The farm was purchased and named Quijote roughly 13 years ago when the owners (Ginnee and Phil) retired and moved from the United States. With a sense of humor and a bit of adventure, Quijote was chosen as the name because everyone they knew said moving to Costa Rica and buying a farm was crazy. This led them to identify with the story of don Quijote. Their daughter (Erika) moved to Costa Rica ten years ago and has been living on the farm for the last four year with her husband (William). They have been progressively taking the reigns of managing the farm which is located in the wet tropics of Costa Rica where there is rainfall all year, a bit less in the dry season. A more exact location is it is just outside of Turrialba in Pejibaye de Jimenez de Cartago or in the middle of the country a little to the east.
The proprty is rather massive at nearly 600 hectares, but well over half of it is rain forest, the remainder is farmed. The farm family supports itself with various income sources like many family farms in the region. There is a payment for the rainforest in protection, backhoe and tractor for hire, full mechanical and wood working shop, rural tourism activities, sugar cane, livestock and bamboo.
One of farm's missions is to produce a great amount of the food consumed by the family and served to guests, farm to table style. There are gardens, fruit trees, cattle, egg laying chickens, roaster chickens, turkeys, ducks, rabbits and tilapia. Maybe sheep next.