Why Gaia Vista?

Let’s begin with our name itself…

Gaia is the name for the ancient Greek Goddess of the Earth. More recently, Gaia has come to represent the symbol of the earth as a self regulating living organism or consciousness. more info on Gaia…

Vista is a view or outlook.

The name “Gaia Vista” can then be viewed as the Consciousness of the Earth as she views us and herself – and our view / perspective of how we choose to interact with our Planet.

  What we are about

Gaia Vista has the vision of becoming the world’s first sustainable eco resort and community dedicated to environmental and sustainable research, collaboration and education.

We will be using state of the art green technologies, and will become a living showcase of these sustainable technologies. Gaia Vista is a magical place where you can eat organic food grown right off the land. The farming of our organic food is designed using permaculture as way to grow what we eat in a natural and sustainable way.

Gaia Vista can be seen, both as a model of a new way of living, and as a place to heal, grow and re-awaken deeper aspects of ourselves that we have forgotten and lost in the frantic and hectic pace of our industrialized world. This is not necessarily a serious journey, but a playful, creative, spontaneous and sometimes intense unfolding of what it feels like to be alive; connected and nurturing towards ourselves, other animals and the fragile ecosystem in which we live.

  What we are creating

   Please take a moment to fully explore the various components of the Gaia Vista Vision as summarized below:

  Our Eco Resort

Ecotopia in the making. Upon completion you will experience living in the rainforest, perhaps in one of our tree-houses, or just relax on your deck and enjoy the sights and sounds of an area that National Geographic has called “the most biological intense place on the planet”.

Relax and play in one of our many waterfalls and swimming holes, or just experience the troop of howler monkeys that make there home in and around Gaia Vista. Enjoy a hike in the rainforest, discover our canopy tour, explore our organic farm or enjoy some of the best beaches in Costa Rica. more info…

Gaia Vista

National Geographic called this area “The most biologically intense place on earth.”

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  Our Retreat Center

Our world class retreat center once completed will offer attendees the chance to stay at a sustainable eco resort – one that produces its own power and organic food. Our Resort will be unique in that it will be designed in a way that we can accommodate two smaller retreats simultaneously; or use both of our retreat centers to host a larger event or group. . Gaia Vista will be designed in two main areas, both which will have a workshop / conference area; ie a large open area that can be used for multiple uses. more info…

  We will have Eco friendly Rooms and Condos to fit everyone’s budget and adventure level

For those looking for a Deluxe Rainforest Housing Experience, then, once completed, you are welcome to stay in one of our deluxe bungalows or two bedroom rainforest suites. For the more adventurous we invite you spend the night in one of our treehouses in Ewok village, or just experience living in a more rustic Cabina.

All our rooms will be designed to blend into the rainforest and will be built using a variety of sustainable building practices and green technologies. In fact our entire resort is off-the-grid and we produce all our own power using a variety of micro hydro units and solar systems.

Just staying at Gaia Vista becomes an education in all the latest green technologies; in fact you can even stay in a room where you produce your own power by riding a power bike for 20 minutes a day – how cool!

  The Gaia Vista Sustainability Center

Gaia Vista has the vision of becoming the world’s first sustainable eco resort and community dedicated to environmental and sustainable research, collaboration and education.

We will be using state of the art green technologies, and will become a living showcase of these sustainable technologies. Gaia Vista is a magical place where you can eat organic food grown right off the land. The farming of our organic food is designed using permaculture as way to grow what we eat in a natural and sustainable way.

Gaia Vista can be seen, both as a model of a new way of living, and as a place to heal, grow and re-awaken deeper aspects of ourselves that we have forgotten and lost in the frantic and hectic pace of our industrialized world. This is not necessarily a serious journey, but a playful, creative, spontaneous and sometimes intense unfolding of what it feels like to be alive; connected and nurturing towards ourselves, other animals and the fragile ecosystem in which we live.Gaia Vista at its roots is a global collaboration and communication center designed to foster cooperation amongst various environmental and sustainability organizations. As the world’s first fully sustainable resort and environmental organization, Gaia Vista will be leading the way and becoming a model for sustainability and environmental education. Gaia Vista will be hosting a variety of informal think-tank conferences for various environmental and sustainability subjects, such as rainforest protection, and alternative power. more info…

Gaia Vista

Gaia is the name for the ancient Greek Goddess of the Earth. Experience living in the rainforest, perhaps in one of our tree houses, or relax and play in one of our many waterfalls and swimming holes

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  Our Guests and eco-village community members will also be able to experience the following:

  Hiking Trails

Guests and community members will be able to enjoy a network of sustainable rotating hiking trails along the river, and in the hills of this incredibly beautiful rainforest valley. There are over dozen waterfalls ranging from 7 feet to 150 feet on the main property alone. Our property is the best and most beautiful place to hike in the entire area, and we will also be opening up our hiking trails a couple of days a week to locals and tourists in the area.

  Canopy Tour

We will be developing a canopy tour that will rival anything else in Costa Rica. We will have a series of zip lines in the rainforest, with a unique component being you will be able to zip across over the river from one side of the rainforest valley to the other. The part of the property that this will be on is one the areas where the rainforest juts up steeply on both sides of the river creating a valley that is about a hundred yards across at the bottom points, and perfect for an adventurous canopy tour / ride. The canopy tour would be open to outside eco tourists in the area 2 or 3 days week, and would provide a substantial income in and of itself.

