Our Programs & Rates

At Cirenas we are committed to accomodating groups, individuals, families and couples to our "living lab" offering experiential learning programs within the inspiring and ecologically diverse landscapes of Hacienda Ario.  Below you may find pricing information for our regular programs, however, we do quote different rates depending on group size, seasonality, and length of stay.  Room configuration may be Private or Shared (with 4 bunkbeds to a room). Contact info@cirenas.org for your personalized quote or click on the blue button to book your program online.

Price starting from US$172.00 + tax for a single or double occupancy room per night Includes: ·         "Farm to Table" Breakfast ·         One hour introduction to Cirenas and its programs, as well as "sustainability" campus tour ·         Use of hiking trails ·         Free wifi in dinning hall and conference room Room Facilities (40m2 Villa Style guestrooms): ·         One to Four occupancy room ·         One queen bed and 2 bunkbeds, Two queen beds or 4 bunkbeds ·         Private bathroom with shower ·         Ceiling fan ·         Mosquito netting Check in: 2:00pm - Check out: 11:00am Children under 12 years old pay US$45.00 (+tax) per child. Up to 2 children sharing a room with an adult.

Price starting from US$172.00 + tax for a single or double occupancy room per night

Includes:

·         "Farm to Table" Breakfast

·         One hour introduction to Cirenas and its programs, as well as "sustainability" campus tour

·         Use of hiking trails

·         Free wifi in dinning hall and conference room

Room Facilities (40m2 Villa Style guestrooms):

·         One to Four occupancy room

·         One queen bed and 2 bunkbeds, Two queen beds or 4 bunkbeds

·         Private bathroom with shower

·         Ceiling fan

·         Mosquito netting

Check in: 2:00pm - Check out: 11:00am

Children under 12 years old pay US$45.00 (+tax) per child. Up to 2 children sharing a room with an adult.

Price starting from US$172.00 + tax per person,  for a 2 night/ 3 day program Includes: Day 1:  Guest arrival, intro to Cirenas & programs + Dinner Day 2: Breakfast, Introduction on Permaculture (its meaning, principles and ethics and how to apply them in everyday life), Lunch, onsite practice with planting and working in the greenhouse or with the chickens, Dinner. Day 3: Breakfast and early morning hike prior to departure.

Price starting from US$172.00 + tax per person,  for a 2 night/ 3 day program

Includes:

Day 1:  Guest arrival, intro to Cirenas & programs + Dinner

Day 2: Breakfast, Introduction on Permaculture (its meaning, principles and ethics and how to apply them in everyday life), Lunch, onsite practice with planting and working in the greenhouse or with the chickens, Dinner.

Day 3: Breakfast and early morning hike prior to departure.

Price starting from US$283.00 + tax per person,  for a 3 night/ 4 day program Includes: Day 1:  Guest arrival, intro to Cirenas & programs + Dinner Day 2: Breakfast, Introduction on Permaculture (its meaning, principles and ethics and how to apply them in everyday life), Lunch, onsite practice with planting andworking in the greenhouse or with the chickens, Dinner. Day 3: Breakfast, Composting and Healing the soil theory, Lunch, onsite practice with composting, Dinner. Day 4: Breakfast and early morning hike prior to departure.

Price starting from US$283.00 + tax per person,  for a 3 night/ 4 day program

Includes:

Day 1:  Guest arrival, intro to Cirenas & programs + Dinner

Day 2: Breakfast, Introduction on Permaculture (its meaning, principles and ethics and how to apply them in everyday life), Lunch, onsite practice with planting andworking in the greenhouse or with the chickens, Dinner.

Day 3: Breakfast, Composting and Healing the soil theory, Lunch, onsite practice with composting, Dinner.

Day 4: Breakfast and early morning hike prior to departure.

Price starting from US$394.00 + tax, per person,  for  a 4 night/ 5 day program Includes: Day 1:  Guest arrival, intro to Cirenas & programs + Dinner Day 2: Breakfast, Introduction on Permaculture (its meaning, principles and ethics and how to apply them in everyday life), Lunch, onsite practice with planting and working in the greenhouse or with the chickens, Dinner. Day 3: Breakfast, Composting and Healing the soil theory, Lunch, onsite practice with composting, Dinner. Day 4: Breakfast, Medicinal plants and herbs with a class on theory, Lunch, onsite practice planting and cutting medicinal plants, Dinner. Day 5: Breakfast and early morning hike prior to departure.

