We are a Hostel, Micro-Farm and Retreat destination nestled away in the mountains of Sortova, Chiriqui Province, Panama. Located in one of the world’s most lush and picturesque landscapes, it is a haven for Birders, Agriculture enthusiasts, Health-Conscious, Health-Unconscious, Dreamers and Do-ers, alike.
Our year-round tropical conditions allow for the constant and consistent growth of region-centric agriculture…so whether you are passing through or staying with us for awhile, all of our organically-grown fruits, vegetables and medicinal plants are completely FREE for Guests’ consumption…and always seem to be within an arm’s reach.
All bedding and linens are, provided free of charge.
Included with ALL accommodations are FREE fruits, vegetables, and medicinal herbs. Enjoy!!
Our micro-farm is thriving and expanding on a daily basis! That’s good news for you, because what we sow is completely FREE for your consumption throughout the duration of your stay with us!
The list of what we’ve got growing would be too long to list, so check out the pics instead!
Did you know that Panama is a top destination for Birding? Check out the pictures below to see some of the species we have hanging around the hostel.
Our medicinal tea garden is growing strong! As mentioned, all our medicinal teas are FREE for consumption during your stay, and we’re confident we finally have a plant to address the majority of ailments! Here are some pics and a link to our current offerings detailing their medicinal values:
We strongly believe in the following two statements: “You cannot achieve your goals alone” and “The Universe is always listening”! Those two statements pretty much sum up our experience with volunteers we’ve hosted. We seriously could not have done this without ladies and gents who came through as strangers only to leave as Soursop Family! Each one of you has left an everlasting imprint on the hostel. The uniqueness and timing of the gifts and lessons each volunteer afforded us proves that The Universe is always listening!
Our vibe and “off-the-beaten path” location speaks best to the Soul Seekers, Music Makers, Yogi’s, Word-writers, Nature enthusiasts and Health-awake groups and individuals. Our 6 bunks and one Private Room allow for the comfortable accommodations of 13-14 guests. (If hammocks are your thing, we can accommodate up to 20+ guests.)
As most retreat hosts’ prefer privacy for their groups, the only requirement for the reservation of our entire hostel is a 3 night minimum stay.
Retreats for groups longer than 7 days will be discounted.
To all first-time retreat hosts, (first of all, congratulations) don’t fret - we’ll work with you to help make this a smooth and successful endeavor!
(Youth – Suitable for Ages 7-12) 6 Night, 7 Day Permaculture and Immersion Program.
Basics of Permaculture: Hands on experience introducing or furthering students’ knowledge of Permaculture Best Practices, Repurposing Materials, Agriculture/Micro-Farming and Minor Construction.
Hands on workshop offering a birds-eye view of the history and practice of Calligraphy.
Outdoor yoga studio COMING SOON!! Our plans for a 20x40 outdoor yoga studio are underway! (Perched atop a hill on our micro-farm, under a guava tree, overlooking our private river and humble beach… Can you imagine a more perfect setting for your practice?!?!).
Stay tuned for photos of our progress!
Excursions / Field Trip (Hiking, Beach or Farm Field Trip – Customizable to your group’s preferences)