Costa Rica Ayahuasca Retreats

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Find the Best Ayahuasca Retreat in Costa Rica

Costa Rica, with its lush tropic rainforests and abundant wildlife, is a natural adopted homeland for Mother Aya as she has moved beyond the Amazon basin. Already a world-famous eco-tourism destination for travelers, ayahuasca retreats in Costa Rica are a natural compliment for those on the path of exploration, personal growth, and healing.

Several of the plant medicine healing centers in in Costa Rica are among the most famous, and even luxurious, in the world, complete with spa services, yoga, and therapy. Others seek to create a more rustic, traditional experience that honors the origins of the medicine. Some retreats are in the jungle, others are along the water.

This is an adventure, inwardly and outwardly. Do your research, find the best Costa Rica ayahuasca retreat for you, and journey safe.

“Dream the impossible dream and the world will not grind you under, it will lift you up. This is the trick…

…This is the shamanic dance in the waterfall. This is how magic is done. By hurling yourself into the abyss and discovering it’s a feather bed.”

Terence McKenna

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Featured Costa Rica Retreats

Soltara Healing Center

soltara.co

Use booking code ‘journeyaya’ for a $200 discount.

Playa Blanca, Costa Rica

Soltara Healing Center is a renowned retreat center with locations in Costa Rica & Peru. With a belief in the need to encompass the emotional, energetic, and spiritual aspects of healing, the Soltara mission is to empower guests to bridge the gap between mind, body, and spirit and become more fully embodied, integrated, and connected versions of themselves. Soltara boasts an expert team of indigenous Peruvian Shipibo healers and luminaries in the fields of psychology, healthcare, and psychedelic science.

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Offering 5, 7, and 12-night luxury Costa Rica ayahuasca retreats.

ananda lodge retreat in playa grande, costa rica

Ananda Lodge

anandalodgecr.com

Playa Grande, Costa Rica

Ananda Lodge is a newly-established ayahuasca retreat center near the popular beach destination of Tamarindo, Costa Rica. Limited to only 8 participants, Ananda offers an intimate, trauma-informed healing experience from the Shipibo tradition of the Peruvian Amazon. Retreats included 4 ceremonies, 4 integration sessions, floral baths, somatic embodiment workshops, rest and restoration. Luxury accommodations at a brand-new eco retreat center overlook the Pacific Ocean.

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Offering 10-day, 4-ceremony retreats.

ayahuasca costa rica retreat center in san isidro

Ayahuasca Costa Rica

ayahuascacostarica.org

San Isidro, San Jose Province, Costa Rica

Ayahuasca Costa Rica is an eco-friendly retreat center in the heart of the forest – ideal for integration of plant medicine, healing, and awakening. Guests will enjoy a healthy vegan diet, group sharing sessions, and even optional Kambo sessions to compliment 2 ceremonies with Mother Ayahuasca. Also available are excursions to hike in the cloud forest, trips to the nearest beach, and waterfall tours.

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Offering 4-day, 3-ceremony retreats in Costa Rica.

behold retreats in monte verde, costa rica

Behold Retreats

behold-retreats.com

Monteverde, Costa Rica

Behold offers luxury, small-group, all-inclusive ayahuasca retreats in the lush tropical paradise of Monteverde, Costa Rica. Combining ancestral knowledge with modern comfort, Behold provides participants a beautiful space and profound experience to reconnect with their inner world, the natural world, and with others. Retreats include 3 ceremonies, yoga, pool, massage & spa treatments, private accommodations, and high-vibe nutritious meals, all under the care of a highly-trained support team.

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Offering 6-night, 3-ceremony luxury retreats.

villa inti wasi ayahuasca retreat center in san mateo, costa rica

Inti Wasi

villaintiwasi.com

San Mateo, Costa Rica

A jungle mountain sanctuary with captivating Pacific & Central Valley vistas, Inti Wasi offers 4-ceremony retreats under the guidance of native Peruvian Ayahuasquero, Jairo Lllerena Valles, son of the renowned Don Julio Llerena Pined. This center specializes in working with professional therapists interested in exploring psychedelic-assisted therapy. Retreats include kambo cleanse, massage, breathwork, fire ceremony, 1-on-1 consultations, beach trip, luxury bedding with air conditioning, and gourmet cuisine, accommodating to dietary restrictions.

