Finca Vibran & Our History...
Finca Vibran was founded on the principles of rural community tourism in the town of San Isidro de Grecia, Alajuela, Costa Rica, in the community of San Francisco.
The Bed and Breakfast is located on a former plantation dedicated to the cultivation, processing, and packaging of organic coffee.
With this is mind, the coffee plantation, its trees, surrounding forest and fresh water springs were protected, and trails were created allowing tourists the possibility of observing the forest, coffee plantation, birds and other wildlife, coexisting with nature.
The “finca” (or ranch) is located 1,450 meters (4,757 feet) above sea level on the outskirts of the Poás Volcano in the “cordillera central”, or central volcanic mountain range, an area rich in natural resources dedicated to the cultivation of sugar cane and coffee, with spectacular views of the Central Valley.
The owners of Finca Vibran B&B, Luis Diego and Lilliana Castro, were born and raised in San José, Costa Rica.
Corona, California was their residence for the last 40 years, and the location where their three daughters were born and raised: Vivian, Brenda and Andrea – from the first letters of each of their names came the name Vibran. Lilliana, D.D.S practiced dentistry at her successful private practice from 1981 until 2009 in Corona, California.
Since 2003, Luis Diego and Lilliana currently own and manage an Adult Day Health Care Center in Corona, California.
In 1989 Lilliana and a group of friends started the Circle City Rotary Club, in Corona California.
Lilliana was President of the club in 1989 and spearheaded international projects for several years.
With the support of her husband and daughters she has participated in a wide range of humanitarian projects in Mexico, Russia, El Salvador, Mauritania, Kenya, and Costa Rica.
As part of the Rotary family, the Castro family has hosted Rotary Exchange students from Germany, Japan, Brazil, Mauritania, England, in addition to professional exchange program participants from Russia, Japan, Brazil, and Hungary, maintaining international relationships that have lasted to the present-day.
Luis Diego and Lilliana, as owners of the B&B, strive to share with others the beauty and tranquility of San Francisco de Grecia and to provide excellent, personalized services so that guests feel at home