Viva La Raw Project

{@La Joya del Sol}

Fully Reconnect with Nature and Self

Discover the Biological Advantages of Feeling Awestruck

"The Mission of the Viva La Raw is dedicated to raise awareness, provide education, and teach skills to anyone concerning an environmentally sustainable, spiritually fulfilling, socially just, health-giving, tropical food lifestyle. Viva La Raw supports scientific research, initiatives, and organizations that significantly increase quality of life, expand healthy nutrition, envision the healing of earth and its resources, as well as those who encourage others who seek to embody this lifestyle."


Eric Rivkin, Raw Food Chef / Managing Director

Let Go and Let Nature Do the Work

Breathtaking natural waterfalls and pools to bathe, massage, and rejuvenate in. Connect with how healthy and vibrant it is to become fully immerse in a rejuvenating, natural environment.

Living Foods

Know Your Food, Know Yourself

Over 1200 fruit trees thrive on the 167 acre permaculture farm. Exotic fruits, such as durian, mangosteen, momon chinos, cacao, and jackfruit are seasonally available for the picking and are used daily in our living foods kitchen. Together, we create gourmet raw food dishes with Chef Eric Rivkin, and sit down family style to enjoy our super-food creations.

Enjoy More Sustainable Energy

Experience your vitality at your optimal level. A wide variety of delicious dishes are waiting for you to experience. Vibrant in flavor, high in nutrition, and infused with the life force of plant-based goodness, you will eat the way nature intended.

Watermelon Mint Cooler

3 cups fresh watermelon
1 young coconut pulp and water
1 Tbsp coconut oil
1/4 cup mint leaves (or to taste)

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Mashed Potatoes

1 1/2 cups cauliflower, chopped
1 medium parsnip or 1 medium Ñampi
1 medium zucchini
1 pitted date
1/4 cup pine nuts or blanched almonds
1/4 cup lemon juice
1 clove garlic
water to turn over

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Coconut Mylk

Water and pulp from 1 young coconut

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It's To Live For

Prepare Your Own Nutrient Dense Plant-based Food

Over 400 delicious raw food recipes in one book.

Co-Create With Us

Our working farm provides the idea food forest environment for demonstrations, hands-on experiences in off-grid, permaculture and ecological design through community service.

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La Joya Del Sol
Perez Zeledon, Costa Rica
Directions (Google Map)
P: +506 8886 6802
GPS Coordinates:
Lat 9.250500, Long -83.771312

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