to Monkey Point


Punta Mona Center
for Regenerative Design
& Botanical Studies 


85 acre off the grid, beach front, family owned,
environmental education center, 
botanical collection, permaculture farm 
and eco-lodge, dedicated to regenerative 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.  



At Punta Mona We:

- grow most of our own food organically, which includes hundreds of species of tropical fruits, vegetables, herbs, medicinal plants as well as bamboo and extensive native hardwood reforestation

- use eco-technologies

- create a sense of community

- educate learners of all ages and from all walks of life




<--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 and Experience:

- 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

- 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 INFO@PUNTAMONA.ORG





Permaculture Design Course:

June 28 - July 11, 2015

January 4 - 17, 2016



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.




Fundraise your course tuition with WeTheTrees!






Join us for a 200 hour yoga teacher training
and sustainable living permaculture retreat at Punta Mona.

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 these trainings 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.


August 2 - 22, 2015 with School Yoga Institute

November 20 - December 15, 2015 with the Kula Collective

March 3 - 31, 2016 with Passion Yoga and Envision Festival

April 10 - 30, 2016 with School Yoga Institute



Herbal Medicine Retreats & Learning Experiences


February 1 - 9, 2016
Plant Spirit Journey
with the Gaia School of Healing & Earth Education
Featuring Marysia Miernowska


February 15 - March 29, 2016
Wilderness Herbal First Aid & Jungle Clinical in collaboration with Envision Festival
Featuring 7Song & Sarah Wu






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 10-30, 2016

Permaculture Design Course: January 4-24, 2016

Kitchen Volunteer January - May 2016


You can find the application on our "Volunteers" page and you can send them to info@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

Tour of the Chinampa system in Punta Mona                                                                                                                                                           

Produced by Yam Aisner

Permaculture Design Course Documentary 1-7

By November 2010 PDC graduate, Guillermo von Breymann

Permaculture installation at Kalu Yala in Panama                                               

By The Kalu Yala Crew

Stephen and Sarah Plant Walks                                                                                                                

By Annika Beaulieu & Renzo Zanelli

Stephen Brooks being interviewed by Daniel Pinchbeck on The Pinch

In the Jungle Kitchen

By Simon Bolivar

Interview with Stephen at Envison Festival 2012


Edible Adventure from The Travel Channel
By Elan Productions


Podcast with Stephen on Love Affair Travel.


Tour of Punta Mona by Zak Zaidman
By Liz Hubley


Old School Farm Tour by Stephen
By Corinne Coffey