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AYAHUASCA

COSTA RICA

Ayahausca Costa Rica Retreat

NEW LIFE AYAHAUSCA

GETTING HERE

Don't worry, we make it easy. We understand traveling is stressful 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.

 

  • Airport pickup at 2 pm on the start day of the retreat

  • Airport drop off at 10 am on day retreat ends (arrival at airport 11:30 am)

If you're able to find a flight that arrives before 1 pm, you can just wait at the airport for the driver. Otherwise, many guests opt to arrive the day before and stay near the airport to meet back with the shuttle driver on the start day of the retreat.

The 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 90 minutes outside of LIR (Liberia International Airport).

 

Once you arrive we will get you settled in and make you feel at home.

Aerial View from Beach in Costa Rica at the Caribbean between Puerto Viejo and Manzanillo.

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 80 degrees. 

 

Costa Rica has two seasons 

 

- GREEN SEASON (June - November) is also known as the rainy season. It's wonderful this time of year because everything is so green and in bloom! The mornings start out sunny and the rain comes in throughout the day. There are more bugs this time of year.

- DRY SEASON (December - May) is great because it doesn’t rain at all for almost 6 months, meaning sunshine all day long, clear skies and beautiful sunsets. The downside is most of the vegetation in the area dies and things get covered in dust. 

 

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.