Gabriella's Sustainable Farm
A few months ago, Divinity and I stayed at a Sustainable Farm in Costa Rica known as Capriella among the locals. Capriella is a goat dairy farm ran and maintained by Gabriella (our host), her family and a couple of lovely volunteers. Gabby and the volunteers also spoke perfect English, so it was easy and effortless to communicate during our stay.
The farm itself is nestled in the dry forest of Labrador, about an hours drive from the San Jose. I chose Gabby’s transportation service over an Uber, and I’m glad I did. Her husband Ivan picked us up from a spot near the airport, helped load our bags and even made sure my Daughter’s car seat was in snug and tight before taking off. Beyond that, I was able to stop at the bank and pick up some groceries on the way without having to worry if my things would be taken off with.
Upon arriving, Ivan helped me to carry our bags up to the room. And a little after getting our things situated, Gabby arrived and I was able to meet her and their brilliant and beautiful Daughter Ines. I immediately felt welcome and comfortable in their home. Divinity and I even joined them for breakfast and lunch during our stay for a very reasonable fee.
Aside from our host (and new friends) being amazing, the farm and property far exceeded my expectations. As I mentioned before, it’s located in a forest, so it has a captivating array of towering trees which helped to keep the area at a very comfortable temperature while we explored.
Beyond the magnificent nature of the place, there was an old and tame horse and a pretty chill cow that roamed the property. There was also an abundance of goats that were kept in a designated area or let out into the pastures. My Daughter and I even got to join the volunteers for a baby goat feeding, which we both equally enjoyed.
Even though the farm is located in the forest, just outside the gates and a few minutes walk down the street there is a little market in which you can get most necessities. Although grocery shopping would be better done at the supermarket on the outskirts of Labrador, you could get by with just this place (especially if you’re only staying a few days).
To be honest, I almost wasn’t going to stay at this breathtaking place because of the shared bathroom. However, I’m so grateful I didn’t let that stop me from booking a room there because it wasn’t even an issue at all. In fact, at no time did I have to wait to use the bathroom or rush out of it. It seemed like I had it all to myself for the 7 nights we stayed, which was truly great.
Our rooms, though simple, were very warm and inviting. The room had a firm bed, a nice work space with a coffee maker, a spacious closet for storage and enough room to feel both cozy and comfortable. And my favorite part of it? The balcony that extended from the front of the room and overlooked the luscious green farm, effortlessly immersing me in a soft tranquility every morn’ and rainfall.
I can’t say I’ve ever felt more at home while travelling. It was a unique and unforgettable experience that will stay in my wandering heart as long as I have air in my lungs. It’s a place I highly recommend to others who are looking to reconnect to nature, re-harmonize with their deeper truths and be in the company of beautiful beings.