Monteverde, Costa Rica
(506) 2645 5454 - 8380 4437
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Unique Experiences

Watch how we milk our cows and help us feed the babies with a baby bottle!

Finca Terra Viva is a proud member of Cooperativa de productores de leche Dos Pinos.

We milk our 60 cows twice a day and obtain an average of 1400 Kg daily.

Terra Viva is one of the few dairy farms in the whole country with the distinction of a BLUE FLAG, resulting from its good environmental practices and energy and water management. 

Finca Terra Viva is a leading farm in the Monteverde area for its orientation for Carbon Neutrality.


We work in 3 major areas to reach this goal:

  1. Feeding the cows with grass daily as well as rotating the herd daily so the soil gets richer and fixes carbon.
  2. Using all the manure as organic fertilizer, and
  3. Saving 65% of our land forest preservation as well as natural reforestation which increases the carbon fixation.

You can watch how we milk our cows and help us feed the babies!


Farm and forest Horseback Ride

We connect you to our neighboring farm for you to have a great experience riding horses.  There is no need to ride on dangerous busy roads, the whole ride is done through private paths and trails. Lovely ride!

Night Exploration

Make sure your flashlight is recharged! We invite you to explore the deep areas of Terra Viva Private Reserve along its untouched pristine streams in search of big and small but always amazing species of frogs, insects, reptiles, mammals, etc that make this land so unique. It is safe and you can do it by yourself, just follow any of our multiple trails.  Don’t forget to look up: an owl, a kinkajou maybe be watching you!

Terra Viva Private Reserve

You can walk for miles our trails that cut through Cloud forest and farmland for free.  Make sure we give you a map!

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1. Private Reserve with 4 miles of trails for walking / hiking. You may want to avoid walking through a more touristy reserve.
2. The famous Resplendent Quetzal breeds here abundantly.
3. Free self guided maps for our guests.
4. See, touch, taste, smell, learn and have fun with our animal companions. Your children will be in heaven.
5. Costa Rican life: "Terra Viva is located in a little valley, from there, one doesn´t see other houses or buildings. A beautiful and really unspoiled natural setting; the chance for city folks to go around and see farm work and animals; and maybe most importantly, the opportunity to experience a little slice of Costa Rican daily life".
6. Location. Terra Viva is about 5 minute drive from Santa Elena, and is completely away from the hustle and bustle of Monteverde.
7.Wireless Internet available 24/7.
8. Our water is spring fed, it is rich in minerals and good for ingestion and for the skin.
9. Hot showers at Finca Terra Viva are heated by very modern and efficient solar heaters.