Experience and Learn.
Classes, Courses, Workshops, Stays, Work-Exchanges.
Experience Your Own Way
Dive deeper into sustainability with a focus on the pillars of mind & body, self & community.
Stay as Our Guest
Join us in an unforgettable, life-changing, complete nature immersion.
Workshops, Courses, Certifications
Hands-on experiential learning on a variety of sustainability and ecological themes, all in the heart of the jungle.
Scholastic / Academic Exchanges
A variety of scenarios tailored to best suit the objectives of the academic institution/researcher/student as suited to their particular situation.
Volunteer or Internships
Learn and gain experience as you stay with us for days, weeks or months!
Learning Modules & Groups
Topic- or theme-based modules for schools, groups and students from multi-day to multi-week.
Growth, Connection, Sustainable-Living.
Global Creek is a sustainable-living centre, in all its facets.
We are an off-grid bio-dynamic permaculture farm and personal-growth retreat space where we have been teaching, continually learning together, growing by doing and experiencing the realities of sustainable living, “on-the-ground” in the jungles of Cost Rica since 2008.
through Sustainable Self,
and Sustainable Community.
"We travel…a LOT. And this was the most educational, fascinating and revolutionary tours I’ve ever experienced. Ahki’s passion and knowledge pours out of him. I could have listened to him for hours. [...] on his farm and shared the beauty of his jungle and forest he gets to call home. We truly left the tour as smarter humans in more ways than one. I cannot recommend this tour enough. We will speak about this experience forever, and I look forward to changing some of our family’s everyday practices to more sustainable and natural alternatives. Thank you, Ahki, as you made a difference in each of our lives in the 3+ hours spent with you."
"Akhi’s farm was the most memorable experience of our time in Costa Rica. It’s hard to choose what we loved best! Akhi and Trionna were the best guides and full of great information [...] I especially loved that Akhi asked where our interests lie and made sure to tailor the tour to those aspects. Absolutely would recommend to anyone visiting the area, and hope to visit again myself someday!"
"A highlight of our trip. Ahki was warm and welcoming. He shared his extensive knowledge about cacao and customized the experience to our interests. [...] You don't want to miss this tour!"
"One of the most amazing experiences my entire family has ever been a part of. Akhi and his family are magical [...] We can't wait to return!"
"We really enjoyed this chocolate trip! It was way more than I expected. Ahki and his lovely daughter were the perfect hosts, with wonderful stories, and amazing tastings [...] The tour was very informative and interesting! We highly recommend"
"This chocolate tour was fascinating! It took place in Ahki's magical jungle land [...] Ahki and his (almost) ten-year-old daughter were a delight and so informed about the landscape and innovative ideas to sustainably harvest chocolate. Super-educational and enjoyable. The view of the jungle/ocean from the "tree house/reading loft" area alone was worth the price of admission!"
"I cannot recommend enough spending time with Ahki on his serene, beautiful property. This was more than a tour - it was an intimate, personal experience. Ahki and his family are deeply passionate about cacao, sustainability, and being good people. This shines through in everything they do. [...] We love Ahki and Triana! It was an unforgettable day!"
"Fantastic experience from start to finish. Ahki really put a lot of passion and intelligence into creating a very informative, fun, and unique experience. The farm is wonderful, and the cacao forest is magical. The cacao tastings were all amazing, and some if not the best chocolate we have tasted so far (and we have tasted a few!)."
