Ayahausca Costa Rica Retreat



Don't worry, we make it easy. We understand traveling is stressful, especially visiting a foreign country where English is not the native language so we've made sure to keep things simple. All you need to do is book your flight and we've got it from there. A shuttle driver will pick you up directly from the airport and bring you straight to our facility, making the transition easy and stress-free. The New Life Ayahuasca Costa Rica facility is situated off a secluded dirt road about 80 minutes outside of SJO (Juan Santamaría International Airport). Once you arrive we will get you settled in and make you feel at home.

Why Costa Rica?

As if we need to ask.

Costa Rica is the perfect place for an ayahuasca retreat. The nature, beauty and laid back atmosphere contribute to the therapeutic value of our ayahuasca retreats. Costa Rica has an easy-going culture with the country motto “Pura Vida” which translates to “Pure Life.” The weather is perfect year round, with average temperatures around 77 degrees. Ticos (the local term for a Costa Rican), are said to be some of the happiest people in the world and it is easy to understand why.


Costa Rica has two seasons 


- Rainy season (June - December) is great because everything is very green and alive. The mornings typically start out sunny and the rain comes in through out the day – its warm during the day but can cool off with the rains and at night.


- Dry season (January - May) is great because it doesn’t rain, meaning warm days (still cool nights), clear skies and beautiful sunsets but the landscape gets very dry and ‘brown’.


Please keep these factors in mind when booking your retreat but either way, Costa Rica is beautiful and comfortable year round!

Ayahuasca in The United States

In the United States, DMT is a Schedule I substance because of its hallucinogenic properties.


The legal status of DMT-containing plants in the United States is somewhat questionable. The plants used to make ayahuasca are legal, as they contain no scheduled chemicals. However, when the ingredients are combined in a brew, the DMT becomes active and thus the brew is illegal. That said, some people are challenging this, using arguments similar to those used by religious sects like the Santo Diame who were awarded the right to use ayahuasca for religious purposes. In the United States, the Supreme Court in 2006 upheld a preliminary injunction permitting the Brazilian church, the União do Vegetal (UDV), to use ayahuasca ritually. These rulings are specific to the specific organizations that have been granted permission to use ayahuasca, and outside of that, ayahuasca is still considered illegal.

This forces most who want to experience ayahuasca in a safe and authentic evnviornment to travel outside the united states. Recently, with ayahuasca’s growing popularity, many ayahuasca facilities have opened all over the world, with the majority being located in Peru, Brazil, Ecuador and Costa Rica.