Whether you choose to stay for a few days at our Eco-Lodge, or a lifetime at our Sustainable Eco-Village, it is about the experience, not perfection. It is about co-creating the moment, and the community. It is about leaving a smaller footprint, living in the flow; in harmony with our neighbors and Mother Earth. It is not about conspicuous consumption, but rather living better, simply. There are few paid staff here. I am your host, chef, tour desk, plumber and dance instructor. I am an ex-pat from Arizona, living in Costa Rica since 1990 and creating Finca Amanecer since 2002.
In Londres you'll also discover the London Bridge, one of the better suspension bridges in Costa Rica. Rio Naranjo offers Class III/IV white water rafting May through November. December through April offers exceptional fly-fishing with crystal clear water and a lazy river float. Ask for directions to Bridal Veil Falls, and enjoy a free waterfall hike.
Londres is safe and offers a small town feeling. You can walk to 2 Mini-supers and 2 different restaurants. November 2011, during TS Thomas Rio Naranjo flooded out Robin Hood and there is no longer Karaoke across the street. Restaurant La Casona is only a 200 meter walk and has just expanded with 3 TVs and 2 pool tables. There is also a small soda in the center of town and a small variety store.
Many of the adventure tours booked in Quepos actually take place in Londres. If you plan to run the rapids, zip through the canopy, rappel down waterfalls, ride a horse or ATV to discover the Sky Bridge at La Reserva de Campesinos you’ll probably pass through Londres. "Londres has the best of everything for a "back to nature" getaway & it's close to Manuel Antonio Park". (Ronda) Most guide books tell you "Quepos stinks" literally. Here you’ll savor the fragrance of Ylang-Ylang, el Liro and Night Blooming Jasmine. Come enjoy the sights, sounds and smells of the rain forest in a friendly small town atmosphere as we build our sustainable Eco-Village.
It’s five years now since the community began a new High School in the Community building and the government has bought a piece of land to build the school. If you have anything at all you'd like to donate to the HS they need CD players for English lessons, pencils and pencil sharpeners. Obsolete stationary makes for great note paper. Just about anything you can think of will be greatly appreciated.
Londres will feel like stepping back in time, and our Eco-Villager will be like a scene from Mayberry RFD. It's a delight to walk to the corner store or take a hike just to enjoy the view. Won't you be my neighbor?