The Goddess Garden

Spiritual Retreat Center

Nature - Yoga - Wellness - Ayahuasca

Cahuita, Costa Rica, Central America

Where The Rainforest Meets The Caribbean Sea

The Goddess Garden is designed to help us remember our true nature and support awakening our highest potential. We have opened the doors to our Yoga and Yoga Teacher Training Center for people who want to feel in harmony with nature and wish to practice yoga, meditation, transformational breathwork, and ayahuasca ceremonies in this lovely rainforest and beach setting.
 
Come to enjoy the enchanted Caribbean Sea and the magic of the Rainforest. Create your own all-inclusive yoga retreat for yourself, your friends and family. Participate in an upcoming event, yoga, or plant medicine retreat. Or host your own yoga and meditation group in Cahuita, Costa Rica, for an all-inclusive yoga retreat with a touch of paradise and pure essence of nature.

The Healing Force of Nature

Cahuita, Costa Rica, Central America

All of our facilities are in the middle of a centenary forest, allowing our guests to benefit from the healing power of nature. The yoga studios and ceremony space are surrounded by plants, wild life and jungle trees, including the Goddess Tree, which is over 360 years old. During your practice, the healing energy of nature deeply relaxes the body, rejuvenates the aura, and supports the flow of life energy. We feel, as many others who have attended retreats here, that our spiritual practice reaches a higher level in this special energetic place.

From the property, a 5 minutes walk leads you to a pristine beach 10 miles long. The only human presence you will likely find is yourself and your mates. Many guests love doing their morning meditation on the beach, benefiting from the sunrise and the relaxing sounds of the waves.

– Sylvie, Christian

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Yoga, Ayahuasca & Wellness in Pristine Nature

Yoga Retreat

Our retreat center is welcoming yoga retreats and yoga teacher trainings on a regular base since 2009.

We also organize Personal Retreats, which include daily yoga classes. You can  spend paradisiac holidays here while deepening your yoga practice with our experienced yoga instructors.

Wellness & Ayurveda

Our Spa offers various treatments including Reiki, Deep Issue, Hot Stone and shaman cures using local healing plants.

We also offer Ayurveda consultation and treatments that can be integrated with your personalized yoga program.

Ayahuasca Ceremony

The Goddess Garden is the perfect place to benefit from plant medicine ceremonies. It is right in the forest and next to the ocean, allowing people to deeply connect with nature. You can benefit from the “jungle-like” experience with all the security and comfort of a high-end resort.

We work with shamans from different traditions and working with various plants such as Ayahuasca, San Pedro, Rape, Kambo or Cacao.

Outdoor Yoga Studio
The spectacular “palapa” (hut), with its 13 meter diameter, is an invitation for yoga sessions and outdoor meetings. It is surrounded by huge jungle trees that follow the path of a small creek, where just steps away you will find the oldest and most amazing tree in Cahuita, Costa Rica - The Goddess Tree. Its roots, as tall as a man, will leave you breathless. This beautiful setting will invite you to practice yoga and meditation.
Indoor Yoga Studio
Our retreat center offers a private and tranquil atmosphere to practice yoga in groups. Our facilities are designed with you in mind, and fully equipped, so you can be sure to get the most from your yoga and meditation retreat or yoga teacher training. Many certified yoga instructors have chosen this yoga retreat destination for their yoga teacher training retreats, not only for it's natural surroundings, but also for its suitable installations.
Conference Center
The conference center is designed for 100 souls to enjoy the beautiful view of the rainforest. It has a stage for artists and speakers to perform, plus an audio and video system. For your comfort, it is equipped with air conditioning.
Pool & Gardens
Naturally, one of the most important parts of our retreat center is the exotic flowers and the animals that inhabit the huge jungle trees throughout the property. In our beautifully designed gardens you can be a part of it, either by watching, listening, or just relaxing in a hammock or taking a dip in our magnificent pool.
Spa
In our healing spa we offer a variety of treatments tailored to your specific needs. From massages and therapies like Ayurvedic, Shiatsu, Reiki, and Crystal Chakra Baths, to Deep Tissue, Hot Stone and shaman cures using local healing plants. The purpose of this work is to bring a rebalancing of your body and mind and bring you to the ecstatic feeling, the aha moment of harmony. These services are provided to give you and your yoga group the full experience, inviting you to deeply relax and attend to your yoga and meditation practice.
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Restaurant
Our food is mainly vegetarian. Upon request we serve fish, chicken and seafood as well. We offer Ayurvedic kitchen and delicious Caribbean style food as well. For the preparation of our meals we use organic vegetables and fruits locally grown. This is a typical menu at The Goddess Garden. Gluten free and vegan options are always available. Our food is served buffet style. We also offer a week long Ayurvedic menu.
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Relax Area
Relax with your friends and family in the various shared spaces. Enjoy the presence of the nature just a meter away.
Outdoor Fire Pit
Sitting in the middle of the forest, this fire pit is the perfect place for fire ceremonies or just to spend an enjoyable evening around the fire.
Forest
The Goddess Garden Retreat Center sits in the middle of a preserved centenary forest, with huge jungle trees and lovely gardens. Just by being here you can feel the energy of the forest and its relaxing, healing effect on your well-being.
Beach
Feel the relaxing vibes of the Carribean sea in our pristine kilometers long beach.
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FAQ

The Goddess Garden Yoga and Nature Retreat Center has so much to offer – a tranquil nature setting, the enchanted Caribbean Sea and the Magic of the Rainforest, plus all the comfort and amenities of a high-end resort, including a Spa and restaurant serving delicious, healthy cuisine. Surprise your yoga and meditation groups by bringing them to The Goddess Garden Retreat for a yoga practice or yoga teacher training with a touch of paradise and the essence of pure nature. You can just relax on the grounds of the Goddess garden enjoying the tranquil nature setting, the large pool, hot tub, or enjoy a Spa treatment, meditation or yoga class. Or enjoy a walk on our 10-mile long secluded beach, swim, zip-line through the forest or go kayaking. Our staff is ready to guide and inform you on the many possibilities available to you during your stay at The Goddess Garden.

