Once upon a time 30 year old Nicholas Gagnier had a VISION which he turned into a GOAL and now exists as a REALITY in the Soursop Hostel. His dream is now a hostel, micro-farm and retreat destination, named after the powerful Soursop fruit, (known locally as “Guanabana”) nestled away in the mountains of Sortova, Chiriqui Province, Panama. Geographically, Soursop Hostel is on the doorstep of Volcan Baru and Cerro Punta (30 minutes from David) in one of the world’s most lush and picturesque landscapes. Simply put, it’s Paradise. A pristine location, simultaneously offering the ultimate peace in life and the ultimate adventure. The hostel is the ideal location for backpackers, adventurers and retreat hosts seeking an off-the-beaten-path setting and location to achieve their travel goals.
Their year-round tropical conditions allow for the constant and consistent growth of region-centric agriculture (Chiriqui Province produces 75% of all of Panama’s fruits and vegetables), therefore, our half acre farm is consistently producing organically-grown fruits, vegetables and medicinal plants; including the powerful Soursop.
The hostel got it’s name because of a giant soursop tree on the property. Soursop is a large sweet fruit which is believed by many in Panama to prevent or cure cancer and more powerful than chemotherapy. You can just eat the fruit or use it to make a smoothie.
Nicholas has a new book coming out in September on Amazon called Panama Dreaming – The Birth of Soursop Hostel.
Listen to the replay of the interview with Nicholas talking about how he turned his dream in to a reality! People of all ages will be inspired by this call.
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