_ After breakfast walk to El Zopilote, very interesting permaculture farm run by an Italian family. They also have accommodation, pizza night and yoga! ...by the way they are looking for a resident yoga teacher starting at the end of February, contact them!!!
Unfortunately there's no room there for us so we find accommodation at Albergue Porvenir, $10 per person for a room w/ private bath, clean and w/ nice garden & view, but 10min walk to public trasport. The good thing is that it's on the way to the Inanitah Eco-Community where we're planning to go in the pm. After biking uphill carrying big backpacks to move our stuff to the new hotel, we start the hike to this inspiring spiritual community half way up Volcan Madera. 30 min later we are there, they share their lunch leftover with us (!) and I talk around w/ people to understand more about it. The two founders were not there today unfortunately.
The community is completely sustainable, they do permaculture and support the local people, the buildings are all made w local material and traditional construction techniques, they are big on tantra and yoga. I stay for a beautiful sunset Hatha yoga class w Darshana.
The hike down at dusk in the jungle w no lights was a little adventurous but the pizza night at El Zopilote cheered the spirit: met a lot of travelers, musicians, and inspiring people. Not to be missed.