals using tropical veggies that grow on the farm or are locally sourced.  New culinary adventures with fruits and vegetables you may be new to.  Tropical farm fusion at it's finest.  Homemade breads, desserts, and just made ice creams are a whole other farm adventure awaiting you.  Of couse we always have a fresh pot of Costa Rican coffee brewing.

Mi Casa es Su Casa, come visit us in paradise.   www.casaquijote.com

Our beautiful beefy bull

All of our cows and bull are grass fed with various high protein organic grasses raised for them.  These are pampered,  healthy livestock living in paradise.

Thursday, February 18, 2016

New pastures and wild animals.

We cut this road ro improve pastures and give access to vistas.  Now we are planting fruit trees, high protein grasses and vetevier.  It is beautiful up there.  A black jaguar has been sited and white faced monkeys. We have wild pigs, Anteaters,  and mountain lions too.

Casa Quijote, Boutique Hostel, rural lodging. www.casaquijote.com

Finca Quijote has lodging and awesome farm food for your next visit.  www.casaquijote.com  Make your reservations, come and see the real Costa Rica.  Hike to our waterfalls, follow our trails, swim in natural pools at the falls and in our pure river.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Frog on frog

Two of them, one on the head of the other, floating in the Tilapia pond on an island of spinach.

Red Eye Leaf Frog

So many beautiful frogs on the farm, isn't he lovely?  One of the most photographed frogs in the world, and he lives right here.

Our new baby girl...

Perfectly beautiful, just 2 days old.  I love my life....

Saturday, December 20, 2014



It is a mud turtle, Felipe found him on the farm near a pond.  Had not seen one here before.


He is alive, and about to be release from within our house.  Not happy about his photo op....  What a catch!!!

Baby Boy's second day of life


Baby Boy's second day of life and he is getting a ride.  Mom went to breakfast with the herd and Marcos carried baby boy down from the mountain to the quad.  Our boy is a very big new baby, a good looking guy.

Monday, May 12, 2014

Rio Oro after yesterday's rain.


 

The beautiful Rio Oro runs through our farm and joins the Rio Atirro which also runs along our farm and is a boundary line.  Our farm is on both side of the Rio Oro.  This view will change many time during the rainy season that has just started and runs through December.  Here at Finca Quijote, we can receive 240 - 300 inches of rain a year.  Hydropower is the obvious choice.

Quebrada Brava after yesterday's rain


Brava comes down from a series of beautiful waterfalls and crosses our road.  Yesterday we had a good hard rain, and the chocolate water of Brava is the result of the waters pouring down from the mountain above.

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Mud Turtle

After today's big rain, it is the rainy season....we found this guy when we came back from a quad ride.





He is a white lipped mud turtle, Has single-hinged belly armor that can be closed completely. Is one of the very few turtles in the world that inhabits cascading mountain streams.  Kinosternon leucostomum  Their diet consists of fish, earthworms, mealworms, snails, and some plant matter.

Monday, April 28, 2014

Our newest baby cow.

 Our newest baby cow.  Born this very day.  A perfect baby, a natural birth.  When cows give birth each member of the herd queues up to sniff, lick and greet the just born baby.  No pushing or shoving, the line is very respectful, each cow waiting her turn to meet the baby.

This is the baby's most handsome Daddy.  A gentle bull who loves to have his head scratched.  He is a big, sweet guy.   All of our herd is gentle, they have been bred to be so.  I love cows...
 

Monday, November 18, 2013

The Waterfall of Brava.

 So many waterfalls at Finca Quijote, this one feeds Brava.
 Erika resting at the pool of Brava.
 Looking up into the Brava waterfall.
 My daughter Erika enjoying a hike to Brava's waterfall.  It is a good life on the farm.
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Monday, October 28, 2013

 Malanga, high in fiber and good for you... and beans growing down in the valley garden near the river. 

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Erika backing up the tractor and drump trailer. A short wheelbase trailer is difficult.

 
 
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Thursday, October 17, 2013

Have you seen this short video shot entirely on our farm?  http://vimeo.com/60415169

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Eggs and Tangerines


The eggs come precolored depending on the type of mama chicken.


Fresh tangerines from our trees.

Video of WWOOFers at the farm...

WWOOFers Evelina and Karolis made this beautiful video of the farm and of other volunteers.  Thank you for this awesome sharing....  http://vimeo.com/60415169   Shot entirely on our farm....





 

organic produce from the greenhouse


We grow most of what we eat, all organic.  Our beef is grass-fed, we raise our own animal feed.  For the cows, high protein grass and they love fresh orange peel with their grass.
 

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Costa Rican Chameleon




Felipe says, he met this fellow while pruning the landscape.  The Costa Rican Chameleon showed his true colors....both brown and green.