How Do I Get To You?
The closest airport to our location is the Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO). We provide complimentary airport transfer from SJO for flights arriving between 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. on Arrival Day. Pick-up instructions are emailed to guests in the days leading up to their arrival. We ask that all guest arrive by 2:00 p.m. so not to miss the Welcome Orientation and workshop that follows.
Can I get picked up from my hotel or another part of Costa Rica?
Unfortunately, due to the amount of guests we need to transport, we are no longer able to provide transportation from hotels. We ask all guests interested in our complimentary transportation to meet our drivers at the airport at the scheduled pick-up times.
What time does the retreat begin?
Guests are welcome to arrive between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. to the retreat center. We ask guests to arrive by 2:00 p.m. to avoid missing the Welcome Orientation and the afternoon group gathering with Carlos. A welcome lunch is served between 12:00 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. on Arrival day.
What should I expect on Arrival Day?
Arrival day is for guests to settle into their rooms and get to know the staff and other guests who they will be connecting with for the week. We welcome guests with a lunch from 12:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. A welcome orientation is provided to the group followed by a group gathering in the afternoon with Carlos. An evening meal is also provided before guests settle in for the evening.
What time does the retreat end?
The retreat ends at approximately 10:00 a.m. The group is provided a breakfast at 8:00 a.m. and the airport transfer for guests is at approximately 9:00 a.m. If you need a ride to the airport prior to 9:00 a.m., we can arrange a private taxi for you. The driver charges 20,000 Colones (or $35). You will want to calculate leaving our property 3-3.5 hours before your flight. Therefore, most guests generally look for a departure flight that leaves in the early afternoon. For guests staying in Costa Rica after the retreat, our staff is happy to assist with any transportation or logistics information you need. We also have trusted drivers that are happy to take you to wherever you like at reasonable Uber rates.
Do you provide gluten-free, vegan or vegetarian food options?
Yes, we ask for your dietary restrictions and allergies during the registration process to make the appropriate arrangements.
Can I come for a shorter retreat?
At this time, we only offer 8-Day Ayahuasca Healing Retreats. Since the integration process is just as important as the experience in ceremony, we do not recommend a shorter stay than 8-days for our Ayahuasca retreats that include 3 Ayahuasca ceremonies. The additional evening after a guest’s last Ayahuasca ceremony is to allow sufficient time for integration and support that is generally needed after each ceremony.
Is the center open to the public for lodging?
At this time, we are closed between retreats and we are unable to provide lodging to guests aside from that which is offered during our retreats.
Do you offer 1-night ceremonies?
Yes, we offer one public ceremony per month for locals. They take place over the weekend. All travelers are welcome to join us. For more details about pricing and dates of our public ceremonies please contact us directly at the following Whatsapp number: +506-8552-7717. Harold who coordinates the public ceremonies is happy to answer any questions you may have.
What should I bring for my retreat?
The weather changes drastically from one area of Costa Rica to the next. You will likely encounter various climates during your stay. Therefore we recommend you pack both summer clothing as well as warm clothing for the evening. You will want to bring the warmest pants and sweatshirt you have for evening Ayahuasca ceremonies as you will be going into a cooler climate in the mountains. You will want to also bring:
- Bug Repellant (highly recommended!). We ask that you bring a DEET-Free Natural Insect Repellent. The natural repellents are made of essential oils and not pesticides such as OFF Repellent.
- Closed toe walking shoes for nature hikes
- Bathing suit
- Personal toiletries
Please note, we provide the following during your stay:
- Yoga mat
- Water bottle (yours to keep)
Are there any additional costs for additional therapies or ceremonies offered?
No, our retreat is all-inclusive and there are no additional charges or fees for any of the therapies or ceremonies you will be offered during your stay.
What if I have never done Yoga?
Yoga classes will be open to all levels. Whether you are a beginner or more experienced yogi, rest assured that our instructors will be able to adjust any move to your abilities.
What is your cancellation policy?
Guests will receive a refund of their deposit (less Paypal fees) if we are notified of the cancellation at least 30 days prior to the commencement of their scheduled retreat. Guests who need to cancel or change their retreat with less than 30-day’s notice are encouraged to contact us as soon as possible. If we have someone on the waiting list that is able to fill the guest’s spot, we will happily refund the guest their deposit (less any Paypal fees) or transfer their deposit to another retreat week.
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