We had a great villa with all the conveniences one would not expect in the jungle. Our view looked directly out into the jungle which just enhanced our experience and where we spent our evenings on the patio. We were so impressed by the friendliness and helpfulness of everyone we came in contact with. Karen and Patricia came by the first day and gave us a welcome and thorough introduction to the community. We picked fresh vegetables and fruit everyday and then twice per week we participate in the distribution of various vegetables and fresh eggs. Numerous hiking trails provided many challenges; zip lining was exhilarating particularly for someone afraid of heights; fishing arranged by Shani was fantastic; the day long trip to Corcovado, also arranged by Shani, was very special and the friendliness of the Tico's was unparalleled. Knowing very little Spanish did not prove to be a hinderance. Special thanks to Patricia and Karen who were very knowledgeable and were able to answer all of our questions during our weeklong stay.