We are a small team led by :
Multi-cultural since childhood, he has developed talents for cuisine inspired by several foreign cultures. Profoundly in love with the fauna of Costa Rica, he is also an amateur wildlife photographer.
Communications executive and photographer, she daily improves her skills in baking, pastry, cheese, soap and natural cosmetics.
Both of us have studied permaculture in Costa Rica. Pagan Poetry is born of our ecological concern and our pursuit of human interactions.
– We want to offer you comfortable and eco-friendly accommodations, where healthy food made with good local products is abundant,
- We participate in the local economy by promoting small businesses and craftsmen,
- We adopt a permacultural approach : our project is sustainable.
- Reforest to restore fauna and flora,
- Create an autonomous eco-responsible homestead and also aim for social bonding,
- Increase interest in the culture and traditions of San Ramon,
- Allow you to discover Costa Rica distinctively,
- To have unexpected and wonderful encounters.
- Ensure your safety as one of our priorities
- Respect the environment throughout our actions,
- Ease your stay : our entire team is at your service.
We try as much as possible to reduce waste. When shopping for food, we use cloth bags and glass jars to avoid the use of disposable plastic.
We buy in bulk as much as possible with the help of local shops :
Finca Orgánica Los Ángeles : Organic veggies lovingly grown by our neighbors
Tramo los Ángeles : Milk, local cheeses, sour cream, artisan butter
Bio Mercado : Free-range eggs, natural and organic products
Lecanto : Organic and natural bulk products
Averde (Pura Comida) : Artisan Chocolate
We do not use paper napkins but linen napkins which we wash for each use. Of course, we don't offer disposable straws either, but stainless steel straws .
We then compost all of our green waste with our Vermicompost .
We sort waste that we cannot avoid in an outdoor furniture also accessible to our customers. We encourage our visitors to participate in this joint effort for the planet through oral recommendations and written support. This recyclable waste is then brought into the association Todos Ayudando Al Medio Ambiente which takes care of the collection and sending to large companies which recycle it.
We also participate in the Ecoins Program, which converts waste into points. We then use these points in the Ecoins shop, which offers ecological detergents, zero waste kits, etc.
We also get involved in our community by regularly carrying out spontaneous pickup and sorting of garbage (often bottles) thrown in our neighborhood by unscrupulous people.
To minimize our environmental impact, we use biodegradable products from Florex , a local brand. and committed: Florex offers its products in bulk or collects packaging for recycling.
We also use baking soda and vinegar .
In the chalets, we provide biodegradable soap produced by us.
For the treatment of the wood in our chalets we use linseed oil .
Our entire establishment is equipped with low energy consumption LED bulbs . We are currently using national energy, more than 98% renewable .
We have chosen to live in an area where temperatures, neither too hot nor too cold, require neither air conditioning nor heating .
Our water heaters work in real time: no waste of energy to store hot water unnecessarily .
We choose not to use energy-consuming equipment : we do not iron the sheets and do not offer sockets for hair dryers.
We are also trying to optimize our trips in order to limit our consumption of fossil energy .
Permaculture and Agroecology
We started a organic vegetable garden a few months ago.
We are inspired by Permaculture and Agroecology : rainwater recovery, compost, mounds, mulching, crop associations, and reproduction of mountain microorganisms for promote life in the soil.
We are also in the process of reforesting our property. Our goal is to create an edible forest as well as sow native tree species .
Both certified in Permaculture in Finca Tierra in Costa Rica, we are currently following a MOOC International d'Agroécologie given by Sup Agro-Montpellier. We want to learn how to grow healthy food while respecting the ecosystem as much as possible .