Costa Rica

Ayahausca Costa Rica Retreat

New Life Ayahuasca

Getting here

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 drug because of its hallucinogenic properties. The legal status in the United States of DMT-containing plants is somewhat questionable. Ayahuasca plants and preparations are legal, as they contain no scheduled chemicals. However, when the ingredients are used in a brew, the DMT becomes active, so any brew made using DMT containing plants is illegal. That said, some people are challenging this, using arguments similar to those used by religious sects. (From Wikipedia)

This forces most who want to experience ayahuasca Costa Rica retreats to travel outside the united states. Recently, with ayahuasca’s growing popularity, many ayahuasca facilities have opened in South America, specifically in Peru. This is why doing thorough research before picking a retreat facility is so important. Many of the new facilities that have popped up around the region of Peru have bad reputations or false shamans. Always know who is conducting ceremony and gather information about the brew used and what it contains.

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