2024 ~ Costa Rica Retreat


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Feb 18 – 25, 2024: COSTA RICA “Rustic Rainforest Retreat”

presented by Bucket List Wellness Adventures

Tierra de Sueños, Playa Chiquita





  • 8 days / 7 nights Accommodations
  • 3 Meals per day (including one dinner to experience the town)
  • Yoga, Pranayama & Meditation classes w/ Michelle
  • Empowerment Coaching & Wellness w/ Sommer
  • Beach Bonfire
  • Calypso Band
  • Waterfalls Hike
  • Pre-retreat Meet & Greet online via Zoom: Sun Jan 21st, 2024, 2pm EST

(Airfare not included – we will book and coordinate flights in fall 2023)

Shuttle bus from San Jose airport to retreat center included – approx 5 hr scenic drive (minimum 4 people). Stop along way for optional meal.


À la carte:

(Additional fees vary)

  • Food & Culture Tours
  • Chocolate Tour – farm tour and chocolate making process
  • Bike Rentals
  • Kayaking
  • Zip-lining
  • Horseback Riding
  • Surf Lessons
  • Snorkeling
  • White Water Rafting – this is a great way to get here to San Jose!!
  • Infrared Sauna
  • Massage Therapy: Open-air Thai massage, deep tissue, aromatherapy, cranial sacral therapy, and reiki treatments

Opt out of 5 hr scenic drive and book domestic flight San Jose to Limon (approx $100), flysansa.com, and 90-min shuttle (approx $22) to retreat center.

Cozy Bungalows nestled in Tropical Forests

Seven beautiful hardwood Caribbean-style open-air bungalows set into the lush nature scape, each with a different theme expressed in the hand-carved wood. Tile mosaics, painted murals, artistic details, ceiling fans and zinc roofs. Gorgeous central lodge, hardwood yoga deck and traditional rancho gathering space. Local chefs prepare fresh gourmet vegetarian meals with locally sourced, mostly organic ingredients, to nourish your body & soul. Choose Queen or Single bed in a shared bungalow, or buy out the whole private open-air bungalow to yourself for the week in the Queen bed.




“The retreat schedule was great – a good mix of instructors and classes. Michelle is a wonderful yoga instructor, very kind and fun.” ~ Abbe B.

“The setting was absolutely magical… I liked the balance of free time and activities, allowing me time to explore the grounds in thought and reflection on what the instructors shared with us… My practice was deepened just by signing up…” ~ J.V.

“The benefits are profound at whatever level you are at. Michelle is an excellent instructor ~ Knowledgeable. Positions flow smoothly… Calming yet energizing…” ~ Carol W.


  • Private Bungalow Discounted to $5,200

    Beautiful open-air private bungalow. Queen bed ~ buy out 2-person space. (Regular rate $6,350. Discounted to $5,200 = Save $1150.)

  • Queen Bed ~ Shared Bungalow $3,200

    Beautiful open-air shared bungalow. (This Queen bed is in a shared bungalow with a Single bed.) 3rd person option: contact us for details.

  • Single Bed ~ Shared Bungalow $3,150

    Beautiful open-air shared bungalow. (This Single bed is in a shared bungalow with a Queen bed.) 3rd person option: contact us for details.



à la carte


After getting your gear and a little orientation, the first 4 miles of your journey consist of fun class II-III rapids which is a perfect time to test your new river skills and gain confidence in your team. Then we will enter the famous Pacuare River Gorge, which is 5 miles of some of the best white water Costa Rica has to offer. The 18 mile one day run includes a total of 52 rapids. Few rivers in the world can offer you so many. The river then opens up to a 5 mile stretch on the Valle del Pacuare, where the river its wide open, which gives you the opportunity to rest a bit and to do some wildlife spotting.


Team up with your guide in Puerto Viejo, and go on foot to scope out the area’s best eats. With six different food samplings along the route, we will stop at small local restaurants for bowls of rich rondon—seafood soup—bite into delicate pieces of chicken cooked with coconut milk, and save room for a sweet-tooth-satisfying dessert of plantintá. Along the way, you’ll learn how other cultures have influenced the country’s cuisine, and get tips on other places to eat around town before we part ways and you continue your culinary adventures on your own.



We will head towards the farm which is located 30 minutes away from Puerto Viejo. You’ll arrive at the operation base. From here we’ll get you geared up to enjoy our Canopy consists that consists of 9 aerial platforms and 13 ground platforms, with a total of 2760 meters of cable. Once we reach the seventh platform, we will not touch the ground again until the end of the route. You’ll have the opportunity to go on the Tarzan swing near the end of our route.



Visit an indigenous family in Watsy. Learn the process and help make handcrafted chocolate. Learn handcrafted techniques and make art with plants and natural dyes (take your crafts home with you). Swim in the Bribri waterfall.



You’ll travel by boat to the coral reef where you will go snorkeling for two hours at two different points. The reef may surprise you with its abundant marine life. Afterwards you will go to the beach in Cahuita National Park and enjoy a snack of tropical fruit while you take in the beauty all around.



Aimed at students who wish to have a personal attention. This is the fastest way to learn how to surf or to improve your surfing with 100% of your coaches’ attention focused on you.



This tour combines both beach and jungle in one experience. We ride along the beach, where you get to see breathtaking scenery of white sand beaches. Then, we head into the jungle, where you explore the rich wildlife of the tropical rainforest. Your guide will help you spot animals such as howler monkeys, sloths, toucans, parrots and more on this amazing tour.



We’ll start at the most beautiful location in the area, Punta Uva. This trip consists of three sections. A magical sea kayaking journey paralleling a coast full of cliffs, caves, and the most amazing rainforest. Then we will paddle our way up river though gorgeous rainforest where you can expect to spot monkeys, sloth, colorful birds, river turtles, bats and iguanas. Back at the beach we will take a nice break to relax, swim and enjoy some fresh fruit and snacks before hiking to the great overview at Grape Point.



Enjoy a relaxing and therapeutic massage with one of our certified massage therapists. Offering open air Thai massage, deep tissue, cranial sacral therapy, Swedish, relaxing and reiki treatments.





michelle cavanagh

Co-Owner / Yoga Instructor

sommer chetty

Co-Owner / Empowerment Coach


tierra de sueños

Retreat Center