Our Friends

Here are a few of our friends… both in Costa Rica and across the world (which seems to get a little smaller everyday). Please visit their websites and tell them we sent you!

We have  a list of recommended Places to Stay in Costa Rica that you might enjoy.

Contributing Photographers


It’s always amazing to see differing perspectives on Finca Bellavista! Here are a few of the talented people that have shared their work on our website.

Matt Berglund

James Lozeau

Bryan Beasley

Tim Hussin

Anders Birch

Paul Abravaya

Allison Shelley

Silke Gondolf

Matt Rath

Lia Diaz


Our Other ‘Tree’ Friends Across the Globe


Most people are surprised to know that there is a global community of people that take trees and treetop living very seriously… but here are a few we know that we think you should know too!

EarthJOY is THE place to go for treeclimbing clinics and instruction! Learn to climb trees with Shelly and Bill in Kentucky. They are two of the nicest people you will ever meet!

Treehouse Workshop is where craftsmanship and artistry meet in the trees! We refer to them as treetop carpenter Jedi knights at FBV.

Treehouse Point is a great place to stay in Washington State and is home to the Annual Global Treehouse Symposium!

Forever Young builds universally accessible treehouses. How cool is that?

New Tribe makes tree climbing gear and zipline equipment that we use everyday at Finca Bellavista!

Out n’ About is a treehouse resort/B&B in Oregon.

Treetop Builders create beautiful custom-built treehouses.

The Treehouse Guide is a great resource for our Do-It-Yourself amigos.


Other Friends of Finca Bellavista in Costa Rica


Aventuras Tropicales offers kayak and adventure tours in the Golfo Dulce/Osa region.

Proyecto de Conservacion de Aguas y Tierras is a non-profit that is studying the flora and fauna of FBV and the surrounding region with conservation of species, ecosystems and culture in mind.

Pura-Verde is Costa Rica’s premier source for everything green, sustainable, and healthy.

Fundacion Santuario Silvestre de Osa is a wildlife sanctuary doing wonderful things on the Golfo Dulce.


Other Members of the Global Finca Bellavista Community


Our friends and family outside of Costa Rica…

Make Promises Happen is a program of Central Christian Camp in Guthrie, Oklahoma that provides outdoor recreational opportunities to individuals with special needs. We want them to bring a group of special needs kids to experience FBV in 2013, so if you need a tax deduction, donate to them and tell them we sent you!

American Eagle Outfitters shot their summer 2011 advertising campaign here at Finca Bellavista!

We love Patagonia clothing and technical gear!

Liquid Pix Photography is full of amazing surf and water wildlife photographs by Anthony Lombardi (formerly of Oklahoma and now of Carpenteria, California)

Crested Butte News is our favorite hometown newspaper in Crested Butte, Colorado.

Adaptive Action Sports is a non-profit dedicated to disabled action sport athletes, artists, and musicians that was founded by our friends Amy Purdy and Daniel Gale. Again, if you need a tax deduction, this a great place for your money to go!

Matchstick Productions makes the best ski and snow-based films on the planet.

The Earth Friends makes organic dolls for today’s earth-friendly kids. You can find them at Whole Foods too.

Andi Frank is a great photographer and friend of ours in Germany.

Carina Carina is an independent, creative and inspiring jeweler in the San Diego area.

Robin Esrock is a TV personality, travel writer, and modern Gonzo kind of guy.

The Colorado Freeskier is an awesome spot in Crested Butte, Colorado to purchase the latest skier gear!

Ian Mackenzie is a new media producer based in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Majestic Theatre is a super-hip, locally owned and operated movie theatre in Crested Butte, Colorado.

Chicago Food Planet is a great way to explore Chicago’s culinary delights. Eat. Walk. Be Merry.

Global Humanitarian Adventures is a non-profit organization that has a goal of positively impacting the world and its people by engaging volunteers in international service work.


Real Estate At Home and Abroad


Costa Rica Surf Realty focuses on selling real estate within the Southern Zone of Costa Rica.

Sierpe del Pacifico is another ecologically-minded community in the Osa Region of Costa Rica on the mouth of the Sierpe River.

Jungle Brothers and Pura Suerte Real Estate are great resources for those interested in learning more about tropical lifestyle, architecture and sustainable resourcing.

The Hogan Group is a real estate and financial services firm in Annapolis Maryland.

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