The Goddess Garden
Spiritual Retreat Center
Cahuita, Caribbean Sea, Costa Rica
Welcome To The Goddess Garden
The magic of the Costa Rican Rainforest and the dance of the Caribbean Sea make the perfect combination to deeply ground yourself and reconnect with nature.
For more than 10 years, we welcome spiritual retreats with a special focus on yoga, meditation, transformational breathwork and ayahuasca.
Yoga, Wellness & Ayahuasca
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.
Nature, Wildlife, Beach & Adventure
Nature & Wildlife
The Caribbean coast’s tropical climate and luxuriant nature is home to many wild and exotic animals, including growler monkeys, slothes, and over 330 bird species, making it an ideal destination for birding enthusiasts and nature lovers.
You can visit Cahuita National Park, the Tree of Life Botanical Garden, the Jaguar Rescue Center, the Sloth Sanctuary, the Alma Verde Medicinal Garden and the Veragua Rainforest Research and Adventure Park or take a boat to watch dolphins.
Or….just simply open your eyes and observe the wildlife all around you in our preserved jungle-like rainforest and majestic gardens.
For a taste of fun and adventure, try zip lining in the jungle, kayaking in the sea, rafting in the pristine whitewater, scuba diving in the Caribbean sea or take a visit to the Veragua Rainforest Research and Adventure Park.
For an immersion into the local culture, you can visit the Bribri Indigenous Reserve.
Where The Rainforest Meets The Caribbean Sea
We have opened the doors to our Spiritual Retreat 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.
The magic of the Costa Rican Rainforest and the dance of the Caribbean Sea make the perfect combination to create this Spiritual Retreat Center.
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.
Outdoor Yoga Studio
The spectacular “palapa” (hut), with its 13 meter diameter, is an invitation for yoga sessions or for outdoor meetings. This yoga teacher training and retreat center is surrounded by huge jungle trees, which follow the path of a small creek.
Just a step away, you will find the oldest and most amazing tree in Cahuita, Costa Rica. 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
We provide these facilities so you can take advantage of your yoga and meditation practice, while learning from your yoga instructor in a yoga teacher training retreat or yoga retreat.
Many certified yoga instructors have chosen this yoga retreat destination for yoga teacher training retreats, not only because of its natural surroundings, but also because its suitable installations. The Goddess Garden offers the best atmosphere to practice yoga in groups.
The conference room is designed for a 100 souls to enjoy the spectacular view of the rainforest. It has a stage for artists or speakers to perform. We offer the newest audio and video system. For your comfort, it is equipped with air conditioning. In the back of the room, a built in waterfall with tropical plants will delight your eyes.
Pool & Garden
Naturally the most important part 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 designed pool.
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.
Check the exact location and how to travel to Cahuita in the Contact page.
- 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-
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/
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.