Monteverde, Costa Rica
(506) 26455454 - 83804437
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Unique Experiences

Cheese Making & Sustainable farm


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

We milk our 60 cows twice a day and obtain an average of 1500 Kg daily.

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

We work in 3 major areas to reach this goal:

  1. Reducing the the use of pesticides, herbacides, and bacterian inhibitors, focusing on prevention.
  2. Using all the manure as organic fertilizer, and
  3. Saving land for natural reforestation which increases the carbon fixation.

We offer and educational and hands-on experience regarding all aspects of cheese making and the processes to reach environmental sustainability.

US$ 30 per person


Farm and forest Horseback Ride

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We have 10 healthy horses available to take visitors through our Private Reserve.  There is no need to ride on dangerous busy roads, the whole ride is done through our private paths and trails. Lovely ride!

Riparian Night Hike

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We take you into the deep areas of Terra Viva Private Reserve along its untouched pristine streams in search of big and small but always amazing pieces of evolution that make this land so unique.

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!

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.