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Just 40 minutes from the San Jose airport, near Poas Volcano

Little did we know that a vacation in 2005 would start our Costa Rican adventure. Rio Coyote is a 5 acre coffee farm that with the help of our manager and our caretaker we have transitioned to an organic oasis for ourselves and our visitors in the foothills of Poas Volcano. 

Rio Coyote is committed to improving the health of the land. Since 2007, our small farm has used only shade grown organic farming methods. We’ve planted hundreds of trees to attract more birds, adding organic material back into the soil.


We built a Bamboo House using alternative building methods and natural materials. In the Spring of 2010, we added solar power and we plan to continue to pursue a self-sustaining sanctuary that will be welcoming to all visitors. In addition we have a separate modern apartment adjacent to the Bamboo House perfect for a second couple or children.


Well we were quite unsure of what to expect and being our very first trip to Costa Rica we were not sure whether we wanted to book a rental on the ocean or in the hills. Our conversations with Kim the owner were very quick and attentive, and there was something comforting in spending some time on an organic coffee farm versus the fast loud pace of a beachfront somewhere living like a typical tourist.

We met with the grounds keeper Jose whom lives nearby and he guided us to our retreat. Jose is AWESOME, and loves to talk and share stories and help whenever possible.
The place was well maintained and the caretaker obviously takes great pride in the job he does. Jose Luis was right there for everything we needed whether it was information on how to get around or arranging the transportation.

He had interesting facts about the coffee plantation as well as Costa Rica itself. He provided us with fresh eggs from his chickens for breakfast and an awesome night of guitar playing and singing.
What can I say about the Bambu Casita…
The property was so clean, with a wonderful hillside view and beautiful landscaping throughout.

The Bamboo house was much nicer than the pictures illustrated and the bed was extremely comfortable. Humming birds in the mornings and early evenings kept us company, and it was very nice and quiet, no sounds of vehicles. The bathroom was very nice and the shower was awesome, with high windows all around to see the mountain and hillside while enjoying a hot shower. There is even a fire pit and chairs to sit out under the stars and enjoy.

The kitchen was well appointed with a 4 burner gas range, and oven. We made many meals and had everything we needed. Its about 15 minutes to a market for groceries, and about 5 minutes to a corner store should you need anything urgent.
The area is very picturesque, not very touristy and not far from Volcano Poas and La Paz Waterfalls. On our way to the Volcano we saw a sloth hanging from a telegraph wire!!

We had a wonderful stay here and would love to go back.

Your Hosts

Michael & Kim
About: Currently we live in Berkeley California and get to Costa Rica as much as possible. We have been loving learning about organic farming. We continue to grow in our appreciation for Costa Rica and look forward to sharing it with others.

Why Poás, Costa Rica: We were drawn to the property because of the views and the central location to both the city and tourist attractions.

The Unique Benefits at this Farmhouse: We find it hard to leave the farm and spend most of our time relaxing on the deck of the house watching the hummingbirds and butterflies. Building with natural materials really brings a structure to life. The early morning light and colors of the sunset really illuminate the exterior and interior of the bamboo house.

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We are 40 minutes from the airport and a great place to start/finish if you are going to or returning from the Coast or the Arenal Area

Our Coffee

Our delicious coffee comes from trees growing in the rich soils of the Poas volcano in Costa Rica.
After hand picking, drying and sorting, the beans are carefully slow roasted in small batches to bring out their distinctive nutty flavor. The result — a perfect cup of smooth, flavorful coffee.

We we're thrilled that our coffee rated at 87 (premium grade).  We hope to keep increasing that number due to our caretakers efforts and our new processor. It's gratifying to see the efforts on the farm show in the taste of the coffee beans.

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The Bamboo House is ready for visitors! It is a great stopping point on the way to Poas volcano and a short, ~40 minute drive to the San Jose International Airport. Don't miss the opportunity to experience a working Costa Rica organic coffee farm!
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