In this article we explore the who, what, when, where, and why of the Nicoya blue zone. We touch on the history of the Nicoya peninsula and discover what makes this place one of the happiest and healthiest communities on Earth.
We previously welcomed Diego Ortiz as a photographer resident. As a summary of this collaboration, Diego talks about passion, inspirations, and the evolutions of his work and practice.
Zunya is located in Malpais, on the southernmost tip of the Nicoya Peninsula. To come to Malpais is to come to the end of the road – a very long, very dusty road, which winds its way like a meandering river along the southern coast of the peninsula. Malpais sort of feels like you’ve reached the ends of the Earth.
It takes courage to do things differently; to move out of one’s own comfort zone. It takes courage to make changes, take action, and evolve. For us, as human beings, to move out of our collective comfort zone will take tremendous courage indeed. At Zūnya, we believe that the power of courage is infinite. We believe that this power resides within each and every one of us, and that it has no limits.
These snapshots of our reality at Zunya are the untold story that hides beneath the surface. It is a tale of co-creating something new, based upon the principles of communal living and shared experiences.
The feeling of arriving somewhere new is, in a way, a feeling of being born again. Your senses are reawakened, your mind is clear of memories associated with the space, your heart is open to everything new that will come and everything old that has been left behind. In this article, you will find the different ways to arrive to Zūnya.
The journey of falling in love with food and curating creative dishes was a refreshing experience for her as she voyaged into the world. It is a pivotal moment in someone’s life when they realize that their body holds the wisdom that the mind seeks to understand.
Artists, creatives, all of you with a story to share. We would love to publish your thoughts.