Hiking the Children’s Eternal Rainforest!

Finca Luna Nueva Lodge is proud to be the neighbor of the Children’s Eternal Rainforest, the largest private reserve in Costa Rica and the anchor of the 250,000 acre rainforest system that defines our region of the Caribbean slope.  The Children’s Eternal Rainforest connects a series of smaller national parks, preserves, and forests, and together […]
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Flanders, Fields, and Farming

  Finca Luna Nueva Lodge is hosting a gathering of more than 50 students and faculty from The Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KU Leuven), a famous research university in Leuven, a city in Flanders, Belgium.  These visitors are all classical musicians, and music surrounds us during their visit.  The brass sections are rehearsing up in Casa […]
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Sloths in Paradise!

Nature guides declare that two-toed sloths and three-toed sloths share common territories in the Costa Rican rainforest, and we now have photographic proof!  Yesterday, a Hoffman’s two-toed sloth, Choloepus hoffmanni,  parked herself in an acerola cherry tree near our reception area. She calmly (of course!) posed for our guests and spent a leisurely day with […]
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A Glimpse of Regeneration

The answer is soil:  the question is irrelevant!  That’s our deepest belief at Finca Luna Nueva.   How do we satisfy the bottomless hunger of the mounting human population?  How do we remedy the loss of up to 70% of the planet’s topsoil?  How do we maintain productivity in the face of climate extremes, including […]
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There’s a New Sloth in Town!

    We’ve watched this mama sloth raise her baby girl, and for those of you who follow our journal we’ve documented some of her tender care.  As Carlos Rodriguez from our reception team has said, she’s a very good mama, and for months she’s put on a show of her mothering skills right in […]
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Special Package for our Green Season!

Green Season Special!       Price: $1000 per person Add an extra night for FREE! Whats included?: 5 nights 3 On-site Tours 2 Off-site Tours Hotsprings Entrance All Meals (Fresh from our organic farm) All Transportation All hotel taxes included (13%) Rates good through 2018 Valid from September through November 2018 Minimum 2 people For […]
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A small “tents” builder

When we think of bats we usually imagine that they spend their days sleeping in caves or inside old churches and castles. This is part of our collective culture but it is not the usual thing. The reader will surely be surprised that of the more than 1,100 species of bats known (Simmons 2005), approximately […]
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It’s a Wonderful Day to Pollinate!

“Birds do it, bees do it… People say in Boston even beans do it. Let’s do it, let’s fall in love.” Cole Porter, Birds Do It, Bees Do It   We at Finca Luna Nueva agree with those Bostonians:  beans do it!  Vanilla beans, that is.   Abundant vanilla vines produce large displays of orchid […]
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Baby Sloth’s Great Adventure!

We love our three-toed sloths at Luna Nueva, and the good news is that more and more are arriving.  Over the past few years we’ve welcomed many baby three-toed sloths into the Luna family, and our guests often develop quite an attachment to the little ones.   We estimate that there are dozens of three-toed […]
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I tawt I taw a putty tat! Ocelot!!!

Yesterday in a night tour we were lucky to meet the wonderful animal that can be seen in the video (Video 01). It is an ocelot (Leopardus pardalis), one of the cat species we can find in Finca Luna Nueva. The ocelots are felines of medium size, mainly nocturnal habits and strict carnivores. They have […]
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