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Retreat to La Flor

We offer beautiful, fully-equipped Casitas and an accompanying café in our rural host community of La Flor. In a setting truly unmatched in today's busy, digitally-connected world, these homes-away-from-your-home really do offer a getaway: they are frequented by toucans, parrots, iguanas, basilisks, and the occasional sloth or macaw.  Hundreds of birds make the small patch of forest next door their home, and the property is home to more than 120 different tree species, including a budding tropical fruit orchard. Casitas Joys & Leo can serve as the perfect stopover en route to larger, more touristy destinations, a family retreat in and of itself, or a weekend vacation rental offering tons of great day-trips nearby.

Learn more by visiting the Casitas and Café website here.


Casitas Joys & Leo cabin rental is available with a minimum two-night stay.  All-meals can be included if you wish or feel free to cook for yourself in the fully-stocked kitchen.  We'd also be happy to help with travel coordination and movement around the country. 

Reservations and questions: Sara at

Our partner organization, Casitas Joys & Leo, are two beautifully cozy, fully-equipped cabins for our hosted groups or for general rental.


We are especially a sought-out stay for tourists driving to the main and most popular attractions around Costa Rica. 

Able to accommodate six people each, we designed these cabins to be homey yet functional with a spacious bathroom, nice-size kitchen, dining and living room.  A private porch overlooks bird-filled trees, the beautiful countryside and on sunny days, the surrounding mountains.  


We hope you find these to be the perfect place to relax after your days of engaging in our programs, a wonderful place to work remotely (great wifi available) or to just get away from the more-trampled areas of Costa Rica while still being within 20-45 minutes of many fabulous tourist attractions. 


A vacation should be about finding your center and getting away from your worries, both personal and professional. Not only does travel reduce stress but it expands the mind. We encourage you to make the Casitas the main attraction of your visit to Costa Rica! We can help you plan a customized retreat to stay in our cabins, becoming more attuned to nature, spending quality time with family and friends, and living a local Costa Rican life. 


While staying in the Casitas, you would have several activities to choose from to curate the perfect retreat experience. From taking a cooking class using produce grown on our property to swimming in a nearby spring-fed swimming hole to relaxing in the shade and simply taking in the serenity and wildlife of the community in which you are living—the Casitas will be a place where you can finally unwind and truly live wellness.

Spending time in nature leads to cognitive benefits, improvements in mood, and mental health. Overall, feeling connected to nature can produce benefits to well-being. Spend time in nature at a place like the Casitas. The property itself is a start-up reforestation and organic-produce farm. Previously a pineapple plantation, we have made this property and its commitment to wellness, both the human-kind and the natural-kind, to revitalize the soil and return trees, plants, and vegetables to the area without use of synthetic chemicals, insecticides or herbicides. Little by little, this beautiful piece of property is becoming a mecca for birds, lizards, insects, flowers, fruits, and more. Come see & experience it for yourself.


Plan your retreat experience today.


Contact Sara and Johel to inquire about planning a retreat experience at the Casitas. Live a local Costa Rican experience with the guidance of two Costa Rica-loving Midwesterners.

Contact us through this Google Form so that we can get a little more info before helping you to choose or plan your trip! 

The Café

Just as the Casitas wrapped up, we broke ground for our accompanying Cafe Madison: a small, unique rural dining experience that will encourage guests to linger around the property, spend time with family and friends, and enjoy high quality, international cuisine that emphasize local produce and meats. Cafe Madison is slated to open in late summer 2022.

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