Catarata Del Toro is a privately owned reserve of 100 hectares. The location of the sanctuary is a little north of San José and the international airport Juan Santamaria. And it is located on the Caribbean side of the central mountain range. The reserve is bordering two national parks, Juan Castro Blanco, one of the two water parks globally, and Poás on both sides for three kilometers. So, all this creates a ‘lost in the jungle’ feeling of 20.000 hectares. The first neighbors in the south, and north are one kilometer away, and in the east, and west we are neighbor free. Our location is in the valley of Bajos Del Toro, which is unspoiled. You will find mountains, many more waterfalls, forests, national parks, and wildlife.
As a result, this creates many opportunities for sustainable tourism, and you are welcome to start your eco-business as well!
We have opened since that day 10 hectares for the public. This section includes the most beautiful waterfall in Costa Rica: ’Catarata Del Toro.’ This waterfall is the waterfall you have to see before leaving the country. And since April 2017, we are simultaneously running our second project: ‘Blue Falls of Costa Rica.’ We are trying to develop this project to full maturity in the coming years. Besides those two projects, we also offer some real estate developments in the form of building lots.
A Dutch- Costa Rican couple is the manager of Catarata Del Toro and Blue Falls of Costa Rica.
Catarata Del Toro and Blue Falls of Costa Rica wants to offer their visitors a ‘BIG WOW’ experience. And the ‘Wow’ comes naturally due to nature itself. We keep everything as natural as possible and by the simple philosophy of: ‘WYSIWYG – What You See Is What You Get.’ Visitors always leave different as they came in, most of them with a special extra love for nature and the overwhelming beauty of Costa Rica.
By opening the reserve to the public from Monday to Saturday for a reasonable price, thus value for money.
We experienced climate change. If you watched the news lately, then you know what this is all about. Please do watch Home and the Al Gore documentary. Nonetheless, above all, the before-mentioned climate change, we know and feel that we have the responsibility to act as a good steward on this earth. And our location between two national parks gives us a unique chance to preserve what we have. And also, to create special zones and buffers for the ecosystems. The ultimate goal for us is to develop a very special tourist attraction based on the natural beauty of the reserve and surroundings with as little human impact as possible. Let’s hope that many will receive a blessing out of it, economically, physically, and mentally and that for decades to come.
We like to use this moment to draw your attention to the most needed ones in Central-America. Like always, that is the children. AMG Guatemala, a Christian non-profit organization, that helps almost 8.000 children daily. They provide food, education, medical care, safety, the Gospel and more. Almost all of these children are from broken families and are in some way (severe) hurt and therefore, they need your help. So, please watch the video hereunder which will show you the ‘why.’
You can find their website here, and please support it.
And due to your support, a child’s life will change for the best!
We, as a couple and as a business, are committed to helping what we can. So, therefore we are sponsoring some children through AMG Guatemala. Hereunder you will see a photo of our visit in August 2018 and most noteworthy: they were so gentle and sweet! And the second picture clearly explains their needs. We know very well that we, as one or two persons, cannot change or save the world. But instead of pretending not to see, hear, or know (because in the end, we all understand, hear, and know). We are trying to help a few getting a better future. So, do not overthink the big world problems and try to help at least one child.
Thank you for your attention. We appreciate that.