CAMPING ON A RESERVE OF RAINFOREST IN THE TALAMANCA MOUNTAINS
WHO? - We are a US family who has been offering camping on our 200 acre mountain of rain forest since 1974. You will be camping deep in the Talamanca Mountains beyond the reach of electricity. Because our reserve is remote and hard to find, it is a magical experience, like living in a time warp. You'll see that people here live as their great, great grandparents did one hundred years ago, except that we and they now have one solar panel which enables us/them to charge your/their cell phones for more pictures! The campers who have paid to stay here have all contributed to keeping the jungle alive and growing. Your dollars are all used for keeping the reserve protected and for paying salaries to local people, making their lives better.
This year I am rebuilding the kitchen (open air) and adding new facilities. February and March have the best weather so we are only open in those two months. Our new kitchen will not be completed until January 2018. We are also building an open air Shower with bamboo walls, and an open air facility for campers to use for washing clothes, and for washing the face or brushing the teeth. It will have a dry rock floor, a tin roof, and a place in the sun for drying clothes.
This November, 2017 we have made some exceptions for some campers. There are a number of campers coming to use the grass campsites over the Thanksgiving Holidays. They are independent, self sufficient and will be cooking their own meals. They understand that this is wild camping and that the construction of the shower, toilet and kitchen are not complete. These are strong, capable campers who are bravely arriving by bicycle!