"I don’t really know where to start. It’s not at all what I expected. [...] it turned out to be the best tour I’ve ever been on. [,,,] It’s the next day and I’m still totally stoked on the whole thing. Ahki is not only an inspiration but an engaging story teller with more chocolate facts than you’ll know what to do with. And I haven’t even got to the best part… I tasted SO many things! And not just chocolate. Ahki has an entire health food store growing on his farm and we got to taste and smell so many new things. And the chocolate he served us? Well, you’ll have to just go try it and see for yourselves ;)"
"Five stars, hands down! Our tour in Ahki's wonderful cacao forest and farm was an incredible experience while visiting Costa Rica's Caribbean coast! Ahki generously shared his vast knowledge of the ecology of forests/jungles in general and of growing cacao in particular - all very fascinating! While explaining how cacao grows on trees, what impacts their growth, the fermentation process before drying and roasting (who knew!?), the relationship and history of cacao and the indigenous Bribri people, among other great gems of wisdom, [...] The walk through the forest of cacao, fruits, flowers, trees, and medicinal plants was magical. We are very grateful that Ahki is so dedicated to practicing and promoting sustainable farming"
"Don’t hesitate. We did this tour in the rain and would do it again in a heartbeat. Ahki was knowledgeable, kind and intelligent. His daughter was no exception, she made us feel relaxed and was the perfect hostess. We hope they continue doing tours when it doesn’t interfere with their important work and hope to come back in a few years when Triana (I hope I spelled tbh at right) is leading them."
"Very inspiring experience!! Ahki is an exceptional guy as well as his daughter, both with a constant smile and a lot of wisdom they take you through their property with very kind attitude, explaining all the details of sustainable cacao cultivation. They constantly offer you delicious fresh cocoa and many other fruits that you eat during their instructions; they also gave me a great Cacao tea. This experience far exceeded my expectations. We were also able to see howler monkeys, cappuccinos, and spider. I recommend it 1000% and will definitely go back to the other tour they have about cocoa production. [Translated from Spanish] "
"Akhi is a remarkable and authentic person. This experience was amazing in every aspect. We learned so many unexpectedly new things and got to enjoy his beautiful Forest which all that lives in it. You can really tell that there us a lot of passion behind everything he us doing. You definitely taste this passion in the wonderful products he is creating. It was an extraordinary experience, which I recommend to anyone."
"The tour was amazing! one of the best days in our trip to Costa Rica! Ahki and his lovely daughters were great guides, very interesting. Ahki told us about the history of cacau in the region, the agriculture, showed us the process of cacau beans producing and let us taste chocolate the way it was made hundreds of years ago. The experience was very special for us, and we truly recommend it! The farm is beautiful"
"Best most informative tour and experience I’ve ever been on! Absolutely fell in love with Ahki and his wife! I felt like we made some friends for life and the knowledge he has just blew us away! I cannot say enough good about it! Loved loved loved the experience!!!"
"Everyone should learn with Ahki. His knowledge is extensive but he has a way of personalizing the experience and answering your questions that leaves you thinking for days after. This wasn’t just about cacao but about sustainability here in CR and around the world. We loved that he readily shares his methods of ‘tree to bar’ with fellow farmers as well as international volunteers and researchers. This family is literally working to change the world! A great experience. Muchas gracias:)"
"It’s beyond obvious that Ahki, his family, and the volunteers helping at his farm are passionate about their mission. Ahki was super knowledgeable about not only cocao plants themselves and the history and culture of the land, but also the economic impact. Ahki was genuine and engaging, he shared with us his vision for helping the local cocao farmers make a sustainable living from their high quality product. The tastings were also the best ever! [...] Highly recommend you visit!"
"Doesn’t matter if you’re coming to learn about cacao, try artisan chocolates, or just simply soak in the immersive landscapes; Regardless of your intentions you will leave with a personalized story, a deeper understanding of the land and it’s cultural heritage, and maybe even a new friend. I can not more highly recommend this experience!"
"This tour far exceeded our expectations, Ahki is an masterful story teller and a complete expert on the relationship between cacao and Costa Rica. Ahki talks passionately about what it takes to be a chocolatier, which is clearly a complicated skill that has taken years to perfect. You will learn so much about how chocolate is processed and crafted with many historical references to enhance your appreciation for cacao and real chocolate. The passion Ahki has for his craft along with his dedication to sustainability is inspiring."