How close are you to the nearest airport?
We are located 2 hours away from LIR Liberia International Airport and 3.5 hours from SJO Juan Santamaria International Airport.
Is a 4x4 required to reach Protopia?
No, a 4x4 is not necessary to reach Protopia. The last 3 km of the road leading to the property is a combination of gravel surface and concrete strips.
What are the temperatures and climate like?
The dry season typically occurs between January and May. The weather tends to be mostly sunny with occasional rain showers making the surroundings lush and green all year round. The wet season is characterized by a blend of rainfall and periods of sunshine. The temperature at Protopia remains pleasant throughout the year, ranging between 18°C to 30°C. However due to the unique microclimate of the Arenal region, the weather can be pretty unpredictable so it is advisable to pack accordingly. Layering is recommended, as it allows for easy adjustment to changing weather conditions. Additionally, bringing materials that dry quickly or do not absorb and hold moisture is highly recommended to ensure comfort in the varying climate.
Does Protopia have reliable WiFi connection?
At Protopia, you can enjoy the luxury of seamless online connectivity while being surrounded by the most breathtaking open-air views. We take pride in providing a high-speed internet connection that is ideal for digital nomads and remote workers seeking a serene and productive environment. Our internet offers a download speed of 50mbps, ensuring swift and efficient communication, smooth video conferencing, and uninterrupted access to online resources. Thanks to our off-grid solar connection even during the rainy season, you can rest assured that our WiFi remains reliable.
Where does the water come from and how is it sourced?
We are blessed with an abundance of water flowing through our land. Two serene rivers gracefully intersect our farm, providing a natural source of water for our showers. Our drinking water is supplied with fresh spring water, which is then thoughtfully filtered using a Berkey water filter system.
What should I bring for my stay?
In alignment with our values and commitment to preserving nature, we kindly request that you bring organic and natural hygiene products that are environmentally friendly. By opting for these gentle alternatives, you contribute to the well-being of our surroundings. Additionally, we kindly ask that you minimize the use of plastic and reduce any unnecessary waste during your visit.
While we provide a limited number of yoga mats, we recommend bringing your own to ensure your comfort during yoga and meditation sessions. A flashlight or headlamp will prove invaluable for night time activities and exploring the serene surroundings. Don't forget to pack a water-resistant jacket to shield you from unexpected drizzles, long-sleeve shirts & pants for added comfort, and a natural bug repellent to ward off any unwanted visitors.
What is the nearest town to Protopia?
La Cabanga, located a mere 3km from Protopia, features a small convenience store. For a wider range of services, you can explore the larger towns of San Rafael de Guatuso (11km away) and Nuevo Arenal (15km away).
What are the activities and attractions to do nearby?
There is a nice small cascade on the property within a short 5-minute stroll from our main space and another larger waterfall within an hour walk. There are also many cool activities nearby: discover the awe-inspiring Arenal volcano and Tenorio volcano/ Rio Celeste national park, immerse yourself in the refreshing La Fortuna waterfall, explore the captivating Arenal hanging bridges & zip lines, indulge in the tranquility of Arenal lake with paddle boarding, rejuvenate in the soothing hot springs, embark on thrilling horseback riding, satisfy your adventurous spirit with exciting sports such as white water rafting & rock climbing. The options are endless!
Do you accept volunteers or work exchange?
We are currently working on creating unique creative residencies that cater to specific talents and skills, focusing on the realms of farming, natural building, construction and regenerative arts. Our aim is to provide a nurturing environment where individuals can immerse themselves in these disciplines, fostering their creativity and honing their expertise. Contact us for more details.
Do you allow animals?
We have 3 dogs and 1 cat on site and we accept friendly furry friends on a case by case basis. Animals are not permitted inside the rooms. Please contact us if you have a furry friend you would like to bring with you.
Do you offer any laundry on site?
We offer weekly laundry services by weight basis which can be arranged once on site.
Do you offer any additional services that I can add to my retreat as an organizer?
Our multi-talented space holders offer a wide arrange of workshops/classes and services which can be booked in advance:
Yoga classes (Vinyasa, Hatha, slow flow, Yin yoga, Kundalini, power yoga),
Thaï massage (can be guided as a workshop or offered 1:1),
Tantra workshop (consent & boundaries, conscious touch, sensory activation, etc)
Authentic relating workshop,
Conscious cooking class
Herbalism class (salve, lotion and tincture making, medicinal plant walk)
Farm to table experience,
Fermentation workshop (Kombucha, sauerkraut, ginger beer, vegan cheese...)
Contact us for more information.
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