Make your Finca Bellavista booking here! Discover paradise via off grid living in the rainforests of Costa Rica.
WHERE THE WILD THINGS ROAM
THE FINCA BELLAVISTA COMMUNITY
The community is comprised of private owners, work exchange applicants, former Finca Bellavista employees and guests from all over the world with one common interest - living in harmony with nature and ourselves peacefully.
We (Matt and Amy) have lived within the Finca Bellavista community for nearly a decade and have come to know some wonderful people from all over the world and not just owners or onsite staff, we have met amazing volunteers and guests who have become life time friends and in some cases, more than friends.
During our time here, we have personally discovered just what community means to us, it doesn't mean we are living with each other on a daily basis or singing kumbaya around the fire pit every night (although once a week is fun). It's about being there for each other when it counts and respecting that we are all unique in our own way.
At any given time, one of our neighbors could be touring on the Amazon, Solimoes, Negro and Branco rivers, taking a famous Nat Geo photo or discovering a new species halfway around the world, sometimes even on our own doorstep. When traveling, we often see a book on display at the airport or a photo in a magazine, even a video on the news taken by one of our neighbors from the UK, Slovakia, Poland, South Africa, Canada, America, Holland to name a few and we've met volunteers and guests from every corner of the earth. Not once has the issue of politics, religion or something just 'different' ever been an issue, when you enter the gates of Finca Bellavista you are at peace with nature, you are home for as long as you need and when you travel, you have a home to visit in every country. This community is not just a network of friends and family, it's a way of life.
what to expect when visiting
The once thriving off-grid community commonly known as 'Finca Bellavista' sadly ceased operations in 2020. Traditionally, guests from all over the world would visit and explore the world's first established fully livable treehouse community.
The hardest part for us was having to say goodbye to our tico family. We have shared so many wonderful experiences with the locals, most of them started as young adults and we have been fortunate enough to watch their little ones grow up into wonderful little beings.
Renting directly from the owner of the tree homes allows some of the previous employees to work independently. It also provides an unique one of a kind experience for guests to enjoy a more relaxed and intimate version of the community.
While you might not benefit from past services, renting any of the private homes comes with access to the trails, rivers and waterfalls. Only a handful of private rentals are up and running so you get most of the grounds to yourself. If you are a nature lover looking to escape the real world then this is the perfect spot for you.
Our community extends further than the Finca Bellavista grounds and incorporates the surrounding areas such as La Florida and Piedras Blancas. You can find all sorts of recommendations for meals, tours and services through The Fusion Forum.
Fortunately, the homes within the community are privately owned by some amazing individuals who are offering private rentals in these incredible tree homes. The Fusion Home is happy to assist with creating opportunities for those locals who still need work and providing a platform for other Finca Bellavista owners and residents to rent their home (these homes are amazing!).
As this is a private gated community, homes not listed on this website are private property. You are free to explore the surrounding area and homes listed on this website (as long as they are not being rented to guests).
About your booking
The Fusion Home is not a property management company and takes no responsibility for your stay at Finca Bellavista. We are assisting our fellow neighbours by providing a booking platform - it is your responsibility to make sure you have read and understood all the information found through 'The Fusion Forum' as well as reviewing all information once the booking is made. If you have questions, please ask them in the forum. Once you have confirmed and submitted your dates, you will have 24 hours to review all the information / cancelation policy / liability waivers etc before payment is required. If payment is not received within 24 hours, your selected dates will automatically be released. Read and discover more about the booking process here.
If you would like to leave a review, comment or suggestion then please do so within the owners personal profile or the community's tripadvisor account. Your experience is not associated in anyway with 'The Fusion Home' and we respectively ask you to keep it seperate. Payments made for homes other than 'The Fusion Home' go directly to the owner of the home you are renting and you will be put in direct contact with the owner once the booking is confirmed.
Finca Bellavista is situated in the mountainous south Pacific coastal region of Costa Rica, called the Southern Zone. Markedly rustic and rural, this area is renowned as one of the most biologically diverse places on Earth. At an elevation of 650 to 1400 feet, the finca lies within the AMISTOSA wildlife migration corridor that connects the Talamanca mountains and the Osa Peninsula.
The 500-plus acres that comprise the finca contains secondary growth rainforest, and has become an interface zone between heavily cultivated lowlands and wilder forested highlands. Many portions of Finca Bellavista have been cleared at some point in history – whether for lumber, to create pasture for animals, or to grow crops – and is in various stages of regrowth.
Finca Bellavista’s ‘red trail’ was historically used as a logging road. When the lands comprising Finca Bellavista were purchased, a muddy, eroded, canyon-like trail cut through the center of the property. Homogenous forests exist where trees were planted to harvest – species like gmelina, teak and amarillon. On the northwestern edges of the finca, there are some primary trees – several were in various stages of being cut down and were abandoned during the milling process.
Finca Bellavista’s Community Guidelines and reforesting activities promote the regeneration of these lands, and improve the connectivity of the AMISTOSA.
Finca Bellavista’s ‘base camp’ is a reclaimed gravel pit (hence its flatness). After its life as a gravel pit, the indigenous community of Bellavista relocated on site, complete with a school, a soccer field, and a handful of families living and working the land. Bellavista’s school burned down, and the families relocated to surrounding pueblos. Signs of the past are everywhere – from old cacao and gmelina plantations to remains of old houses. Since the closer of the Property management company in early 2020, the area commonly known as 'base camp' is now shut and considered private property.
Traditionally visitors would park at base camp after engaging in 4x4 for the last 3km from the main road. The private community is renting the neighbors property adjacent for parking if you have a 4x4 and an additional space is now available at the base of the mountain if you do not have 4x4.
homes at finca bellavista
There are lots of homes within the Finca Bellavista community but currently only a handful are available to rent - we are assisting only those that have asked to be listed. Traditionally, most homes within the Finca Bellavista community were available to rent through the official 'Finca Bellavista' website.
If you are looking for an off-grid lifestyle then look no further, most of these homes are now for sale given that there is no active property management company to manage owners investments. While we don't recommend purchasing purely for an investment, you can pick up some amazing deals if you are looking to live or rent privately through the community.
We recommend a long visit prior to purchase to make sure this lifestyle is for you. You can get some amazing monthly deals right now, either through the 'work exchange program' or by selecting the long term rent option when making a booking for any of the homes listed on this website. Both options cost between $800.00 - $1200.00 a month but the advantage of the 'work exchange program' is it comes with meals.
The Fusion Home is in no way responsible for your stay and you will be put in direct contact with the owner after making your booking.
You can discover more information through 'The Fusion Forum' or visit 2 Costa Rica Real Estate for current active listings.
Finca Bellavista is named after Rio Bellavista, which flows through the middle of the community, and for the breathtaking beauty of the surrounding vistas, vibe, and bountiful flora and fauna present in our special home.
Finca Bellavista offers a life less ordinary. Within the broad expanse and biodiversity of the Southern Zone of Costa Rica, this private community and rainforest reserve is the most unique neighborhood in the world. The pulse of unfiltered life present defines sensory overload, and provides a daily existence immersed and in tune with nature.
The Fusion Home and other homeowners within the community hope that one day the former property management company can return to its former glory and bring the once thriving community back to life - until then, please come and enjoy a private tour of Finca Bellavista. A rental in the private community can provide work for some of the locals in the form of cleans, massages, night hikes, shuttle service, food delivery and more...