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River Time

River Time

Filed in Adventures by on April 22, 2015 0 Comments • views: 1408

A good river is nature’s life work in a song. The Rio Platanillal flows through the farm. In our little crook of the river we enjoy three waterfalls, four great swimming holes and all in a park like setting. The river is a spectacular place to swim, enjoy nature and marvel in all its splendor.


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Grateful for Gardens
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Grateful for Gardens

Filed in Around the Farm by on April 22, 2015 0 Comments • views: 1301

There is no such thing as bad weather on the farm, there’s only kinds of good weather. The “green season” brings heavier rains mixed with sunshine almost daily. Rain and sun bring on vibrant colors and plenty of green.  “Is the spring coming?” he said. “What is it like?”…”It is the sun shining on the rain and the […]


Vacation Cabins

Vacation Cabins

Filed in Cabins by on April 22, 2015 2 Comments • views: 2227

Finca Lilo features two cabins to be enjoyed as a writers’ retreat, vacation cabin or long term rental. Vacations, adventure and retreat are wrapped up all into one at Finca Lilo. One cabin is named the Platanillal cabin named after the river Rio Platanillal that flows through the farmland. The other cabin is the Talamanca […]


Pura Vida from Sunrise to Sunset

Filed in Featured Video by on May 27, 2015 0 Comments • views: 2589

Mornings in May-Afternoons too! views: 2438

Happy May Day! Happy May Day! May is a transition month from the dry season to the green season. We enjoy sunny mornings most of the time until about 11 or 12 in the afternoon, then it clouds up and by 2PM it’s raining, everything cools off and by nightfall the rains have dissipated. Here’s […]

Rice and Beans views: 1015

Colorful “beans” all from the same bush. These taste like pigeon peas and I think that’s what they are. We grow these on the farm, they are delicious and pack a powerful punch! Our worker and his boys help whack  black beans from dried plants. After the husks have been whacked, the beans are put […]

Pure Life! Pura Vida! views: 1987

We hope that, when the instects take over the world, they will remember with gratitude how we took them along on all our picnics. -Bill Vaughan A mini-insect in the international park, La Amistad. Close up and incredible!  We have our fair share of insects in the park and on the farm. The place teems […]

Summer is Winter views: 2493

The locals are right, the green season demonstrates the best in Costa Rica nature but without the dry season (summer) which occurs in the winter months, typically January, February and March, there would be no time for all the plants and their roots to dry out and reach for the sky. Don’t get me wrong, […]