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Offering 8-day, 4-ceremony aya retreats.

lotus vine journeys retreat center in the osa peninsula, costa rica

Lotus Vine Journeys

lotusvinejourneys.com

Osa Peninsula, Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica

Lotus Vine Journeys offers immersive 14-day, 5-ceremony plant medicine retreats in Costa Rica, coupled with daily yoga and meditation classes in the Vipassana Buddhist tradition. Retreat facilities are at the incredible Luna Eco Lodge, surrounded by rainforest overlooking Corcovado National Park. This is an advanced retreat for those already on a dedicated spiritual path.

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Offering 14-day, 5-ceremony plant medicine retreats in Costa Rica.

new life ayahuasca retreat center in play junquillal, costa rica

New Life Ayahuasca

newlifeayahuasca.com

Playa Junquillal, Costa Rica

New Life Ayahuasca is an all-inclusive, first-class retreat center only one mile from beautiful Pacific coast beaches. Their expansive eco-oasis provides a an enriching environment for the intense process of meeting Mother Aya. New Life offers private & shared accommodations, large pool, fire pit, lounge area, outdoor kitchen, yoga sessions, airport transfers, delicious vegan meals, miles of hiking trails and beach trips. Retreats are limited to 14 guests for a more intimate experience.

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Offering 5-day, 2-ceremony and 7-day, 3-ceremony retreats.

posada natura healing center in londres, costa rica

Posada Natura Healing Center

posadanatura.org

Londres, Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica

Posada Natura is a non-profit, eco-retreat center on the edge of the pristine Naranjo River and 7,500 acres of protected rainforest – one of the most biodiverse places in the world. This is the ideal setting for healing encounters with Mother Aya. Retreats include counseling sessions, integration circles, daily yoga and meditation, beach trip, and group excursions to rainforest swimming holes & waterfall. Cuisine is farm-to-table, delicious, & healthy. Accommodations are the perfect balance between luxury and immersive.

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Offering 7-day, 2-ceremony Costa Rica retreats.

the lodge at espiritu pandorita retreat in golfo dulce, costa rica

Espiritu Pandorita

pandorita.com

Golfo Dulce, Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica

Espiritu Pandorita is located at National Park Piedras Blancas​ – a beautiful wildlife preserve on the clear blue waters of Golfo Dulce – an incredible spot to meet Grandmother Aya. This Costa Rica plant medicine center offers longer, more comprehensive retreats with a full compliment of healing modalities and guest activities.

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Offering 11-day, 6-ceremony ayahuasca healing retreats.

ayahuasca ceremony

Reunion Experience

reunionexperience.org

Sugar Beach, Santa Cruz, Costa Rica

Reunion is a not-for-profit, LGBTQ-friendly retreat center on Sugar Beach in Costa Rica. This is a destination to experience the transformational power of the medicine, to bring forth positive change. Reunion is a special place to ignite life. Retreats include ceremonies, meditation, breathwork, yoga, pool, spa treatments, beach access, and fitness center. Meals are locally-sourced, nutritious, with vegetarian and vegan options. Private rooms include en-suite bath, air conditioning, and high speed WiFi.

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Offering 7-night, 4-ceremony psilocybin and ayahuasca retreats.

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Espiritu Pandorita

Golfo Dulce, Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica
pandorita.com

Offering 11-day, 6-ceremony retreats.

Ananda Lodge

Playa Grande, Costa Rica
anandalodgecr.com

Offering 10-day, 4-ceremony retreats.

Ayahuasca Costa Rica

San Isidro, San Jose Province, Costa Rica
ayahuascacostarica.org

Offering 4-day, 3-ceremony retreats.

Behold Retreats
Monteverde, Costa Rica
behold-retreats.com

Offering 6-night, 3-ceremony luxury ayahuasca retreats.

Inti Wasi

San Mateo, Costa Rica
villaintiwasi.com

Offering 8-day, 4-ceremony retreats.

Lotus Vine Journeys

Osa Peninsula, Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica
lotusvinejourneys.com

Offering 14-day, 5-ceremony retreats.

New Life Ayahuasca

Playa Junquillal, Costa Rica
newlifeayahuasca.com

Offering 5-day, 2-ceremony and 7-day, 3-ceremony retreats.
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Posada Natura Healing Center

Londres, Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica
posadanatura.org

Offering 7-day, 2-ceremony retreats.

Reunion Experience

Sugar Beach, Santa Cruz, Costa Rica
reunionexperience.org

Offering 7-night, 4-ceremony plant medicine retreats.

Soltara Healing Center ✾

Playa Blanca, Costa Rica
soltara.co

Offering 5, 7, and 12-night luxury ayahuasca retreats. Use discount code ‘journeyaya’ for $200 off retreats.