Costa Rica is located in Central America, north of Panama, flanked by the Caribbean Sea and the Pacific Ocean. It is a small country, with 250 km (155 miles) between coasts and about 400 km (250 miles) length. Costa Rica is well known for its biodiversity, it is a paradise of natural beauty. Its tropical rainforest and dry forest contain 6% of the world’s species although the area of the country is as less as 0.1% of the territory of the earth. Locals are very friendly and there are few countries that welcome foreigners as well as Costa Rica.

Costa Rica is located in the tropics. It does not have the four seasons, its climate is pleasantly warm during the whole year. The Caribbean Coast is covered by tropical rainforest and remains green during the whole year. The driest months on the Caribbean are February, March, September and October.
  • The average annual maximum temperature is: 86° Fahrenheit (30.0° Celsius)
  • The average annual minimum temperature is: 69.8° Fahrenheit (21.0° Celsius)
  • On average, the temperatures are always high.
  • On average, the warmest month is August.
  • On average, the coolest month is January.
  • On average July is the wettest month.
  • On average September is the driest month.

Any time that works for you and your group is a good time to come to Costa Rica and The Goddess Garden. If you have more flexibility with your planning dates and you want to do outdoor activities and adventures, it is a good idea to consider the typical weather for the time you would like to come. For weather information look at FAQ “How is the climate in Cahuita”. Also, you might want to consider on-season, off-season pricing, which is displayed on the site under room rates and packages.

We highly recommend a good mosquito repellent! Costa Rica has its fair share of insects and snakes. Most present no cause for concern, and a few simple precautions will ensure your safety. Dengue is a tropical virus carried by mosquitoes, and is most prevalent along the Caribbean coast. Always carry bug spray to repel mosquitoes, and in coastal areas, you may want to use an insect repellent with deet. For more information regarding vaccinations, you can visit https://travelreadymd.com/do-you-need-vaccinations-for-travel-to-costa-rica/

In the case of injury, illness or emergency, visit a public or private hospital. Costa Rica’s health care system is considered to be one of the best in Latin America, and many doctors speak fluent English. Public hospitals are located in every province and provide good service at low cost. Some private hospitals, which are prevalent in the Central Valley, will accept your U.S. insurance; be sure to check with your insurance provider before travel abroad.

Yes, but it is always important and wise to follow precautions when you are traveling. Many precautions may seem like basic common sense, but are excellent reminders. For instance, if you rent a car, do not leave exposed belongings inside and venture off. Do not leave unattended items on the beach, like your money and cell phone when you go in the water. Use the hotel safe for jewelry and important items, such as passports and credit cards. It’s a good idea to make a copy of your passport to have on hand.Travel insurance may be something to consider. It’s also recommended to avoid visiting an ATM machine after dark, taking nighttime trips to bars or the beach, or walks in areas you don’t know are safe. Be aware of your surroundings. Do not show displays of wealth, such as expensive watches and jewelry. Violent crime is extremely rare in Costa Rica, but theft is a concern. Petty crime is most frequent in the capital city of San Jose, where pick pocketing, mugging, and purse snatching occur.

English is the first foreign language and the second most taught language in Costa Rica, followed by French, German, Italian and Chinese.  Spanish is the official language of Costa Rica.  English is spoken natively by many people (but not everyone) on both coasts, particularly on the Caribbean side. Many Costa Ricans are bilingual since most of them work in tourism or customer service.

The Costa Rican unit of currency is the colón, with a value fluctuating between 500 – 550 colones per $1 US dollar. The cost of travel in Costa Rica is higher than other countries in Central America, but is still significantly cheaper than in the U.S. or Europe. Most major hotels and resorts, large restaurants, and chain supermarkets will accept US dollars and change, while small stores, roadside vendors, and If you plan to use US money in Costa Rica, bring bills of $20 or smaller. And be sure the money is in good condition. If you have change coming, expect in to be in colones. Using US dollars is a good option in Costa Rica, rather than exchanging US dollars into colones. Another good option if you need colones is to use your debit card at ATM. Only get what you think you will use while in Costa Rica, converting the money back to US dollars will cost you in fees.

A valid passport from your country of residence is required to travel to Costa Rica. There are no requirements to obtain a visa for travel to Costa Rica for US Citizens, Canadians and most European countries. Check your country’s specific visa and passport requirements https://www.costarica.com/visa/

Yes. It is possible to rent a car and drive in Costa Rica. Be aware that in Costa Rica you drive on the right side (just like USA or Canada). Driving signs are in Spanish and in kilometers. The normal speed limit on the highway is 90 Km/h, or 55 mph. Speeding tickets are expensive.

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