to Monkey Point


Punta Mona is an 85 acre off the grid, family owned environmental education center, botanical collection, permaculture farm and eco-lodge, dedicated to sustainable ways of living. 

Punta Mona’s mission is to provide an alternative to the destructive land use practices taking place throughout Costa Rica and the world.   By growing our own food organically, using eco-technologies, and creating a sense of community, we are showcasing and educating learners of all ages and from all walks of life.  The ideals of sustainability, conservation of energy and reduction of waste permeate our everyday lives. Our houses are built from local, fallen trees, solar panels provide our electricity and we grow hundreds of species of tropical fruits, vegetables, herbs, medicinal plants as well as bamboo and timber. 


<--break->We are dedicated to teaching environmental awareness through conscious, positive and creative solutions to the dilemmas facing the modern world centering around Permaculture principals. We invite you to come, experience and be inspired by Punta Mona, where you will be immersed in an energy-conscious, off the grid, resourceful experience focused on healthy food systems, freedom of expression and re-learning our inherent life skills.


<--break->Enjoy sea kayaking, mud bathing, wandering our extensive gardens and orchards, host or join a workshop or retreat! Indulge in our jungle gourmet cuisine, connect with the extensive wildlife, play a good game of domino, stretch out on our yoga deck and live la Pura Vida.


We believe Punta Mona is a unique place and one that has much to teach about the things we take for granted, the power of community, immagination, equality and the beauty of living a simple, intentional life. 

Please email us at contact@puntamona.org Punta Mona

Permaculture Design Course:

June 15-28, 2014 


This program takes place in January and June of each year, offering a Permaculture Design Certificate, workshops in Medicinal Plants, Nutrition, Fermented Foods, Slow Food, Natural Building, Gaia Rhythms, Community Building & Service, Alternative Education and Garden/Farming projects. Also offered are field trips to other permaculture projects around Costa Rica, daily yoga and spanish classes...

Join Stephen & Sarah and other select guest teachers who specialize in various fields, such as water system development/maintenance, fine arts, urban gardening, landscape & green architecture design, bee keeping, medicinal plants, alternative educators and more!

** adjunct specialty staff changes with each course, please inquire for more information.



7 day Practical Tropical Permaculture Application

June 29-July 5, 2014 

A week long opportunity for those interested in tropical permaculture, who have acheived their PDC to apply permaculture principals and conxepts in a tropical environment, surrounded by primary, secondary and food forests! 

Open to all!

Special prices for those who complete their PDC at Punta Mona in the past!



200 hr Yoga Teacher Training

April 27 - May 17, 2014
August 10 - 30, 2014 


Join us for a 200 hour yoga teacher training and sustainable living permaculture retreat this Spring 2013. This is a unique opportunity to live off-the-grid and experience the dynamic rhythms of the jungle and warm Caribbean Sea while tuning into your inner rhythms through the practice of yoga. 

In this training participants not only will learn how to facilitate others through the yogic practice but also become immersed in permaculture and sustainable life style by eating mostly what is grown on the farm, rising and setting with the sun and leaving the world of artificial light and sound behind.


Permaculture Design Course at
The Mystical Yoga Farm

May 18 - 31, 2014



Domestic Goddess... 

One who is awed by and not afraid of nature. Who appreciates and can manage a clean & organized home, guest house and retreat center. One who loves plants and foods, who has experience gardening/harvesting/cooking farm to table style cuisine… Hospitable and open. Fluent in Spanish, has taken a PDC and loves outdoor tropical living. Experience in hotels/restaurant/retreats a must!! 

1-5 year commitment...

please email directly with resumé and letter of intent addressing the above criteria…
Check out the opportunities page for more info and application!

This is a paid position, which includes meals & lodging.

please send application to contact@puntamon.org




Event Specific Volunteers:

If you have experience in the following areas and are available during our event times, please inquire about a short term position at Punta Mona. This is a worktrade position, lodging and meals are provided.


Kitchen & Housekeeping:

Please apply for the Kitchen position only if you have extensive cooking experience in a professional environment.

Yoga Teacher Training: April 27-May 17 & August 10-30, 2014

Plant Lover's Journey: November 17-23, 2013 & March 17-23, 2014

Permaculture Design Course: January 8-28, 2013 & June 8-28, 2014

Envision Tour: February 14-19, 2014

Yoga and Community Service: April 3-12, 2014


You can find the application on our "Volunteers" page and you can send them to contact@puntamona.org




Check out videos of Punta Mona:

Beautiful ten minute portrait of Punta Mona
By January 2013 PDC graduate, Caros Vasquez

TEDx, In Search of Sustainable Dreams: Permaculture and Quality of Life
Stephen Brooks, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

TEDx, If You Don't Like the Way Things Are... Start a Village
Stephen Brooks, Black Rock City (Burning Man), Nevada


Permaculture Design Course Documentary
By November 2010 PDC graduate, Guillermo von Breymann


Stephen and Sarah Plant Walks   
By Annika Beaulieu & Renzo Zanelli

In the Jungle Kitchen
By Simon Bolivar


Edible Adventure from The Travel Channel
By Elan Productions


Tour of Punta Mona by Zak Zaidman
By Liz Hubley


Old School Farm Tour by Stephen
By Corinne Coffey