Practices &


how to live...

Here at Hidden Valley Farm / Valle Escondido Preserve, we have incorporated sustainable and permaculture design into as many aspects of the physical, social and operating infrastructures within hotel, cafe, and grounds as possible. To date this is what we have installed:

  • Lots of windows and skylights throughout the rooms and buildings to maximize the use of natural light
  • Biodegradable, environmentally friendly cleaning products, detergents, and soaps

  • Rainwater harvesting and aquaculture

  • composting, soil rebuilding and the production of natural organic fertilizers for our gardens 

  • Solar hot water heating in hotel rooms

  • Energy-saving light bulbs, presence-detecting lights, and photovoltaic lamps

  • Air drying facilities for our hotel linens and towels to reduce the use of gas or electric dryers

  • Reuse of containers and recycling

  • Reforestation - to date we've planted 1500 local species of tree

  • Pesticide-free and non-chemical fertilizers for maintaining hotel grounds

  • Whenever possible, the use of locally produced, organic goods to help the local economy and reduce our carbon footprint  

  • Greywater management - recycling water from sinks, showers, kitchens, and laundry

  • All staff are also NVC trained (Non-Violent Communication) to create a sustainable social and working environment

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Fundamentally people enjoy experiencing the beauty of natural environments; in fact we are nature.  We believe that people, if given the opportunity, will protect natural environments and engage in regenerative practices to support life on earth. As a tourist destination, Valle Escondido inspires visitors to remember we are nature.

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more about Valle Escondido

50 meters south of the Monteverde Butterfly Garden

+506 2645 5156

+506 2645 6601

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Valle Escondido Preserve

Designed by

Karen Aiyana Birch