La Víspera is a well-established organic herb farm. In the Herbolario herbs are dried and processed into delicious blends on a daily basis. We also process herbal extracts & massage oils and make our own mango- & cherry tomato chutneys, jams, rhubarb sauce & fruity nectars. Besides we are specialized in leafy vegetables & edible flowers. All our products are part of the slow food menu at the Garden Café.
Every day we harvest fresh products for the natural food lovers,
creative chefs and confectioners in the city of Santa Cruz.
All beautifully finished houses are mostly built with natural local materials. We play with round shapes, Φ the Golden Ratio and Feng Shui. In recent years we have experimented a lot. In guesthouses La Lumbre and La Cobija our guests can experience this for themselves.
Higher up the mountain, we built our dream house Akasha and the writers studio Atma, the first house with a green roof in Bolivia.
During the construction of La Cúpula our creative local eco-contractor organized a one week course at the Finca, applying adobe, bottles and earthbags (super adobe). Below the result: the meditation dome and at the bottom floor the laundry.
The finca is home to some 90 species of birds; you can find iguanas, foxes, hedgehogs, squirrels, skunks, weasels, guinea pigs, bats, and sometimes even see an Andean deer, a porcupine or a mountain cat.
In this Native Park we cherish native plants and trees. The stone walls are reminders of the old Inca Road leading to the local sanctuary, the current ruins of "El Fuerte".
We have 2.5 km. path laid out, using the routes formed by the dogs and the horses before we entered this former wilderness. Here you can wander at ease and merge into the bushes, overgrown rock formations and wonderful vistas.