Price starting from US$394.00 + tax, per person,  for  a 4 night/ 5 day program

Includes:

Day 1:  Guest arrival, intro to Cirenas & programs + Dinner

Day 2: Breakfast, Introduction on Permaculture (its meaning, principles and ethics and how to apply them in everyday life), Lunch, onsite practice with planting and working in the greenhouse or with the chickens, Dinner.

Day 3: Breakfast, Composting and Healing the soil theory, Lunch, onsite practice with composting, Dinner.

Day 4: Breakfast, Medicinal plants and herbs with a class on theory, Lunch, onsite practice planting and cutting medicinal plants, Dinner.

Day 5: Breakfast and early morning hike prior to departure.

Price starting from US$505.00 + tax, per person,  for  a 5 night/ 6 day program Includes: Day 1:  Guest arrival, intro to Cirenas & programs + Dinner Day 2: Breakfast, Introduction on Permaculture (its meaning, principles and ethics and how to apply them in everyday life), Lunch, onsite practice with planting and working in the greenhouse or with the chickens, Dinner. Day 3: Breakfast, Composting and Healing the soil theory, Lunch, onsite practice with composting, Dinner. Day 4: Breakfast, Medicinal plants and herbs with a class on theory, Lunch, onsite practice planting and cutting medicinal plants, Dinner. Day 5: Breakfast, Signage, transplanting and helping protect the soil and its plants using permaculture techniques with a professional, Lunch, onsite practice planting and cutting plants, Dinner. Day 6: Breakfast and early morning hike prior to departure.

Price starting from US$505.00 + tax, per person,  for  a 5 night/ 6 day program

Includes:

Day 1:  Guest arrival, intro to Cirenas & programs + Dinner

Day 2: Breakfast, Introduction on Permaculture (its meaning, principles and ethics and how to apply them in everyday life), Lunch, onsite practice with planting and working in the greenhouse or with the chickens, Dinner.

Day 3: Breakfast, Composting and Healing the soil theory, Lunch, onsite practice with composting, Dinner.

Day 4: Breakfast, Medicinal plants and herbs with a class on theory, Lunch, onsite practice planting and cutting medicinal plants, Dinner.

Day 5: Breakfast, Signage, transplanting and helping protect the soil and its plants using permaculture techniques with a professional, Lunch, onsite practice planting and cutting plants, Dinner.

Day 6: Breakfast and early morning hike prior to departure.

Price starting from US$617.00 + tax, per person,  for  a 6 night/ 7 day program Includes: Day 1:  Guest arrival, intro to Cirenas & programs + Dinner Day 2: Breakfast, Introduction on Permaculture (its meaning, principles and ethics and how to apply them in everyday life), Lunch, onsite practice with planting and working in the greenhouse or with the chickens, Dinner. Day 3: Breakfast, Composting and Healing the soil theory, Lunch, onsite practice with composting, Dinner. Day 4: Breakfast, Medicinal plants and herbs with a class on theory, Lunch, onsite practice planting and cutting medicinal plants, Dinner. Day 5: Breakfast, Signage, onsite practice pruning, coppicing & pollarding of existing systems, Lunch, onsite practice pruning, coppicing & pollarding of existing systems, Dinner Day 6: Breakfast, onsite practice mulching, ground cover maintenance & other climatic control establishment, Lunch, onsite practice orchard design & establishment, Dinner Day 7: Breakfast and early morning hike prior to departure.

Price starting from US$617.00 + tax, per person,  for  a 6 night/ 7 day program

Includes:

Day 1:  Guest arrival, intro to Cirenas & programs + Dinner

Day 2: Breakfast, Introduction on Permaculture (its meaning, principles and ethics and how to apply them in everyday life), Lunch, onsite practice with planting and working in the greenhouse or with the chickens, Dinner.

Day 3: Breakfast, Composting and Healing the soil theory, Lunch, onsite practice with composting, Dinner.

Day 4: Breakfast, Medicinal plants and herbs with a class on theory, Lunch, onsite practice planting and cutting medicinal plants, Dinner.

Day 5: Breakfast, Signage, onsite practice pruning, coppicing & pollarding of existing systems, Lunch, onsite practice pruning, coppicing & pollarding of existing systems, Dinner

Day 6: Breakfast, onsite practice mulching, ground cover maintenance & other climatic control establishment, Lunch, onsite practice orchard design & establishment, Dinner

Day 7: Breakfast and early morning hike prior to departure.

