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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NEW! 2018 Special Packages for families and couples

We are happy to offer our New Special Packages for the upcoming 2018. Family Rainforest Adventure!    Price: $2990 Applies for 4 family members Whats included?: 6 nights 3 On-site Tours 2 Off-site Tours All Meals (Fresh from our organic farm) All Transportation All hotel taxes included (13%) Rates good through 2018 For inquiries please […]
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Confessions from a Christmas Bird Count in Costa Rica

CONFESSIONS FROM A CHRISTMAS BIRD COUNT IN COSTA RICA December 09, 2017 Patrick O’Donnell A blog is a place to express ideas, thoughts, recipes, and whatever floats your personal boat. At 10,000 Birds, readers who haven’t been here before might correctly surmise that this platform talks about anything bird-related. As for myself, since I live […]
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Join us on our Ayurveda & Sound Alchemy Masterclass

Ayurveda & Sound Alchemy Masterclass Costa Rica, Dec 3-8 Immerse yourself in the rainforest of Costa Rica for a 5 day masterclass in the ancient art of Ayurveda and the alchemy of resonance, vibration and elemental sounds. Regenerate in the Rainforest of Costa Rica Brave Earth (Tierra Valiente) is a regenerative biosphere located in the rainforest […]
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The most painful caretaker

Insects comprise the most diverse group of animals on Earth with about one million described species, more than all other groups of animals together, and estimates of up to 30 million species not described. Thus they represent over 90% of life forms on the planet. Insects are terrestrial Arthropods such as centipedes, millipedes, spiders, scorpions […]
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A tiny and bright inhabitant of the forest

What is that sound?  A persistent buzz, perhaps?  Mechanical?  It’s coming from a particular location, and you hear it there, in that same place, in the daytime. Is it an insect?  A power tool?  Or maybe it’s the sound of one of the rainforest’s tiniest citizens, the Blue Jean Poison Dart Frog.   Scientists call […]
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