  Ewok Village

A series of several tree houses will be constructed up in the rainforest canopy where people can spend the night or just hang out. This would be created around 50 yards from a part of the property that has 3 waterfalls cascading one after another, and has been named Tres Cascadas. We will also be creating a large communal hang out / kitchen treehouse to be used by guests and eco-village members.

 Sky Hammock TM

Adjacent to one of the tree houses will be a Sky Hammock. We are not aware of this being done anywhere else in the world. The concept is that we would use a large piece of fishing net and drape it up in the rainforest canopy. This would be an amazing opportunity to just hang out and enjoy the rainforest. So that people can let go and learn to relax in our Sky Hammock, there will be a safety hammock right beneath the main one, and any fears of falling are only in your head; soon to disappear as you begin to relax and enjoy this special place.

 Waterfall Hot Tub

There will be a naturally designed propane burning hot tub nestled beneath one of the more beautiful waterfalls on the property.

Rainforest Health SPA

The Gaia Vista Health Spa will provide guests an oasis of relaxation and calm in a stressful, toxic world. Relax and enjoy a massage in the rainforest, right next to the river; or heal yourself with Ayurvedic medicine, energetic medicine or bodywork. Exact healing modalities will vary depending upon which healers are living and working at Gaia Vista at the time.

Organic Restaurant

There will also be a small organic restaurant on the property to provide food for paying guests. The restaurant would also be open for people to come up from the town below one night a week. A good portion of the organic food would be grown at Gaia Vista. Some of the food would be brought in from local organic farmers and this way we would help support the sustainable community at large. There are several organic farms in the area, and some specialize in growing for restaurants. There is even an organic farmer that stops at people’s houses in the area twice a week and we could also buy from them.

Solar Wi-fi Communication Center

We will have solar wi-fi throughout the main part of GV. A small building will be created on the property to house our communication center. The communications center will be working on and acting as headquarters for various online environmental projects, and online eco business. It will also be the global collaboration center for networking and inviting other environmental and sustainability organizations to work together and help create a more sustainable planet for all of mankind and animalkind. Again, this will be a world’s first; a fully sustainable eco resort and environmental headquarters, that is a living example of ecological sustainability in action. This will help to establish GV as a world famous environmental education and research facility.

Art Center

An Artistically inspiring place that has ready access to all kinds of paints, pastels, woodworking equipment, and a potter’s wheel for molding red clay that comes from the surrounding area. The area of Costa Rica where Gaia Vista is located has a rich Pre-Columbian history and a variety of clay and gold artifacts are constantly being found in this area.

Tribal Zone / Music Area

A primal primitive transformation zone in a clearing in the jungle, complete with bon fire pit, totem poles, small stage area and large T-pee. A part of this area will include a small jungle hut full of drums, shakers and a variety of other instruments to be used when the spontaneous desire to create music arises.

Gaia Vista Rainforest Spring Water

Our drinking water will be coming right from a pristine rainforest spring, this spring which runs year round will also be used to run one of our micro hydro Pelton wheels to provide power to Gaia Vista. This particular spring is about 400 ft above the main part of our resort and is perfect for micro hydro, and is also good for bringing water for other uses, ie a natural fountains, pool, irrigation etc. As water leaves the Pelton wheel it needs to return to the river, so we can use it for other things before water naturally returns to the river.

Eco University

We will be reaching out and connecting with various schools and universities that have environmental and sustainability programs and offer them low cost housing to host courses at Gaia Vista. These students will be staying in the rustic low cost cabinas that will be built on the property. Courses would be held at off-peak times of the year, and will therefore be additional income at a time of the year when we would normally not be busy. If they want to pay a higher rate then they could come at times that are convenient to them. We will also be actively seeking full time biology and nature conservation students to do research projects in the Gaia Rainforest Reserve. These students will be paying to be here and will be staying in our low cost rustic housing.

The Gaia Rainforest Reserve

We have the privilege and responsibility of becoming the gatekeepers to protecting an entire virgin rainforest valley that starts at our front door, and goes back for a couple of miles, and to the top of the mountain. We are the gateway to literally 1000,s of acres of virgin rainforest which are mostly government protected land. There are also 2 parcels of private land that we are trying to purchase in order to create the Gaia Rainforest Reserve. If you know of any people or organizations that would like to help create this Gaia rainforest reserve let us know.

Eco Village / Community

Gaia Vista will be a unique place for people to live and work in a fully sustainable environment, and allow people to connect with each other while moving towards common goals. One of the key goals of Gaia Vista is to develop and nurture a sense of community both locally and globally. Our primary community will be composed of investors, partners, and people that live and work on various aspects of the internationally owned Gaia Vista Project. Our secondary community will be composed of volunteers and people that participate through owning eco shares in our resort. Finally an extension of our community will be composed of environmental groups and green technology companies that come down to GV to work on various collaborative efforts to help save our planet.

Green Powered GV

Gaia Vista will be totally off-the-grid, producing 100% of our own power. We will be using state of the art green technologies, and will become a living showcase of these new technologies. more info…

We invite you to become a part of Gaia Vista.

We are presently divining for: owners, partners, full time and part time eco-village members and volunteers to help fully materialize the Gaia Vista Vision.