About Monte Azul
To provide artists whose hectic lives are filled with distraction the freedom to contemplate, be inspired and feel renewed and respected.
To enable an artist’s success through providing an inspirational environment and a customized experience.
When visiting Monte Azul Center for the Arts,
your experience will be:
Nestled in primary rainforest along the majestic Chirripó Pacifico River the air and water are pure, the climate perpetually spring-like, and tranquility envelops you.
Monte Azul evokes a spirit of place, where you can live in the moment.
Monte Azul Center for the Arts is located near the entrance to Chirripó National Park in the highlands of Costa Rica and a short distance from the bustling town of San Isidro de El General
Carlos Rojas Jara
Carlos brings his passion for art to life as co-founder of Monte Azul Center for the Arts. A curator and former San Francisco and New York gallery owner, Carlos now devotes his counsel and experience to encourage artists to succeed in the creative process. He understands how difficult making work is – as well as the pressures that come from living the life of an artist. As one former resident shared, “Carlos gets it.” Carlos feels happiest when he is building and nurturing the core of what is central to an artist, and helping artists to realize their dreams.
Before co-founding Monte Azul Center for the Arts, Randall left professional careers as a botanist and international marketer, including the dream job of Director of Product Development for Star Wars toys worldwide. You can depend on Randall for his generosity of spirit and for telling it like it is. In his element equally in a lab or studio, he inspires creativity through tactile arts such as ecological soap-making, textile arts and more. A true renaissance man, Randall is the Master Cheesemaker at Monte Azul Artisanal Cheese Company.