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MARY'S RESTAURANT AND FARM

MAL PAIS, COSTA RICA

 

THE MARY'S STORY

Mary’s Restaurant started in 1996 in Mal Pais. Just down from the fishermen the idea was always to have the freshest local food possible. Nearly 20 years later Mary’s now has our own organic farm, and continues the self sustaining tradition that built Mal Pais in the first place.

THE RESTRAURANT

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THE FARM

MARY'S ORGANIC FARM

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Mary’s Farm started more than 80 years ago. You see Mary’s grandfather was one of the first to venture to this end-of-the-road jungle on the beach. These first settlers came with only what could be packed in on horseback. They made a clearing and started with shelter. Over the years these pioneers came to build a village. No roads and certainly no vehicles, horse trails and footpaths were the only transportation routes. People made their own clothing, the rancho houses they lived in, cooked over open fires the food they had grown, gathered, or hunted; totally self sufficient and isolated.

So, feeling a need to make a connection to this rich past and to take our fresh and local attitude to the next level, several years ago we started Mary’s Farm. Located across the stream directly in back of the restaurant, on the same fields that Mary’s father used to farm rice, beans, and corn is what has become a whole new culinary adventure.

We currently have a hydroponic greenhouse producing all our salad greens and fresh herbs, three separate fields of rotating crops of peppers, eggplant, tomatoes, squash, cucumber, spinach, and zucchini. Also we have a rotating flock of 250 chickens, 35 laying hens and 6 pigs. All of this grows from and feeds too the restaurant in a beautiful symbiotic loop of plant, feed, and harvest. Or as they as say “Farm to Table”…

THE MAHOGANY HOUSE RENTAL

THE MAHOGANY HOUSE RENTAL

Mid Century modern meets Japanese inspired hardwood jungle vibe, The mahogany Beachhouse is an intimate, open-air experience steps from the beach on a private cove in old town residential Mal Pais. Away from the tourist crowd yet close to all the essentials, you can let the jungle and the ocean take you away to a simpler existence ( yet still have wifi on the beach). Two beach facing bedrooms, accommodating up to 6 people, with 1 and a half bathrooms (one with a double shower opening to an outside jungle courtyard). Fully equipped kitchen with all the amenities included, daily maid service available, full catering also available. A family re-uniting experience or a couples dream!

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