Hacienda La Esperanza Country Estate, Costa Rica

Hacienda la Esperanza in Costa Rica is a beautiful unique country estate initiated by Forest Returns (www.forestreturns.com) and acquired with a group of investors. This is a sustainable country estate situated at Peninsula Nicoya, near Tambor in Costa Rica. The company is situated on 1035 hectares of land. The income is created by CO2 compensation projects, teak wood and tourism. There are several authentic houses on the Hacienda that are currently rented to network partners of Forest Returns. Hacienda La Esperanza is part of the largest blue zone in the world! After identifying 5 of the world’s Blue Zones, National Geographic took teams of scientists to each location. To identify lifestyle characteristics that might explain longevity. They found that the lifestyles of all Blue Zones residents shared nine specific characteristics.

Danpaati River Lodge, Surinam

In the deep jungle of Surinam, Boven Suriname, Danpaati River Lodge is situated. It supports regional healthcare and sustainable regional development. The sustainable lodge, Danpaati River Lodge, can host 50 guests. The lodge has been transformed from a basic to a mid level sustainable luxury resort during the years. The lodge experienced an increased occupancy rate and is self-supporting since 2007. The lodge is able to finance around 50% of the healthcare project. Both the lodge and the healthcare project are classified under Foundation Bonama. Bonama cooperates with 12 villages. It provides home care and runs family houses (a combination of child and elderly day care).