Rancho Mastatal is an education center, working permaculture farm, lodge and community rooted in environmental sustainability, meaningful, place-based livelihoods, and caring relationships.

We offer profound, innovative and authentic apprenticeships, residential workshops and guest experiences.  We practice, promote and teach about natural building, fermentation, permaculture design, renewable energy, agroforestry and more. 

Our campus encompasses more than 300-acres of picture-perfect waterfalls, crystal-clear rivers, idyllic swimming holes, impressive trees, extraordinary wilderness views, and pristine habitat for the area's rich flora and fauna.  Visitors and participants have access to over 14 km of trails, an extensive library, our working permaculture farm, and the tireless team who make the Ranch such a unique place to learn. 

We are located in the rural farming town of Mastatal, situated on the edge of the last remaining virgin rainforest of Costa Rica’s beautiful Puriscal County. It is a wonderful place to take in Costa Rica culture, practice your Spanish, visit other permaculture projects, or catch a pickup game of fútbol.

THE ART AND PRACTICE OF FERMENTATION

MAY 10 - MAY 13

Discover how to restore your immune system and improve digestion with delicious fermented foods!

WILDERNESS FIRST RESPONDER

JUNE 9 - JUNE 17

Get certified by Aerie Backcountry Medicine as a backcountry first- responder.

SUSTAINABLE HOMESTEAD DESIGN

JUNE 22 - JUNE 26

Learn the tools to create an abundant and harmonious landscape!


Other Ways to Participate

Bring a group

Custom designed sustainability programs to meet your group's needs.

apprentice

Put permaculture into practice during this year-long intensive experience. 

come stay awhile

Planning a trip to Costa Rica? Enjoy the authentic, rural Tico life in Mastatal!


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