A Perfect day on Finca Exotica
You wake up to the sounds of the howler monkey and the early birds that are all around your cabin. Drink a cup of the purest sweet water and softly swing into awareness in your hammock, from where you can observe different humming birds visiting all the luscious heliconias that grow around you. While you reminisce on your last dreams, inspiration may come to you, anticipating the wonderful things you are going to experience today. Eat some fruits while you walk thru the garden, where the giant blue Morpho salutes the day. Maybe you’ll to give the beach an early visit. Join in for some beach yoga, while the sun rises over the rainforest Refresh yourself with a dip in the ocean.
Now you are ready for a hearty tico breakfast with eggs, beans, cheese, sprinkled with our de luxe smoked chili sauce, accompanied with coffee or teas, all organic of course. Check the tide chart now to figure out, when there will be the best conditions for easy swimming or boogie boarding during the day after that it is a good time for hiking or horseback riding. You could just walk the trails inside the farm that take you up to the ridge, where you will find huge ancient trees and spectacular views, overlooking 25 km of pristine pacific coast, lagoons where you might go kayaking another day and a shade of Panama on the southeast horizon. Most likely you will get to see one or more of the four varieties of monkeys, maybe a tapir or an anteater, sometimes deer or another of the many species that roam freely around us. To encounter the ocelot or jaguar is a luck that you come closer to, the quieter you move, usually when you stop in silence you will get to see something starting moving after a while.
We serve you a light lunch with lots of our delicious farm salads at 12:00. There is a variety of fruits, natural juices, such as cane juice, sweet drinking coconut and lemongrass tea at the beach house, where you may also enjoy the shade during the hot noon hours, playing pool, going thru our library and swinging in the hammocks to the eclectic sounds of our tropical i-pod radio show.
If you want a siesta, take a nap in your cabin or in one of the hammocks on the beach, luxuriating in the cool breeze and the shade of the almond trees, where scarlet macaws feed and chatter.
In the afternoon you may also check out our workshop, in the shade of huge ficus, and figure out working with some pottery, batik, furniture or toy making. You may easily get inspired when you see all the fun
materials, all kinds and sizes of bamboo and wood scraps, and the fine selection of tools that we can provide for your project. How about building a model of your dream tree house, bird cage size and leave the door open, forever?
We can show you and the kids how to make banana paper today, so tomorrow you may draw your very own treasure island map on it. Carve a Tiki, weave a hat, make the largest flower arrangement you have ever seen! Enjoy the beauty and satisfaction as you go to the beach for an afternoon swim, surf or boogie. Nothing like watching the pelicans surfing the waves effortlessly at sunset, when the sky turns psychedelic and you feel tropical bliss in your soul.
Spa time: To get ready for the night you take a long shower with a good scrub of fresh lime+hibiscus+aloe shampoo, while the Ylang-Ylang are scenting the air around your garden bathroom. Shave with fresh Aloe Vera and perfume yourself with vitalizing essential oils. Ready for the night?
Come to the big Rancho and enjoy a breathtaking view over our gardens and the pacific horizon while you sip on your gin-pipa, mai thai, ginger-lemongrass-lemonade or fresh piña colada, as you share your adventures with the other guests. In the meantime, we have ground some fresh coconut milk to prepare you a delightful dinner with all the other ingredients that we harvested the same afternoon, like yucca, chemol, tequisque, katuk, tumeric, lemongrass, curry leaves, ginger, chillies, pineapple and plantains... everything live organic down to the chicken or the fish become our famed Curry-Padang. Or how about green and pink papaya salad Thai style, pounded in the giant mortar and topped with some snook ceviche? Favorite deserts are mostly concoctions of different bananas fried or puree, with fresh cinnamon leaves, celestial vanilla, roasted coconut flakes, rum flambé and blessed with grated top notch chocolate. Have you ever had lemon tea ice cream with curry berries?
After dinner we may go back to the garden lounge, where the sponge grass sofas, pillows and palm mats await us by the majestic african palms, lit by the bonfire in the center and coconut torches around. while you watch the stars above you may realize, this life is a caravan.
When you later drift away into deep contentment, on your queen-size, sweet dream mattress, you will feel: this was a perfect day. And tomorrow...