• Natural reserve, Volunteer in Costa Rica
    Connect to the elements
  • Back to nature, living in nature
    Just you and nature
  • Cloud forest
    Keep it simple
  • digital detox
    Turn off the noise
  • Plant trees, Costa Rica, nature reserve
    Help us restore
  • body detox, eat well, balenced meals
    Eat balanced meals
  • Mountains of Costa Rica, Finca don Raul
    Enjoy the views

"All the benefits of nature with the least possible impact"

Kevin Holmes

A hundred and thirty-eight acres in the cloud forest of Costa Rica. Finca Don Raul has a low impact on nature by avoiding large and unnecessary construction or excessive manipulation of land, trees or water. We have sustainable facilities that are perfect for escaping the complexities of the modern world yet with all necessities to enjoy the wonders of nature.

A healthy diet helps to rid your body of toxins. Exercise, pure water and the absence of technology for a few days might just be what you need to find balance in your life again.

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"I did not shape this project, the project shaped me" 

Alex Zuniga


Comments from people who have been here…

Francoise, retired 

"J'ai eu la chance de pouvoir aller à la Finca Don Raul avec une amie du Costa Rica et Alex, au mois de mai 2019. 

Après avoir marché deux ou trois heures en suivant un petit chemin qui grimpait dans la montagne, nous sommes arrivés à la Finca. La fatigue de la marche a vite été oubliée car la vue était sublime. Nous avons passé l’après midi à découvrir les environs et prendre des photos et la soirée à observer les oiseaux, à manger sur le balcon face à la montagne et à parler. Alex connait bien la faune et la flore de cette partie du Costa Rica et aime les faire découvrir aux gens.

J’ai beaucoup aimé les cabines rustiques en bois qui sont bien aménagées avec des lits, des tables et des bancs. Tout est très simple mais suffisant. Il y a des couvertures mais il vaut mieux quand même apporter son sac de couchage si on a de la place dans le sac a dos. La douche est en pleine nature avec vue sur la montagne. 

Cela compense le manque d’eau chaude! 

Un endroit sympa, surtout quand on n'aime pas trop les foules de touristes qui gachent de nombreux sites touristiques du Costa Rica"


Ronald, teacher

"I visited this amazing place and I was fascinated by the beauty of nature and how peaceful the environment is there.  Taking a break from the noisy and agitated life of the city. I could enjoy the view of beautiful mountains surrounded by the forest.  There are many species of birds, insects, plants, trees, Mother Nature showing all its beauty. My brother and I were there and had time to relax and enjoy the pure air.  I remember drinking the spring water there, so fresh and cold. Walking along the trails and listening to the wind and noises of natural life around was an unforgettable experience."

Luli, Argentina

"La experiencia en Finca Don Raúl fue muy buena, muy recomendable, me sentí en familia y parte del lugar"

About the founder

“It took me a while to understand what had to be done. Then when I finally understood, the only thing remaining was to put it into action.”


Alex Zuniga, founder of the nature reserve

       Alex Zuniga

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Alex was born in Costa Rica. He graduated to become a language teacher. He also did occasional work as a translator.


Over time, Alex has developed many interests. He is well versed in dealing with venomous snakes. He designs and builds rustic furniture, plays the guitar, is a writer and author, and tour guide.

After an eleven-year period of living in intense internal pain Alex had a shocking experience that led him to a spiritual awakening.  Subsequently, he studied theology and after understanding what had occurred to him, he began to give some counseling on the subject.


After Alex wrote his first book on the topic, he decided to convert his farm into a reserve which serves the purpose of helping others achieve spiritual awareness and be in contact with nature.

Your sponsorship will help preserve springs as well as a large variety of birds,insects,

animals and endangered species.

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