We have preserved the canopy here at DoceLunas for its ecological value. Our sustainable approach to eco=tourism provides a lovley habitat and food for both wildlife and people. Birds and wildlife from the jungle covered mountain that borders the property come to visit our trees, some of which hang heavy with fruit and some of which bear edible nuts.
Here our bartender Shirley shows us a plate of roasted chestnuts in front of Costa Rican Chestnut Tree – Castanea Sativa that bears delicious sweet chestnuts that can be roasted and eaten. In England they are popular street food. In the U.S., they are used mostly for stuffing recipes around Thanksgiving and Christmas, and we use them in our stuffing here too, but they are great in salads. DoceLunas home grown organic chestnuts are available by special request when in season at our local source restaurant, Eclipse.
We also have manzan de augua, which taste kind of like a tart cross between a pear and an apple, guanabana, cas, star fruit, and mangoes -so many mangoes! The monkeys from the mountain love them. Once they are ripe, the monkeys come every day from 5 am to around 7 am.
Our human guests enjoy the fruit from the trees on our property raw, in smoothies and fruit salads, and in home-made local source ice cream.
Come check us out! Whether you just want to relax in a serene natural environment, rest up between surfing or partying in Jaco, or want to hone your yoga practice, we’ve got the perfect spot.
Our commitment to environmental preservation and sustainability makes us a great choice for a yoga retreat in Costa Rica.