Geoff McCabe

Travel Help

Travel Help

Juan Santamaria International Airport, also known as San Jose Airport, or SJO, is situated about 20 minutes outside of the capital city of San Jose, Costa Rica. Most of the International flights arrive in this airport. Rancho Delicioso, an 8 Hectare (20 acre) property, is in the center of the Southern Nicoya Peninsula between the […]

 Geoff McCabe

Info for Retreat Leaders

Info for Retreat Leaders

  If you’re interested in leading a retreat here, please read the following. There are two options shown below (Guest Teacher or Private Retreat). Guests will stay in The River Palace, Joseph’s Treehouse, or can bring their own Tents. The volunteer house will not be available for them. Maximum 16 guests for retreats. This includes […]

 Geoff McCabe

Feedback Form for PYP

We’d love to hear your feedback about Rancho Delicioso’s PYP program. Please fill out this form, or you can email geoff at: geoff@ranchodelicioso.com if you prefer. http://tinyurl.com/jlterub Thanks.

 Geoff McCabe

PYP Photo Collection

PYP Photo Collection

These photos were taken during the Feb 7-13 PYP group, and will give you some idea of what to expect during the week. Of course, all groups are different and there’s some variety in the activities that happen.

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PYP Sample Schedule

In case you’d like to know more details about what we plan to do for the week, I’m publishing here this week’s schedule of what we have planned. This is somewhat flexible, depending on what teachers are available and other things. For example, sometimes an amazing teacher will show up in the area and we’ll […]

 Geoff McCabe

We Grew Guinness Record Breaking Soursop

We Grew Guinness Record Breaking Soursop

According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the largest Soursop (Guanabana) ever grown was a measly 8.14 pounds (3.69 kg) so ours was nearly double the weight! Ours weighed 16 pounds (7.26 Kilos)! Check out the old record on the Guinness website here: http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/world-records/heaviest-soursop. And you can see a photo of it here to […]

 Geoff McCabe

Internet Options at the Farm

Internet Options at the Farm

Many people ask me about internet at the farm, and there are so many options I thought I would write it out once in detail so that people can see what they are and I don’t have to explain it each time. I’m updating this on Dec 14, 2015, so if you’re reading this many […]

 Geoff McCabe

Tropical Seeds for Making Jewelry

Tropical Seeds for Making Jewelry

For 11 years I was half owner of a jewelry company called Seventh Sense, and we scoured the planet looking for exotic beads and materials of all types to make our jewelry. Although I’ve left that business far behind, I still love the idea of making jewelry, and am always keeping my eye open for […]

 Geoff McCabe

Insect Pests and Solutions

Insect Pests and Solutions

There are thousands of insects in the jungle here, and several of them like to feast on our plants. We’re going to try to catalog as many of them as possible to help our friends and neighbors in the area recognize them and know what to do. Aphids Every gardener and farmer hates aphids. They […]

 Geoff McCabe

Treehouse Hotel Project

Treehouse Hotel Project

In the heart of the eco village, we plan to build a treehouse hotel and retreat center. The basic idea is to put the treehouses on metal towers, upon which can grow vines, and surrounded by trees, to make sure they are safe in case of wind and treefalls. On the second level of each, […]