What is Finca Bellavista?

Finca (n): property, estate, ranch, farm  

Bellavista (n): beautiful view, scene, vista

Couple in watefall by Bryan Beasley

photo by Bryan Beasley

Finca Bellavista is named after Rio Bellavista, which flows through the middle of the community, and for the breathtaking beauty of the surrounding vistas, vibe, and bountiful flora and fauna present in our special home.

Finca Bellavista is a residential treehouse community in its formative years in the south Pacific coastal region of Costa Rica. We are a rustic, yet comfortable, private retreat off the beaten path where owners and limited numbers of guests can explore the natural wonders of the rainforest canopy and enjoy what we like to call ‘treetop Pura Vida’. You definitely won’t find flashy billboards or roadside signs that lead you to Finca Bellavista… Finca Bellavista is not a full-service spa, a fancy hotel, or a canopy tour.

We are located in an amazing and relatively untouched portion of Costa Rica that is removed from many of the influences of the outside world. Our neighbors and friends are indigenous families and hard-working farmers. The nearest town (1.5 miles away) contains a school, a church, a pulperia, a bus stop, a handful of houses, and of course, a soccer field. That’s it. No souvenir shops, no mini-malls, and no rowdy bars.

Though we consider ourselves to be in the beginning stages of bringing Finca Bellavista ito the world, there has been a lot of progress to get the community ‘off the ground’ since its inception in 2006. Our “base camp” is complete and has a sprawling community complex complete with a dining hall, an open-air lounge, a rancho, a bath house, a campfire ring and a wedding garden. Nearly one-half of the community’s SkyTrail transportation network is now up and running, offering stunning canopy and pristine river corridor views. Treehomes are starting to speckle the skyline, and a handful of cabinas and treehouses are ready for rentals and tours. There are quite a few owners in various stages of creating and building treehomes, bringing lots of new energy and excitement to this growing neighborhood, which is truly like no other in the world.

Finca Bellavista, while a one-of-a-kind concept, is also in a one-of-a-kind place. The finca as a whole, comprised of 600+ acres of secondary rainforest and reclaimed pasture, provides a nearly custom-built backdrop to house the world’s first planned, modern, sustainable treehouse community. Perched overlooking the Golfo Dulce and nurtured by two whitewater rivers, the location of this unique enclave is unmatched in its magnificence and pulses with life. While it feels a world away, Finca Bellavista boasts easy access to some of the country’s most stunning natural assets, like National Parks, isolated beaches and epic mountainscapes. Those with a spirit of adventure will feel right at home amongst the outdoor activities available on-site and nearby.

Though we are providing an experience for humans to dwell, interact, and grow within the treetop realm, we remain committed to being stewards of this land and our environment. Everything we do at Finca Bellavista is done with consciousness, caution and care guided by our personal beliefs. This is sacred ground.

Our Mission Statement:

“To provide an opportunity for ecologically minded individuals to reside within the treetops of a unique rainforest ecosystem while promoting the conservation of species and the natural environment.”

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