Price starting from US$394.00 + tax, per person,  for  a 4 night/ 5 day program Includes: Day 1:  Guest arrival, intro to Cirenas & programs + Dinner Day 2: Breakfast, Introduction on Watershed Management (its meaning, principles and ethics and the why Cirenas wants the Government's Blue Flag apporval), Lunch, onsite plant, soil and water testing on the Ario River, Dinner. Day 3: Breakfast, Microscope evaluations and reporting on plant, soil and water testing, Lunch, beach clean up, Dinner. Day 4: Breakfast, Writing and photos to be taken for evidence of plant, soil and water studies, Lunch, visit Waterkeepers and visit Santa Teresa, Dinner. Day 5: Breakfast and early morning hike prior to departure.

Price starting from US$394.00 + tax, per person,  for  a 4 night/ 5 day program

Includes:

Day 1:  Guest arrival, intro to Cirenas & programs + Dinner

Day 2: Breakfast, Introduction on Watershed Management (its meaning, principles and ethics and the why Cirenas wants the Government's Blue Flag apporval), Lunch, onsite plant, soil and water testing on the Ario River, Dinner.

Day 3: Breakfast, Microscope evaluations and reporting on plant, soil and water testing, Lunch, beach clean up, Dinner.

Day 4: Breakfast, Writing and photos to be taken for evidence of plant, soil and water studies, Lunch, visit Waterkeepers and visit Santa Teresa, Dinner.

Day 5: Breakfast and early morning hike prior to departure.

Price starting from US$505.00 + tax, per person,  for  a 5 night/ 6 day program Includes: Day 1:  Guest arrival, intro to Cirenas & programs + Dinner Day 2: Breakfast, Introduction on Watershed Management (its meaning, principles and ethics and the why Cirenas wants the Government's Blue Flag apporval), Lunch, onsite plant, soil and water testing on the Ario River, Dinner. Day 3: Breakfast, Microscope evaluations and reporting on plant, soil and water testing, Lunch, beach clean up, Dinner. Day 4: Breakfast, Writing and photos to be taken for evidence of plant, soil and water studies, Lunch, visit Waterkeepers and visit Santa Teresa, Dinner. Day 5: Breakfast, Report on activities that are harmful to the river and activities that are not harmful with photo evidence and creation of signage, Lunch, Interact with members of the community to teach best practices with regard to protecting the rivers, Dinner. Day 6: Breakfast and early morning hike prior to departure.

Price starting from US$505.00 + tax, per person,  for  a 5 night/ 6 day program

Includes:

Day 1:  Guest arrival, intro to Cirenas & programs + Dinner

Day 2: Breakfast, Introduction on Watershed Management (its meaning, principles and ethics and the why Cirenas wants the Government's Blue Flag apporval), Lunch, onsite plant, soil and water testing on the Ario River, Dinner.

Day 3: Breakfast, Microscope evaluations and reporting on plant, soil and water testing, Lunch, beach clean up, Dinner.

Day 4: Breakfast, Writing and photos to be taken for evidence of plant, soil and water studies, Lunch, visit Waterkeepers and visit Santa Teresa, Dinner.

Day 5: Breakfast, Report on activities that are harmful to the river and activities that are not harmful with photo evidence and creation of signage, Lunch, Interact with members of the community to teach best practices with regard to protecting the rivers, Dinner.

Day 6: Breakfast and early morning hike prior to departure.

Cirenas is in the process of getting permits to set up a turtle nursery onsite for the protection of the turtle eggs. The Turtle Nursery program will include the following events to protect turtles from becoming endangered. -  How to take and record data accurately on patrols -  Finding turtle tracks at night -  Finding nests -  Identifying different nesting events -  Replicating nests -  How to work within the hatchery -  Identify when a nest is going to hatch -  How to carry out nest excavations -  Releasing baby turtles 

Cirenas is in the process of getting permits to set up a turtle nursery onsite for the protection of the turtle eggs. The Turtle Nursery program will include the following events to protect turtles from becoming endangered.

-  How to take and record data accurately on patrols

-  Finding turtle tracks at night

-  Finding nests

-  Identifying different nesting events

-  Replicating nests

-  How to work within the hatchery

-  Identify when a nest is going to hatch

-  How to carry out nest excavations

-  Releasing baby turtles