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GETTING THERE

Flights and airport transfer:  Getting to Costa Rica isn’t challenging at all. However, please keep in mind that the Goddess Retreat Center will offer one pick up and one drop off for a minimum of 4 people included in your pricing.  Therefore we highly recommend that you arrive San Jose, Costa Rica in time for our scheduled shuttle from the airport.  We will have a shuttle available: 
 
from San Jose to Chauita  Thursday, December 28, 2017 at 12:00 noon
from Chahuita to San Jose:  Thursday, January 4, 2018 at 9:00 am
 
***Transfer time to/from airport is approximately three hours. 
 
Passports-Visas:  Anyone traveling to Costa Rica via the USA should be sure to check US visa and passport requirements. US citizens traveling by land or sea can enter Central America and return to the US with a passport card, but when traveling by air will need a passport.  Citizens of the US, Canada, EU countries, Australia, New Zealand, Iceland, Israel, Japan, Norway and Switzerland are among the countries whose citizens do NOT require visas to enter Mexico as tourists.
 
Vaccinations:  We recommend you speak with your personal doctor before traveling, but vaccinations are NOT a requirement. Check the Center for Disease Control (CDC) http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/traveler/none/mexico
 
Cancellations:  We suggest you seriously consider before cancelling your trip. 
 
Excursion and Services Changes/Cancellations:  The Goddess Garden offers many excursions to choose from.  A list is attached and you may register and sign up for these when you arrive. There is no need to sign up early. 
 
Money: 
https://www.oanda.com/currency/converter/
Electrical outlets: in Costa Rica are the same as that of the USA and Canada 120 V; 60 Hz.
 
Time Zone: Central Time Zone
Weather:  Sunny - highs 70’s-80’s

 

sample schedule

Day 1 Thursday December 28th
4:00pm Arrivals
5:15pm Post Flight Sunset Yoga
6:30pm Welcome Dinner
7:30pm Opening Circle & Meditation
 
Day 2 Friday December 29th
5:00am Coffee / Tea
5:15am Morning Sunrise Meditation
6:00am Coffee/Tea fruit
7:00am Yoga
9:00am Breakfast
10:00am Specialty Workshop
1:00pm Lunch
2:00pm Free time
5:15pm Sunset Yoga
7:00pm Dinner
 

Our recommended excursions:  we are scheduling the following excursions as an option for our group on these dates - if you want to join you may do so when we arrive:  
12/31: Rainforest Canopy Adventure
1/1: Bribi Indigenous Reserve/Chocolate Tour/ Waterfall
1/2: Sea and River Kayaking

NEW YEARS EVE PARTY! 
NEW YEARS DAY: FULL MOON RITUAL

Day 8 Thursday January 4, 2018
5:00am Coffee / Tea
5:15am Morning Sunrise Meditation
6:30am Breakfast
9:00am Departures for Airport

 
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offerings:
dana and angie

Reiki Sessions:
 A healing technique based on the principle that the therapist can channel energy into the patient by means of touch, to activate the natural healing processes of the patient’s body and restore physical and emotional well-being.
Sessions can be scheduled for a chronic issue or when something feels a bit off balance.  Quite often sessions are combined with meditation, yin-yoga, and/or intuitive readings.  
One Hour - $135

Astrology Readings:
In addition to understanding your energy as it is now, it is also helpful to have an awareness of the Sun, the Moon, the Nodes, and the stars and how your own astral body relates to all that is flowing around you.  Dana offers a simple natal-chart reading and a basic understanding of what was happening at the time of your birth.  We work in the realm of where you came from, potential karma, and healing opportunities so you can live your best life.  Perfect way to start off the New Year! One Hour - $135

**Can be scheduled at the retreat center - no need to book in advance! 

 

OPTIONAL EXCURSION:

RAINFOREST CANOPY ADVENTURE
Eight aerial platforms and 1200 meters of cable are nestled deep into the jungle. After a short walk ...the adventure starts. Our professional guide will take you from one platform to the other explaining facts about the vegetation, the animals, and how the local indigenous use some of the herbs you will see. An incredible way to experience the jungle.

BRIBRI INDIGENOUS RESERVE / CHOCOLATE TOUR / WATERFALL
The Bribri are indigenous people of Costa rica. You will visit a native family, they will show how they live, their language, how they build their houses with natural materials, their heritage, cooking, history. 
You learn how to make organic chocolate, they will show you all the process. You will make amazing chocolate that they use as food, medicine and also for purification rituals. The tour includes a natural native lunch served on banana leaves. After lunch you are going to try 10 different flavors of chocolate created with fruits and plants from their garden. 
To cool down you are going to visit a beautiful waterfall where you can relax and swim. 

SEA AND RIVER KAYAKING
At the beautiful beach of Punta Uva, with the help of a trained guide, you will kayak in the ocean with a sea kayak. Then you will slide towards the Punta Uva River, that unwinds into the jungle into a paradise of birds, wild animals and tropical plants, leaving behind you nothing but ripples. After the kayaking, the options are: exploring the Punta Uva promontory for 1 hour or sunbathing at the beach - either way, this is a day full of adventure and wonders!
 
CACAO TRAILS
CAHUITA NATIONAL PARK
TREE OF LIFE
SURFING LESSONS
JAGUAR RESCUE CENTER
ALMA VERDE MEDICINAL GARDEN
HORSEBACK RIDING AT THE BEACH
INDIGENOUS CULTURAL TOUR
WHITE WATER RAFTING
DOLPHIN WATCHING IN MANZANILLO
AVIARIOS DEL CARIBE, SLOTH CENTER
VERAGUA - RESEARCH AND ADVENTURE PARK
BEACHES NEAR THE GODDESS GARDEN
CAHUITA NATIONAL PARK BEACH EXPLORING

**All of these excursions can be scheduled at The Goddess Garden Retreat Center when you arrive.