A little bit about the centre:
Our retreat centre is the perfect blend of jungle paradise and raw Costa Rican experience. Located in the mountains near Palmar Sur and Ciudad Cortés, we’re in a part of the country that is largely tourist-free. We’re surrounded by mountains, pristine rainforests and we also have some fantastic beaches only a short drive away.
While you’re here, you should expect to breathe some of the cleanest air on earth, eat the tastiest local produce you’ll ever find, be flooded with awe-inspiring views, and immersed in some of the most bio-diverse nature on the planet. Running up alongside our property, we also have 2 stunning sets of waterfalls with the closest being a 10 minute hike through the jungle. The local area is also rich in native history, with some hidden archeological sites only minutes away. To say that we’re looking forward to sharing our little slice of paradise with you is an understatement.
There are multiple ways to get to the centre including flights, buses and taxis. The best way to get here is to take a small local flight from San Jose to Palmar Sur (on Aerobell airlines). This flight gives you stunning views of the coast, including the world famous “whale’s tail” beach and national park, and is the fastest mode of travel at only 35 minutes in the air and a 15 minute drive from the airport in Palmar Sur. For more information on the your travel to the centre, click here.
If you are planning to stay in San Jose for a few days, we would highly recommend staying at either the Adventure Inn or the Parque Del Lago. Click here to learn more about them.
Adventure & Exploration:
There are no shortage of activities at the centre and in the surrounding region. We’ve explored a range of activities including the ziplining, beach trips (some beaches have caves…) waterfall hikes, archeological sites and more! We put some glimpses of these things into a video compilation – check it out:
Staying at the centre:
When you stay with us we make it our mission to take the best possible care of you so that you can fully immerse in this experience of untouched nature and Costa Rican culture. We’ve done our best to create a space that leaves minimal impact on the earth and gets us closer to nature. As with any foray into the jungle there are a number of things that we try to keep you aware of for moving around the mountain safely and with full attention. With that said, if you have any questions about the terrain (for example the waterfall hikes), please contact us.
Our accommodations feature custom-built tents, closer to glamorous camping or “glamping” than traditional camping. Each tent is on a raised platform with a permanent, protective roof over it, and the tents each have either two single beds or a double and a single in them with enough room for spreading out and making yourself at home. Our mornings are often started by the calls of our local howler monkeys, and our nights are ushered in by a cool breeze, fireflies and the soft hum of the jungle. Take a peek inside the tents:
Each of the tents is also supplied with electricity so that you can charge your devices. If you would like more information, please reach out to us and take a look at our FAQ page. We’re looking forward to sharing our beloved centre with you.
Whether you’re coming to the centre for a retreat, training or a personal sabbatical, you will also have access to our 800 square foot training/movement/meditation platform that overlooks the jungle canopy. It’s a pretty fantastic spot for reflection and contemplation (and bird watching, if you’re into that).
As for the food (an incredibly important element of any trip!), in all our retreat and accommodation packages, your breakfast, lunch and dinner are included. We provide vegetarian meals for your stay here and we can accommodate most dietary preferences within the vegetarian realms if given enough warning. You can find out more about the food here too. Here’s a few pictures to get you salivating:
Note: If you have food allergies (especially anaphylactic allergies) please contact us in advance of booking, as this is a little more difficult for us to accommodate.