Eco Communities

Santa Teresa Eco VillageThe Montezuma area is host to several eco developments, as are many parts of Costa Rica. These communities offer a place for like-minded individuals and families to buy land close to each other, for mutual support and to have great neighbors who are into a sustainable lifestyle. This usually includes things like organic food, toxic-free living, raw cuisine, support for arts and indigenous cultures, green building, yoga, etc. Some refer to this as LOHAS (Lifestyles Of Health And Sustainability).

Why Costa Rica for sustainable communities? Costa Rica has nurtured a “green” image for decades, and although there are many problems and inconsistencies, in general, the country is walking its talk in many ways. For example, Costa Rica eliminated it’s army in the 1950’s and continues to be one of the world’s only countries without a military. It’s national park system is one of the largest in the world by percentage of land area covered. The United Nations chose Costa Rica for it’s Peace University. Costa Rica is on track to be the world’s first “carbon neutral” country. Costa Rica is often rated the “world’s happiest country” because of these and other factors.

So, many idealists from around the world that are unhappy with their own country’s cultures of violence and toxic lifestyles are looking for a stable place to immigrate, and Costa Rica often comes up at the top of the list.

Eco Village Wiki Eco Village Wikipedia article with all you need to know about them.

Eco Village Directory ListTop site listing all the world’s eco-villages. – The latest eco village in the Montezuma/Santa Teresa area, located in Delicias, at the center of the peninsula, and includes an organic farm, tilapia ponds, a green building research center, and a volunteer project.

Puravidasunsets.comPura Vida Sunsets – affordable lots in an eco-inspired community in Montezuma. Check the website for lots of information on tropical green building.

Solar-Vistas.comSolar Vistas – Costa Rica’s first solar-powered community, located in the Malpais/Santa Teresa area. Uses the best of tropical green building technology and ideas.

Green Building, Costa RicaSustainable development, green construction and eco-house ideas that are applicable in the Montezuma, Malpais, and Tambor areas of Costa Rica. Escuela Futuro Verde – a new high-quality private school in Montezuma serving Malpais and Tambor as well. – Costa Rica’s online guide to everything green, sustainable, healthy, and spiritual.

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