Sustainable means it grows on its own. If we leave the planet on its own – it grows. If you leave a vacant lot of land unattended for a few weeks or up to two months it’s totally filled again – nature doesn’t believe in having nothing there, it believes in having everything there. We really need to look at how we could grow things if we didn’t interfere.

Gary Douglas

The Vision of El Lugar

Bio-Energetic Land Management



Tim Bothams is a key part of the change El Lugar can bring in regenerating damaged land. By combining the tools of Access Consciousness™ with his immense knowledge of biodynamic farming, Tim has consistently succeeded in regenerating commercial farmland that has been robbed of its life giving energies because of current agricultural methods that destroy the land.


When talking about effective agricultural change Tim says “It is simple to remedy. For example: In the old days they used wooden ploughs which were better for the soil. Using steel ploughs releases steel oxide into the soil which rusts over time. The iron particles also repel water. If you laminate your steel ploughs with copper, the copper particles go into the soil and reactivate it. Copper is a creative energy and copper naturally holds water. In old Russia, the Tartars lined their water troughs with copper because they knew that copper reactivated the soil. Their animals would drink from these troughs and that would put the copper back into the land.”

“Biological life in the soil absorbs C02 but it is killed off by fertilizers. If just Australia or the USA were to change their agriculture systems, global CO2 levels could be corrected in 12 months.” – Tim Bothams 2015

The Property in Costa Rica

Located in Costa Rica approximately two hours northeast of San José airport in the northern lowlands (Heredia province), this property is 507 ha (1250 acres) of pristine, luscious and intensely nurturing land with access to 10’s of thousands more into the Braulio Carrillo National Park. All those who visit can acutely sense the change and presence this land has – different to any all over the world.

This difference in the vitality of the land is palpable, even though Costa Rica is extremely beautiful to begin with. El Lugar is traversed by the Puerto Veijo river near the Le Virgen district in the Sarapiqui canton. There are 2 plots, one on either side of the river.

The outline below is the boundaries of the land which will be El Lugar protected. The red outline is the current riding trail on day trips to El Lugar.  It’s currently providing pasture for the cattle farm and is largely undeveloped. There are large tracts of undisturbed jungle teaming with wildlife which also back onto the National Reserve.

This plot is as yet untouched by the modern world and offers a unique opportunity to perceive and receive the healing power of nature in your body and being. This is the land El Lugar has chosen to purchase because it is a perfect example of what the land can be when the people living there do not feel the need to use it or abuse it in any way.

Plot 2 is 150 hectares or 370 acres on the north side of the river, which is currently where the farm buildings and family homestead are located. This Plot will be purchased as a business venture to provide accommodations to those who visit El Lugar inline with the purpose of El Lugar.

The History of El Lugar

Claudia Cano was looking for a property. She visited around 100 properties within 1 week and was on her way to the airport when she received a phone call.

She was offered to visit another piece of Land that the owner was considering to sell but it was not in the market yet and if she would bei interested to come and see it.

She turned and drove directly to the place. It was directly to another land she has seen before. The minute she got off the car? she perceived the land hugging her.

The energy was so totally different to what she saw and perceived before. It was so nurturing, she felt home. The land has such a kind, nurturing and amazing energy and she was sure that is the land she was looking for. After she was shown a big part of the land she called Gary Douglas and told him. By the energy of what both of them received it was a big YES.

This land has only been used for cattle breeding and farming for the last 80 yrs. Fertilizers have never been used on the farm.


Why it feels so good at the property (El Lugar) is because the natural energies have not been deactivated by the mechanical methods of commercial agriculture. The land has not been disempowered by its interaction with human beings.

Tim Bothams

Bio-Energetic Land Management Consultant

El Lugar is the beginning of teaching the world about the nurturance of the earth when you ask for contribution.

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