Mission:To preserve the integrity of the tropical rain forest while creating an environment for sharing and healing to be conscious of the environment and the local people with careful planning and knowledge about eco-tourism.
It is our belief that sharing wisdom will bring awareness in sustainable eco-tourism, and will create appreciation for the world’s most sacred and scarce resources: our water and our rainforests.
It is our vision to promote awareness to gain global support for environmental programs for the rain forest habitat for rare animals and birds and the beaches in the exotic southern region of Costa Rica, called the whale coast or Costa Ballena.
Sighting a Tapir is a barometer for success in conservation efforts; like jaguar and parrots, these are rare migratory animals. In the rainforest of Costa Rica, the tapir is one of the animals that symbolize the vibrancy of the rainforest, because only when the forest is in its primordial essence, pristine and flourishing do these animals suddenly reappear.
The Path of the Tapir extends from the Osa peninsula in the south pacific of Costa Rica all the way to Manuel Antonio National Park passing through the Baru rainforest, and into the mountains of Tinamaste where the ridge is so vertically steep that virgin forest is still intact.
Here the largest waterfalls of Costa Rica are shrouded by a thick emerald green gallery. Amongst this rainforest in the heart of the Baru rainforest, Cascadas Farallas Waterfalls are protected in a private reserve set up by the Waterfall Villas to preserve the waterfalls and their unique habitat for wildlife. The Waterfall Villas reserve is right on the Path of the Tapir, an official certified biological corridor. The Waterfall Villas is an eco-retreat committed to rainforest preservation.
The Waterfall Villas and the Cascadas Farallas Waterfall Reserve, owned by Monica Augustine, is dedicated to preservation of this Biological Corridor – the Path of the Tapir. The Waterfall Villas is now the conservation group’s first corporate sponsor member.