True Nature History
True Nature Travels first sprouted out of the True Nature Community and Education Center, which was co-founded by Joshua and Luna Canter in 2003. The community and learning center, based out of the village of La Florida, Costa Rica, was 30 acres of jungle overlooking the Pacific Ocean. True Nature’s retreats and educational programs were held at the center for the first 5 years. The center began to receive a large volume of groups and visitors and True Nature began to support their groups and teachers in leading retreats in different locations in Costa Rica and eventually around the world. In 2017, True Nature is hosting a diverse catalog of programs in Costa Rica, Mexico, Guatemala, Peru, Italy, Greece, and various other locations around the world.
During the inception of True Nature while in Costa Rica, Co-founders Joshua and Luna Canter also founded the Non-Profit CREER Service Organization. CREER, which means “to believe” in Spanish, was an offering of gratitude from Joshua and Luna, for the incredible support, generosity, and hospitality that the native Costa Ricans provided upon their arrival in the country and their village. Community, Education, and Service have been at the core of True Nature’s values since its inception and continue to be at the heart of the mission and vision of True Nature today.